Cinematographer Ram Gopal Varma talked about The Kashmir Files and RRR and how both will or will not affect the way films are made in the Indian film industry. RRR entered the ₹club 1000 crore in its world collection on Saturday. Meanwhile, The Kashmir Files recorded ₹250 crore in its profits. (Read also: RRR box office day 16 collection: SS Rajamouli’s film is finally coming ₹1000 crore clubs around the world)
Ram Gopal Varma believes that the success of The Kashmir Files is “the real change of the game”, made with a small budget ₹10 crore. In the meantime, the RRR is supposed to be done on a budget ₹350 crore and this does not include the fees charged by the cast and crew of the film. Kashmir Files is about the Kashmiri Pandits coming out and killing them in the valley in the early ’90s, while RRR is about two freedom fighters who become friends.
Speaking to India Today about the two films, Ram Gopal Varma said, “RRR does not change the game and in my opinion, I do not think it can bring about change. It is a rich scale film. And RRR is a genre. “A film that comes once every four or five years. To make a film on such a scale, you need a director with a great background – someone like (SS) Rajamouli.”
Regarding The Kashmir Files, he said, “While, if you think about Kashmir Files, it’s a real game that changes. It gives filmmakers the coveted confidence. That is, if you make a movie on a budget. ₹10 crore, and rotates ₹250 crore, look at the performance level. This is what The Kashmir Files did. Obviously, RRR and The Kashmir Files are making money. But it’s easy to make The Kashmir Files, but not RRR. Not everyone would have it ₹500 crore as a budget. But, the producers would definitely do it ₹10 crore as a budget “, he added.
Recently, RGV shared a video on its YouTube channel praising Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files. He said the film ruined what he had learned and thought was right. “Kashmir Files was released and every rule of the book was broken. It has no stars. There is no intention on the part of the director to impress the audience, something that every filmmaker will try to do. “He wants to impress,” he said. He added that from now on, when any director is directing a new film, “he can only study and not look back at the Kashmir Files”.
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