Creative yet controversial filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who is currently filming ‘the man who killed Veerappan’, has revealed that he will next make a film based on Bangalore underworld. It will be based on the life of Mr. Mutthappa Rai and will be titled ‘Appa’. ‘The Father of all Godfathers’ is the tag line.
Varma made a series of tweets to explain about his understanding of Bangalore underworld and what inspired him to make a film on Mutthappa Rai and how he gathered his information.
‘Banglore underworld has a far more viscous quality that explains its pan India effect nd it’s links to Mumbai and Dubai-based Underworld. After all my understanding what I had of the underworld I realised today that the D Company is much less in comparison to B Company’.
‘The name of my film on the Banglore Underworld is going to be “Appa” and the tagline of “Appa” is going to be -The Father of all Godfathers’.
I always thought Godfather was a fictional character but after Meeting Mutthappa Rai realised he is real and he is the father of all Godfathers. Mutthappa Rai I think is the Bahubali of the Underworld. Some media ppl reporting Mutthappa Rai’s son is acting in “Appa” is completely false..casting not finalised as script work still going on.
Also, I want to clarify except for him being the inspiration for the film, Mutthappa rai is in no way connected to “Appa” in any which way. The research I gathered on Banglore underworld in general and Mutthappa Rai, in particular, came from multiple sources and not from Mr.Rai. What I heard about Mutthappa Rai from others including cops and his enemies is far far more than what I actually heard from Mr.Rai himself. I gathered information about Mutthappa rai not only from the Banglore underworld but also from various sources in Mumbai and Dubai.’
Hope Varma strikes back with a film like ‘Satya’.