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My blog has moved to another site

 
Folks,
 
Please note that I have moved my blog to another id. I will not be posting write-ups here anymore.
 
So from now onwards you can connect with me only at www.rgvzoomin.com
 
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My reactions to reactions

 
1.What you don’t know is that a wife and husband also do have sex for giving birth to a beautiful child which is an acknowledgement for their love from God.
Ans: Okay dokie.
 
2. I truly admire the guts of that lady who broke up with you.
Ans: That’s not guts. That’s being smart.
 
3. Fuck you and fuck your limited brains.
Ans: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!……… (In case you didn’t realize that’s me having an orgasm)
 
4. If somebody feels happy in wanting to do something why not let them?
Ans: That’s precisely the point I was making. Life should be lived for wanting to and not for having to.
 
5. If someone gave you vodka, sex and also produce your film on a condition that you have to celebrate your birthday, will you?
Ans : Of course yes. I will celebrate even his birthday.
 
6. When we are born we are all like small piglets… naked and crying. When we die we are all different… Gandhi, Hitler, Einstein, you, me etc.
Ans: Excellently said, Keshav. You are the only guy who got the point of that article.
 
“I looked back and a ray of sunshine fell across my life. Not in vain did I bury my four and fortieth year”. – Friedrich Nietzsche (Ecce Homo)
 
7. I am glad she slapped you.
Ans: Well, I have been punched, kicked and almost been killed by so many others for so many other things I said. Unfortunately for many of you out there, I didn’t die.
 
8. You are a very strange man to talk like that to a woman.
Ans: Hello, did I ever claim to be normal?
 
9. Can you tell us the three biggest mistakes you made w.r.t your films?
Ans: Shiva, Satya and Rangeela because they have created a benchmark and all the time I get bashed up for not living up to them. Boo hoo hoo!
 
10. Do you prefer Ramu, Ramgopal Varma or RGV?
Ans : Ramu. That’s because a name like that can create a psychological effect in people not to take me too seriously and I can get away with quite a lot of my kiddish stuff.
 
11. My 2 cents worth. I think Agyaat is just a filler film before your next big one.
Ans: Your estimation of your worth is bang on.
 
12. Your funda on the father going to a prostitute was over the top and childish.
Ans: Arrey Bhagwan. That was just an example I gave to emphasize on the point of how little control we have on how we come into existence. 
 
13. I think you would rather be hated than being ignored.
Ans: Yes. Actually I love being hated and hate being loved because hate keeps me alert and love makes me complacent.
 
14. I have been a supporter of both your good and bad films.
Ans: I hate charity.
 
15. I am startled with your arrogance and your incorrect grammar.
Ans: And I am startled with you missing the thought and concentrating on the grammar. Grow up and realize that in the age of text messages grammar belongs to the dinosaurs.
 
16. Sometimes I feel that you drew just one circle and you are living in that only.
Ans: Actually I live on curves. (pun intended)
 
17. Where did you hear the word megalomaniacal first?
Ans: Someone called me that at school.
 
18. If Ramu were to be a woman will he sleep with Ramu the man?
Ans: I surely would have better taste than that.
 
19. Who is your first girl friend?
Ans: I only had lovers.
 
20. How can one get rid of fear completely?
AnsL By not taking anything seriously especially yourself.
 
21. Your eyes are more sexier than your viewpoints.
Ans: My eyes come through my viewpoints.
 
22. How would you decide on the pace of a movie?
Ans: On the basis of at what pace I myself would like to see it.
 
23. How would you describe yourself?
Ans: I am like a hardcore porn dvd. You might hate it, love it, look down upon it or get disgusted by it but if it is in the room you can’t resist watching it.
 
Apart from this I am also quite a nice guy though no one agrees with me on this.
 
24. You talk of Ayn Rand and Nietzsche and actually you don’t understand their ideas.
Ans: Hello, Rand and Nietzsche are just two among hundreds where I pick up my thoughts from. A substantial amount of my philosophical growth came from Mad magazine. I learn from James Hadley Chase and unlearn from Jean Paul Sartre and make a living out of reading Fredrick Forsyth. After all the reading I do, I pick up what suits my convenience and twist and turn them and apply them to the way I choose to live my life and discard the rest. That too keeps constantly changing subject to my state of mind and my state of being and lots of times also due to my moods. I am neither into understanding Ayn rand’s objectivism nor Nietzsche’s nihilism. I take them merely as knowledge to practically apply in a thought process. They and others are just ingredients I use and I myself prepare the dish to eat it myself and I serve it to whoever is smart enough or foolish enough to want it.
 
Knowledge should be like the steps of a ladder. As soon as you climb one you should go that much more higher. You should not make the mistake of carrying what should carry you.
 
“The pursuit of truth is not important. The pursuit of that truth is important which helps you in reaching your goal that is provided you have one.” – Ayn Rand (The Romantic Manifesto)
 
Like in some context someone here on this blog used the word “Ramuism”, that’s pretty much what I am into as that reads as “individualism” to me, or to be moré particular Ramu’s individualism which again can be called as “Ramuism”.
 
 
 
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Happy Deathday

Years ago I had to travel from Hyderabad to Chennai for some work, related to a film I was making at that time and someone very close to me asked me not to go as the next day was her birthday. When I told her I have to go she asked me if that work was more important than her birthday. I asked her to tell me what was so important about her birth in the first place. I also told her that “I don’t celebrate my own birthday inspite of achieving whatever I have, whereas you have achieved nothing and why are you so gung-ho about wanting to celebrate your birth. If you think the mere fact that you are born calls for a celebration, don’t forget that when your parents had sex, the last thing that they would have had on their minds while doing it was to conceive you in particular. On the other hand your dad under temptation could have gone to a prostitute and that particular spermatozoa through which that woman might have conceived could have been you and you could have ended up in a miserable brothel. In effect when you have absolutely no control or no contribution in the process of what, who and why someone gave you birth, why should you make such a big deal about celebrating it?”
 
Needless to say she slapped me.
 
The obsession for birthdays most primarily comes from an intense fear of an individual that his or her existence might not matter to anybody else. So at least on that one particular day if an X number of people greet, it will make you feel like a star at least for that day and then you can wait like a nobody for another year to go by to become a star for yet another one day.
 
Incidentally the best birthday greeting I have ever received was in the form of an sms from an unknown number.
 
“Hey Ramu fucker, tere zindagi ka ek aur saal khatam. Marte Raho!”
 
This above sms I received kind of sums up my feelings about birthdays. I consider a greeting for my birthday as a truly ugly reminder that I am getting that much older and that much more nearer to death and consequently I have that much less time to do whatever I want to do.
 
If at all anyone needs to celebrate, they and their near ones should celebrate their achievements and not that they are born. I would rather someone close to me celebrate the day I conned a producer to give me a break than a day that I just happened to be born the way millions of people, animals and insects get born every day.
 
So in effect I am hoping that all you non-achievers who read this blog would cringe the next time someone greets you “Happy Birthday” the way I cringe in fear of death getting closer when someone greets me “Happy Birthday”.
 
P.S: Now that I have confessed why I fear “Happy Birthday” greetings I think I have given enough fodder to all you haters of mine out there to come out with the nastiest greetings of all kinds on my next birthday and you all should celebrate this moment. Ha Ha!
 
 
Epilogue
I broke up with that woman who slapped me a long long time back. On her last birthday I messaged her “Happy Birthday” and she did not reply.
 
 
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SORRY! SORRY! SORRY!

 
 
Sorry for what I asked of you guys through the section “Thoughts that grew me”; that is to send whatever you heard or thought, so that if it appeals to me I will put it in this section. Most of the quotes I have been deluged with are so bad that neither do I have the time nor the energy to read tham. I would rather loose a few good quotes than subjecting myself to the torture of reading so many terrible ones. Moreover I also decided that this place should be only about I, Me and Myself. So consider what I asked of you as an AAG on my blog and in future keep your quotes to yourself. If you can’t bear this megalomaniacal streak of mine as in the I, Me, Myself factor you can always get off this blog…. Bye.
 
 
My reactions to reactions:
1.Hi Ramu, How was your weekend?
Ans: I am not into “How is the weather” kind of conversations.
 
2. What is power?
Ans: A physical, emotional and an intellectual means to achieve your end.
 
3. You are intellectual, creative, successful and romantic. How come you have not been taken yet?
Ans: I have been taken and left many times.
 
4. Can you share your experience of how you approach your camera language?
Ans: Will soon write a piece on this.
 
5. My friend criticized you for shamelessly pirating video cassettes during your library days?
Ans: Oh boy! If he only knew of the other crimes I committed.
 
6. Why and how an atheist RGV directed a theistic movie “Govinda Govinda”?
Ans: For the same reason the really nice RGV directed a gangster movie “Satya”.
 
7. Your ability to come back from failure is remarkable.
Ans: The reason for that is, I never take anything as a failure. Others see the effect and I would analyze the cause and the moment you truly understand the cause your failure will become your strength and the new found knowledge will lead you to your success.
 
P.S: I just want to warn you that this above formula can only prevent you from repeating your old mistakes but won’t be able to protect you from making new mistakes. That is the reason I continue to fail. 
 
8. Don’t you think about your loved ones before taking risks?
Ans: I don’t love anyone or anything except myself and what I want to do and yes, I am supremely damn proud about that.
 
9. Only the intensity of the passion you have, can determine the extent of pain you can take to achieve what you want.
Ans: Fantastically said Sripal. The only thing I want to add is that if the passion is really intense enough, you won’t feel the pain.
 
10. Either give me a solution out of your intelligence or cast a quip but do react and don’t ignore.
Ans: Quit worrying and start thinking.
 
11. You movies have same kind of lighting, same kind of characters and same kind of look.
Ans: That’s because they are all made by same me.
 
12. Only fools are attracted to power and strength – A.Einstein.
Ans: Actually only fools hate power and strength and that is primarily because they fear them and know deep in their hearts that they are incapable of achieving them. – RGV
 
13. Ramu ek vyakti hai. Ram Gopal varma ek soch hai.
Ans: Correct! Aur RGV ek con hai.
 
14. How can one learn to ignore other people’s opinions?
Ans: By being busy enough so as not to have time to listen.
 
15. You are a bastard.
Ans: Thanks.
 
16. To live the way you do I think you are devoid of emotions.
Ans: Yes.
 
17. Your eyes are far sexier than your viewpoints.
Ans: I am blushing.
 
 
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A Concept Video From AGYAAT

 
Click here for the Agyaat – Na Koi  link on YouTube.
 
 
 
    
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Thoughts that grew me

We are all born with a blank mind and from then on we keep absorbing various thoughts picked from our parents, our teachers, books, friends, colleagues etc. Our ability to absorb them will obviously depend on factors like our intelligence, our sensibility, background etc. Based on that input we will keep developing a personality, and then at some point of time we tend to close the gates of our mind for new thoughts which is when we start having convictions and belief systems and from then on we start having a conflict with anyone who opposes.
 
I personally am a guy who has no belief systems and hence have no conflict with anything or anyone and the reason for that is that I never close the gate of my mind to thoughts from anywhere, which in turn would influence and change my existing thoughts in a continuous manner.
 
So here in this new section “Thoughts that grew me” that I am starting on my blog, I want to share with you thoughts I have heard, read or being quoted from books, movies, conversations etc. I am going to quote the thought and where I heard or read it from, but not necessarily where it originated from, as there is no way of me knowing that for sure.
 
The thoughts here could be quotes, anecdotes, excerpts and even passages from books. They could be funny, profound, entertaining, dramatic, thought provoking and thought changing. The only common thing in them would be that they would add some element to one’s understanding and thought process. Some of them might have a note from me as an explanation or to help in putting that thought in a particular context.
 
Once you go through the below example of thoughts, those of you interested can send me your own thoughts or what you heard and of those who appeal to me, I will put in here in this section.
 
Thoughts:
1. There always will be a confused soul in an existing system who will think that he can change the system. The only way to convince him otherwise is to kill him. – Ned Beatty’s character in the film “The Shooter”.
 
2. You close your eyes and go to sleep and the world ceases to exist. – Philosopher Schopenhauer in his book “The World as Will and Idea”.
 
3. A lion wakes up everyday and starts running after a deer to survive. A deer wakes up everyday and starts running from a lion to survive. So the point is that it does not matter whether you are a lion or a deer. You just have to keep running. – An SMS from an unknown number.
 
4. It’s a good thing that the world turned out to be round as it would have been pretty difficult to put a satellite in a square orbit. – Mad magazine.
 
5. The best things in life are for free and pleasurable. It is only the dinners, the gifts and the conversations which one has to go through in order to lead to the best things which are both painful and expensive. – RGV
 
6.  Of many a proud structure’s ruin, raindrops and weeds have been the cause. – Friedrich Nietzsche – “Thus Spake Zarathustra”.
 
7. The first thing to do to make your dreams come true is to wake-up. – Line on a greeting card.
 
8. When Napoleon, who was supposedly short, was trying to reach for a book on a high shelf, one of his generals offered, “Let me get that for you, my Lord. I am higher than you,” to which apparently Napoleon replied, “You are not higher. You are longer.”
 
9. An agitated executive at a board of director’s meeting of the Liril soap company was overheard saying…… “It’s fantastic that we made the model so popular! But what about the fucking soap?”
 
10. Silence is not always golden. Many times it is just plain yellow. – Mad magazine.
 
11. The following excerpt is from the opening page of a Desmond Bagley book. I am quoting it here as an example of sheer narrative genius…………..
“I was standing at the edge of the cliff road with a body at my feet. You didn’t need to study medicine to know how the man died. He died of cardiac arrest. The arrest was caused due to a thin blade of steel passing through his heart. I wasn’t too anxious to call a doctor as at the time the blade pricked out his life its handle happened to be in my hands.”
 
12. The point of life is that there is no point to it. So the best point we can aim at is to live it point by point and point to point. – RGV.
 

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