My Reactions to Reactions

 
1. At best you are an imitator.
Ans: Ahhh! For figuring this out you are definitely a creator.
 
2. Do you think 2 people living in two different parts of the country will react differently to the same movie/scene?
Ans: I think many times the same person will react differently if he happens to see the same movie/scene twice.
 
3. In Sarkar when Chander instructs his people to beat up the guy, it feels like a carpenter is instructing his workers.
Ans: That is precisely the brief I gave to the actor who played Chander.
 
4. The audience does not care about shot divisions, camera angles and other technical stuff. It’s only the narration they connect to.
Ans: You are absolutely right in a certain sense. But then it can’t be as simple as the writer sitting in the theatre and narrating the story to the people. Technique in cinema when done right should be inseparable from narration.
 
5. Do you copy Hitchcock?
Ans: Among many others.
 
6. Is it ok to say sorry when we do something wrong.
Ans: Yes. But it’s even better to stubbornly insist that we were right so that the person you said sorry to won’t sit on your head.
 
7. Every time negative tactics don’t work.
Ans: Okay Mr.Socrates.
 
8. Is it my problem if I have higher expectations from you?
Ans: It will be a problem for you if you have expectations from anyone including your family, your government and also God. The secret of a happy life is not to have expectations from anybody except yourself.
 
9. How many times do you pause a movie and think of how that scene/dialogue will be useful for you?
Ans: All the time.
 
10. Did you hear of Philanthropy?
Ans: Ya I did. It is some disease of the head.
 
11. What do you think of after-life?
Ans: I don’t have the time to think of tomorrow. I take life one minute at a time.
12. What do you call a guy who wants to marry again after once divorcing?
Ans: Double dumb.
 
13. Why did you choose Nietzsche to be influenced?
Ans: Because his quotes are vague enough so that I can use them to twist my philosophy around at my will and convenience. 
 
14. Nice songs, few comedy scenes, few emotional scenes, make a film perfect for all types of audiences.
Ans: I make for my type.
 
15. Very interesting cast. The hard work should start now. I have the following suggestions.
Ans: I read all your inputs and suggestions and I had a great idea. I think you only should come and direct.
 
16. Hope the plot of Rann is as great as the cast.
Ans: And I hope that you are not as worse as your hope.
 
17. Someone should make something like Mackenna’s Gold.
Ans: That’s my dream.
 
18. Your Rann’s topic won’t be appealing to most Indians.
Ans: Oh Mr.Representative of India I didn’t think of that. Thank you very much for this slice of wisdom.
 
19. I hope you will recover your money on Rann.
Ans: Better you worry about your own money, if you have any in the first place. 
 
20. Try to keep away from crazy camera angles extreme close-ups etc. If you tell me who will give BGM and D.O.P for your movie I will tell you whether it will work or not.
Ans: If you tell me who is the worst BGM guy and D.O.P I will go ahead and sign only them.
 
21. I wish you a very very happy and prosperous Diwali.
Ans: Am just curious about if you really think that any of the forces out there who can give me happiness and prosperity will give a fuck about your wishes.
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71 Responses to My Reactions to Reactions

  1. noname says:

    Do you know you have given people like me the courage to face a lifetime.

  2. prakash says:

    We all should support Raj Thackeray and take his initiative ahead by doing more…We should teach our kids that if he is second in class, don\’t study harder.. just beat up the student coming first and throw him out of the school Parliament should have only Delhiites as it is located in Delhi Prime-minister, president and all other leaders should only be from Delhi No Hindi movie should be made in Bombay. Only Marathi. At every state border, buses, trains, flights should be stopped and staff changed to local men All Maharashtrians working abroad or in other states should be sent back as they are SNATCHING employment from Locals Lord Shiv, Ganesha and Parvati should not be worshiped in our state as they belong to north (Himalayas) Visits to Taj Mahal should be restricted to people from UP only Relief for farmers in Maharashtra should not come from centre because that is the money collected as Tax from whole of India, so why should it be given to someone in Maharashtra? Let\’s support Kashmiri Militants because they are right in killing and injuring innocent people for the benefit of their state and community.. Let\’s throw all MNCs out of Maharashtra, why should they earn from us? We will open our own Maharashtra Microsoft, MH Pepsi and MH Marutis of the world Let\’s stop using cellphones, emails, TV, foreign Movies and dramas. James Bond should speak Marathi We should be ready to die hungry or buy food at 10 times higher price but should not accept imports from other states We should not allow any industry to be setup in Maharashtra because all machinery comes from outside We should STOP using local trains… Trains are not manufactured by Marathi manoos and Railway Minister is a Bihari Ensure that all our children are born, grow, live and die without ever stepping out of Maharashtra, then they will become true Marathis

  3. Sai says:

    "The secret of a happy life is not to have expectations"Of all the "gyan" you have provided on the blog, this is the one that resonates most with me.I have tried to explain this to so many people with numerous examples but no one seems to be able to accept it.It is, of course, difficult to follow 100% but understanding it is first necessary for it to work to a large extent at least.

  4. Abhay says:

    LOL @ #15 and 21.. i think i have a question id like to ask… Is there any director you really get inspired from ? someone "YOU" think is a genius irrespective of his accomplishments or anything else that matters. Someone\’s work you would recommend everyone to watch if you had to learn anything about film making- Abhay

  5. Dinesh says:

    Are you Gay…. Then "lage Re…."

  6. Unknown says:

    I think there are a few influences of Atlas Shrugged & The Fountainhead in the characters of Rann-
     
    Jay Malik :Peter KeatingAmrish Kakkar:Gail Wynand
    Naveen Shankalya:James Taggart
    Harshvardhan Malik: Prof. Hugh Akston/Henry CameronPurab Shastri:Hank ReardenNalini Kashyap:Eddie WillersNandita Sharma:Dominique Francon/Dagny TaggartYasmin Hussain :Cherryl Brooks/CatherineAnand Prakash Trivedi :Ellsworth Toohey
     
    p.s.  What are your favourite books, both fiction and non-fiction( other than Ayn Rand, of course)?

  7. Dinesh says:

    Tu kisi bhi khet kee mulee ho,, lekin khichandu hai.

  8. Jonah says:

    Who is your favorite Actor in American Cinema?

  9. Jonah says:

    Who is your favorite Actor in English Cinema?

  10. Jonah says:

    Who is your favorite Actor in Indian Cinema?

  11. Jonah says:

    Who is your favorite Director in American/English/Indian Cinema?

  12. Jonah says:

    Who is the "worst actor" in Indian Cinema according to you ?

  13. Jonah says:

    Who is worst director (or worst direction) in American/English/Indian Cinema according to you?

  14. Jonah says:

    What do you think about?a) Name sakeb) K. Visvanathc) Pushpak (movie)d) No Smokinge) Hey Ramf) Mani Rathnamg) Gardishh) Dan Browni) seinfeldj) Quintin Tarintinok) Eternal sunshine of a spotless mind (excellent movie; must watch)l) Being Cyrusm) American Gangstern) Mithyao) Krishna Vamsi)p) MusicSure you do not wish to answer lengthy questions.. but i am one of many who wish to know your take on these favorites .. (you being the most favourite)

  15. Arun says:

    I think it was the overconfidence of Goonga in Contract which killed him rather than Amaan.Why give the guy such a nagging wife ? He\’s already fucked up due to his overconfidence.I have no advices for Rann and will judge it without reading reviews, and never entertain anyone with it.Like Howard Roark said it " I can\’t tell anyone about my building(Hopton Stoddard temple) . If I prepared a hash of words to stuff into other peoples brains, it would be an insult to me and to them. I want to ask every person who is interested to go and see the building, and to look at it and then use the words of his own mind, if he cares to speak" .Pg343 The Fountainhead.

  16. Arun says:

    In "Darling\’. the promos said " With Love-Ram Gopal Verma ". Now I know you love to see your name on screen, but why did you have " With Love" rather than "A Film by RGV" or "Directed by RGV" ??

  17. Arun says:

    The definition of creative would be to invent something original without imitation. Now since nothing is ever original, then how do we define terms as\’ Creative \’, \’Invent\’ ?? Or are they terms given to something fresh or in other words the terms given to works whose sources of imitation are not logically known or are yet to be analyzed? Any Reactions ??

  18. gouravaraju says:

    do you like james bond movies? if you. what the special things you like in those movies?

  19. Bat says:

    Can you say something stupid about Karan Johar or any other famous personality ?? ..cause, the fight that follows is going to be so entertaining to the readers, media and most importantly myself… p.s: Why do you think others get entertained when two parties fight ??

  20. Arun says:

    Okie..you make movies for your own pleasure..fine! But practically you need to cater it out to the audience, so when you make a movie, what audience do you cater it out to ? Like Rang De Basanti, Dostana are meant to be catered to the youth, Babul, Baghbaan to oldies. Hence when you make movies like Contract, Sarkar what type of audience do you think will like it ? Or is it the eclectic nature and that the audience cannot be generalized basically lets you practically make the movies you want ? At the end of the day, the investors need to profit.

  21. Arun says:

    Except for AB, have you ever written a character in any of your movies thinking about an actor ? I have read that many filmmakers do so.

  22. Arun says:

    Do you like Dominique Francon ? I think you do,but I might be wrong.

  23. sangam says:

    Dearest Ramu,,Yesterday, I watched Second part of the grindhouse movie – i.e., Death Proof by Tarantino and I wished you would make a hell of a movie like that Road/Chasing movie. BTW, your AAG is completely sarcastic about Sholey just like the first part of the grindhouse movie – Planet Terror by Rodriguez which is a homage to all 70\’s B-movies. But I think, Sholey is a B-Movie too if it is watched with fresh eyes- ie., no star power, no nostalgia etc.Cheers,Sangam

  24. kishan says:

    Rann is unlike any other movie that you have in your career so far. Also, it is a great showcase to display your expertise in sarcasm and irony. In additional to NEWS channels, I hope to see a few scenes on soap-operas.

  25. sha says:

    Sir,I am an actor & want to work with you.Regards,

  26. Jonah says:

    16. Hope the plot of Rann is as great as the cast.Ans: And I hope that you are not as worse as your hope. 21. I wish you a very very happy and prosperous Diwali.Ans:
    Am just curious about if you really think that any of the forces out
    there who can give me happiness and prosperity will give a fuck about
    your wishes.these responses were very unbefitting… but loved the rest of them..

  27. Unknown says:

    In your responses in the blog , you are so mean. But otherwise, in your interviews to the visual media and to the public, you are very courteous. Reason ?

  28. Dinesh says:

    Tujhe bhi kisi fasad men uljhana padega taki teri 1-2 films ko multiplex lagane se katarayen..

  29. Dinesh says:

    Bhag be teri … .. .

  30. Dinesh says:

    Your films GOOD, but as a person Fuck U

  31. Dinesh says:

    IN your blog happening with all commentators LIKE " Bhens ke aage been bajao.. Bhens khadi PAGURAYE"""

  32. Chandrakanth says:

    Superb sir, I mailed you my wishes and I got the most unexpected and funny response to the Diwali wishes!!!one doubt, u told that in the movie company, ur assistants had directed the India scenes. This I read in an article at that time in Deccan chronical paper. I do not believe it though.also kindly do write about its making sir!!!

  33. prakash says:

    This is in response to your comment on my diwali wishes: Am just curious about if you really think that any of the forces out there who can give me happiness and prosperity will give a fuck about your wishes.
     
    Sir, very true. Even I don\’t think they\’d give a damn, maybe i typed it as a reflex action, blame it on the custom. Just one question – Would you have given the same reply if Mr. Bachchan or his ilk (in terms of social status, not caste or creed) would\’ve wished you and your family? Just bcoz am a reader of your blog who admires your films and learns from them as a scriptwriter and short filmmaker doesn\’t mean you can write anything.

  34. santosh says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!
    SAB KI JHAATEIN SULAG GAYI BHAI SPECIALLY DINESH AUR PRAKASH KI!!
     
    REGARDS,
    SANTINO

  35. E says:

    Hi RGV,
     
    Great cast for Rann! Where did Manisha come from..i thought she went and joined some ashram in rishikesh….after all she was blamed for and cosidered as a bad omen for the so called khans…..
    anyway..i wanted to ask you..where do the critics[Khalids,Jhas,Sens,Deepas] fit in your Rann…it will be fun if you lampoon them….the scumbags need to be hammered a bit….then their thick skulls will yeild to some rationality…
     
    Cheers
    EV
     
    P.S. Howdy..Neets,Sanjay,Celeste..!!

  36. Naveen says:

    forget amitabh wishing ramu happy diwali………i am sure it would have been the other way round

  37. vinay says:

    Hi Ram,            why u don\’t attend award cermony\’s like film-fare etc… ?    

  38. Arun says:

    You look less of a filmmaker and more of a eccentric goon on TV. Here you are highly intelligent, or atleast pose to be so, and provokingly sarcastic. You are the only dude I know who would be this honest about lying.If you like being honest so much, why lie in the first place ?Also, how does the state of mind of a filmmaker get affected by the fate of his recent movie? Like when Sarkar became hit, you became mad, then you made Aag, Shiva(new), then went quiet, cameback and make Sarkar Raj, Phoonk and Contract. Sorry for calling you mad, I feel only a mad person would get those two never-want-to-be-known guys who will take "supari" to kill Mohit Ahlawat in Shiva.I think Mohit was the best chance you took for a newcomer, what fucking screen presence that dude has !

  39. Unknown says:

    I wish you a very very happy and prosperous Diwali.Ans: Am just curious about if you really think that any of the forces out there who can give me happiness and   prosperity  will give a fuck about your wishes.
     
    ROFL! ROFL! I have tears in my eyes laughing!

  40. vinayak says:

    dear RGV
     
    What happened to the movie EK you were to make on Terrorisim ? All the best for your new projects
     

  41. Dinesh says:

    SANTINO akele hi khush ho raha hai..  lagta hai VARMA se zyada samajhdar banda ab janma hai… badhai ho dharti wasiyon…

  42. Arun says:

    Are you ever going to direct for T.V ? I know you will be pissed when I write this tittle, but " Ram Gopal Verma Ka Blog " really works well I think.

  43. Arun says:

    21. I wish you a very very happy and prosperous Diwali.Ans: Am just curious about if you really think that any of the forces out there who can give me happiness and prosperity will give a fuck about your wishes.I swear on your and my mother, I will never wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

  44. Arun says:

    Can a pair of nice legs, heaving bosoms, slim waists and voluptuous butts make up for a bad scene ?Or even in that case for a bad movie ? They sure can make up for a bad song.

  45. Aju says:

    thank you for writing an article abt amitji .. but honestly there wasnt anything ramuish abt it ., it was a wide eyed appreciation from a dedicated fan .. we all are .. wud like to know abt your first reactions to him as a person and his first second nth reactions to you as a fan, director and exploiter … how did yu crack up this chemistry? .,. and my first comment on yur blog said tht nishabd was amitji\’s best performance till date .. good that my view has a authorised ratification ,,

  46. Unknown says:

    Nobody wins the \’argument\’.You would reply something crap to someone, may be to make it look funny or project yourself intelligent but then others can reply to you in equally witty manner. It never ends.Also it is interesting to see you posting about Runn pre-production. It would give you good feeback from the guys here in order to manipulate your script.

  47. VJ says:

    Ramu,Going by what u wrote it\’s clear that u r in fowl mood. Buzz is out and ToI wrote that AB is playing Prannoy Roy. Anyway that\’s ur business but pl see that the movie released outside India, else we\’d have to see the pirated DVDs.Btw. it\’s astounding to read that media is full of evil ppl. How crazy! It\’s the movie industry that\’s full of crooks and liars (may be u cud be at least one of that category if not both). This moral sermonzing is unRGV-like. U r lucky that nobody makes films on fillumwallahs. OK, take it easy. Njoy ur sunshine.

  48. VJ says:

    Ooops, I made a mistake. A lady called Sobha Rani is making a movie on RGV. uFFF!

  49. daya says:

    As you said that you dint even voted once in your life in one of your interview.Now I have a doubt, do you pay income tax ?.Ofcourse I have many doubts………………………………..

  50. Unknown says:

    Ramu, what can I say?  You seem to be doing what you enjoy. Most people in this world  don\’t always get to work in the area they want to. Reading your blogs it looks like your life could have taken a different route if you have listened to others and not yourself. 
     
    Obviously, you don\’t like advices and I will refrain from giving any…. I suggest others to do the same and just enjoy your blog….   I am enjoying your " my reaction to reactions" …  waiting for your blog on "money"

  51. Unknown says:

    Will you show women in nude if censor permits?

  52. Unknown says:

    Your comment on women in 2 words?

  53. Neeta says:

    Hello Ram!
     
    I loved your answer to #8 on "expectations" – way to go – people need to learn not to expect things on a silver platter (we are in the era of instant gratification – ain\’t gonna happen)! They need to learn the law of "Cause and Effect" – and "Attitude" – 99% of the time it is our attitude to situations that dictate the outcomes! The government – ha – what a joke! God – hmmm…Something like,  "God helps those who help themselves" –  rings a bell; Family – didn\’t Kennedy say, "Ask what you can do for your Country, not what your Country can do for you.." – doesn\’t the same apply to families?
     
    Greeting back = Ev, Celeste, Sanjay, Praveen (if it is the one I know 😉 ) and Narendra! Awesome – Ram – love your and Aamir\’s responses – occassionally the serious ones as well – way to go – setting good examples and preping them for reality!

  54. Unknown says:

    that chap who wished u a happy diwali must be profound with anger on ur response…..  You wouldnt have done the same thing if that wish had come from someone like Big B…..Sycophancy to the core……  🙂 ……. and u blast ur sarsactic remarks at some poor chap who had good intentions…. FO!!!!

  55. Unknown says:

    Ur films like satya,company and ab tak chappan had some brilliant screenplay.off-late we are clearly missing the exciting screenplay

  56. Unknown says:

    Hey Ramu..
    Forgot to wish you…
    Wish you belated Happy Diwali…
    lollllll……. relax yaar…. 🙂

  57. sandeep says:

    HI RGV

    How did u achieved this effect in bhoot where the
    watchman\’ neck is twisted?..I thank u for responding to my earlier
    query(regarding the technical knowledge in cinema)

    Thanks and regards
    Sandeep Halder

  58. E says:

    Hello Prakash….buddy..it seems or rather it is being perceived here…by some that RGV has used the word "FUCK" directing at you…..if you look carefully at what he has written..he is saying…"the forces which gives him happiness would give a fuck about your wishes…..he is referring to some unseen forces…this was not some personal attack on "YOU"….dil pey math lo yaar……he is blaming those forces….this is again a case where we are misreading him ..or rather reading too much into what he has written….FYI if you were following carefully RGV..he has already expressed his distaste for these cultural etiquettes!….
     
    Cheers
    EV

  59. Alvin says:

    I have watched almost all your movies. I loved Daud while all my friends disliked it. Used to be thrilled when I saw the tagline “a factory product” Then I graduated, started working , blah blah blah…. Life moved on. Then came Naach, Sarkar, Shiva, DZH, Aag, Darling ….etc. I don’t know but something was missing. Something BIG. I still find it difficult to find faults with your movie or I wouldn’t even say I get bored with your movies. However it definitely isn’t engaging as it was before. May be my tastes have changed or may be too many movies of your kind of genre is available or may be that newness in your movies isn’t there any more.
     
    I certainly wouldn’t mind giving your movies a miss, which I wouldn’t have dreamt doing it about 5 years back.

  60. Arun says:

    Why does the tantrik in Phoonk snaps and says "ghatiya sawaal mat punch!". Why not let him explain ?

  61. Unknown says:

    Have you seen "no country for old men" by Coen brothers. Their direction reminds me of you.

  62. manoj says:

    Will this \’रण\’ going to shake the media world ?

  63. Unknown says:

    Hi Mr RGV, i accept that u are a intelligent person but i wonder why a clever person like u faired so badly in studies during ur childhood?(atleast u could have been an avg student)..were u not as intelligent then as u are today?

  64. Unknown says:

    Happy Diwali you prick! 🙂

  65. Prashant says:

    hello…

  66. tarak says:

    bhoot gayab hota hai…….

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