Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Satya 2’ explores the new underworld

Ram Gopal Varma’s fascination towards gangster films is no secret.

Written by Ankita R Kanabar | Mumbai | Published: October 11, 2013 1:40 pm

The underworld is no longer the same as it was during 1997-2004. And just when you think that underworld has become defunct,it re-emerges

– Ram Gopal Varma,director

Ram Gopal Varma’s fascination towards gangster films is no secret. And now he’s back with the sequel to the iconic Satya,Satya 2. At an event held recently,the film-maker unveiled the new promos of his film along with three songs. He also introduced the cast and plot of the film. More often than not,most film-makers remain discreet about their film till it releases,to add to the audience’s curiosity,which is why,it was interesting to see RGV share almost the entire plot of the film with the media.

In Satya 2,the film-maker seemingly explores a new underworld all together,but he denies any connection to the prequel. “Satya 2 has no connection with Satya. This concept comes from where there is no underworld.” Talking more about the film,he adds,“Underworld is no longer the same as it was during 1997-2004. And just when you think that underworld has become defunct,it re-emerges.” The trailer of the film,begins with the message—Underworld will never die,it just keeps changing form,and history is a witness to the fact that every new form of underworld has always originated from the thinking of a rebellious individual. This announces the arrival of Ramu’s protagonist,Satya,who studies about gangsters in order to become one,and makes it a point not to repeat the mistakes made by earlier gangsters. He starts his own company,which he doesn’t name,and the rest is his journey with several twists and turns.

RGV who is known for introducing several newcomers,launches three new faces in Satya 2. The title role is played by Puneet Singh Ratn,while debutante Anaika Soti plays his love interest. The oomph element in the film is added by Aradhna Gupta. When asked why he prefers to cast newcomers,Varma admits,“There are certain characters for which you cannot take established stars because they always carry some baggage of their previous films.” Ironically,while RGV makes serious films,his sense of humour was evident at the Satya 2 launch event,when he fielded questions from the media with good humour. While Satya 2,does seem to have all the ingredients of a quintessential gangster flick,it has a huge brand to live up to.

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