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Sarkar 3 & Death of Brand RGV

Sarkar 3 & Death of Brand RGV

Krishna | Wed Jan 16 2019

He is dead, this was perhaps his last chance for redemption and he failed to revive the brand RGV. He may come up with something interesting and better, but I doubt that the crowd will swarm to the theatre again for his movies now. It must have taken a big heart for Big B to accept such a weak script with cliché dialogues. While he tried his best, in the old age, what RGV would have wanted Urmila to do for him but it simply doesn't work. Anxiousness, fear and self-doubt reflect in direction and camera work starting from the first scene.

And of late for RGV, Camera had never been so still. But this time it appeared that it had been held with tight hands, who were afraid and aware of the fact that this movie could be an inflexion point for his career. And whenever a director like RGV dies, plurality and freshness fade away. Already in Hollywood, there is too much of visual effects, repetition of themes and stories and at times I feel like I have an overdose of it, I go to the hall and come out as if nothing has happened.

I am sure RGV has a lot left in him but it's not his work but it's his stubbornness that is causing much of the trouble. For his self-justification, he juxtaposes success of Satya (which he made without any script) and failure of Department (where according to him, he had put maximum efforts), and then call it all fate, or acceptance. A part of this is true, but everything isn't fate, I am a big fan of his camera work in Company but after that whatever he did gives migraine. And this is what RGV has to learn, not for himself but for his die-hard fans who are endlessly waiting for other Bhoot, Rachtcharitra and Satya. He has to learn the art of preserving your vision and then filming it in acceptable and in way that it's commercially sustainable.

And for this SLB is the best example, he likes to talk with his backgrounds and when Sawariya flopped, he didn't try to force down his version of film making down the throat of his audience. Rather he went back to the drawing board, came up with something like Ramleela, nowhere the audience could whistle and very subtly he also showed his stamp in direction, to those who had eyes to see it. Just like Urmila, RGV is obsessed with hard-hitting films, and in both cases, he is guilty of misjudging the situation and letting emotions take over the acumen and vision of a director. Today no producer or actor today has trust in RGV, Big B worked out of reverence. And this reflects in his movies that he is starving for budgets, not always he can hide it by shooting in jungles and call it Veerappan biopic. While I will still maintain RGV is amongst the most honest and intellectual people in our film industry, but the pain that he is self-inflicting on himself and his fans is simply unbearable.

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