In those delightfully candid musings approximately his lifestyles and his cinema, Rgv finds the guy at the back of pioneering Telugu and Hindi motion pictures resembling Shiva, Rangeela, Satya, Sarkar, Bhoot and corporate. Discussing quite a lot of topics, from the affects and situations that drew him to movies to his cinematic suggestions, his profitable and unsuccessful movies, his Bollywood idols, his kin with the media and the controversies dogging him, weapons & Thighs is as a lot approximately Rgv's lifestyles and philosophy of existence as approximately his motion pictures and the Indian movie international. routinely, he pulls no punches, no matter if he is conversing approximately video clips, ladies or the media. even if it involves his personal movies, he embraces his disasters as a lot his successes and dissects them with infrequent honesty and humility. Refreshingly contrarian and politically mistaken, this ebook discloses a viewpoint as vibrant and bigger than lifestyles as Indian movies. it's not for Rgv enthusiasts on my own yet for all these obsessed with cinema and the folks linked to it.
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I've got made ‘bad’ movies even more frequently within the final 20 years. it isn't as though i've got stunned anyone with a ‘bad’ movie. The opposite is right; i've got stunned humans each now and again with a ‘good’ movie. i believe nowadays media hatred is directed extra on the director than on the movie. If I make a foul movie, they think that i'm getting away with homicide. The anger often turns out to consequence from their frustration at no longer with the ability to locate backers for his or her movies while I, likely callous and dispassionate approximately my paintings and generating what they believe is crap daily, regularly have an extended checklist of backers. primarily, it’s the righteous anger of those ‘honest, law-abiding’ voters opposed to the good fortune of others. Love and hate, i believe, are tremendous helpful feelings, and shouldn't be wasted so facilely. it truly is extra necessary to lean again and learn what makes these humans tick. while i used to be trying to find a holiday for my first movie, i used to be attempting to meet a manufacturer who, in my opinion, used to be making crap movies in comparison to my script. For hours, I used to face open air whereas he was once sitting with humans i presumed have been valueless administrators. yet rather than getting pissed off and offended, I used that point to aim and research him and the folk round him, and devise plans for in some way making him see the knowledge of trusting me. whilst anyone is up there and he merits to be up there, try and research from what he has completed. in the event you imagine he doesn’t deserve it, nonetheless try and examine from what he has accomplished and upload your individual power to it, because it may lead to you hiking better than him. yet you shouldn't sit down at the floor, looking at at him with hatred and expecting him to fall, simply because his descent won’t assist you succeed in the head. and you may usually omit the purpose that folks whom you glance down upon may very well be way more able than you. besides, to chop an extended tale brief, i believe it’s actually wasteful to deplete your power in hating somebody. Love will at the very least, occasionally, offer you sturdy intercourse while hate offers you not anything. If i've got misinterpret, misunderstood or misinterpreted your hatred, I make an apology to all you critics, and you'll examine this piece of writing only one extra flop of mine. i've got no doubts that when studying this you may hate me extra, yet then don’t omit that i'm going to love you extra! bankruptcy 31 My tackle the Media THE MEDIA IS A reporting corporation. It studies information. information is whatever you pay attention for the 1st time, and for it to trap your cognizance, the media has to make the scoop sound as dramatic as attainable. tv channels and newspapers haven't any selection yet to do this to be able to have the capacity to remain in enterprise and earn a living. So eventually is it simply approximately being profitable? now not unavoidably; it may possibly even be for person egos and clamouring for popularity between reporters. so much media humans complain approximately one another up to they complain approximately others. yet back, like all different undefined, you can't generalize. Like there are stable, undesirable and unpleasant filmmakers, there are solid, undesirable and unpleasant newshounds, yet ultimately they're all human.