Maverick film director Ram Gopal Varma is all set to make a film on sandalwood smuggler Veerappan’s life. The slain dacoit’s wife Muthulaxmi flew down especially to meet Varma and his team and discuss the film’s storyline.
Varma said that Veerappan’s wife gave him valuable inputs and insights into the true story of Veerappan.
Speaking about the film, the director said that the film will be on the story of Veerappan’s life and the men who killed him. The film will track Veerappan from the time of his being just a skinny, pale teenager to how he metamorphosed into a cunning chameleonic monster. It will show his charismatic childlike behaviour that made many men dismiss him off as a buffoon until he killed them.
Varma and Ekta Kapoor will be only playing the role of producers in the film. It will be directed by Prashant Pandey, the writer of my film Sarkar Raj. It will primarily cater to the national audience, but, as Veerappan is known at an international level, it is bound to arouse interest outside India.