Ram Gopal Varma is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer, known for his works in Telugu cinema, Bollywood, and television. Influenced by Russian-American playwright Ayn Rand, and European authors Friedrich Nietzsche, James Hadley Chase and Frederick Forsyth, Varma directed films across multiple genres, including parallel cinema and docudrama noted for their gritty realism, technical finesse, and craft.
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Varma started his career in the Telugu film industry as an assistant director on the sets of films such as Collector Gari Abbai and Rao Gari Illu. His father Krishnam Raju Varma, was a sound recordist at the Annapurna Studios. Varma met Nagarjuna Akkineni at the studios, and narrated a scene to the actor which impressed him. The result of their collaboration was a film on the criminalisation of student politics – Siva. It was a commercially successful film that gave Varma an opportunity to demonstrate his technical expertise and story telling skills.