The best and worst of RGV!

Updated: October 22, 2010 08:42 IST

Ram Gopal Varma's take on Paritala Ravindra, Rakta Charitra promises to be thrilling and complex in its intensity. But RGV has been consistently inconsistent over the years with his direction. Lets take a look...

Best of RGV
Ram Gopal Varma's take on Paritala Ravindra, Rakta Charitra promises to be thrilling and complex in its intensity. But RGV has been consistently inconsistent over the years with his direction. Lets take a look...
Best of RGV
Shiva: In an era of love stories, music and the Khans, Ram Gopal Verma made Shiva. It had little known actors, no background music and little glamour. In short, no masala. And that made Shiva a pathbreaking classic
Best of RGV
Raat: RGV pulled a second rabbit out of the hat with the chilling Raat. This 1992 movie had enough spooks to keep audiences spellbound
Best of RGV
Rangeela: Aamir Khan's acting chops, Urmila's dance moves and Rahman's music: need we say more? This was RGV's mainstream breakthrough movie.
Best of RGV
Satya: An immigrant in Mumbai gets sucked into the underworld? Sounds like filmi formula movie.. But Satya carried on from where Shiva left off, with realistic performances and hardhitting dialogue. It also gave us Bhiku Mhatre.
Best of RGV
Jungle: Thrills and Urmila Matondkar are a combination that stood RGV in good stead for years. In this outing, Urmila is beset by a Veerappan-like bandit.
Best of RGV
Sarkar : A very credible version of Mario Puzo's novel, Sarkar had a double whammy in the shape of Bachchans Senior and Junior. Big B played Marlon Brando's role of the Godfather and Abhishek played Michael, the upright son made famous by Al Pacino
Best of RGV
Sarkar Raj: The saga continued in Sarkar Raj, which didn't set Bollywood on fire as Sarkar had but was still quietly brilliant in it's non-judgmental portrayal of the underworld
Best of RGV
Nishabd: This desi version of Lolita did not go down well with Indian movigoers but that didn't stop RGV from pulling out all stops, including a kiss between Big B and a barely-of-age Jiah Khan
Best of RGV
Company: Loosely based on the life and times of Dawood Ibrahim, Company is a masterpiece in the Shiva-Satya vein. This was the movie that ensured RGV a permanent place in the Bollywood Hall of Fame
Best of RGV
Bhoot: This was a ghost story like no other. Ram Gopal Verma outdid himself in the chills department with this one
Worst of RGV
Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag: Aaargh! RGV's misplaced attempt to recreate the magic of Sholay nearly burnt him to a crisp. Not even the presence of Amitabh Bachchan and lucky charm Urmila could save this one from the depths of movie hell
Worst of RGV
Agyaat: Hard to believe that this and Rangeela came from the same man. RGV tried to remake the formula with new golden girl Nisha Kothari, but the audience was having none of it
Worst of RGV
Darling: Bad story, bad acting, bad direction- all in all an atrocious movie. Darling took RGV to a new low.
Worst of RGV
Phoonk: Phoonk was a horror alright, just not in the right way. RGV promised to pay good money to anyone who watched the movie alone in a theatre. He didn't have to because the seats remained empty – not only would nobody pay to watch the movie, they wouldn't be paid to either!
Worst of RGV
Phoonk 2: And if Phoonk wasn't bad enough, along came Phoonk 2. Back to the classroom for RGV – some lessons are never learnt
Worst of RGV
Mast: It all went south from Mast. Ram Gopal Verma's direction seemed distracted and like he was trying too hard
Worst of RGV
Darna Zaroori Hai: The movie had a lot of parallel stories that wound into one confused mess. An unmitigated disaster!
Worst of RGV
Shiva 2006: RGV was clutching at straws now with this one but the name wasn't enough to make sure that this Mohit Ahlawat-Nisha Kothari starrer repeated the success of 1990's Shiva
Worst of RGV
Rann: Another turkey from The Factory - RGV yet again took a clichéd plotline and made it even more predictable. The characters were shallow and storyline boring, poorly researched.

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