Ramu is at it again. He has now thrown an open challenge to Karan Johar in his own territory. Never short of words when it comes to detailing his liking (or the lack of it) for Karan’s cinema, especially the ones carrying a theme of mush and romance, Ramu is now claiming that with his newest venture A Love Story, he would totally counter what the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai director has established in last decade or so when it comes to love stories. Also with this film, Ramu is planning to kill every cliche associated with a love story and wouldn’t incorporate a single formula that goes with the romantic genre.
“Talk about a love story and you expect candyfloss entertainment with roses, love songs, good looking visuals, romantic background score and characters who are more often than not looking their best. Rest assured Ramu won’t have any of that in his ‘love story'”, informs a senior crew member who is working with the maverick director to put together the film.
By now it is a known fact that A Love Story (with Mahie Gill, Deepak Dobriyal and Ajay Gehi in principal roles) is making a film on the infamous murder involving actress Maria Susairaj who along with her boyfriend killed her former lover before disposing off his body. This also means that violence, yet again, will form an integral part of the film’s narrative and there can’t be expectation of any relief whatsoever in this love story that would actually unfold as a tense dramatic thriller.
Laughs Ramu, “This is the reason why the publicity material of my film is openly proclaiming that A Love Story comes straight from the heart but it is not for the faint hearted. I don’t intend to make people fall in love after watching my ‘love story’. I want them to shudder with the very thought of being in love. Rest assured, this love story is my answer to Karan Johar’s love stories which belong to an entirely different world.”
He also confirms that there won’t be any lip synch songs. “For heaven’s sake, I am not making a Rangeela here. There would be one or two songs in the narrative but only in the background.”
Quiz him if he isn’t bored already with excessive violence in each of his films, especially after a double bill effort in Rakht Charitra and Ramu responds nonchalantly, “Violence in Rakht Charitra was more about gang fights and family feuds. In case of A Love Story, violence is more psychological. But yes, I won’t deny that it would be definitely heavy duty in its own big way. I can definitely assure that.”
Well Ramu, with the promise of it being different, this is one love story we would certainly want to check out for ourselves.