Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma utilised his lockdown period to make a full-fledged feature film on the hot topic — COVID-19. Titled ‘Coronavirus’ , he recently launched the trailer of this Telugu drama, which he clearly stated was shot entirely during the lockdown.
The director of movies like Sarkar, Rangeela, and Satya took to his Twitter to release his 4-minute long trailer. The film’s narrative is around a family living amid the lockdown. Things turn dark when one of the household members start showing the symptoms of the flu. The Telugu film stars Srikanth Iyengar.
The trailer of the film shows the sets of a horror movie with dark-themed lighting and ghostly background score. However, the filmmaker cleared the air by clarifying that it is not a horror film but about “the horrors which are inside all of us including our great political leaders and bureaucrats who actually know only as much as us which is just nothing”.
CORONAVIRUS is not a HORROR film. It is about the HORRORS which are inside all of us including our great political leaders and beaurecrauts who actually know only as much as us which is just nothing .”THE ONLY THING I KNOW IS THAT I KNOW NOTHING”-Socrates https://t.co/fun1Ed36Sn
— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) May 26, 2020
— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) May 27, 2020
MADE a feature film called “CORONAVIRUS” 👍it is shot entirely during LOCKDOWN Period💪. It will be WORLD’S FIRST FILM ON Coronavirus subject..Our actors and crew proved CREATIVITY cannot be LOCKED DOWN even in LOCKDOWN 🙏 Trailer tmrw 26th 5 PM #CORONAVIRUSFILM @shreyaset
— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) May 25, 2020
The netizens on Twitter lauded Varma’s new project, including Shahenshah Amitabh Bachchan who has worked with him in multiple movies namely the ‘Sarkar’ franchise and ‘Nishabd’. Sr.Bachchan describes Ram Gopal Varma as ‘irrepressible’ and shared the trailer on Twitter.
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The irrepressible Ram Gopal Varma, 'Ramu' to many .. 'Sarkaaar' to me .. makes an entire film about a family in Lockdown, shot during Lockdown ..
Titled : CORONAVIRUS .. perhaps the first film to be made on the virus ..
This be the TRAILER .. ✌️
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 27, 2020
I am quite intrigued as to what the movie has in store for its audience. The release date of the movie has not been announced yet.