I was not surprised at all: Mani Ratnam's reaction on Ram Gopal Varma's Coronavirus which was entirely filmed during the lockdown

Ram Gopal Varma and Mani Ratnam are longtime peers and made a few films together as well.
Written By Manoj Kumar | Updated: May 29, 2020 12:18 IST
I was not surprised at all: Mani Ratnam's reaction on Ram Gopal Varma's Coronavirus which was entirely filmed during the lockdown

Ram Gopal Varma never fails to surprise us with his lineup of the films. When everyone confined themselves to their homes during the lockdown, the Shiva director made a film on the pandemic. Titled Coronavirus, this movie's trailer got released a few days back. Many filmmakers and actors got stunned by the achievement of Varma. Even Amitabh Bachchan shared the trailer of this film and lauded the efforts of Varma. Now, ace director Mani Ratnam said that he is not surprised as Varma is capable of doing this.

 
Speaking in an interview with Filter Kaapi, Mani Ratnam said that Ram Gopal Varma is capable of doing this. Mani added that he is not at all surprised by this feat of Varma. They both jointly wrote the script of the films Thiruda Thiruda and Gaayam. Mani Ratnam's directorial film Dil Se.. got co-produced by Varma. Both of them share a very good bonding with each other.
 
Coronavirus will have a digital release soon. Varma will announce the release details in the coming days. On the other side, Mani Ratnam is currently working on his next project Ponniyin Selvan. Mani states it as his most ambitious project. Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Trisha, and Aishwarya Rai are playing the lead roles in this period of epic drama. The film got completes with a couple of schedules. The new schedule will begin once the lockdown gets lifted. AR Rahman is composing the music of this film.
 




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