First Look: RGV’s ‘Savitri’ based on teenage lust

Ram Gopal Varma’s has unveiled the first look of his controversial movie, Savitri’ now titled, ‘Sridevi’. The film is based on teenage fantasies and attraction.

The title of the film is now changed as 'Sridevi'. "I am very happy to share this news with you. Because of some reasons, I have changed the title of my film 'Savitri' as 'Sridevi' now. Ram Gopal Varma's 'Savitri' is now going to be released as Ram Gopal Varma's 'Sridevi'", Varma said.

The film poster has dragged many controversies. Women organisations and social and civil rights’ activists alike raised objection on the film’s poster. The poster shows a woman dressed in red saree , seductively revealing her belly and a teenage boy looking to her bare mid-riff part in curiosity.

“Ram Gopal Varma is known for creating a commotion before the release of his films. His films have nothing to do with sanity. He adopts short-cuts to promote his films and loves to be in the limelight even if they have negative connotations. He has proved time and again that he has no social responsibility,” said film-maker C. Umamaheswara Rao.

“Perversion, thy name is Ram Gopal Varma. One cannot expect anything sensible or better than such ‘B’ or ‘C’ grade stuff from a film-maker like Varma,” said Sujatha C. of Future All Media, Vijayawada.

RGV’s film comes at a time when the nation is boiling over the issue of woman’s body being highlighted as sex object. “At a time when the nation is debating increasing the juvenile delinquency age, RGV seems to be going all out to promote juvenile crime rate,” says Munjuluri Krishna Kumari, Assistant Station Director, All-India Radio, Vijayawada.

“The film maker seeks to be completely out of sync with morality and ethics,” said Manohar, a student activist.

 “We have been doing it right from Choli ke peeche kya hai. We had a choice to disapprove such films by rejecting them. We don’t cringe any more looking at little kids gyrating to Sheela ki jawani…then why blame RGV alone,” says L. Swathi, a homemaker.