RGV's next 'Rai' based on Don Muthappa Rai and Gangster Gang war


filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma is making a film titled "Rai", which is based on the life of former underworld element Muthappa Rai.

"'Rai' mega launch. First look of the film I am making based on the life of underworld don Muthappa Rai... The greatest gangster ever," Varma tweeted on Sunday.

The "Satya" helmer, who currently awaits the release of his forthcoming film "Veerappan", also shared information about the budget of "Rai" and mentioned that it would be his "most expensive film ever".

"'Rai' film is going to cost more than Rs 55 crore, which will be my most expensive film ever by leaps and bounds," he said.

"'Rai' is going to be shot in Mangaluru, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Dubai, London and Kazakhstan," Varma added.

In a recent interview to Bangalore Mirror, Muthappa Rai had this to say about the film: "(The film) matters much to my friends in India and abroad; to my followers, and to Kannadigas and Mumbaikars. They want to know the real Rai. The movie will reveal all of it...My life... ups and downs, friends and foes... The world I got into, then an opportunity I got to come back (from the underworld), which people rarely get, and my journey back to what I'm now. It's not going to be about the violence and crime that goes with the word 'gangster'. It's about my good side."