Vodka With Varma (Telugu) Paperback - 2015
Vodka With Varma is a snapshot about acclaimed director Ramgopal Varma, by noted lyricist and film critic Sirasri.
Sirasri’s regard for the director grew from his boyhood fascination for Varma’s movie poster. The author went on to reach great heights in the music scene, up to a point where he shared a drink with the acclaimed director himself. Vodka With Varma provides a behind-the-scene look at Varma. The director has been called many names in the past, such as cine terrorist, extremist and even psycho. Sirasri’s book attempts to unveil the truth behind these “names”. According to Sirasri, the director has three shades within him: Media Varma, Real Varma and Reel Varma. While writing this book, Sri attempts to decipher what Varma is like by what the director does not reveal in his interviews. For instance, much of the book looks at what thoughts others have of Varma. The author also examines questions such as why Varma preferred to be addressed as Ramu and not Sir and how Varma is able to control the media like a ringmaster at the circus. Other questions explored by the author are did Varma compliment or admonish Bachchan's career, which Varma’s movie mesmerised Indians the most, what do the author and Varma share in common, what do his daughter and ex-wife think of him and why did the director’s uncle feel that Varma no longer had the talents. Answers to these questions and more are described by the author in his book Vodka With Varma.
Apart from answering questions, Sri also shares opinions about Varma’s film fraternity. Readers will also find rare photographs of the director. This book is neither a biography nor a story about Varma’s life. It is an attempt to understand Bollywood’s biggest enigma, director Ramgopal Varma. This book was published by Emesco Books in 2012 and is available in paperback format.
Sira Sri born C Ram Srikanth is an acclaimed Indian lyricist, poet and author. He has also authored Satha Kiranalu, an anthology of 100 Telugu poems.
Sri completed an MBA from Andhra University and an MA in Telugu Literature from Potti Sriramulu Telugu University. He began his career as a lyricist in 2009 with the Telegu film Sneha Geetam. Sri first worked with Varma on the film Bejawada.
- Author: Sira Sri
- Publisher: Emesco Books; Latest edition 2015
- Languages: Telugu
- Paperback: 216 pages