Ram Gopal Varma (born 7 April 1962, Hyderabad) is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer, known for his works in Telugu cinema and Bollywood. Varma directed films across multiple genres, including parallel cinema and docudrama noted for their gritty realism, technical finesse, and craft. He is the author of the autobiographical book 'Naa Ishtam.'
In the TV series Ramuism, Ram Gopal Varma's thoughts about life, freedom, love, marriage, sex, individuality, society, god, politics, money, intelligence, death etc are thought-provoking and influential. Different from the earlier Indian philosophy, traditions and beliefs, Ramgopal Varma introduced a new logical way of thinking through Ramuism TV series. The influence of RGV's ideology on today's Indian youth has been, and will continue to be, immense.
17 Inspirational Ram Gopal Varma Quotes About Life Life is not worth living if you are not living in the way you want. Life for me is all about feelings and thoughts. And the body is just an outside entity. My body dies but my thoughts won’t. Yesterday has no value and tomorrow has no shape so life is best lived today. I never thought about what I want to become in my life. I always think about how I want to live my life. I understand emotions more than anyone else. I study emotions like a biologist studies various species. Life best lessons are always learnt at life's worst time. Since everyone has a mouth, everyone will have an opinion. People favouring their relatives more than an outsider is what the biggest fight in democracy is, let it be in film industry or politics. I hate the word 'break.' It's just a business deal at the end of the day so there's no such thing as giving a break. The point of life is that there’s no point to it, so it is best to live it point by point and point to point. Everybody will have a solution, if the problem is not theirs. Money have no value if you do not enjoy it. Most people don't mind their own business because neither do they have a mind nor do they have a business. I wish education can also educate us on what we should educate ourselves on. If you live as someone else, you will have to act your whole life. If you live as you like, your life will be happy. The moment when you depend on other's to live your life, that's bigger than a failure. It's only an individual who can be intelligent. The crowd will always be a fool. 16 Ram Gopal Varma Quotes on Women, Love, and Sex I hate it that there are so many beautiful women in the world, and I can't have all of them for myself. Everyone can have a crush on anyone, be it on a real person or a celebrity. I like to see women getting drenched in the rain. So to that extent, I like 'Barsaat.' My house is like a temple. It has got pictures of beautiful angels. Love is about chemistry, but sex is physics. Can a man and woman be friends without sex coming in between? If I were a woman I would feel insulted if a man just wants to be friends with me. The brain does not have a gender. A woman can have it, a man can have it. The sexual aspect is very particular and specific. A woman has an extra thing which is her sensuality and which I admire. Women pay sex for love and Men pay love for sex. A girl should never trust a guy who says “I love you with my heart” because he is not telling the truth about his other organs. Unlike the dumbos who fall in love with only one, a wise one will fall in love with many before deciding on which one is the best.
The most romantic thing a lover can ever say to a loved one “If you are in a dark place with blood and other yucky things suffocating you and the only sound you can hear is an eiree and horrifying thumping, Realise that you are in my heart.”
Ram Gopal Varma One will only love you until one finds someone else to love more than you. Why does everybody give lots of love, because love is cheap. If you have lots of love for me give me money. You won’t give me money because it is not cheap. Love is. It’s best to love yourself. No point in trusting someone else to do it for you. The brain stops working when you fall in love. That’s the reason most lovers become dumb. The truly amazing thing about true love is how one day someone walks into your life, and you cannot understand how you managed to live this far without that person. 6 Ram Gopal Varma Quotes on Marriage Marriage is a disease; Divorce is the cure. Star divorces are good trendsetters to warn young people about the dangers of marriages. Only divorces should be celebrated with sangeet because of getting liberated and marriages should happen quietly in process of testing each other's danger qualities. Marriage is the most evilest custom thrust upon society by our nasty ancestors in promulgating a continuous cycle of unhappiness and sadness. Nothing murders love faster than marriage. The secret of happiness is to keep loving as long as it remains and then move on instead of getting into the jail called marriage. Smart people love and dumbos marry. 12 Ram Gopal Varma Quotes on Friends & Enemies Enemies are more courageous because they face you unlike cowardly friends who backstab you. Enemies take your strengths seriously and friends make you lose your confidence in those strengths. The danger with friends is that once they stop talking to you, they will start talking about you. The problem with helping a friend is, next time he needs help, he will again come to you only. A Friend in need will always be in need and a friend in deed will always be used. I never had and will never have friends because I never felt a need for a shoulder to cry nor have I ever given my shoulder because I hate my shirt getting wet... ALSO I HATE CRYING. Enemies hate and friends are jealous jealousy is more dangerous because you can try to defend against hatred but jealousy will attack from behind. You can be careful with enemies beacuse you know they are enemies, but with friends they stab from back. Enemies are the one who motivate you to raise above and friends are the one who keeep pulling you down with false advice. A help coming not for my worth but for the so called friendship is like throwing alms to a beggar and hence that relationship has no value. When I'm alone, I'm not really alone. I'm with my thoughts and they are my friends. I don’t have any friends. 4 Ram Gopal Varma Quotes on God and Religion If God has created everything, why did he create devil? If God has not created it, who has done it? I'm an atheist, and I don't believe in ghosts. My ISM is different from BHUDDISM. If you don't have a Desire, you rather Die than living in sorrow. 9 Ram Gopal Varma Quotes That Will Make You Think Spiritual power is most powerless thing in the world. A person who thinks may not get success, he may be fail also, but he stays happy until he dies. The person who worries may not dead, but equivalent to dead person... The moment he starts worrying, he starts dying. In the face of a problem majority of people don’t understand the difference between thinking and worrying... Thinking creates solutions and worrying creates depression. If prayer gives success to man, why are so many priests in poverty? If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes? If hardwork only gives success...then most of the labour coolies will be richer than ambani. The main point of education is that, you should really be educated. Marks are just side-effects. Only an adult thinks a child is a child... But no child thinks he or she is a child. When I was a child, I realized that all adults are idiots and ever since I refused to grow up. When you do not like what you are doing, you get bored, and what you do without interest is called hard work. As a director and a creative person, I can say banning anything is wrong. 18 Ram Gopal Varma Quotes About Movies, and Film Making A film sells feelings. When I believe in an actor, I believe there is something in that actor. Ultimately, cinema is an actor's medium. I honestly feel it is important for a director to get obsessed with the characters. When I have a new idea, I'm charged up and want to start the film immediately, but I simply don't have the patience to wait for stars. I make movies on gritty topics like crime, the underworld, and horror. I don't make movies with good-looking people in good-looking locales. The thing about audiences is that we can't generalise them. It's very unfair. Great films happen, and no one can make them on intention. In the business of entertainment, either I am able to create an effect that impresses people or not. It is none of anyone's business how I make my films or my creative partnerships. You are likely to make more mistakes with a light-hearted film than a serious one. I have made only two films on the underworld. I am not educating the people on the underworld. 'Satya' and 'Company' are two very dark and brooding relationship films; there was no hero. I never think of a film after I finish it. Even the biggest flops have been liked by a few select people. Language is just a communication tool; it is the content that decides the fate of a film. Many people don’t understand that in filmmaking, if you make a fundamental mistake, everything goes wrong – but you don’t realize it till the film is made. A director standing by his film rejected by the audience is like him telling a girl ‘I love myself and I don’t care if you don’t love me. 3 Ram Gopal Varma Quotes on Truth The problem with today's times is that truthful people are hated and fake people are loved. People are more comfortable with lies than truth because truth makes them naked and lies cover up. The wrong thing about being on the right track is that you can still get hit by a train. 19 Wise Ram Gopal Varma Quotes That Will Make You Smarter Stealing from one is plagiarism; Stealing from many is research. I am born every morning and I die every night because I don’t care what happened yesterday and I don’t know what will happen tomorrow, so I just live the moment. Lawayer hopes you trouble, Doctor hopes you sickness, Police hopes you criminal, Teacher hopes you stupid. Only a theif wishes you “Prosperity in life.” The problem with stupids is that they don’t know they are stupids, and that’s because they are stupids, and so for the intelligents to expect stupids to understand makes them even more stupids. I despise all those who fight for peace. It’s only the bad guys and the troublemakers who create entertaining and history-changing events. There is no point in just looking at the world. It becomes part of you only when it is integrated into you with your emotions and intelligence. We live the life of others when we read their thoughts. When the rational logical mind comes, then the emotions will stop. Exhibition of wealth is vulgar, but display of emotions is even more vulgar. Don't even take anybody's advice because no one can know better than you yourself. Nothing can hit you more than that moment during an argument when you realise you're actually wrong. My favourite virtue is not having any. When you do anything completely different from a beaten path, many tend to pounce on you. I like people who have clarity about their work. I don't work with anyone out of a sense of charity. I use people as long as they are useful to me. I don't believe in gratitude.
Nothing is of value on entire earth; Value is artificially created by the one who can psyche a large number of people to believe that something is valuable... For example, a certain type of stone was exactly only that, before a smart guy named it Diamond and began showcasing it.
Ram Gopal Varma The sooner you leave what you have heard from your parents, the more you have learned in school, the more you have learned from society, the sooner you will become different. The people who work with me know how focused I am, and so I would advise people who are not concerned with me to rather focus on themselves instead of focusing on my focus. 4 Ram Gopal Varma Quotes on War The only way to restore peace is to commit war and the only objective of war is to secure peace and so war and peace are like husband and wife. The hard fact remains that we can secure peace only if we continuously prepare for war. War does not determine who is wrong or who is right...Only the one left, will be right. History is based on the result, not on the truth. If Hitler had won against the U.S. we would have followed the principles of hitler. 8 Ram Gopal Varma Quotes About Death Saying RIP to a dead person is insulting because people who rest peacefully here are called lazy bums... So when a person dies, instead of saying things like “RIP’ we should say “Have a better life and enjoy more.” Death has no partiality and it will kill anyone at its whim and wish. To understand death, one must know what life is in the first place, what it comprises of and what is it being alive. We are scared of unknown more than known no matter how powerful the known is. And death is the most unknown. It just terrifies you. Life is nothing but a dream and the only time you wake up is when you die. It's only after dying people realise value of dead and the dead also realise how much they have been loved only after they died. Death is not connected with body. The universal truth is “body is just a costume.” Death is connected with their thoughts. One who knows that death can come at any moment can live happily every minute.