Title: Naa Ishtam
Written By: Ram Gopal Varma
Price: Ind. Rs 175
Available At: All Book Stores in AP
Book Released On: 1st Dec 2010
Once, a teacher in a class was teaching a lesson and
he said "gambling is not righteous..in Mahabharata, Dharmaraju lost everything
in gambling...including his kingdom and wife".
Suddenly, a boy from the back bench shouted "......but
Duryodhana got benefited with same gambling".
That's it, the teacher stopped his lesson and went home.
Till such time, he used to believe in what he heard
from childhood but at that point, the teacher had to believe in another
Yes, gambling has to be played in the way it should be
played. It is an art, one has to know the tricks of the art.
To those who
read RGV's 'Naa Ishtam', their position will also become like that of the above
mentioned teacher's. 'Naa Ishtam' is like a fire torch. All those things that
we read, we heard, we understood will be brought together and doused in flames.
If we think more, it will change our nature. If we think a little more, Ram
Gopal Varma might enter into us....!!!
In the gambling-casino called 'cinema industry', there are
those who are growing step by step and there are also those who are yet to get
a break and are still lying where they are. Added to them, there is another
category which is yet to get even an entry and are spending their life in
despair and disappointment. Here, one must play the game rightly...not like
Dharmaraja...but like Sakuni or Duryodhana or....like Ram Gopal Varma.
knows Ram Gopal Varma as a director but in this book he comes across as a trail
blazer for new way of thinking
knows Ram Gopal Varma as a dreamer but here he will look like a sorcerer
who takes us into a dream journey.
also know Ram Gopal Varma as a writer but here he will look like a
psychologist who researched and analyzed the lives of many.
Gopal Varma is a man of courage and here he is also seen like a sage
Each essay in this book is a feat
Sridevi' - discovers the lover in Varma. If Sridevi reads this for 3
times she may say good bye to Boney Kapoor.
Athyantha Prabhavitham Chesina Vyakthi' - will mesmerize even genius
intellectuals. It compels the readers to meet the person mentioned in this
will tickle the youngsters
Puranam' -will send cine buffs
into turbulent trance
Premisthanu'- shows the strength and power of love
Bhayapadda Samayam' - brings smiles, scares and teaches philosophy
- shows the value of money in Ramu's view
Media' -will make a journalist shrug his/her shoulder
Pettina Aag'- it shows Ramu's confession nature immaculately
Along with these essays is the one written by Ramu's mother
Suryavathi, titled 'Naa Koduku Ramu'
. To those who wish to know about
Ramu's childhood, this is the best article. It has been analyzed from the
bottom of the heart with honesty. Yes, who can be more honest and truthful
about a son than his Mother?!
And don't miss these wonderfully entertaining cine celeb-articles.
-'Naaku Ardhamayina Varma' by Krishnavamsi
-Love letter from Puri Jagannadh to Ramu
-'Sivudu- Daiyyam- Charitra' by Tanikella
-'Sarkar Ram' by Siva Nageswara Rao
Ramu's uncle Murali Raju's 'Ramu ni Enjoy Cheyyali'
and Ramu's friends' articles like 'Wrong-Go-Pal-War-Maa'
will reveal few
secret facets of Varma.
Along with all this, 'Reminiscences of Ram'
by Satyendra (Ramu's college friend, a great intellectual) is given in English only
and it is heard that no one dared to translate it in Telugu. This essay gives a
kick to intellectuals and it is a must read.
So, after delving into various subjects, Ramu got into the
work of bringing few smiles. That is why there were few naughty questions and
answers, in that a little bit of Gyan (??), witty statements, satires... etc etc.
After that, a spoof which talks about how people like Osama
Bin Laden, Veerappan, Dawood Ibrahim will change their thoughts and respond
after reading 'Naa Ishtam' gives hearty laughs. Finally, Ramu's childhood
photos, pictures with family members, working stills of Kshana Kshanam, Siva,
the shelved project with Chiranjeevi will not let you take your eyes off.
However, there are few dangers with this valuable book:
may corrupt the minds of many employees and make them resign their jobs to
jump into cine field.
who have been listening to elders may start posing counter questions and
become tough nuts to handle
may come up with crazy answers even for a small question like 'what is
reversely and talking oppositely might become a habit.
But, the craze to read books might develop and the interest
towards cinema industry may turn into love. The desire to explore various
philosophers may rise, this desire may become a penance. Well....if you want to
read 'Naa Ishtam'...go and grab it.
The book is available at all popular book shops in AP, price
- Rs 175
For your feedback
after reading 'Naa Ishtam', you can directly contact Ram Gopal Varma at firstname.lastname@example.org