Ram Gopal Varma’s film Naked Nanga Nagnam (NNN) is all set to premiere on a mobile phone ATT app (Any Time Theatre) called Shreyas ET. With OTT platforms not making the right business now, RGV says that ATT is one of the solutions for cinema. “I think the digital revolution had already started a couple of years ago and what probably would have happened to theatres two years from now, has been fast-tracked because of coronavirus. So, as long as people need entertainment I realised that they would pay to watch films online too like they do in theatres and it worked wonderfully. That is what ATT is all about. This is just the beginning and I have planned quite a few films, which will roll out in due course. I strongly believe that in the future post the corona scenario, 70 to 80 per cent of theatrical releases will directly go to OTTs and ATTs,” he begins without mincing words.
A couple of weeks ago, the trailer of his NNN was lauded by a few people while it also came in for some severe criticism. Reacting to the latter, the director says, “It’s an erotic thriller that has debutante actress Sweety in the lead role. Our audience love to watch erotic stories “in private” and the success of my previous film Climax is proof. NNN is a 22-minute film that talks about shedding hypocrisy to expose the hidden emotions of every human being.” While his previous films released at Rs 100, the viewers will have to pay double now. RGV is confident that the film will still be watched by many. “I did that because I genuinely believe the content is more relatable,” he tells us. It has been quite a few years since he visited his favourite genre, horror. With a smile he reveals, “My next film is a horror and has been titled 12 ‘O’ Clock,” he concludes.