Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma is set to helm his “most expensive” film, based on the life of former underworld don Muththappa Rai.
Varma, who is known for his hard-hitting films on Mumbai underbelly like Satya and Company, launched the first look of Rai on Sunday.
“#RaiMegaLaunch at 6 pm today will be biggest and costliest launch ever of film’s 1st look in front of 50,000ppl with fireworks and laser shows.
“First look is of the film I am making based on the life of Underworld Don Muththappa Rai... The Greatest Gangster Ever,” Varma posted on Twitter.
The Shool director added he is going to shoot the film in Manglore, Banglore, Mumbai, Dubai, London and Kazhakastan.
Talking about the budget of Rai, Varam wrote, “RaiMegaLaunch Rai film is going to costing more than 55 crores which will be my most expensive film ever by leaps and bounds.” The filmmaker, meanwhile, is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Veerappan, which traces the life of sandalwood smuggler and bandit Veerappan. The movie will release on May 27.