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You know it's a bad idea when Amitabh Bachchan tells you to scrap something. But Ram Gopal Varma, being himself, went ahead anyway. And the result is exactly what Big B, perhaps, wanted to save us from — Guns and Thighs.
After rocking everyone's boat with his pathbreaking cinema, RGV has now forayed into the world of web series with a new show called Guns and Thighs. Perhaps inspired by the sleaze fest that Vikram Bhatt's Maaya (Bhatt calls it a new brand of erotic love story) was. The show will span over four seasons with 10 episodes each, and will chronicle the 'complete true story of the Mumbai underworld and mafia' from the time of Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Rajan. RGV starts off with a disclaimer that basically makes it clear that what he couldn't show in films due to censorship, he will here.
And you know he is damn serious when within the first couple of minutes of the trailer, you hear a gunshot and a splatter of gelatinous blood covers a five-year-old's face as he looks up baffled. Or when you see a stark naked woman lounging on the bed as she canoodles with her lover — perhaps, the first instance of 100 per cent nudity in Hindi cinema. Add to that, some unthinkably crass dialogues such as, "When all is done all men want from women is their vagina" or "It seems your father put only half of his penis in your mother’s vagina. That’s why you are half-cocked," spoken in raw Hindi that makes it sound even cruder.
The 6.50-minute trailer has more shock value than glimpses of intriguing content. It seems RGV is simply trying to package old wine from his Satya days in new bottles, wrapped in stubborn G-strings being rolled down curvy thighs.