Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma’s last oiuting, Officer, starring Akkineni Nagarjuna couldn’t live up to the expectations of the audience and eventually failed at the box office. Having opened to a warm response, Officer couldn’t sustain through the weekend and turned out to be one of the biggest flops this season. Ram Gopal Varma has now announced his next which is titled Virus and is said to be based on a hazardous disease like the Ebola which scared the nation after killing many people. RGV took to his social networking pages and announced this. Virus will be bankrolled by Parag Sanghvi and will go on shooting floors soon.
“In VIRUS, a Student contracts a deadly disease from a visit to central Africa and soon it spreads like wild fire in Mumbai City. A panicky and totally unprepared government warns the people of Mumbai to maintain a distance of atleast 20 feet from each other which becomes impossible in a 2 crore populated city….
The death toll soon rises to more than a lakh and the government cuts off Mumbai from the rest of the country in a desperate hope to contain it in Mumbai. The uninfected in a panic try to flee the city,but the administrators give extreme orders to shoot anyone who tries to escape because they want to stop the spread and do not know who’s infected and who’s not…
Against this backdrop of a battle between the city’s scared people and its helpless administrators,VIRUS will be a high octane human drama full of fear,tragedy, love, sacrifice,hope and desperation,” wrote Ram Gopal Varma in the note.
“After SARKAR and THE ATTACKS OF 26/11 ,the next film I am producing to be directed by Ram Gopal Varma is titled “VIRUS” It is going to be about a outbreak in Mumbai of a highly contagious unknown disease more dangerous than Ebola with a fatality rate of 100%. In the last 40 years atleast 10 new unknown dangerous viruses cropped up meaning any new disease can crop up anytime.All the world’s bioscientists biggest fear has always been,what if an Ebola like Virus breaks out in a densely populated big city?,” wrote producer Parag Sanghvi in the note.