In these delightfully candid musings about his life and his cinema, RGV reveals the man behind pioneering Telugu and Hindi films such as Shiva, Rangeela, Satya, Sarkar, Bhoot and Company.
Discussing a wide range of subjects, from the influences and circumstances that drew him to films to his cinematic techniques, his successful and unsuccessful films, his Bollywood idols, his relations with the media and the controversies dogging him, Guns & Thighs is as much about RGV's life and philosophy of life as about his films and the Indian film world. Characteristically, he pulls no punches, whether he's talking about movies, women or the media. Even when it comes to his own films, he embraces his failures as much his successes and dissects them with rare honesty and humility.
Refreshingly contrarian and politically incorrect, this book discloses a perspective as colourful and larger than life as Indian films. It is not for RGV fans alone but for all those passionate about cinema and the people associated with it.
I have known RGV thru his films and media for a very long time. RGV is like Joker from the movie The Dark Knight. He just does things.
Pretty much everything that I read in this book were known to me already from various other sources, as I used to be the biggest fan of his films. I still feel amused by his eccentricities but he is an extremely inwardly person who looks at the world only with his eyes, the way he wants it to be.
Therefore in this context, this book does not evoke any heightened feeling to general readers unless they have some kind of personal opinion about the author and his works.