Ebola Virus is one of the most popular and dangerous epidemic to ever scare humans. We couldn’t exactly find a cure to it for many years and still, it is not completely under control. Still, many lives in Africa are lost due to the virus. But can we make a film on such epidemic? Can you even think of a story that surrounds around such a medical emergency?
Well, Ram Gopal Verma, who is always on search for completely out of box subjects as decided to make a film on the Ebola Virus and he got Parag Sanghavi, who produced Sarkar and The Attacks of 26/11, with him earlier, to produce it for him. He released a public note on his facebook account and it reads;
A Note From Producer Parag Sanghvi
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?
Ram gopal varma’s extensively researched story though fictional,is a chilling portrayal of a very real and horrific possibility
Cast and other details will be announced soon.
A Note From Ram Gopal Varma
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.”
Well, you hate him or love him, you can never ignore him. The director wants to make a film that addresses a different storyline that no one has touched yet. Let’s see if he at least know decides to not experiment too much.