Ram Gopal Varma's latest offering Department about the nexus between crime, punishment and the law is getting more interesting by the day.
Recently one reported on Sanjay Dutt shooting a promotional song for the film on his own. Now comes the rather jolting report that the entire climax featuring a fight between Sanjay Dutt and Rana Daggubati has very recently been re-shot, and this time with director Ram Gopal Varma's consent.
Apparently, Ramu initially argued against re-shooting. But he finally gave in. The climax was re-shot in utmost secrecy last week. And the results were spectacular. Ramu being the first to admit it.
Says our source, "After seeing the revised climax, Ramu immediately told Sanju that re-shooting was a great idea and that the film looks much better."
Interestingly, the climax was not all that was re-shot. We believe the iconic Amitabh Bachchan track 'Thodisi Jo Pi Li Hai' from Namak Halaal (originally composed by Bappi Lahiri, remixed for Department by Bappi's son Bappa) which was filmed on a sozzled Sanjay Dutt and Rana Daggubati, has also been re-shot.
Says a source close to the project, "The idea was to make Department look bigger grander more epic in scope than Ramu's other cops-and-gangsters films. Blessedly, Ramu realized the creative revision was for the betterment of the product. So there was no stress over the changes."