The upcoming film, Veerappan , directed by Ram Gopal Varma, showcases one of the biggest manhunts in history. Based on the life of the infamous sandalwood smuggler, it narrates his story through the point of view of those who were involved in his encounter. RGVgathered his research material based on interviews with some of the dacoit’s ex-gang members and people who used to mediate between him and the government. He also got information from officers who were a part of the operation to nab him.
Veerappan used to think he is more famous than Rajnikanth and at one point he demanded a film to be made on him as a part of his Ransom
— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) 17 May 2016