MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 33,201 this week

Rakhta Charitra (2010)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 2,067 users  
Reviews: 30 user | 8 critic

A killer bandit decides to become a politician in order to avenge deaths in his family.

Director:

Writers:

(lyrics), (lyrics), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 24 Jul 2011
 
list image
a list of 28 titles
created 03 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 25 titles
created 10 Jan 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 03 Sep 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 29 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Rakhta Charitra" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rakhta Charitra (2010)

Rakhta Charitra (2010) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rakhta Charitra.
4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

On a calm summer day in 1991, in the bustling Lokhandwala Complex, five criminals including Maya and Dilip were counting 70 lakhs in flat no. 32 B, when 286 policemen, headed by ACP Khan, ... See full summary »

Director: Apoorva Lakhia
Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Amitabh Bachchan, Arbaaz Khan
Yuva (2004)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Michael, Arjun and Lallan, three men from three different stratas of society, cross paths one morning in Calcutta and change one another's lives forever.

Director: Mani Ratnam
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji
Jungle (2000)
Action | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Where beasts feared to tread, he made it his home; Where the scorching sun could not reach, he shined in the cold bloodedness. Where the police never managed to catch him, he always killed ... See full summary »

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Sunil Shetty, Fardeen Khan, Urmila Matondkar
Drohi (1992)
Action | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Special Branch Inspector Krishna (Salim Ghouse) has been assigned the task of apprehending Raghav (Nagarjuna), a notorious hitman, in the employ of J.P. Sethi (Danny Denzongpa), which he ... See full summary »

Directors: Gurdip Singh, Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Nagarjuna Akkineni, Urmila Matondkar, Danny Denzongpa
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After avenging the death of his father and brother, a man must now content with another vengeful male.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Shatrughan Sinha, Vivek Oberoi, Suriya
Shiva (2006)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Sangli-based Shiva Kumar re-locates to Mumbai to live with his brother, Daksh; Bhabi, Manasi; and their son. He gets recruited as a Sub-Inspector with Mumbai Police, and Manasi hopes that ... See full summary »

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Mohit Ahlawat, Priyanka Kothari, Vinod Jaywant
Contract (2008)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

After witnessing the brutal death of his family, an embittered ex-army officer agrees to infiltrate a gang of terrorists.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: David Bueno, Vibha Cheebur, Raaj Gopal
Bhoot Returns (2012)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

This story revolves around a family that moves into a new bungalow. Soon the family members experience weird things happening in the house. The little girl Nimmi claims the presence of an ... See full summary »

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: J.D. Chakravarthi, Nitin Jadhav, Manisha Koirala
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Set in Delhi, Kismet Love Paisa Dilli is a one night madcap story of Tharki Lucky and his Gazab Totta, Lovina. Lucky is a college going middle class Delhi boy and Lovina is the girl next ... See full summary »

Director: Sanjay M. Khanduri
Stars: Vivek Oberoi, Mallika Sherawat, Neha Dhupia
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young man was in a dilemma on whether to proceed his life with his wife or his ex-lover.

Director: N. Krishna
Stars: Suriya, Jyothika, Bhoomika Chawla
Maattrraan (2012)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Ramachandran (Sachin Khedekar) is a genetic scientist who is a genius. His wife delivers conjoined twins Akilan and Vimalan (Suriya in dual role). After the birth of his children, ... See full summary »

Director: Anand K.V.
Stars: Suriya, Kajal Agarwal, Sachin Khedekar
Singam (2010)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A police officer is on a mission to apprehend a local M.L.A.

Director: Hari
Stars: Suriya, Anushka Shetty, Prakash Raj
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vivek Oberoi ...
Shatrughan Sinha ...
Shivaji Rao
Sudeep ...
DCP Mohan Prasad
Abhimanyu Singh ...
Bukka Reddy
Radhika Apte ...
Nandini
Srinivasa Rao Kota ...
Nagamani Reddy (as Kota Srinivasan Rao)
Raja Krishnamoorthy ...
Narasimha Reddy (as Raja Krishnamoorthy 'Kitty')
...
Shankar
Zarina Wahab ...
Nari Reddy
Sushmita Mukherjee ...
Gomthi Reddy (as Sushmita Mukherjee Bundela)
Ashish Vidyarthi ...
Mandha
...
Puru Reddy
Ashwini Khalsekar ...
Inspector Ashwini Sinha
...
SP Kanoonga (as Darshan Zariwala)
Haritha ...
Pragathi (as Harita)
Edit

Storyline

Rakta Charitra is a biographical tale of Paritala Ravi from Andhra Pradesh, a prime accused in a number of murder cases. It is the story of a man's phenomenal rise to power and a story of the most intense blood curdling conflict ever heard of between two individuals. Moreover, the story is also the ultimate statement on the often heard disastrous consequences of a fatal mixture of caste, crime, family feuds and politics. Written by Mannu-Sadana

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

22 October 2010 (India)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The character of Bukka Reddy is based on a real life character called Obul Reddy, who was equally evil. See more »

Connections

Followed by Rakhta Charitra 2 (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Never before seen bloodshed on screen...
22 October 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Vengeance is back on Indian screen with a baggage of excessive violence. After making one of the worst film of his career, Ramgopal Verma is back with a big bang. He returned to his fort of crime, violence, power, politics and thrill with the original real life story of Andhra criminal cum politician Paritala Ravi. This is his striking and desperate attempt with a punch with all his capable might and madness which either make you hate or just praise him for his daring effort showing you never before unthinkable violence and bloodshed on Indian screen. Though in showing reality of dirty nexus between crime, politics and shifting volatile power and portraying some of his character too diabolic, he crossed the limit of Indian audience and orthodox censor board but while doing it in his limitless frenzy he made another 'original' and 'cult' film for his fans.

This is the only Indian commercial film shot and made with a length of more than five hours and the reason enough why it has to be released in two parts. The first installment begins with impressive shifting of power that gave birth to revenge and bloodshed with mind-blowing treatment, brilliant ensemble cast and striking performances all with what one can expect from RGV's diabolic dark mind. The film is saving grace and praiseworthy comeback not only for RGV but also for Vivek Oberoi and he's the extension of fire what we witnessed in his debut 'Company' with the same mentor. Apart of him, the film has fine ensemble and supporting presence of many RGV loyal cast with certain new entries. The prominent among them is Shatrughan Sinha, who has short but impressive presence with his mustache less face as popular film star cum politician Shivaji with dialogues and attitude that suits his aura; this time his 'Khamosh!' is replaced with 'Topic is over'. Abhimanyu Singh who blew our minds in his short but terrific presence as Ransa in 'Gulaal' has performed one of the most heinous and violent villain you have ever seen on Indian screen as Bukka. It's in portraying him as 'Rakshas', RGV showed certain objectionable violence crossing all possible barriers. But the intensity of Abhimanyu Singh's act is visible in some of the striking scenes with his bloodthirsty rage in expression and pervert body language. Watch the scene where he continuously slapping the lady cop repeating 'Touch nahi karna' or another where he's showing his temper when his brother comes to meet him in prison. Without a doubt he's the villain of the year.

Technically film is almost flawless and has gripping editing with few avoidable distractions and a song. Cinematography, background score and production deserved clapping. The only complain is too dark portrayal of characters shedding their part of violence on screen. It would have been better if Ramu had explored multiple dimensions of their charcterization like 'Satya'. He ended the film on interesting turn with showing you rushes of his second part releasing 19th on next month with the entry of South Indian superstar Suriya to give Vivek enough fire. I'm desperately waiting to see the second part and I'm sure that Ramu won't fall short of my expectations in making this epic bloodbath of his career.

The film is strictly no, no to family audience and achche ghar ki bahu-betiyan. It's all loaded for RGV fans who're as mad enough as him. Watch it at your own risk, it's quite hard to digest for all.

Ratings-8/10

PS- "I am like a hardcore porn DVD. You might hate it, love it, look down upon it or get disgusted by it but if it is in the room you can't resist watching it." - RGV's interesting comment on his blog.


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
RGV's..... isuresh999
Based On A True Story ??? becoool_sherry
Discuss Rakhta Charitra (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?