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Rakhta Charitra (2010)

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

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Ram Gopal Varma

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vivek Oberoi ... Pratap Ravi
Shatrughan Sinha ... Shivaji Rao
Sudeep ... DCP Mohan Prasad
Abhimanyu Singh ... Bukka Reddy
Radhika Apte ... Nandini
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Zarina Wahab ... Nari Reddy
Sushmita Mukherjee ... Gomthi Reddy (as Sushmita Mukherjee Bundela)
Ashish Vidyarthi ... Mandha
Vishwajeet Pradhan ... Puru Reddy
Ashwini Kalsekar ... Inspector Ashwini Sinha (as Ashwini Khalsekar)
Darshan Jariwala ... SP Kanoonga (as Darshan Zariwala)
Haritha Haritha ... Pragathi (as Harita)
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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

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Language:

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Release Date:

22 October 2010 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Ratha Sarithiram See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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A huge content after a long time
22 October 2010 | by sharpthoughtsSee all my reviews

Before starting about RGV and all the hype he does. Primary factor to be discussed here is the Story of the movie. As everybody knows Raktacharitra is a make of popular rivalry between Paritala Ravindra and MaddelaCheruvu Suryanarayana, most of us in Andhrapradesh knows the facts of the story. But the unknown facts hidden are always hidden under the darkest corner of the history. And to find them all in a movie is greater experience. The movie provides wonderful and powerful story which Indian audience are missing since years. As the title shows it, the soul of the story is revenge, power and politics; And all the three factors not in tuxedo style, but on pure Indian grounds. All the three factors played significant role to make the story powerful.

But, the movie, play and storytelling could be better. The movie opens with a murder scene in daylight; Which introduces us with the emotion and heat of the story world. When story slowly unfolds a stretch of scenes are merely visual and audible, No scene development is done; which resulted in no emotion and banal storytelling and a feeling of watching Discovery Documentary show. Adding to the fuel, RGV's Voice- over is a partial disaster but he was able to carry the emotion of the scene and intention of the story in his voice. The scope of the first half is huge. A director can ask for no more. There is lot of politics going around in the first half which would've resulted in an epic drama if scenes are well planned. Unfortunately, no ideas in Storytelling and screenplay were used and all drama was wasted. Maybe the director doesn't wanted the screenplay to dominate the story? Wat soever, It could've been an epic.

After the first episode, The big time drama starts and audience lost themselves in to the dramatic world of the story. Politics, Power, Revenge and Powerful Characters are the life of this movie. Every scene is linked, has value and content. Raktacharitra is gore story and demands gore scenes. You cannot see a Gandhi with a missile and Adolf Hitler preaching Peace. This movie is presented as it is chosen by Story and the story is chosen by reality.

Other Factors

RGV could've concentrated on the dubbing artists which brought previous movie experiences and confused audience unknowingly.

Screenplay and scene development cud be better.

The idea of voice-over is good to make the lengthy story short and a direct interaction of story teller to the audience.

One song is an abuse to the movie.

We need more movies with content. Thanks to RGV


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