October 23, 2010

Rakta charitra 1 – Movie Review

Movie : ‘Rakta charitra’

Ram Gopal Varma is back with a faction story after a lengthy pause into Tollywood.His way of thinking is unique. And Rakta Charitra is made on a

faction genre which is full of violence, power and bloodshed.

Movie  Anecdote:

The story is pretty straightforward and is known to everyone. Narasimha Reddy is a powerful MLA in Aanandapuram of Andhra Pradesh (Kitty). The

MLA is sensible person and he wants to distribute the power that is controlled by his caste to another group that is economically backward. He asks

Veerabhadrayya (Rajendra Gupta) to take charge of elect candidates from the other caste.

Nagamani Reddy (Kota) who is a close relative of Narasimha Reddy is jealous; and don’t like the other caste people to come up. So starts feeding up

Narasimha Reddy.Hearing of the sudden negative shade of Narasimha Reddy, Veerabhadrayya starts his own group to contest in elections. The MLA

who is annoyed with the scenario kills Veerabhadrayya; his elder son Shankar Ravi (Sushant) who gets upset with his father’s murder starts his killing


Here enters Veerabhadriah’s younger son Pratap Ravi (Vivek) who is away from the bad blood gets to know, Shankar Ravi is also killed. And all left

with him is war against Narasimha Reddy family.

Pratap Ravi (Vivek) who wants to take revenge on his enemies who killed his father and brother starts chasing Narasimha Reddy, Nagamani Reddy

and others and kills them callously. On the other side Nagamani Reddy’s son Bukka Reddy (Abhimanyu) who gets hurt turns as a main enemy to

Pratap Ravi.

Pratap who gets higher as opponent to Bukka Reddy is observed by Shivaji Rao (Shatrughan) who starts a new political party chooses to bring up

Pratap to give an end to Bukka Reddy.


Vivek Oberoi is good fit to Pratap’s role, his physical attire is strong and eyes depicted perfect looks of revenge. Besides being an actor from other

language he performed well that you will see Pratap and not Vivek

Abhimanyu Singh gave an exceptional performance .His threatening looks and his body language is quite apt for the role.

Shatrughan Sinha played the role of actor turned politician NTR and his postures, gestures and his dialogue delivery will bring back the memories


Kota is a perfect fit for the role offered to him, Tanikella Bharani performance is fine.Radhika and Zarina are quite fine, Rajendra Gupta was good,

Sushant was short but portrayed well, Ashish Vidyarthi was ok, Subhalekha Sudhakar was normal, Subrat Dutta was good, the others have done

performance to their best.

Technical Departments:

The camera work of Amol Rathod is outstanding; Coming to the continuity part is very much clear in spite of having many actors on the screen.

Background score is apt for the scenes happening. The costumes are suitable and appear to be realistic. Dialogues given by Nageswara Rao needs

polish. Fights by Javed Eijaz are quite natural. Feel that the dubbing part has much more to do as the lip sink is missing and voice doesn’t suit the

actor’s originality.


As far as the movie is concerned it’s totally a saga of real life characters. By making the movie into 2 parts Varma created inquisitiveness to viewers.

In Rakta Charitra-1 the whole cinema appears to be hiatus of Rakta Charitra II which is releasing on 19 November. To my analysis the movie is

totally focused on the differences of monetary values between rich-poor and revenge backdrop. The flick took its turn to be interesting when the

actor makes his entry as politician. True to my knowledge the film will accepted by the lovers of Varma style, fans of Paritala Ravi and finally faction


Bottom-line: Extreme violence lovers are invited.

Banner: Cinergy productions

Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Abhimanyu Singh, Shatrughan Sinha, Kota, Radhika Apte, Zareena Wahab, Sushant Singh, Tanikella, Subhalekha Sudhakar,

Vishwajeet Pradhan, Rajendra Gupta, Ashish Vidyarthi, Kitty and others

Dialogues: Nageswara Rao

Music: Dharam- Sandeep

DOP: Amol Rathod

Editing: Bhanodaya, Nipun Ashok Gupta

Story, screenplay, direction: Ram Gopal Varma

Producers: Madhu Mantena, Sheetal Vinod Talwar, Chinna Vasudeva Reddy, Rajkumar


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