Rakta Charitra – Rakta Charitra tells the story of Paritala Ravi, the politician from Andhra Pradesh.
Starring: Vivek Oberoi, Surya, Shatrughan Sinha, Radhika Apte
Director: Ram Gopal Verma
Genre: Drama / Action
Friday has finally come and with it the time has come for the release of the much awaited RGV production Rakta Charitra. Classified as an intense action drama, Rakta Charitra tells the story of Paritala Ravi, the politician from Andhra Pradesh who indulges in extreme action to fight against his rivals and is in the end put to death by the same rivals. Portrayed onscreen by actor Vivek Oberoi, Paritala Ravi is the very embodiment of the trademark Indian politician who can adopt the most violent means to fight against his his rivals in the political field. While the film released amid much fanfare, critics were quick to slam it as repetitive and too noisy!
The background score too could not score a hit for the film which, as described by many could better be forgotten as “blaring”. While Shatrughan Sinha was the biggest discovery at this stage of his career when he went from his usual flamboyant self to being very moderate in his performance, Vivek Oberoi failed to impress the critics, yet again!
Says a critic; if the entire film was to be summed up in a single word, the best word to use for Rakta Charitra would be ugly! Unable to score in Bollywood, it is yet to be seen how Rakta Charitra fares down south where the film has been released in Telugu and Tamil.