Rakta Charitra Movie Review: A brutal tale of revenge, crime & politics

Ram Gopal Verma is at it again and surprisingly he does it very well this time around with his movie Rakta Charitra. The director is known for making movies that display the alleged links between the criminals and the political hotshot from the Indian perspective. After taking on sufficiently on the mafias and leaders in Maharashtra, the filmmaker has shifted his attention this time due south west India and depicted a gory tale enmeshed politics, crime and revenge. Starring Vivek Oberoi as Pratap Ravi, Abhimanyu Singh as Bukka Reddy and Shatrughan Sinha as an actor turned politician, the movie recounts the crime legend of Paritala Ravi in Andhra Pradesh.

The story follows Vivek’s thirst for revenging his father’s and brothers’ murder at the hands of the political mentor of his father. He is literally shown to be on a killing spree as he attempts to lay his hands on Bukka Reddy and cause his demise. In the process, Vivek is embraced and assisted by Shatrughan Sinha (his character can be easily traced to that of N.T. Rama Rao). Shotgun Sinha frames and directs his political aspirations. What follows as a result of all this is a series of brutal killings, where the people did not think twice before severing the limbs or putting bullets through the skull.

All the actors performed really well but Abhimanyu Singh is the ultimate show stealer with his amazing and true to the character portrayal of Bukka Reddy. Vivek and Shotgun Sinha are really effective in their roles and art direction, photography etc are typical of Ram Gopal Verma style movie. Go for it if you can handle the extreme degree of violence and bloodshed displayed in the movie.

Rating :- 3/5