Based on the real life story of Partiala Ravi, Rakta Charitra give an account of incidents that transformed him from a polite college student to the king of brutality. Later on he begins his career as a political leader to make his own laws. So, if you are unaware of Partiala Ravi, Ram Gopal Verma's Rakta Charitra will work as his walking talking biography.
Movie is set in a hamlet of Andhra Pradesh called Anandpur and is a story of Pratap Ravi a.ka. Partiala Ravi (Vivek Oberoi), who starts his vendetta-fare to give justice to his father and brother. Afterwards his this personal vengeanace becomes a fight of every human to earn their right to LIVE.
Beware there is no comedy, no romance, no dazzling locations, no peppy tracks in short it's NOT a family entertainer. You will only get to see over-the-top violence, bloody images, gunshots, hard-core fight sequences, relentless brutality in simple words its not for weak-hearted people. The movie starts with a bang and ends more powerfully. The first half of the film does not have that much momentum but after intermission once you get introduced to few other characters. One to watch out for is actor-turned-leader Shivaji Rao (Shatrughan Sinha). He is just flawless and only a powerhouse like him could have pulled-off the role of Shivaji with so much ease.
As soon as Shatrughan Sinha enters the screen the story becomes even more interesting. He takes Pratap Ravi under his roof and uses his energy & agrression for the betterment. Once Praap gets the power of politics in his hands he get the ticket to fight his rivals upfront.
RGV has really got the art to handle these kind of concepts brilliantly. His past projects like Shiva, Satya, Company, Sarkar, Sarkar Raj all go pale in front of Rakta Charitra.
Vivek Oberoi looked so apt for his role that he breathes life into Pratap Ravi. He was so efficient in this one that though we have seen him playing something similar in Shoot out at Lokhandwala and Company but his performance in this flick is way beyond the last ones. Abhimanyu Singh as Bhuka Singh (baddie of the movie) stands out. He was so effective that you'll 'HATE' him and that's the exact reaction he wanted to get out of you as an audience. Zarina Wahab shines like a star, Ashwini Kalsekar's role as a brave-heart cop suited her really well. Action Sequences they looked so real and background score made there impact even more forceful.
In the end Rakta Charitra promises to continue on 19th November with outstanding Surya. Speaking of this week, I reckon Rakta Charitra is the pick-of-the-week.
Final Verdict: Faint-heaated people should stay away from this one as it shows ugly truth about our so called 'Democratic' India and in words of Shvaji Rao "Topic Is Over".