Rakta Charitra 2

| | 2010-12-03

Suriya, Vivek Oberoi, Shatrughan Sinha, Priyamani, Radhika Apte, Sudeep, Aijaz Khan, Subrat Dutta, Zareena Wahab, Tanikella, Subhalekha Sudhakar, Vishwajeet Pradhan, Kitty and others

Director - Ram Gopal Varma
Producer - Madhu Mantena, Sheet
Banner - Cinergy Productions
Music - Dharam- Sandeep


A powerful tale, the story takes off from the first part where Pratap Ravi (Vivek Oberoi) rises to absolute power. However, his regime gets a jitter with a bomb attack on his car convoy. Enquiries reveal that it is Surya Bhanureddy(Suriya), son of Narasimha Reddy (Kitty) who was killed by Pratap Ravi. DCP Mohan Prasad (Sudeep) traces out Surya and gets him to jail. Meanwhile, Pratap Ravi realizes the threat of Surya and begins to chalk plans to eliminate him. However, none of them get successful. Meanwhile, Surya gets close to Muddu Krishna (Aijaz Khan), a hardcore killer in the jail and reveals his flashback. The battle begins between Pratap and Surya and who has the final success forms the rest of the story.

Artist performances:

Vivek Oberoi came up with an elegant performance and while his first part act was violent, he was rather smooth in this one and revealed his sensitive side as well. The real show stealer is Suriya who comes up with a masterly performance. His grip over the character, his expressions, his body language were impeccable and he comes up with an award winning performance. Aijaz Khan as Muddu Krishna was good. Priyamani was natural and did her role with élan. Radhika Apte looks naturally beautiful and her chemistry with Vivek was touching. Subhalekha Sudhakar was superb. Sudeep was intense and hard hitting. Subrat Dutta was apt. Shatrughan Sinha was brief but good. The others did their bit as required and added value to the film.

Plus points:

    * Suriya's Performance
    * Cinematography
    * Shot Composition
    * Opening Ten Minutes and Climax
    * Background Score

Minus points:

    * Editorial Jerks
    * Slight Slowdown In The Second Half
    * Most Of The Film Is Fictional


The film is a sequel to the original hit 'Rakta Charitra' and true to the hype, the second part has not let the audience down. While it has got some of the finest technically crafted sequences, the content part is so strong and intense that there is not a single minute of idle time for the audience. Each and every frame has been composed with eye for detail and the gripping screenplay makes it even more interesting. The movie's plot takes cinematic liberties in perspective and narration, due to this most of the film appear to be fictional.

While this may not be the film for kids or lady audience, there is a soft touch to the entire revenge saga with an enlightening message which must be taken by the viewer. At the box office, this will click in a big and better way than the first part.

Verdict: Powerful! Worth a watch!