|DVD Rakhta Charitra 2
Run time: 135 min
Genres: Action | Crime | Drama
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Writers: Prashant Pandey
Stars: Shatrughan Sinha, Vivek Oberoi, Suriya
Based in Anandpur, Andhra Pradesh, Pratap Ravi, who lives with his expectant wife, Nandini, is fully engrossed in avenging the brutal death of his father, Veera Bhadra and brother, Shankar. He is now invited by actor-turned-politician, Shivaji Rao, to join politics and end the bloodshed. Pratap does so, but must face off against a vengeful male, Surya, who blames him for the death of his family in a TV bomb blast. Pratap not only manages to elude Surya, but through DCP Mohan Prasad, has him arrested and sent to prison. Ready to contest elections, he is faced with another adversary – Surya’s wife, Bhavani. He decides to kill her but is prevented by his very own wife. With Bhavani’s increasing popularity, and Surya joining forces with opposition leader, Krishna Swamy, Pratap finds his life in danger and decides to organize a meeting of all political leaders in the region – a decision that may well change his and everyone’s lives. Written by rAjOo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Plot Keywords: murder, revenge|
Release Date: 3 December 2010 (India)
There are many positives going for this movie. The story is true to its land, the acting is great, no commercial elements so on paper everything seems to be right.
But when you stretch a small story for more than 2 hours then it becomes a big bore. RGV could have easily put both the movie parts together in 1 piece and that would have made it a great watch.
Many scenes move in slow motion. The technique works at the start but then you see too many scenes following the pattern that it tires you, especially in the end.
I would still give this 7/10 since the movie tells an important story something which is still not very well understood by many.
There have been blood, lot of blood, in Rakht Charitra 1. The second installment, Rakht Charitra 2, or 'Raththa Saritram' in Tamil, is no different. It follows the same track of the prequel, with lot of bloodshed, revenge, extreme expressions, symbolic scenes, etc etc. Plus, this movie has a surprise element to it, none other than 'Surya the Ghajini'. Thanks to RGV, we see a completely different Surya on screen ,one who roars and spits venom in dialogues, rather than play guitar or fight as a responsible cop of the state.
The story of Raththa Saritram can be told in a few lines, but they have executed it well. The movie is performance based, rather than a story based one. It has similar incidents as Rakht Charitra 1, but the basic plot is the never-ending chain of vengeance and revenge.
While the former movie belonged to Vivek Oberoi, this Raththa Saritram belongs to Surya, just because of the way the actor has performed in the movie. The character is not penned so deeply, it is nowhere near Pratap Ravi's character (Played by Vivek Oberoi), but Surya overcomes this problem, and carries out a commendable performance, almost par with that of Vivek Oberoi. There are many scenes that just make us say 'wow!! What a performance!!'. Surely, this is one of the best performances of 2010, and a notable one in Surya's career, after 'Pitaamahan', 'Ghajini' and 'Vaaranam Aayiram'. His action sequences are awesome, the fight scenes in court and jail are very good. Also, he is on the top, in the scene of TV Bomb blast.
Vivek Oberoi, the protagonist of Rakht Charitra 1, performs equally well in this movie also. He overshadows Surya in various instances, and his expressions are just great!! Everything is perfect, and such a performance can't been so often in Indian cinema. Even though he doesn't get much screen space in this, he manages to excel in whatever he does. What a performance, man!! I just want to recall a few sequences, such as argument scene and the next scene with Radhika Apte, conversation with Surya and the very next scene, etc etc.. He is a show stealer, and people who watched the first part will surely be sad about him not getting lot of screen presence.
The remaining cast do their jobs well. Radhika Apte, Priyamani, Sudeep, Shatrughan Sinha, and all others are fine.
Cinematography is very good, but looks a little bit awkward and bizarre at times, especially the 360 degree rotating scenes. It would have been used in just 1 scene, but it is used in 3-4 scenes, and doesn't look good at times.
There are nothing much to mention about the lower sides of the movie, but I really felt sad during the final assassination. Camera should have focused to Pratap also, but sadly it doesn't happen. It would have been a great cinematic experience, considering how Vivek performed throughout the movie. But sadly they don't give much focus to his expressions during the assassination.
The songs are used frequently in the background, and they are good. One notable song is 'Nagendrahaaray Trilochanaay', it is awesome!! Also, there are many excellent dialogues in the movie.
Revenge never ends, and that is what the closing scene of the movie implies. And the director has been successful in his effort to reach the message to the viewers. This is among RGV's finest works, and is very good in all aspects.
On the whole, I personally liked the first part rather than the second, but that is just a personal choice.This one is equally good!! Go watch it!! PS: If you are a movie lover, then you must watch both the movies Rakht Charitra 1 and 2, and if you are a Surya lover, watch the second one!!!
Raktha Charithra-2 is based on a true story. There are many positive elements in this movie like Acting, especially Surya Sivakumar i can't write down this by not preferring him. Outstanding performance .. Also Vivek, he also done very well, Actresses also keep their stand of acting. next is Technical side, all technical elements are good, cinematography, editing, sound design are very good. while we watching the movie we feel that we are watching it as real, thats the brilliance of RGV. Slow motion scenes were taken very well. by watching this movie we can conclude that RC-2 is a good movie but not for sensitive hearts. i will give 8/10 rating to this movie.
Director Ram Gopal Varma continues the revenge saga that he started with the first film, which released in October.
In case you missed it, Varma begins with approximately 25 minutes of footage from the first film to bring you up to speed. In the starting sequence of the movie most people thought that Rakta Charitra 1 was playing by mistake.Clearly Varma doesn't believe in montage.
The films are loosely based on the life of Paritala Ravindra, a political leader from Andhra Pradesh. While the first part focused on the rise of Pratap, played by Vivek Oberoi, the second focuses on how his arch-enemy Surya, played by South star Suriya, takes revenge.
It's a high decibel, heavy-handed saga of killing and counter-killing without a break or even a larger point.
Though Varma does tell us at the end that the film demonstrates the futility of violence – a noble sentiment, which is not unlike preaching abstinence at the end of a porn film. Because for over two hours Varma explores the myriad ways of inflicting violence so heads are crushed, limbs are severed, families are bombed and bullets pierce bodies without a pause.
This is Varma's gritty universe, in which all the men make cryptic pronouncements and smoke and stride in slow motion. And just in case you still don't get it, the bombastic soundtrack underlines every emotion.
Rakta Charitra 1 had an urgency that kept the narrative moving despite the clumsy voice-over and mind-numbing violence. The sequel has some powerful scenes but lacks cohesion. In places, the scenes seem stitched together quite randomly. Oberoi, who was so much more effective in the first, mostly flares his nostrils and looks grim.
But Suriya saves the film from being a total loss. His expressive eyes have a quiet strength and his presence sears the screen.
On the whole, RAKHT CHARITRA is not for the faint-hearted or the lily-liveried. The violence, the blood and gore depicted in the film will shock and disconcert you, which only goes to establish as to how proficiently the subject material has been treated. The film is targeted mainly at those who love to watch aggression, violence, bloodshed, brutality and massacre on the silver screen, but a chunk of the movie-going audience (ladies and kids) will choose to stay away from this scene of carnage.
Will someone please find him a better Bollywood script?