If you are not satisfied with the tortures inflicted upon you by “Hiss” or “Jhootha Hi Sahi”, then you can have a look at Ram Gopal varma’s “Rakta Charitra”. Though Ram Gopal Varma made it a point to do something different and out of the box, he ended up having similar kind of reviews!! How sad..
Based on a true story, the movie opens with Vivek Oberoi playing the role of Pratap Ravi. It is said that this character has been etched keeping in mind the character of Paritala Ravi,the most dreaded name in South India years back!! Oberoi is simple student leading a simple life..but all simplicity is lost once his father and brother are ruthlessly murdered by a politician from upper caste. Thus starts the blood cladded drama- the frantic search of Ravi for his enemies, his entrance in the world of Politics and then finally ending the treacherous drama by murdering the accused in broad day light.
Ram Gopal Varma in a recent interview said that “Rakta Charitra” is not a movie for women!! But the movie is so pathetic, even men will feel like running away! From the beginning to the end, Ram Gopal Varma has made it a point to show you how vibrantly and vividly “red” colour can be used.. What I mean is, throughout the movie, all you will see is blood pouring everywhere. However, to Varma this wasn’t enough, so he has all his characters using “Rakta” in almost every sentence they speak..like we use punctuation marks!! Difference in dialogues you see!!
While we have Karan Johar on one hand alluring his fans by his grandeur settings and stylish looks, we have our talented Varma showing us new ways to hurt each other. This film will definitely make you sure that he has done immense research on this!!
Varma is careful to maintain consistency!! Like all his earlier films, he has a disatrous cast, a wierd presentation, and to team up with this, there is the sweaty celebratory songs that will surely eat your head off. If there is something new in the film, it is just that the story is based on a true persn, but thats all. Don’t even think this will have some positive effect as far as the psychological state of the poor viewers are concerned!!
However, the unhinged goon, Abhimanyu Singh’s character, and Vivek Oberoi’s acting is worth the praise. But still this isn’t enough to boost you to endure the torture otherwise inflicted on you once you start watching it!! So better take Ram Gopal Varma’s advice seriously..Not only girls, but guys too!!