Rakta Charitra 2

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Rakta Charitra 2 (Rakht Charitra 2 in Hindi) is a 2010 Indian political action thriller based on the life of Paritala Ravindra. The film was directed by Ram Gopal Varma and written by Prashant Pandey. The film is a sequel to Rakta Charitra, which released two months earlier.[1] The film was dubbed into Tamil as Ratha Sarithiram. The film retained much of the cast from the previous film, but additionally included Suriya and Priyamani in supporting roles. This film marks the debut of Tamil actor Suriya into the Telugu and Hindi film industries.

Rakta Charitra 2
Rakta Charitra 2.jpg
Theatrical release poster in Telugu
Directed byRam Gopal Varma
Produced byMadhu Mantena
Chinna Vasudeva Reddy
Sheetal Vinod Talwar
Screenplay byPrashant Pandey
Based onParitala Ravindra
StarringVivek Oberoi
Suriya
Sudeep
Priyamani
Radhika Apte
Shatrughan Sinha
Kota Srinivasa Rao
Sushant Singh
Narrated byAmitabh Bachchan (Hindi)
Ram Gopal Varma (Telugu)
Gautham Menon (Tamil)
Music byDharam Sandeep
Imran-Vikram
Sukhwinder Singh
Amar Desai
Cinematography
Edited byNipun Gupta
Production
company
RGV Film factory
Distributed byVistaar Religare Film Fund
Release date
  • December 3, 2010 (2010-12-03)
Running time
117min (Telugu)
121min (Hindi)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Telugu

PlotEdit

The first half hour is a recap of part I, such as the events of how Pratap Ravi (Vivek Oberoi) takes revenge for the murder of his father and brother as well as how he comes to power.[1] When no one in Andhra has the courage to stand up against Ravi, a man comes into light to seek revenge on Prathap. Yeturi Suryanarayana Reddy a.k.a. Surya (Suriya) is seen waiting in the woods near the main road, waiting for Pratap Ravi and hurls a bomb at his convoy. Unfortunately for Surya, Pratap Ravi escapes the bomb blast. Pratap Ravi's henchmen attempt to kill Surya but he manages to escape.

Surya informs his wife that he missed the chance of killing Pratap Ravi. Meanwhile, the media asks Pratap Ravi if this attempt is a Surya's revenge for the TV bomb placed in Surya's home by Pratap himself. Pratap Ravi denies the charge. Shivaji Rao asks Pratap to stop this vengeance but Prathap insists on killing Surya. Pratap orders his action team to kill anyone who opposes him. DCP Mohan Prasad (Sudeep) starts to investigate the case. He finds Bhavani (Priyamani), wife of Surya, and demands Surya to surrender or else he would harm his wife and baby son Arya. Surya thinks that he has missed a great chance and another chance will not come so easily and decides to surrender for protection plots to kill Prathap Ravi. DCP Mohan Prasad produces Surya in court to face trial. Prathap Ravi sends a henchmen to kill Surya in court itself, but Surya manages to fight him and kills the henchman in front of judge. Surya is sent to prison.

Pratap Ravi decides to kill Surya inside the jail, he plans carefully and decides someone from outside their camp should do this, so that the police does not suspect them. In prison Surya befriends Muddu Krishna by telling him his story. The flashback shows that after Pratap Ravi's attempt to kill Narasimha Reddy (Kitty), Surya's brother wants to take revenge. Surya, on the other hand, doesn't want to take revenge straight away, and tells him to be patient and to leave the matter as it is, as he doesn't want to put his mother and sister in any danger. Within a few months Surya's entire family is killed in the TV bomb blast. After hearing the story, Muddu Krishna decides help Surya in killing Ravi. The henchmen in prison try to kill Surya but Surya fights them back. After this failure Pratap Ravi is warned by Shivaji Rao. As a result, Pratap Ravi decides that he wants to stop this revenge and he meets Surya in jail. Ravi tells Surya to stop this bloodshed, to which Surya promptly replies "I'll surely stop – after killing you". Prathap thinks he can't do anything because he is in jail, which makes him defenceless.

Enter Krishnaswamy, the opposition Party leader, who decides to meet Surya. He says that to kill Pratap Ravi, Surya has to become a bigger name in Anantapur than Pratap Ravi. Krishnaswamy requests Surya to ask his wife to stand in election. Surya convinces Bhavani to stand for election. This makes Ravi to fear for his life and also for his ministerial post, consequently his henchmen want to eliminate Bhavani but Nandini (Radhika Apte) pleads with Pratap Ravi not to kill Bhavani, causing Ravi to abort the plan. However, one of Ravi's closest gang member, Umapati, is already on his way to kill Bhavani. Muddu Krishna kills Umapati and saves Bhavani. Krishnaswamy comes to prison to thank Surya, and Surya thanks him in return.

A scared Pratap organises a meeting involving the leaders of all the districts in Andhra Pradesh. Knowing this, Surya plots to kill Pratap Ravi. He realises that in the meeting, all the leaders will participate with their bodyguards. He orders Muddu Krishna to dress like a bodyguard since no one would be able to identify whose bodyguard belongs to whoever. Using this ambiguity Surya's henchmen can kill Pratap Ravi. After the meeting comes to end, Pratap Ravi plans to leave. As he was leaving, he sees a familiar face and is struck. He sees Surya, standing in front of him with his handgun. Surya fires at Pratap Ravi until he dies in a pool of blood. Surya's friends put teargas and create panic, and under the cover of smoke, Surya escapes from the scene and returns to the prison. Nandini cries by hugging her dead husband Pratap Ravi.

Muddu Krishna takes the blame for killing Pratap Ravi for Surya. DCP Mohan Prasad comes to meet Surya in jail and justifies why Pratap Ravi became a factionist. It was the circumstances that made Pratap Ravi a factionist. He adds to Surya that the same circumstances will change him into a Ravi. Surya finally says "Thank you, but I won't change into another Ravi". The movie ends with the birth of Pratap Ravi's child.

CastEdit

Critical receptionEdit

Suriya's performance was praised by critics, where Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama rated 3.5 out of 5 and said that "On the whole, RAKHT CHARITRA 2 highlights the emotion called vengeance most convincingly. It is chilling, raw, revolting, crass and ghastly, the kind that is meant to repulse you. But let's face it: It's a true depiction of human emotions."[2] Renuka Rao of DNA India gave the movie 3 stars in a scale of 5, concluding that "Watch it if you had watched the first part, but don't be surprised if you don't like this as much."[3] Nikhat Kazmi of Times of India gave the movie 3 stars out of 5, stating that "Rakht Charitra doesn't break new ground like Satya and Company, nevertheless it remains a must-see film for Ramu fans."[4] Shubhra Gupta of Indian Express gave the movie 2.5 stars out of 5, and wrote that "Like in the first part, RGV’s intention is not so much to delve into the complexities of Andhra politics, which stay firmly in the backdrop, but to create sequences where death is choreographed in varying ways. After a point, you are oblivious to the gore. But you cannot, at any point, bypass Suriya : he has eyes that speak. Bollywood is ready for him."[5] Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN gave the movie 2.5 out of 5 stars, noting that "I’m going with two out of five for 'Rakht Charitra 2'. More blood and more killings leave you numb your seat.".[6]

Rakta Charitra 2 was simultaneously released in Telugu in Andhra Pradesh. 123telugu.com rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars, praising the story, but noting the second half slows down and that, "Yes the climax could have been better".[7] Greatandhra.com rated the film 3.25 out of 5 and credited the film as "A Technical Masterpiece" and said that "This is an Charitra that haunts for a decade".[8]

AccoladesEdit

2011 Screen Awards

Nominated[9]

2011 Stardust Awards

Nominated[10]

SoundtrackEdit

Rakta Charitra 2
Soundtrack album by
Imran-Vikram, Dharam-Sandeep, Sukhwinder Singh, and Amar Desai
Released2010
Recorded2010
GenreFilm soundtrack
Length23:11
LabelT-Series
Hindi tracklist
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Patthar Ko"Sandeep SinghSukhwinder Singh3:09
2."Khel Shuroo"VayuArmaan Malik, Shreekumar Vakkiyil4:03
3."Nagendra Haraya"Prashant PandeySukhwinder Singh, Viveka4:02
4."Maar De jo bhi tere raste mein ayega" (Remix)Shabeer AhmedJojo6:04
5."Mila Toh Marega" (Electro Mix)Shyamraj DuttaSandeep Patil, Ravindra Upadhay, Vishvesh Parmar3:48
6."Patthar Ko" (Theme Music) Instrumental2:05
Total length:23:11
Telugu tracklist
No.TitleLength

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Rakht Charitra 2: Bloody Bore". Rediff. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Rakht Charitra II Review". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Review: Rakht Charitra II fails to live up to expectation". DNA. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Rakta Charitra II Times of India Review". Times of India. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Rakta Charitra II Indian Express Review". Indian Express. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  6. ^ "'Rakht Charitra II' lacks drama". IBN. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  7. ^ ""Rakta Charitra – 2 Review"". 123telugu. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  8. ^ ""Rakta Charitra – 2 Review"". greatandhra. Retrieved 03 Dec 2010.
  9. ^ "Nominations for 17th Annual Star Screen Awards 2011". OneIndia. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  10. ^ [1] Archived 25 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine

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