RGV is back and how.
Well Rakht Charitra is as we all know a biopic on erstwhile Andhra Politico Paritala Ravi. It talks about Ravi, whose father and brother get murdered in a political conspiracy and then his revenge against those who are involved in the conspiracy. And while he is taking his revenge he meets a actor-turned-politician who gives him a chance to be all white by getting into politics (which he does). The movie does try to paint a very good picture of Ravi.
The movie is an average blood and gore movie, with intense action sequences and prolonged background music. The movie would have remained the same, had it not been for close to life portrayal of their respective characters by Viveik Oberoi and Abhimanyu Singh. Failure of Prince meant that a lot was riding on this movie for Viveik and the careergraph of RGV also needed a big boost from this movie, and the first part has definitely given them a little hope if not complete reprise.
But watch out for Abhimanyu Singh, who has given a complete new definition to being BAD on the screen. He is brilliant, so real is his character that I think next time anyone meets Abhimanyu, he/she is going to hate him rather loathe him.
The movie has slick editing and good camera works, which makes it joy to watch. Shatrughan Sinha is powerful in his cameo and so is Ashwini Kalekar (though she doesnt get enough screen presence). Zarina Wahab is wonderful as a vulnerable wife who transforms into a strong mother and Radhika Apte is decent in her small but recognisable role. Background music of top class and the title track is awesome. The musical duo of Dharam-Sandeep have created some impactful sound.
The places where the movie falters is actually the lack of an impressive voice narrating the movie. 'Coz the narrator has a very irritating voice. RGV's regular Kota Srinivas Rao is a disappointment,with his over the top acting.
RGV leaves with a promise of more action and intense with a sequel to RC-I, and also curiosity to see the south superstar Surya in it.