RGV has once again proved that he is resolute to abide in his sanguinary domain.Godfatherism is the most sought-after issue for the creator of Sarkar."Once upon a time.." in Anandpur(strong ironical twist in the name) a young, college-going youth Pratap takes to violence in order to avenge the murders of his father and brother. Possessed with vengeance, he summarily translates himself into a hard-core killer besides looming a Robinhood image, especially amongst the masses, peril-stricken by the brutality and bestiality of Bukka Reddy.Pratap eventually finds himself under the political banner of Shivaji Rao, a film-star-turned politician. The mentor puts Pratap into his political matrix. Bukka is killed by the man, whose sister was raped and finally immolated. All the same, the audiences have no way to heave a sigh of relief, for there is an uprise of another counter-force.
Vivek Oberoi as pratap has done good though he ought to have been utilized in larger footage. His impression in the film is not as abiding as that of in Company. Abhimunya Singh as Bukka will leave a lasting impression through his portrayal of a psychopathic matador. Shatrughan Singh as Shivaji Rao appears bold with his moustach-shaven appearence. Zarina Wahab has performed brilliant.Ashwini Kalekar, Radhika Apte, Kota Srinivas Raohave done what they have been advised to do.
In case, a fall-out assrets, RGV has been inspired by Paritala Ravindra's life, a society of sepients may take objection to the word "inspiration". Inspiration is neither provocation nor instigation.The sequences like--heads battered, limbs chopped-off, necks scythed, men burnt and diabolic means can never "inspire" a sensible man. If the excuse goes, the maker has endevoured to focus what truth was, the counter-argument stands, truth can be displayed with the sequences of brutalities brushed aside. A deeper scrutiny of the film reveals, goring attitudes have been romanticized.Ram Gopal Varma is, undoubtedly.a skilled maker of films. But,his spine-shivering approaches including "Bhoot", "Phoonk" have made an RGV genre, and the fans of Raj Kumar Hirani may voice, "Get well soon".
Profuse "rakht" has been shedded in this film. The remaining vestige is believed to be emptied in "Rakht Charitra-2". Since deads have no rakht or blood, after the sequel, what will be his subsequent venture, " Chita Charitra"( The Character of Pyre)???