Rakta Charitra is a forthcoming trilingual Indian film written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma, made simultaneously in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. Suriya is all set to make his Bollywood debut in Rakta Charitra.Priyamani will appear opposite Suriya. Priyamani would be playing the role of Gangula Bhanumati, wife of Maddelachervu Suri(Suriya).
The film is based on the real life incidents of the slain political leader Paritala Ravindra. Ravi was the prime accused in many murder cases. He also survived numerous assassination attempts, the most brutal of which happened on a quiet Friday afternoon in November 1997 when a road near Rama Naidu Studio in Hyderabad was turned into a death field by a bomb which killed 26 people but failed to get its intended target.
The film, jointly made by One More Thought and Zed Three Pictures, also features Vivek Oberoi, Surya, Sudeep, Radhika Apte, Shatrughan Sinha.
South Indian superstar Surya, who is footing his first step in Bollywood through Ram Gopal Varma’s Rakta Charitra, has said that he is getting better in Hindi language and now, he is able to read and write in Hindi. The actor is also playing a lead role in Puri Jagannath’s The Businessman, which is also said to be a multi-lingual film.
Earlier, in an interview Surya has confessed that his daughter Diya knows Hindi better than him. But now having an tutor has helped him to learn the language. The actor says that his only intention is to reach out to pan-Indian audience and he likes to face the new challenges. He even assures that he won’t leave Tamil for the sake of Hindi.
Well, the actor is not sure about dubbing his own voice for the film and he says that it all depends on Ram Gopal Varma. Recently, actor Vikram dubbed his voice in Hindi for Raavan.
Now, we have to wait and see whether the Surya will take up this challenge.
Suriya is one actor who likes to experiment with different get-ups on screen. Whether in Kaakha Kaakha, Perazhagan, Pithamagan or Vaaranam Aayiram, the actor has performed each role with ease and panache. Now he is busy wrapping RGV’s much-hyped Raktha Chaitra.
Raktha Charitra (RC) is a real-life story based on Paritala Ravi, a gangster in Andhra Pradesh in the early ’80s. “I play Maddelacheruvu Suri, an intense character, and a rival of Vivek Oberoi, who essays the role of Paritala Ravi. Suri is the only one in the story who’s still alive. I haven’t met him yet, but I’ve tried to model my body language based on the narrative given by director Ram Gopal Varma,” Suriya said to a leading English daily.
The film is a bilingual being made in Hindi and Telugu (also dubbed in Tamil as Rattha Charitram). “I didn’t take up Raktha Charitra with an intention to enter Bollywood. It’s just that when Ramu sir told me about the script, I was very impressed. The movie is so intense and has no heroine, songs or dances. So, Ramu sir calls it a men’s film. And for both Ramu sir and me, the film has come at an important stage in our careers; RGV has the experience to direct such an intense film after so many milestones and I can afford to experiment with such a character,” he added.
Raktha Charitra will also mark the Bollywood debut of Suriya. “It’s about widening my reach and taking up the challenge to appeal to a pan-Indian audience. It’s a completely different set-up and ambience. But I won’t leave Tamil cinema. Even when I accept a Hindi film, I’ll ensure it’s watchable for my fans in the south as well,” he clarified.
The Tamil film federation is in no mood to budge. All the film bodies are firm to show their strength of unity unforeseen before. As announced before, FEFSI has started taking action against the Bollywood gang which ridiculed FEFSI dictates and participated in IIFA in Sri Lanka.
As the first case Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Kites’ was pulled out of the theatres and their anger is now brewing over ‘Raavan’ which has another defaulter Govinda playing an important role.
Angered Tamil activists are also planning a ban of RGV’s ‘Raktha Charithra’ which has Vivek Oberoi. The also stars Suriya but the activists are not ready to forgive Vivek Oberoi who openly criticised the decision of FEFSI.
Will ‘Raktha Charithra’ be saved at least for the sake of Suriya? As things stand now it is difficult to say.
Suriya is all set to enter Bollywood with Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Rakta Charitra’. The Hindi film is also being made in Telugu and Tamil. The title for the Tamil version is ‘Raththa Sarithiram’. The screenplay differs in the two south Indian language versions. A full-length film, it will be released in August. Photos: Special Arrangement
Rakta Charitra is a forthcoming trilingual Indian film written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma, made simultaneously in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil languages. As the entire film is said to last for about 5 hours, the film will be divided into two parts, which will be releasing within three months gap.
Rakta Charitra is said to depict the life of the slain political leader Paritala Ravindra, played by Vivek Oberoi, with Surya , enacting the role of Maddelacheruvu Suri, Shatrughan Sinha, playing N. T. Rama Rao, Radhika Apte and Priyamani in other pivotal roles.