There is still some time for the release of RAKTA CHARITRA but Ram Gopal Varma is already quite gung ho about its prospects. Extremely excited about the work that has been done on the Vivek Oberoi starrer so far, he is also willing to reveal the opening of the film which takes place with the help of a voiceover.
He goes on to reveal the RAKTA CHARITRA voiceover which begins with Mahatma Gandhi:
'Mahatma Gandhi ne kaha tha ki bharat ki aatma gaavo me basti hai...iss mamle me ya to Gandhiji anjaan the ya phir masoom kyu ki aaj bhi iss desh ke kayi ilaake ek vibhats khooni sangarsh me uljhe hue hai...unme se ek jagah hai... Anantpur...jaha aham, aurat aur addhikar ki ladaayi me log jameen jaaydaad parivar aur apni jaan tak daanv pe laga dete hai...aur hinsa ka ye Rakt Chakra pusht dar pusht bina ruke chalta hee rehta hai
Anantpur ke iss Raktranjit sangarsh me itne log mare hai ki Gandhiji ki bharat ki aatma... Ab yaha bas nahi...bhatak rahi hai... ANANTPUR KI YE CHARITRA, AAJ KI MAHABHARAT HAI... RAKTA CHARITRA!'
Why did Ramu opt for a voiceover?
'In the context of RAKTA CHARITRA, as the story is happening in a certain specific region which majority of the audience would not have any knowledge of, I wanted to have a voiceover to introduce the place and its context. I believe that voiceovers are great devices to create an effect of epic story telling. For whatever understanding I have of them, I thank MACKENNA'S GOLD, THE GUNS OF NAVARONE, CONAN THE BARBARIAN of course our very own Akashvani,' he replies.