Rakht Charitra 2 Movie Review
RAKHT CHARITRA 2 marks the entry of Surya in Bollywood. He wasn't part of RAKHT CHARITRA. A humongous name down South, he starred in the Tamil version of GHAJINI in 2005. Aamir Khan starred in its Hindi version in 2008.
Ram Gopal Varma continues the revenge saga in RAKHT CHARITRA 2 that he started in RAKHT CHARITRA. In case you missed the first part, fret not. RAKHT CHARITRA 2 starts off with approximately 25 minutes footage from the first part.
The films trace the life of Pratap Ravi (Vivek Oberoi). While the first part was about his rise, the second part is about how his enemy Surya (Surya) takes revenge. What Pratap did to Surya that makes him want to kill him is what RAKHT CHARITRA 2 is all about. Bhawani (Priyamani) plays Surya's wife. All the other characters are the same as the first part.
RAKHT CHARITRA 2 is not a bad film. It's disappointing because it falls in comparison with the first part. Although there is bloodshed, violence and gruesome murders that take place, RAKHT CHARITRA 2 is definitely not as gory as the previous part. Ramu doesn't carry on the momentum and tautness that he had established in RAKHT CHARITRA. It even lacks the drama which was the highpoint of RAKHT CHARITRA.
"Main marne se nahin, use (Pratap) mare bina marne se darta hoon," states Surya. You definitely feel for him and his anger against Pratap. The TV blast scene and the twist in the climax are poignant. A shirtless Surya fighting in jail will surely make the females drool.
Ramu's bizarre camera angles continue in this part. There are scenes in which the camera rotates complete 360 degrees. The gripping background score is as good as the first part. The editing could have been much tighter.
RAKHT CHARITRA 2 is Surya's film without a doubt. He makes a very powerful debut in Bollywood. He has delivered a superb performance. Watch out for the scene when he reacts after the bomb blast in his house. However, it clearly shows that he's not very comfortable mouthing Hindi dialogues. Vivek Oberoi is decent. Priyamani is good in her small role. Shatrughan Sinha takes a backseat this time. Sudeep is admirable.
RAKHT CHARITRA 2 lacks the punch of RAKHT CHARITRA. Do watch it Surya if you must.
Movie Cast & Crew
- Actor: Vivek Oberoi, Shatrughan Sinha, Abhimanyu Singh, Priyamani and Radhika Apte
- Lyrics: Roop, Shabbir Ahmed, Shyamraj Dutta, Prashant Pandey and Sandip Singh
- Director: Ram Gopal Varma
- Music Director: Sukhwinder Singh, Imran-Vikram, Dharam-Sandeep, Bappi-Tutul