Rakta Charitra is a 2010 Indian political action thriller film based on the life of Paritala Ravindra. The film was directed by Ram Gopal Varma and written by Prashant Pandey. Shot simultaneously in Telugu and Hindi with the latter titled Rakht Charitra, the film stars Vivek Oberoi as Pratap Ravi, while Radhika Apte, Sudeep, Shatrughan Sinha, Abhimanyu Singh, Kota Srinivasa Rao and Sushant Singh play supporting roles. The film marks Oberoi's acting debut in Telugu cinema. A sequel to the film, Rakta Charitra 2 (2010) was released later that year.
Narasimha Reddy, a local politician, is a powerful man in the area. His close associate Veera Bhadra (Rajendra Gupta), is his trustworthy ally for his political work, to the extent that Narasimha Reddy gives him the freedom to contest Jilla Parishad polls with his men. Veera Bhadra champions the causes of the poor and oppressed, and they look up to him like their leader.
|author||Ram Gopal Varma|
|director||Ram Gopal Varma|
|editor||Nipun Ashok Gupta|
|genre||action crime drama political thriller|
|keywords||anantapur arrest ashish vidyarthi burn dead body drill fear of death film star kill one by one poison police inspector police officer police station politician rajendra gupta steal vote wed zarina wahab|
|publisher||Vistaar Religare Film Fund|
|theme||biographical political thriller|