Rakht Charitra 2 reprise - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

Episode 2 is all that the first one wasn’t. It has a coherent story, it makes an attempt at character development. Actors rise above the stylization and actually put up a good performance, across the board. Alas, the excess use of slow-motion competes too hard with the story and unfortunately at times the story loses the battle.

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29 reviewers have given Rakht Charitra 2 reprise an average rating of 2.2/5.0 (?)

8 yays
11 nays
10 so-so

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Thumbs down by Abhijit Mhamunkar, AOL INDIA ...Beginning with an unwanted long drawn recap of exactly 25 minutes of part 1, the film looses steam in the beginning itself. ... full review

So-So by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice ...Silver lining, and a big one at that, is Suriya. ... full review

So-So Best Of Bollywood ...What will send you squirming is Ram Gopal Varma’s casual treatment of the story. ... full review

Thumbs up bigoye.com ...Flawless direction with chills and thrills makes the second part of his magnum opus more effective than the first.... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Karmalkar, Bollywood Chaska ...The most laudable aspect about RGV’s this film is that he doesn’t try to glorify violence, instead he concludes by appealing in earnest to the perpetrators of violence that it won’t get them anywhere.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...is amongst RGV's most significant works, not only because of how well he has implemented it, but also because of the subject material.... full review

Thumbs down by Raashi Malhotra, BookmyShow ...Passion reflects in the effort of composing the detailed scenes, some of which are highly stirring. In others it feels like he is just procrastinating. ... full review

So-So by Harjeet, Desi Martini ...Its all about Surya-Charitra!!! ... full review

Thumbs down by Smita, Desi Martini ...The ketchup killings ... full review

So-So by Rony D'Costa, Desi Martini ...20 min recap which is a torture if you have lived through the first one... full review

So-So by Renuka Rao, DNA ...Surya’s ‘Ghajinikanth’ histrionics, what with his beefy abs, angry raised eyebrows, and clever skill of dodging bullets, are impressive. ... full review

So-So by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Suriya is the best thing about Rakht Charitra 2... full review

Thumbs up by Kakoli Mukherjee, fullhyd.com ...Vivek Oberoi ably portrays the mellowed politician who shows flashes of his bestial side when he himself becomes the hunted.... full review

So-So by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com ...It's disappointing because it falls in comparison with the first part. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Vivek Oberoi – who made his presence felt in the previous film, despite a standout performance by Abhimanyu Singh as the twisted Bukka Reddy – gets step-son treatment in this second installment.... full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...After a point, you are oblivious to the gore. But you cannot, at any point, bypass Suriya : he has eyes that speak. ... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...very ordinary action fare.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...It is obvious that Varma made this film only for Suriya, for whom unfortunately, it is not the dream debut in Bollywood. The actor has done roles which are more complex than this... full review

Thumbs down by Bryan Durham, MiD DAY ...There were several chuckles when a disclaimer was carried at the start saying the story was fictitious and had no resemblances blah blah and was immediately followed by a bold message that went 'Based on a true story'. ... full review

Thumbs up by IANS, MSN Entertainment ...The background score and editing highlight the ruthless profile of the hinterland... full review

Thumbs up by Arjun P S, MyReviews ...Screenplay – is terrific, and it just ties up the viewers right from the very starting.... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...It’s a high decibel, heavy-handed saga of killing and counter-killing without a break or even a larger point. ... full review

Thumbs down by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running.com ...The director uses his usual penchant of looking at things from unusual places in the cinematography. ... full review

So-So by Sonil Dedhia, Rediff ...Action directors Javed-Eijaz have continued where they left off in Rakht Charitra 1. One might feel that there is an overdose of violence but the script asks for it. ... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...And there are a couple of scenes that really have you at the edge of your seat, like the one where Suriya is escorted to the court. ... full review

Thumbs down by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...Sudeep is smooth, suave, unpredictable, and a scene-stealer. ... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Both Vivek Oberoi and Suriya pitch in a powerful act as the eyes-blood-shot brigands, while Sudeep and Shatrughan Sinha flit in and out, mostly as bystanders... full review

Thumbs down by TheThirdMan, Upper Stall ...the camerawork, editing, sound design and background scoring are all totally attention grabbing and full of over-kill again taking you out of the story rather than within and even shoddy at times.... full review