Rakht Charitra I - Notepad

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?) - or watch it in theater if you want action porn
quick review:

Never have the last 15 minutes of a film made me revise the rating of a film from bad to better (actually worse to bad, in this case). That might just be because the only story that happens, is in that span. The first 120 minutes is someone killing the other in a "brutality" competition. Yeah, only an optimist like me can find a positive in that one.

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Plot Summary

The law, order, administration, politics of a little town in Andhra Pradesh is non-existent. Or if you really want to call it that, is in the hands of a handful goons. Fearless, ruthless and unbounded by ethics, morals, humanity let alone law.

What Worked

  • The symbolism in the raindrops in Gandhiji's statue's eyes.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • The first shot. The one with a 45 degree angle, close-up of a statue.
  • Each character has a deep, gruffy voice. While that works for some of the characters, the rest sound too digital.
  • The abrupt cuts from one scene to another. Totally mismatched at times, vis-à-vis color, background music, etc. no flow whatsoever.