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Rakht Charitra I

wogma rating: Add to that never-watched 'To Watch' list (?) - 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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Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Running time: 135 minutes
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This review is a tribute to all my friends who complain that reviews here don't tell them about the story.

Once upon a time, there lived a little boy called Bukka. The trauma of having a weird name was the first scar on his mind. It was only symbolic of what would seem like a troubled childhood. The other damage to his brain was caused by the creepy voiceover narrator who told him bedtime stories. Bukka made his nightmares real for others, in their actual life. When boys and girls his age were learning to color within the lines, he looked for creative ways of spurting blood out of big, fat black ants. It wouldn't be a surprise if we found out that his father actually designed new instruments for him to hone his skill. These toys were why he loved his father. The only person he ever loved.

(yeah, yeah, you are at the right place. This is the review of Rakht Charitra I)

As he grew older, he graduated to frogs, rats, and eventually humans. Such was Bukka's love for killing in new ways that, when one of his men was found dead, he would get disgusted with how clichéd the murdering style was, and kill one or two of his own henchmen, because they happened to be around. He never needed a reason to kill. His father, Nagmani Reddy, usually had someone handy to serve as specimen. Nagmani was a politician.

Nagmani was an insecure, second-wrung politician. Nagmani was led by an easily-influenced, pawn politician, another Reddy. Other Reddy politician had a trusted rightman Veerbhadra. Now at this point (which is 7-10 minutes into the film), if I think hard, I'm sure I'll remember who offended whom and then killed whom. And there was always someone or the other who wanted revenge. But, I'm not too inclined to stress my memory. Because I don't think Ram Gopal Varma/Prashant Pandey care much about that.

Their only intention is to set a clear stage for the next Rakht Charitra threatening to knock our doors in exactly 4 weeks. But he still had these 2 hours to fill before he could get there. So, he has put up an exhibition of the goriest gore possible. And shed all pretentions of giving us reason. Unfortunately, so impressed was he with his own output that he just added the last 15 minutes to make whatever happened thus far, redundant.

While I have begun enjoying gore to a certain extent (so what if I still squirm), I'm a happy child if there's meaning and story behind it. And this is what happened in the last 15-30 minutes. The story presents such an interesting 'what if' for the sequel that I had to bump the rating up by a bit. Though the glimpses felt like it will just have more of the same.

Else, Rakht Charitra is to pulp action, what David Dhawana/Priyadarshan comedies are to slapstick - brainless, story-less, motivation-less.


Ps. In this world of gore, don't assume there is no place for women. Albeit the only two functions they have are to serve as objects to satisfy lust or to cry and feed for their men.

Pps. I have a question. If Aakrosh can get into trouble for derogatory remarks against CBI officials , how come no one is bothered about the practical absence of law enforcement agencies in Rakht Charitra?

Ppps. Oh yeah, the actors they all growl and widen nostrils very well! The background music growled and the camera looked like it had nostrils that wanted to widen them beyond their capacity. O-kay enough nonsense!

- meeta, a part of the audience

43 reviewers(?) - 22 yays 6 so-so 15 nays

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

Thumbs up, by Nishtha Bhatnagar , Alpha : ...deeper insight into the Naxal movement... full review

Thumbs up, Best Of Bollywood : ...If you want a blood spilling, gore fest, then Rakhta Charitra is the right movie for you... full review

Thumbs up, bigoye.com : ...the maverick and forthright filmmaker gets everything perfect once again in order to depict one of the bloodiest battle fought in the independent India.... full review

Thumbs up, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ... revelation about this first part of RGVs sequel is that it is evidently not everyone’s cup of tea in the literal sense... full review

Thumbs up, by Pooja Rao, Bolly Spice : ...for those, with nil clue about the link between the reel & real story, it is just another fascinating movie experience, with the done-to-death story albeit an idiosyncratic treatment... full review

Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...Barring the incidents in the initial reels, there's not much movement in the story in the first hour. In fact, there are killings and more killings... full review

Thumbs up, by Renuka Rao, DNA : ...Oberoi, displaying the right emotion with the right expression at the right time, steals the show. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare : ...It helps that there are some powerful performances by Vivek Oberoi and Shatrughan Sinha, which thankfully overshadow Abhimanyu Singh’s bouts of overacting.... full review

Thumbs up, filmi cafe : ...Surya the southern superstar plays the perfect nemesis to Vivek’s character and stands his ground with his solid portrayal of Suryanarayan Reddy... full review

Thumbs up, by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com : ...Vivek Oberoi looks seasoned and gets you interested in Pratap's life journey... full review

Thumbs up, by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com : ...replete with some awe-inspiring sequences like the one in which Pratap kills Nagamani Reddy ... full review

Thumbs up, by Plaban , Gomolo.in : ...But watch out for Abhimanyu Singh, who has given a complete new definition to being BAD on the screen... full review

Thumbs up, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...Rakta Charitra jars on account of a bothersome voice-over, and the unending violence threatens to reduce the film to a string of killings in search of a plot.... full review

Thumbs up, by Sanjukta Sharma , Live Mint : ...Varma’s visual language is provocative. If he is neutral about the characters and their actions, his frames speak the unspoken..... full review

Thumbs up, Movie Talkies : ...He continues to play with those sudden close ups and different camera angles, like he is wont to do. The camera is handled well by cinematographer Amol Rathod.... full review

Thumbs up, by P Sudhir ARJUN, MyReviews : ...Since most of the main characters are done by other language actors, the lip movements are struggling and often give a feeling of a Dubbing movement.... full review

Thumbs up, by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running.com : ...But it is Abhimanyu Singh, who we have earlier seen in a power-packed Gulaal, who steals the show completely with his demonic presence.... full review

Thumbs up, by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com : ...the familiar tone and territory do not assume a lack of novelty in the narrative. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice : ...Attention is paid to detail. Most characters have a distinct South Indian accent and the men and women wear showy gold jewellery and South Indian-style sarees.... full review

Thumbs up, by K K Rai, STARDUST : ...Zarina Wahab is par excellence. Similarly, Ashwini Kalsekar, Radhika Apte comes across as winners. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Spicezee Bureau , Zee News : ...Instead of entertaining you, it leaves you shell-shocked.... full review

So-So, by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice : ...cuts to the chase with a bloodbath right at the onset, making clear to the flummoxed viewers in theatres that he intends to shock and awe them with unapologetic depiction of violence, killing, abductions and rape... full review

So-So, by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in : ...Camera work after long time in RGV film is better and has sticked to its position.... full review

So-So, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...There’s no doubt that the plot requires blood.... full review

So-So, Mixed Bag : ... am not expecting the sequel to be of any better standard but wish that RGV makes better use of his core competence.... full review

So-So, by Anupama Chopra, NDTV : ...this one too features a gallery of singularly unattractive faces shot at peculiar angles and the requisite sweaty celebration song.... full review

So-So, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...Other than Abhimanyu Singh, who essays the role of the almost-insane, truly bad, Ravana-like villain, none of the other characters manage to connect... full review

Thumbs down, by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions : ...Why, for instance, would a viewer outside of Andhra Pradesh be interested in the fictionalized story of gangster-turned-political leader Paritala Ravi?... full review

Thumbs down, by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions : ...As is usually the case, the Mahabharata is invoked to bolster the stature and righteousness of the protagonist... full review

Thumbs down, by Making Things Happen, Gomolo.in : ... Vivek Oberoi, the poor soul, gives a real good performance... full review

Thumbs down, by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times : ...The filmmakers suggest this is based on a true story. I guess, in some ways, so is Tom And Jerry.... full review

Thumbs down, by Anuj, Indian Auteur : ...A more rational question would be, “How can a man who made this make Satya?”... full review

Thumbs down, by Komal Nahta, koimoi : ...is only about plotting, planning and executing murders and little else. This sets off monotony for the audience.... full review

Thumbs down, by Minty tejpal, Mumbai Mirror : ...When Vivek’s prospective father in law asks what sort of place Anandpur is to stay in, he laconically answers, “Rehne ke liye achchi jagah hai, aur na rahne ke liye aur bhi achchi”. The same goes for this violent film - Rakht Charitra is ok to watch, but very good to avoid.... full review

Thumbs down, by Padmaja Thakore, Passion for Cinema : ...Bukka is an interesting character, not because he is more animal than human but because he is an example of how a filmmaker gets carried away.... full review

Thumbs down, by Kittu Singh, Rediff : ...The camerawork is gritty but not spectacular. Art and costume are at best convenient. The background score is loud and tiresome.... full review

Thumbs down, by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters : ...We get that the politics of the region is bloody, but exactly why it is like that, Varma doesn’t tell us. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...The introduction of the character of a female cop is of no consequence at all. ... full review

Thumbs down, by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com : ...We also wonder why does he enjoy in ugliness? ... full review

Thumbs down, by Roy, The Friday Freak : ...After a while, you end up uncaring whether the good guys are slashing the bad guys or vice versa.... full review

Thumbs down, by TheThirdMan, Upper Stall : ...technique always come first and he still believes that overblown in-your-face technical treatment in each department... full review

Thumbs down, by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India : ...RGV's plot devices are repetitive and disconcerting - tight close-ups, handheld camera movements, blending sepia and black & white tones.... full review

100 tweeters(?) - 85 yays 4 so-so 11 nays

zuzar: Rakhtacharitra: Bloody movie, but a must watch. Action packed performance. Never thought such flop combo people can perform in such a way

xxxDEVxxx: Just watched Rakht charitra, OMG its a journey in to the ocean of blood with brilliant Vivek magic. Thnx VO @vivek_oberoi :)

VIKRAMBILL: Stepped out after ages due to illness & shifting to my new place was under house arrest. Saw Rakht charitra. Loved the movie.

vijayrajprateek: rakht charitra part 1 is good rgv fans will like this konchum sarkar la untadi but real life ni reel life tho baga kalipadu 3.5 out of 5

vaSSanH: Rakht Charitra one of the most intriguing films ever... RGV u rock! #fb

varunsandesh: Rakht charitra was simply superb. Once again Ramgopal varma proved...I am expecting dat dis film is gng 2 be a biggest hit in his career...

Va11abh: Though bit on a violent side,#Rakhtacharitra is definately a must watch..Awesome performance by@vivek_oberoi

udayln: RAKTCHARITRA....milestone movie..violence is mast..cross a boundryline...n ball gose outoff stadium..afterl long time see real violence..



surenmehla: Vivek Oberoi is not so bad actor......quite inpressive in second half! #RakhtaCharitra

surenmehla: Got to watch Rakhta Charitra.....the second half is quite good...overall nice movie! #RakhtaCharitra

Sujoy_Sen: Rakht Charitra......... all blood & gore.... Vivek was fab..... ball is in Surya's court tough....

sudhiru: Rakht Charitra: Predictive plot, too much violence, irritating voice over but still grappling, good acting and yes RGV is back.

sudeepmitra1234: Rakht Charitra...Tour de Force from RGV...now wtg for RC2

srk2404: RAKHT CHARITRA......wat a movie guy's excellent

SrinivasReddy_K: Rakhta Charitra - a ‘bloody’ good film,,another best frm RGV's...

simabjust4u: Actors did wonderful job in RAKHT CHARITRA...Awesm acting..realy Ramu u did a gr8 job after decades!!!

Shishir258: RAKTCHARITRA nice movie......vivek oberoy fenstastic

shenoyshrikants: RakhtaCharitra: A good movie frm RGV in a long time. Sequel (RC2) on 19 Nov shud be interesting.

sbtakale: Raktcharitra is good movie..But it's literally full of violence movie..

Samnewjannat: Rakht charitra great movie

rohwit: Rakht Charitra - awesome presentation.

rkbahuja: Night folks! Rakhta charitra is a must see for people who've followed politics, tarentino, @RGVzoomin, or purely for abhimanyu singh

Riteishd: Just saw RAKHT CHARITRA- Bloody Power packed -enjoyed it- @rgvzoomin at his best n Vivek is supperrr. Go watch it guys

ravitej4u: Rakht charitra is awesome..

PsychoMaan: Rakht Charitra was superb!!!!!!!!

psandip123: saw film raktcharitra - liked it. impressed by ramu.enjoyed it with lot of noise in theatre.

pranshudwivedi: Rakht Charitra wonderful movie I like the acting of Vivek Oberoi Exellent


pradeep2010: Jus watchd rakhta charitra. Awesome! Liked rgv's movie aftr a long time.. :)

Pinpointpupil: RAKHTA CHARITRA!!!!!!!!!......Its nice.....see it........RGV Doesn't disappoint dis time....!!!!!!!!

palwai: kudos to RGV... amazing research done... "Rakht Charitra", so close to reality (version near to what people talk about this faction feud)

pakblogging: GypSy: RAKHT CHARITRA: There is a certain level of violence one can take in a film. And there is a certain level ... http://bit.ly/8YeSvm

ondroad2royalty: Rakht Charitra is a well made movie..hats off to the horny guy lol (Abhimanyu Singh I believe)

ninja_talli: Rakht Charitra - Decent movie. But without an item number *Gasp * #RGV - are you seeing this?

nickraman: Rakht Charitra is awesome. Fast paced with a strong background in storyline. Ramu is indeed back to form and not a moment bored me.

naiduable: 2nd movie of the year whose performance matched my expectations...!!!The RAKHTA CHARITRA raunches the Romantic Bollywood with its Ravishmen…

Mzmml_91: Watchd Rakht Charitra..... Awesome Muvee..... : )

mohnishmehar: Grt t see rakhtacharitra awesome work by ramu .

mohankriti: Abhimanyu singh 'ransa of ghulam' oh man wht a performance in rakht charitra !!

mayankgupta86: Rakht Charitra...a bloody dark movie...nice...

ManishMGupta: Saw 'RAKHT CHARITRA'...brilliant film...made me regret leaving Ramu's camp...don't miss it!

maddysha: Saw Rakht Charitra in Telugu yesterday and saw in Hindi as well...If I am critic I wud give 4 for Hindi version and 2.75/3 for Telugu

kvdeee: rakht charitra is toooo good.....vivek oberoi has done a fabulous job....hats off to rgv.....

Kunaluvingdude: Shootout sequel is coming out when??RAKHT CHARITRA VOILENT MOVIE BUT BRILLIENT SCRIPT.....10 TIME GOING 2 WATCH IT@vivek_oberoi

kolisetty: Went to rakht charitra today. Nice movie wih too much violence

KiRaThAnZ: Rakhta hi sahi ;) RT @peskyme: rakhta charitra or jhoota hi sahi ?

joydeep1985: RAKHT CHARITRA was an awesome movie! Finally the quintessential RGV is back! Violence & politics together make this sleek & dark flick!


jayvasavada: raktcharitra: RGV 1ce again bounces back..trhis tribute to is tight thriller wth xcellent pace n performnances..mardana muvi..must watch

izaki: rgv finally comes back with a decent action drama & vivek oberoi finally acts earnestly - rakht charitra,

its_kiran: rakht charitra....awesome movie.....vivek rocks......well acted vivek...congo.......full paisa vasool:)

iSumedh: Rakht Charitra: Yes, it has RGV effect but not Verma's typecast movie. I guess RGV will rock again with RC-2. Vivek, Abhimanyu, Shotgun :WOW

imfizz: Rakhta Charitra 1 , A treat to VO fanz, not to be missed .

idrrajdeep: Rakht Charitra is a grueling blood fest with a gripping story & ace performances.If the magnanimous brutality can be tolerated it is worth..

iam_abhi: awsome performance in rakht charitra by vikek . . .

i_always_lie: Rakhta charitra rocked......verrrrrry happy for RGV.....

HayatiBawaskar: : U gotta watch "RAKHT CHARITRA"!!!

gypsz13: Aftr a longtime a Hindi movi nearly met all my expectationz @rgvzoomin makes strong come bac wit Rakht Charitra, lukin fwd 4 RC-2

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gaugs2: watchd rakht charitra,,best movie of dis yr till date!!

galaxyk: Rakht Charitra was awesome!! :-)

funky_kunal: Hey guys its gonna be win for rakhta charitra

cmadala: Just watched Rakhta Charitra. I really liked it. Ramu at it's best. My rating is 5/5

ChaudhryEffects: Yesterday someone made a comment on my similarity with Vivek Oberoi :( :( . Today atleast he kept my respect in RAKHT CHARITRA :D :)

caprichai: Abhimanyu Singh's potrayal of a despot in Rakht Charitra totally overshadows VO's role. Look beyond the gore and there's a gripping film.

canadianbd: Rakht Charitra ...WOW that's call movie...wow

bornhacker48: saw rakhta charitra .was outstanding!

babsrunningwild: saw rakht charitra-the movie is just too good...vivek is very goo...people go n njoy it as i did....

babble_u: Go and watch Rakht Charitra before someone chops your head off, hang it upside down and makes it watch the movie. Take the initiative

ashwinkolhatkar: just saw RAKHT CHARITRA....a power packed film....awesome performances....it surely is a one of the dangerous films of bollywood !!!

Arunvfx: Just watched RAKHT CHARITRA. Wow RGV his unique camera angles. The compelling background score adds excitement (cont) http://tl.gd/6knc69

anubhavtandonp: Also watched Rakht Charitra - must say Ramu Nailed it dis tym wid Vivek. Gr8 background score,gr8 characterization.3.5*- Bware of Voilence.

anu91178: Rakht Charitra is hard hitting and gripping. Must watch.

AnshulDt: Watch Rakhta Charitra for Bukka Reddy and rejuvenated RGV !~

AmrutModekar: RAKHT CHARITRA is superbb.... VIVEK U ROCK MAN!!!!!!!!!

amitpadhi619: Jst saw rakht charitra...amazing guyz!!!!

ainvincible: Just watched RAKHTA CHARITRA...and i want more

aditya_grover: Rakht Charitra: Indubitably the best of the four. Powerful film with powerful performances.

aditikatz: Loved Rakht Charitra! Epic stuff. @vivek_oberoi you the bomb prof!!! You the man XD

ADCisHere: Saw Rakhta Charitra 2day,its brutal bloody & raw,best venture of RGV & Vivek till date,bt its strickly 4 dose who r Definitely Male like me.

Abu125: With Rakht Charitra RGV is back with what he is best at doing ...gangsters, politics & violence, which gets gruesome. Abhimanyu singh rocks!

abhishekp90: Rakht Charitra.......must watch movie....awsome

_prithwish_: Vivek Oberoi's performance in Rakht Charitra is really good. somehow he really does justice to the films about crime lords.

srinathvelma: RNW 'Rakht Charitra in Hindi.movie is ok

rohithphp: Rakht Charitra-Watta movie! 4 ppl die every 2 mins! Blood flows like water throughout the movie! Mindless violence.Hoping part 2 is better..

Kamlesh09jet: RAKTCHARITRA is gd muvi bt not very gd muvi and about HISSS, RAMU KI AAG is better than this.

filmytown: Rakht Charitra - Abhimanyu Singh has delivered the most remarkable role of his career! The film is 3 stars. But 5 stars to Abhimanyu!

vishnumenon18: The guy who's done the voice over for RaktCharitra needs to be found and shot. Repeatedly. In the throat.

thetanmay: Can't believe Ram Gopal Varma made a movie about a dude who is on a quest to fnd out his blood group. Lame. #RakhtaCharitra

Sourabh_M: Sorry Ramu... You have to miles and miles to even get closer to Quentino's brilliance. "Rakht Charitra" is too stupidly violent.

soulfulsaai: #rakhtacharitra - the most irritating part, the voiceover!! phew!! #whothehellwasthat i wud hav tolerated biggboss also but not this!!

sanjivee: <even I went crazy after seeing it;whats wrong with ramu&chomu> Ramgopal Varma's 'Rakht Charitra' faces TDP heat http://bit.ly/a6UhrL

RatheeshMani: Rakht Charitra -1 is No Company.. it clearly lacks the finesse and unpredictability that use to be the USP of RGV's films! instead ,

rakeshom: Raktcharitra- Criminal waste of time , money and creativity !!-enter on your own risk !!

pratikdj: Rakht charitra got my rakht ooze out from all possible holes in my body !! RGV GROW UP !!

pramodbaddurkar: Seen RakhtaCharitra.Typical RGV Film.. Was gng to write smthing gud abt it bt couldnt think of any such thing abt film. Gud luk RGV..

fidaa_toh: Just watched d worst movie in d world ever... @rakhtacharitra doesnt any1 stop these people b4 making dis

dhirajkalro: Just finished a long day with a super long and dragged one at the cinemas. Rakht Charitra by RGV and @vivek_oberoi isn't too good!!

11 readers - 6 yays 4 so-so 1 nays

Yay! Thumbs Up, by devesh : 96

Yay! Thumbs Up, by down_to_planet

Yay! Thumbs Up, by jitaditya : Enjoyable political slasher movie with some one dimensional yet intense performances...

Yay! Thumbs Up, by kk : the second part is about to release and i am eager to watch it.

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Lakhotia : RC just Rocks

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Prince : It is a masterpiece. But let us get inspired from it in a positive way: Fearlessness, determination

So-So, by epifinibox : Clarification

So-So, by nirmal : difficult to get it if you aren't from AP

So-So, by Roy Daniel DSilva : Extremely violent movie that can be considered to be action p*rn, if it was not supposed to be based

So-So, by Suman

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Epifiniboxthebraindeadretard : crap

This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

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.

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: Every minutest part of every single minute has violence in it
  • Language: Nothing spectacularly obscene, but there's nothing clean about the film either.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Women being picked up for rape. A couple of scenes that imply sex.
  • Concept: Ruthless cleansing of the country's rotting system to make way for a new "orderly" order
  • General Look and Feel: Brown, dark, grim

Detailed Ratings (out of 5):

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Rakht Charitra I - Cast, crew, links

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Running time:
135 minutes

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meetu-i m not getting your verdit.what's your final conclusion?did you liked it or not.your detail rating seems to be biased.Give us the overall rating from your detailed one.

@movie lover wogma verdict "even if you are keen, wait for the film to be out on TV/DVD"

Nice review, giving the reader to decide about the movie.

I agree with Meetu fully with the review. The movie has too much of violence - nay, unidentifiable violence - it is violence for violence sake.

This extra dose of violence may be good for some parts of the audience, but there are several who want a reason for all the violence.

This is not violence, it is plain and simple gore - I do not think we have the palate for that as yet.

@connect indya all reviews here leave the decision to the readers :P

@RGV THere are no ulterior motivations, which is why they might not be clear.
Pulp fiction is one of my favorite films, and so are some other pretty violent films. So, nope! it's my feminine side does not come in my way of enjoying a good film.
I'm not that air headed.I doubt RGV read the review he commented on properly, he commented on some sentences out of context.
aaah...numbness resulting of watching too many bollywoodish, etc films...there could be a point there...checking...naah!
Again, please read the review again, the violence didn't bother me, the meaninglessness was keeping me from enjoying it completely.
Ghajini barely has a better rating than this film

@Roy yes, i would have been happier if there was a reason for the violence. But, I think I have developed a palate for such violence. So, the gore is not why i marked this one down.

@jitaditya that's the thing, right? the voice over IS RGV-style loudness. Actually, I call it RGV-style comedy.

@RGV the film evoked that kind of sarcasm from me. So, to that extent it succeeded, didn't it.

The comment on the actors had to do with the acting or the lack thereof in the film. And I've never been a big fan of the camerawork in RGV's films.

I doubt i'll be able to control myself from pointing out an excess when I see it, whether it's slapstick, mush, loudness, whatever.

I see you have rated the film a so-so, and so have I.

@RGV Requiem for a Dream, Seven? Or maybe someday i'll write about my list of novel ways of killing people ;)? Till then, i shall go back to growing up. :P

Oh yeah, one grouse i do have is - if I had liked the film in its entirety, it'd be construed as RGV ke blog pe aayi thi iss liye she's liked the film. No-win for me. *Sulk* *sulk*

@Prince but why? I enjoy violence as much as mush. there's room in my heart for both. only for the well made ones though :D

@RGV hmmm...so then maybe you will find this one just a thriller too.
Aaah! i love the purpose with which you read reviews (my), will certainly keep that in mind while writing next time onwards. But, you have to agree that writing reviews the same way everytime, gets boring. So, i guess i wanted to go with what i was feeling while watching the film.

@Suman good thing! because the blog is called "without giving the movie away"

@Sridhar really? i reiterate, i DO NOT have an issue with extent of the violence. But, how long could a person like Bukka survie in real world politics, a guy who kills to entertain a whim. He's psychotic and that too will be tolerated only so much by anyone, even if it is out of fear, no?

@Nirmal heyyy! long time! Well, i thought the sarcasm would be read as the review. I own up, I tried something different because i was tired of writing the same-ol' way, and it bombed. Hits and misses, can happen with reviews too, i guess.

Same goes for comment 'quibbling' sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It works for some, doesn't for others. Btw, what exactly do you want me to own up to?

My discliamer in the beginning was again sarcastic (hate it when i have to say it, beats the whole purpose of sarcasm!) Anyone who's seen the film knows I'm being sarcastic (hopefully), those who havent, I thought would get a feel of how gruesome the main (only character worth remembering) is. My reply to Sridhar holds up. Problem is Nirmal, even if i because of any vague reason wanted to, will not be able to give too much of the movie away.

Arre, are you saying when i enter a film festival and am going in to watch a Polish film which is about the enviroment in Poland in the 70s, i should do my homework? Only then, I'm allowed to dislike the film?

Its unfair to the audience if a film assumes that I have read up on the topic before going to watch it. I know it helps, but how can I be penalised (not allowed to give it a so-so rating) for not having done the research?

@nirmal no-no, i never regret watching films :) or reviewing them. ultimately it's just what i thought of the film. The rating is what i felt while leaving the theater and the review is a post-analysis of that feeling.

@epifinibox oh well, the bane of www. BUT, note that the wogma system has been able to identify that you are two different people :D yay!

an angry look is still a reason. and from a stranger/unknown person i can still understand. but your own people??

@kk have you seen the film? Bukka killing that guy with the brass elephant? anyway, i'm not saying it doesn't happen, i'm sure it does, we live in a strange world. But, do they get away with it for so long? Well, that too I'm sure happens, doesn't still mean i have to like it

Just an aside...Bukka isn't a weird name down south. It harks back to ancient heritage with Bukkaraya being one of the founder brothers of the kingdom of Hampi.

@bollyfan dude. i'm sure you realise there are enough names around that sound weird and can be made fun of. this is a joke! sheeesh, can't believe i just explained a joke i made :(

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