Rakta Charitra (English:Bloody History) is a 2010 Indian biographical political crime thriller based on the life of Paritala Ravindra. Directed by Ram Gopal Varma, and written by Prashant Pandey, the films were simultaneously shot in Hindi and Telugu. The film was nominated for Stardust Readers Choice Award for Best Direction — Action/Thriller. The second part was dubbed into Tamil as Ratha Sarithiram in a single part. The film starred Vivek Oberoi as Pratap Ravi, and Suriya as Suri in lead roles, while Sudeep, Shatrughan Sinha, Abhimanyu Singh, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Sushant Singh, Radhika Apte and Priyamani play supporting roles.
PLOT – Pratap is an ambitious politician who actively seeks out to kill his rival, Surya with the help of his goons. Surya rises from ashes to take down Pratap. Will he bring down Pratap?
Directed by Ram Gopal Varma
Produced by Madhu Mantena
Sheetal Vinod Talwar
Written by Ram Gopal Varma
Screenplay by Ram Gopal Varma
Story by Prashant Pandey
Based on Lives of Paritala Ravindra
Starring Vivek Oberoi, Suriya, Shatrughan Sinha, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Abhimanyu Singhm Sudeep, Sushant Singh, Radhika Apte, Priyamani
Narrated by Chetan Sasithal (Hindi), Ram Gopal Varma (Telugu), Gautham Menon (Tamil)