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A large fist smashing into a gut sending it into a graphic wobble, the goon thudding head first into a wall — action is getting grittier in Bollywood but it is also becoming safer to pull off.
Amardeep Banerjee | (TIMES CREST; August 13, 2011)
In Singham, Rohit Shetty’s recent action film, hero Ajay Devgn puts a bullet into the tyre of a speeding SUV, sending the car into a dizzy somersault in the sky. And even as the car is spinning in the air, he leaps up, pulls the villain out through the window and pins him to the ground.
A hard boot lands on the cheek of a goon in Sahi Dhande Galat Bande, the forthcoming action-comedy flick directed by actor Parvin Dabas, and even as the villain grimaces in pain you can see the flesh scrunch into his teeth.
Action is certainly getting grittier in Bollywood, going beyond the traditional mild-sounding dishum. But if you thought that this is because stars and stuntmen are becoming more daring, think again. The evolution of technology is taking action to a higher, more spectacular level, even as the business of action itself is getting safer, encouraging action directors to push the envelope.
Erasing software, smart camera work, almost failproof harnesses and crash mats have considerably reduced the incidents of falls and injuries in the film industry. In fact, so smartly are action sequences choreographed and shot that stars are increasingly refusing doubles even for deathdefying stunts.
“Shooting an action scene is definitely safer More >
Rakht Charitra is easily a unique product of Bollywood as it’s the first time that a two-part film is made. And not to forget, the Part 2 has arrived within 50 days of the release of Part 1! Now that Part 2 has also released, the question that arises is-Is Rakht Charitra-2 better than Rakht Charitra-1? Sadly, the answer is No. Part 1 was terrific in all respects and Part 2 fails to reach that level. However, it’s still an engaging fare and if you have seen (and of course liked) Rakht Charitra-1, then missing Rakht Charitra-2 won’t be a good idea!
The story of the movie: Pratap Ravi (Vivek Oberoi) is a minister in the cabinet of Shivaji’s (Shatrughan Sinha) government and there’s no one who can stop him. However, soon he has to face a strong rival in the form of Surya (Suriya) who hates Pratap and wants to kill him at any cost. To find out why he wants to end Pratap’s life and the reason for intense hatred, watch the film!
The initial reels give a highlight of Rakht Charitra-1. However, it turns out to be an extended recap which frankly doesn’t work. That’s because the first part was in a league of its own, moving at a definite speed. Trying to tell the whole tale of 2 hrs in 25 minutes is foolhardy. It would be handy for those who haven’t seen Part 1 but even they might resent it. Fortunately, Part 2 commences soon and that too with a bang! But unlike the first part where the excitement almost never fell, the Part 2 has too many scenes which were More >
By Taran Adarsh, December 3, 2010 – 10:12 IST
Brutality has a new name and it’s called RAKHT CHARITRA. The first part was gruesome. The second part, well, is not as violent, but is a bloodbath nonetheless. I don’t think Hindi cinema has ever witnessed such gruesome murders, such manslaughter and such scenes of carnage ever. But beneath the blood and gore, slaughter and assassination lies the shocking story of enmity between two families.
RAKHT CHARITRA undertakes to enlighten the story of vengeance in two parts. RAKHT CHARITRA 1 depicted the rise of Pratap and how he became a demigod for the poor and the exploited. The Part 2 unfolds a new story, although it’s linked with Part 1. The challenge lies in making it more attention-grabbing than its precursor.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Brutality, gore and violent behavior are indispensable attributes of RAKHT CHARITRA 2. The story in itself is nothing more than a customary vendetta drama, but what makes you connect compellingly with the narrative is the fact that Ramgopal Varma [RGV] has treated it like he was recounting a first-hand version of what really transpired between the adversaries.
RGV is a veteran when it comes to making films on gangland or aggression and he proved his credentials in RAKHT CHARITRA 1. Frankly, RAKHT CHARITRA 1 wasn’t a masterpiece, although it held your attention like RGV’s accomplished works, mainly SATYA, COMPANY and SARKAR. However, you cannot refute the fact that RGV is a proficient More >
Our political system is filled with people who for some are demonic killers but for many, messiahs. They may be doing their work by breaking all laws but there might be doing it for the people and not necessarily for power and money. Demon in the guise of God or God in the guise of Demon, whatever you may call them, but such people do exist and no one could do any harm to them. Rakht Charitra tells the story of one such person who’s forced to spread bloodshed everywhere due to circumstances. A two-part film (with part 2 releasing next month), Rakht Charitra-1 is filled with violence, violence and more violence. But at the same time, it has a story and most importantly, the trademark Ram Gopal Varma direction that makes this film a gripping watch!
The story of the movie: Pratap Ravi (Vivek Oberoi) gets tragic news one day that his father (Rajendra Gupta) has been brutally killed by the people of his own party. Soon Pratap’s brother (Sushant Singh) too gets killed. Soft-spoken Pratap who always wanted to be away from violence now takes the matter in his own hands to avenge the death of his father and brother. Slowly, he eliminates all his rivals and becomes the undisputed lord of the region. He even joins politics and becomes minister in the cabinet of actor-turned-CM Shivaji (Shatrughan Sinha). However, as Amitabh Bachchan says in Sarkar Raj, “Apne sharto pe chalne wale ko keemat chukani padti hai”. The first part traces the rise of Pratap Ravi and More >