Rakta Charitra, which is based on the true story of gangster-turned-politician Paritala Ravi, has been lauded by film critics. They are of the opinion that it is a well-made film in spite of ample violence, gore and bloodshed.
This is what popular film critics Taran Adarsh puts it: “Rakta Charitra has a fascinating story to tell and even if you aren't acquainted with Paritala Ravi, you might identify with Rakta Charitra because the essence of the film is revenge."
He added, “With a title like Rakta Charitra and all the blood and gore in the film, it's certain that the film holds appeal for those who like to watch brutality in cinema, which, in turn, cuts off a sizeable section of the audience (ladies and kids). However, from the content point of view, I'd say that Rakta Charitra is the best bet of this week." He however said that 'it is not for the faint-hearted or the lily-livered."
Another film critic wrote that the film started with a violent note with lots of bloodshed but done so artfully. She added that Ram Gopal Varma has thrown a pleasant surprise at the audience with a film that could evoke the emotions.
Well, the critics have placed Rakta Charitra well above the other releases of the week like Hisss, Jhootha Hi Sahi and Dus Dola. It turns to be the pick of the week.