Recently, Raktha Charitra, the telugu version Ratha Sarithiram, was procured by Happy Movies Banner for 12 crores, which also includes satellite rights. The movie was jointly bought by C. Kalyan, Raj Kumar and Chinna Vasudeva Reddy.
The trilingual movie is based on slain Andhra Pradesh political leader Paritala Ravindra, which is depicted by Vivek Oberoi. Surya plays as a Maddelacheruvu Suri- a factional leader and Priyamani plays as his wife. Shatrughan Sinha enacts the role of Late Chief Minister of AP N.T. Rama Rao. Kannada actor Sudeep is also doing pivotal role.Kota Srinivasa Rao, Radhika Apte, Raj Babbar, Zarina Wahab and others are in the cast.
The movie is expected to hit the screens in mid-September.
The Tamil overseas rights of Surya-Ram Gopal Varma 's dream project Ratha Sarithiram has been sold to Malaysia-based company for whopping Rs.4.5 Crore. With this, Surya has broken all his previous movies overseas price records.