Rakta Charitra in Trouble

Ram Gopal Verma`s much-hyped movie Rakta Charitra, which is loosely based on the unmitigated violence and factional killings in Rayalaseema region in Andhra Pradesh, has got into trouble, barely a month before its planned release.

The Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission(APSHRC) called for a report from the regional film censor board following complaints from several organizations including Stree Shakti Sanghathana that the movie sought to promote violence and factionalism.

Even a Naxalite group (which believes in violence), CPI(ML) New Democracy, also filed a complaint with the APSHRC, opposing its release.

There were also objections to the use of a quote from epic Mahabharata in the promos and defaming the name of Anantapur (which produced great people like former president Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy and Godman Satya Sai Baba).

The APSHRC has given time till May 28 for the censor board to reply.

Rakta Charitra, which is simultaneously being made in Telugu Tamil and Hindi is Verma`s most ambitious venture so far. The story is said to portray the never-ending war between Paritala Ravi and Maddelacheruvu Suri, two well known factionists-turned-politicians.

 

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