In Tamil, among the top stars after Kamal Haasan, Surya is one actor who likes to experiment with different get-ups on-screen. Whether in Kaakha Kaakha, Perazhagan, Pithamagan or Vaaranam Aayiram, the actor has performed each role with ease and panache. Of course, he happens to be one of finest actors, who could present himself with 9 different get-ups from 16yr old boy to 64yr grandpa in Vaaranam Aayiram.
Now Surya is ready to take on Bollywood with his first Hindi film, Ram Gopal Varma‘s much-hyped Rakta Charitra. He plays an extremely serious character Maddelacheruvu Suryanarayana Reddy alias Suri in the movie. Raktha Charithra is being made in two parts in Hindi. Raktha Charithra-1 will be released on October 22 and a few weeks later, the second part of the film will release. Raktha Sarithram (in Tamil) will have only one version and it will be a condensed version of the two parts in Hindi. We are trying to release it in Tamil Nadu for Deepavali.
Director Ram Gopal Varma talks about working with Surya and choosing Surya for a film like Raktha Charithra. RGV has openly confessed that he hasn’t seen such a brilliant actor, who strives to better himself from day-to-day.
Raktha Charitha Story Line
Raktha Charitra (RC) is a real-life story based on Paritala Ravi, a gangster in Andhra Pradesh in the early ’80s. It is a realistic drama which focusses on the dark side about the bitter rivalry between two principal characters Paritala Ravi and Maddelacheruvu. It is based on true incidents and characters in Andhra. Let me tell you — it is the story of the most intense, blood-curdling conflict ever told between two individuals.
About the two Versions of the Film:
RC-1 is about the rise of the character played by Vivek Oberoi and Suriya comes only in the last 10 minutes of the film. RC-2 will show how the conflict starts between Vivek and Suriya, who is playing Suri’s character in the film. The Tamil version will have Suriya coming in the 35th minute and will dominate the film from then. It is a very violent film but at the same time it’s very emotional as violence is one of the human emotions. The film is trying to bring out the strong emotion (or hatred) that Suri has for Ravi.
The buzz is that the film is too violent and will never get through the censors. Actually, violence is a part of human emotion and the decision to turn violent comes from within the mind. Its intensity varies from person to person. The background score itself captures the violent undercurrents and mood of the film. I feel my film is an emotional experience, and I don’t think there will be any censor problem.
He plays the role of Maddelacheruvu Suri, an intense character, and a rival of Vivek Oberoi, who essays the role of Paritala Ravi. Suri is the only one in the story who’s still alive.
Surya plays the character of Suri in the film and has given his best for the role. You will get to see a totally new Surya in the film. I thought he fit the role of Suri with his smoldering eyes and cool body language. He excels in the action scenes choreographed by Javed Eijas. The audiences can feel the power of his punch in his eyes, which makes it frightening.Let me tell you — Surya is awesome and is the best actor I have ever worked with till date.