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The central plot of Ram Gopal Varma's Rakta Charitra revolves around the life of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) political leader Paritala Ravindra (played by Viveik Oberoi) from the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. He was a minister in NT Rama Rao's (played by Shatrughan Sinha) regime.
Paritala Ravindra was elected four times to the post of MLA in AP. He was assassinated in the year 2005 in broad daylight after attending a party meeting. Congress leader Suryanarayana Reddy, known as Maddela Cheruvu Suri, was allegedly behind the murder. Suri's character in the film will be played by Southern star Surya Sivakumar.
Veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha has shaved off his moustache for his role in the film. RGV plans to make the film in both Hindi and Telugu. The length of the film is approximately five hours and will be released in two parts within a gap of three months. Rakta Charitra hits the theatres in 2010.