By Hindustan Times
The 30-minute flashback of Rakht Charitra 1 is not going down well with some of the movie-reviewers. The film's direction, however has got a thumbs up. Read on to know what critics are saying about the movie. Writes Sonil Dedhia (Rediff), "The first 30 minutes of Rakht Charitra 2 is just a recap of the first part. But that slows the proceedings so much that by the time the second part actually starts, you've lost interest."
Though critics have praised RGV's direction, the movie's script has been panned by most. "RGV's direction is effective but the script lets him down. It lacks the narrative style required, and fails to hold the audience. Post-interval, the film loses pace and just drags to the end," adds Dedhia.
"Brutality, gore and violent behavior are indispensable attributes of RAKHT CHARITRA 2. The story in itself is nothing more than a customary vendetta drama, but what makes you connect compellingly with the narrative is the fact that Ramgopal Varma [RGV] has treated it like he was recounting a first-hand version of what really transpired between the adversaries," writes Taran Adarsh (Bollywood Hungama).
Suriya is the saving grace of the movie, according to some critics, "Suriya saves the film from being a total loss. His expressive eyes have a quiet strength and his presence sears the screen," says Anupama Chopra (NDTV.com)
Adarsh is also facinated with RGV's visual language. "RGV's visual language is stimulating. His frames speak the unspoken. RGV's penchant for unusual camera angles have also come in for sharp criticism, but it makes his films stand out from the others."