Ram Gopal Varma has subjected us to many mediocre offerings in the recent past. But then, he's also the same man who gave us films like Rangeela, Satya and Company. Rakht Charitra is a striking indication that you can't give up on him -- not yet. Armed with a sweeping tale focused around caste conflict, vengeance and the power of politics, Varma is back to what he's best at -- high voltage drama that's brutally honest enough to blow your mind. Based on a true story, Rakht Charitra tells the rise-to-glory tale of Pratap Ravi (Oberoi). Pratap, a student in the city, is forced to return to Anantpur when his father and brother are murdered in a cold-blooded manner, both falling victims to political conspiracies. Pratap takes the law into his own hands and takes down all those who are responsible for the crimes. He gives up his guerilla lifestyle when the film star-turned-politician Shivaji (Sinha) offers him an entry into politics. After winning the elections, Pratap is also made a minister -- the most feared one the state has ever seen. A Robin Hood-kind of hero for the poor, Pratap continues his reign of terror -- only now, the motives are different.