Ratha Charithra is based on lives of two bigwigs of Andhra Pradesh; Parithala Ravi and Maddalcheruvu Suri. In which, Vivek Oberai playing the role of Paritala Ravi on whose life the movie is based on, Surya portrays the character of Maddalcheruvu Suri, and Paritala Ravi’s opponent.
Rakta Charitra film is a biographical tale of Paritala Ravi from Andhra Pradesh, a prime accused in a number of murder cases.
It is the story of a man's phenomenal rise to power and a story of the most intense blood curdling conflict ever heard of between two individuals. Moreover, the story is also the ultimate statement on the often heard disastrous consequences of a fatal mixture of caste, crime, family feuds and politics.