Rakta Charitra (English: Blood History) is a 2010 two-part Indian bilingual parallel-biographical-crime film based on the life of Paritala Ravindra, and Maddela Cheruvu Suri. Directed by Ram Gopal Varma, and written by Prashant Pandey, the film was simultaneously shot in Hindi and Telugu. The film was also dubbed into Tamil as Ratha Sarithiram in a single part. The film starred Vivek Oberoi as Pratap Ravi, and Suriya as Suri in lead roles. The first part became an instant hit at the box office. while Sudeep, Shatrughan Sinha, Abhimanyu Singh, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Sushant Singh, Priyamani, and Radhika Apte play other supporting roles.