The character of Bukka Reddy is based on a real life character called Obul Reddy, who was equally evil.

Loosely based on the life of real life politician Paritala Ravindra (named Pratap Ravi in the film).

after doing the final editing of the film the length of the film was coming up to four hours so directed Ram Gopal Verma decided to release the film in two parts Rakht Charitra and Rakht Charitra 2.

Shatrughan Sinha shaved his mustache for the first time in his carrier of 40 years.

The second part of the film released in the gap of one and a half month.

Shatrughan Sinha essays the role of Telugu superstar turned politician N.T. Rama Rao.

Vivek Oberoi got married during the release of the film and was in two minds whether to shave his mustache or not as he was required to do the promotions of the film but took a final decision and shaved it.

the film was simultaneously shot in Hindi and Telugu.

The film was also dubbed into Tamil as Ratha Sarithiram in a single part.