This Sankranti started off with a solid note in the form of Krack and Master, bringing audiences back to theatres. Today is the turn of Ram Pothineni’s RED and Bellamkonda Suresh’s Alludu Adhurs. RED is an official remake of Tamil superhit movie Thadam. While the original was directed by Magizh Thirumeni, RED is directed by Nenu Sailaja fame Kishore Tirumala. Ram is on a high after delivering his career-best hit, iSmart Shankar and a lot of expectations are riding on this movie. Let us see what is in store for viewers watching RED.
A one of its kind who-done-it thriller
Aditya (Ram) is a smart thief who indulges in various financial dealings with the help of his aide. Siddharth (Ram) is into the construction business and dreams of settling down with Deepika (Malvika Sharma). Both Aditya and Siddharth are lookalikes and live in the same city. An investigation begins when one among them attacks a guy leaving him dead. While the police nab one of them initially and believe the case to be closed, the twist in the tale occurs when the other lookalike is also captured. To know who among the two committed this murder, one must watch RED.
Ram is at this energetic best
Ram portrayed two contrasting characters of Aditya and Siddharth with ease and perfection. He was at his energetic best in the role of Aditya and suited to the tee in the role of Siddharth. This is probably one of the major reasons why Ram chose this script that has ample scope to exploit his acting talent. Nivetha Pethuraj was good in the role of the lady cop, Yamini and Malvika Sharma is decent as Deepika. Amritha Aiyer excelled in the limited role of Anandi. Hebah Patel sparkles in the item number, Dinchak. The rest of the cast performed their parts well and the best part of the movie is that every character has an importance to the plot that keeps us engaging throughout.
RED is a faithful remake
While this is the first remake for Kishore Tirumala, he executed it to finesse and made sure that the soul of the original is intact. He succeeded in getting the best out of his technical crew. Mani Sharma’s music and background score is a huge plus and so is Sameer Reddy visuals. The editing is crisp, especially towards the latter half and makes it an interesting watch.
WATCH OR NOT
RED is an extremely engaging thriller that will keep you glued to your seats until the end. Ram is at his energetic best and you get to see the best version of him. The movie is a faithful remake of Thadam and Kishore Tirumala did full justice. Go for it and you will not be disappointed.
Director: Kishore Tirumala
Writer: Magizh Thirumeni
Cast: Ram Pothineni, Nivetha Pethuraj, Malvika Sharma, Amritha Aiyer, Sampath Raj, Vennela Kishore
Background score: Mani Sharma
Cinematography: Sameer Reddy
Streaming on Netflix
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