Verdict: A cheerful comic entertainer!

Expectations are always high when you remake a universally accepted flick. Neram, an original Malayalam flick, was remade in Tamil with the same name and in Marathi as Time Bara Vait. It went on to become a super hit in all the languages it has been made so far. Now Anil Sunkara, Sudhakar Cherukuri and Kishore Garikipati have bought the remake rights of this movie, and produced it with the combination of Sundeep Kishan and Anil Kanneganti. Were they able to recreate the magic of the already proven subject?

Sanju (Sundeep Kishan) and Amulya aka Ammu (Anisha Ambrose) are childhood friends who fall in love as they grow up. Ammu’s father (Kasi Vishwanath) agrees to their marriage initially but later rejects it under the pretext that Sanju has lost his job. In the meanwhile, Sanju borrows money from a local goon Vaddi Rajan (Bobby Simha) for his sister’s marriage, and promises to repay the debt in three months. As time flies, Sanju is yet to get a job and Ammu insists that they elope and get married as her father does not acknowledge their love. Problems starts piling up for Sanju one after the other. His brother-in-law demands the pending dowry to start a new business and the time has come for Sanju to repay his loan. Will Sanju be able to escape from the clutches of Vaddi Rajan? Did Sanju finally marry Ammu? You can find out by watching the film!

Sundeep Kishan fitted the character of Sanju to a T. His acting is versatile as a boy-next-door and a lover boy. One can easily spot the improvements in his acting skills. Bobby Simha gives a remarkable performance as Vaddi Rajan, and is someone to watch out for. He is just flawless and also has screen time equal to the protagonist. Anisha Ambrose as Ammu is beautiful and her acting is good. Brahmaji as the selfie policeman is hilarious. Rest of the star cast are adequate.

Anil Kanneganti has finally hit the bull’s eye with his second venture after tasting a debacle in the form of Mr. Nookaya. He has got everything right without making many changes to the original script and must be commended for choosing the right cast. Production value is good. Music by Sai Karthik is a feast. The songs are quite good, especially the one that plays during the end credits. The background score also gels well with the movie. Cinematography and editing is mediocre and could have been better.

Why You Should Watch This Movie:

A good script and engaging screenplay with tons of laughter makes Run a definite watch. The runtime of this flick is an added advantage. Overall, a movie that can be enjoyed with the entire family.

— By Ajay Mudunuri