Red Movie Review : A Commercial Crime Drama

January 15, 2021 04:44: AM

Movie: Red

Rating: 3/5

Released On: January 13, 2021

Banner: Sri Sravanthi Movies

Producer: Sravanthi Ravikishore

Music: Mani Sharma

Cinematography: Sameer Reddy

Editor: Junaid Siddique

Director: Kishore Tirumala

Cast: Ram Pothineni, Nivetha Pethuraj, Malvika Sharma, and Amritha Aiyer,

‘Red’ is  Energetic star Ram Pothineni’s latest flick. The stupendous success of his previous film ‘iSmart Shankar’ raised high expectations on the movie. This film which hit the screens on Thursday is a remake of the Tamil movie ‘Thadam’.

Story/ Plot

A man’s murder at a beach house sets this investigative story to unfold on the screen. Siddharth (Ram Pothineni) as a civil engineer leads his own company and he ends up as a suspect in the murder case. Simultaneously, Adithya (Ram) who is a lookalike is a drunkard, gambler, and womanizer. This case takes a turn when he is caught during drunk and drive.

Now the police find themselves in a real fix between the two in tracing the true culprit behind Akash’s murder. What happens in the process is the rest of the story.

Technical Aspects

Director Kishore Tirumala sets the tempo right and one expects that the movie keeps you glued until the end. However, he misses it by dragging the actual events to unfold only at the last moment. His dialogues are fine and also managed to extract the needed performances from the actors. Sameer Reddy did a good job with Cinematography and the audience expects more from Mani Sharma. Editing and action are up to the mark.


Ram Pothineni continued his energetic performance with more conviction this time. He fit the bill in delivering the dual role with much ease and style. Especially, Ram impresses everyone in the thug’s role with mannerisms, looks, and body language. Nivetha Pethuraj does a typical act as a police officer in a mass film. Malavika Sharma did her part as a girlfriend. But, Amritha Aiyer leaves a mark with her short and sweet role. This time, Pavitra Lokesh tries to surprise everyone playing a negative role. And it looks something refreshing. There is not much for Satya to perform and Sonia Aggarwal suited the mother’s role.


  • Ram Pothineni’s Performance
  • Dialogues
  • Ram’s Energy in Dhinchaak
  • Pre-Interval Bang

Final Verdict

Red promises more for the viewer. But the dragging screenplay dampens the excitement in the middle. However, it ends up as a good watch for those who love everything in a crime drama.