Red Alert Movie Review
ORE AST REW
- PV Sreeram Reddy
- Music Director:
- Ravi Varma
- Kalyan Sami
- Chandra Mahesh
- H H Mahadev
A suspense thriller..that’s Red Alert for you. Red Alert has hit the screens at the right time when the TV channels are loaded with the attack of the Naxals. The Telugu audience would have been longing for a good suspense thriller and has Red Alert lived up to their expectations?
It is the time of Ganesh Nimarjan, and some notorious terrorists hatch a meticulous plan. Having known this, the police makes a Red Alert. And to add thrill to the story a team of close pals come to the city for leisure. They book a hotel and are on the brink of enjoyment. One day, to their shock, they find a corpse in a parcel that they come across. What is their next step? Is there any connection between the terrorists and the dead body? You need to watch the flick to get the answers.
Ace director Chandra Mahesh has come up with an engrossing subject in Red Alert that has an ensemble of newcomers. However, the director could have presented the flick in a convincing manner.
Mahadev has delivered a commendable performance, and it is surprising that this is his first film. He manages to shake his legs well. Suman and Anjana Menon also do a neat job.
1. Though there are several subplots in the film, it doesn’t confuse the audience.
2. The several twists in the flick keep you hooked to the seat.
3. The climax is quite gripping, and the song rendered by Shankar Mahadevan complements well with the mood.
4. Kalyani Ram’s camera work is outstanding. The city is captured in a perfect manner through his lens.
5. Music and BGM by Ravi Varma are ok.
What’s not there?
1. The comedy track by Bullet Prakash seems to be unwanted. The director could have concentrated more on the thriller element.
2. Though there is a twist in the flick, it becomes a routine potboiler when the twist is known.
3. The sequences of the terrorists could have been handled well.
4. Some songs could have been edited since they look unwanted.
Red Alert works only in bits and pieces.