Red - Telugu Movie Review

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  • Review for the film: "Red - Telugu"
  • Runtime: 2 Hours 26 Minutes
  • Certificate: UA
  • Released: 14-01-2021
  • Genre: Drama
2.5 / 5.0

Red is an action thriller directed by Kishore Tirumala. The film is the remake of the hit Tamil film, “Thadam,” scripted and directed by Magizh Thirumeni. Krishna Chaitanya and Sravanthi Ravi Kishore bankrolled the film. Mani Sharma composed the music. Sameer Reddy cranked the camera and Junaid Siddiqui edited the film. Ram Pothineni plays the lead role. The film has the supporting cast of Nivetha Pethuraj, Amritha Aiyer, Malvika Sharma, Sampath Raj, “Nassar,” Vennela Kishore, Posani Krishna Murali, Sonia Agarwal, Satya, “Charandeep,” Pavitra Lokesh, Hebah Patel and Narra Srinivas.


Aditya and Siddharth are twins. Siddharth is an Engineer and Aditya is a thief. Siddharth loves Mahima and they both decided to take their relationship to next level. Akash, a youngster was killed and the police suspect Siddharth and arrest him. How Siddharth gets out of the case and who is the real murderer? The answers form the rest of the story.

Star Performance

Ram played an interesting twin-role and he did his best. He had shown a lot of difference between the two characters. Malvika, the heroine didn’t have any role in the film. Nivetha Pethuraj got a decent role and she is good with it. Similarly, Sampath, Posani Krishna Murali and Satya are good in their roles.


The script is new and the stars had given what is asked from them. But, if the screenplay had been crisper, the film would have been engaging. Nivetha has got a good role. But, her character should have been written better. Some of her scenes miss the logic and her performance had gone in vain. The director has taken a lot of time to enter into the actual story. Only during the interval, the story picks up. The BGM is good and the cinematography is decent.

What’s There?

  • The story is new and the performances are decent
  • BGM, cinematography and editing are good

What’s Not There?

  • Characters are not designed well
  • A lot of logical loopholes


Red comes with a different story and some neat performances. If they had designed a better screenplay and some depth in the characters, the film would have been more engaging. However, it is watchable, once!