Overview: On paper, this Telugu remake of the Tamil movie Thadam sound awfully sensible. A narrative that sees look-alikes on the centre of all of it and offers the police division a run for its cash. Sounds thrilling proper? Actuality is in any other case as a result of regardless of curiosity successful the day and also you wanting to seek out out who has dedicated this crime, Kishore Tirumala checks your endurance a lot, you nearly wish to quit.
Siddharth (Ram Pothineni) is a straight-laced civil engineer who’s on the verge of getting all his goals coming true. He has an incredible housing mission within the works and the woman he loves, Mahima (Malvika Sharma) loves him in return. His look-alike Aditya is the precise reverse. A drunkard, womaniser and gambler to the tee, he’s additionally a wise scammer who likes to con the wealthy out of their cash, solely to gamble all of it away in card video games. A homicide at a seaside home lands these two in jail however with inadequate proof, the police division solely have 48 hours to crack this case. What occurs subsequent is what RED is all about.
However earlier than we get to the extra edgy a part of the movie, as a result of there are two ‘protagonists’ to discover, Kishore Tirumala takes his personal candy time at organising their characters. After a sure level the character tropes get repetitive and also you makes you impatient to know what the purpose of this all is. Siddharth sings duets in Italy, Aditya will get a particular quantity with Hebah Patel and the purpose is pushed residence that they’re polar opposites until you’re exhausted. And when issues do get going, narratives are rushed and never sufficient time spent to let it sink in what’s actually unfolding on-screen. Characters mouth overtly explanatory dialogues if you’ve simply seen all of it occur on display screen. Every little thing simply conveniently occurs within the favour of those doppelgangers. You get the drift…
What does work for the movie regardless of the draggy narrative are the back-stories. Typically one complains that filmmakers by no means clarify why sure characters are the way in which they’re and go for lazy writing. Kishore offers you all that and extra. The narrative right here too won’t at all times be compelling however at the very least, he makes the hassle that can assist you perceive these individuals higher. Do you need to even know these individuals higher is an entire different story.
Ram is stellar as each Siddharth and Aditya. He appears easy on-screen at taking part in each the almost-awkward, uptight however inherently ‘good’ Siddharth and the oh-so-bad man with the center of gold Aditya, the latter of which appears extra attention-grabbing. And it’s his efficiency alone that makes you wish to sit by means of this complete charade, even when after some extent, you’ll be able to predict the story from a mile away. Malvika Sharma appears to be like lovely and will get the possibility for her character to be of some significance in a while. (Even when it is time filmmakers study to cease displaying violence towards girls as cinematic tropes which solely serve the aim of revenge.) It’s a thriller why Amritha Aiyer exists on this story aside from to serve some obscure function. Nivetha Pethuraj excels at taking part in the wide-eyed naïve SI Yamini.
RED has its moments and has two characters which are type of attention-grabbing at its core. It additionally has an excellent solid. If solely it weren’t let down by a draggy screenplay. Give this one an opportunity provided that a bizarre, combined dose of romance, thriller and masala is your cup of tea.