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Red Alert The War Within Review

Overall Rating: 3/5

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 Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama

The written material [screenplay: Aruna Raje] of RED ALERT – THE WAR WITHIN is so powerful and the execution of the subject so rivetting that you can’t help but keep your eyes wide open as the story unfolds. You gradually realize that you aren’t merely watching a film on the Naxal movement, but also the heart-wrenching story of a simpleton who gets embroiled in a mess only because he wants to feed his family and send his kids to school. On the whole, RED ALERT – THE WAR WITHIN is a well-made film that portrays realism effectively. It may not lure the audiences in hordes or set the box-office afire, like a typical entertainer generally does. Nonetheless, it will leave a strong, indelible impression on those watching it. Watch it for the sake of encouraging thoughtful, relevant and truly scorching content!

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:TimesOfIndia 

The film is naturally made within the confines of our Censor Board which means it must tread the middle path or cross-over to politically correct terrain (read the Indian State). No, Red Alert, refreshingly doesn’t become a state-sponsored documentary, despite its sensitivity to Chidambaramspeak and all that terrorist versus revolutionary debate that springs from the Arundhati Roy camp. By and large, it races and paces through safe territory, and unfolds like a thriller that keeps you on the edge most of the time. It may be politically correct in its tenor, but Red Alert does make you sit up and demand attention. Specially in a season when political cinema is raising its banner in Bollywood.

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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Abhishek Mande Site:Rediff

The story of Red Alert is inspired by a true incident which does tug at your heartstrings at points. Narsimha (Suniel Shetty),s a villager from Andhra Pradesh, is trying to make ends meet. He supplies food to a bunch of people he hasn’t met and doesn’t realise are Naxals.But perhaps Red Alert’s tragic flaw is the over-simplified resolution of strife that is as old as our nation itself.The climax to which the action builds up for over two hours is not just cinematically weak but also laughably implausible.If there is someone who must be blamed, it is the director. Mahadevan reduces a stellar cast to mere cardboard cutouts and a burning socio-political issue into a tale with a happily-ever-after ending.You cannot take away the fact that Mahadevan had his heart in the right place while making the movie. Sadly, good intentions rarely make great films.

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Komal Nahata Site:KoiMoi

The film, which claims to be based on a true-life story of a farmer, is a poignant account of how an ordinary man’s life can turn upside down for no fault of his. Aruna Raje’s story and screenplay are both, hard-hitting and lay emphasis on authenticity. However, both these attributes – hard-hitting and authentic – unfortunately, have not much bearing on the commercial prospects of the film. Rather, because the film has a depressing tale, it holds appeal only for the elite or festival-circuit audience rather than the masses who look for at least some entertainment in a film. Again, the climax is equally class-appealing and does not give the audience that feeling of satisfaction in the commercial sense of the term.On the whole, Red Alert – The War Within is a praiseworthy attempt by the entire cast and crew. Its commercial prospects are, of course, dim but it, nevertheless, will win critical acclaim.

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