Ram Pothineni’s controversial film Red released today (January 14, 2021). The film was released together with the festival of Sankranti. Directed by Kishore Tirumala, the action thriller has now become the latest victim of piracy. Red has been leaked on Telegram and other piracy based websites such as Movierulz and Tamilblasters.
The film’s story revolves around the lives of Siddharth and Aditya (both played by Ram Pothineni) and their intriguing involvement in a murder mystery. In Red’s release, fans and followers have praised the actor for playing two very contrasting roles in the film. His impeccable performance, flute-worthy dialogues and nail-biting scenario have garnered positive response from netizens.
Interestingly, Red director Kishore Tirumala marks the third appearance with the popular actor. The duo previously worked for Shivam (2015), Nenu Sailaja (2016) and Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi (2017).
The film also features an ensemble cast including Malvika Sharma, Nivetha Pethuraj, Amritha Aiyer, Sampath Raj, Vennela Kishore, Nassar, Posani Krishna Murali, Satya and Sonia Agarwal. The highly anticipated film, which was previously scheduled to hit theaters on April 9, 2020, was later delayed by its makers due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown.
Produced by Sravanthi Ravi Kishore under its production banner Sri Sravanthi Movies, Red is the official Telugu remake of the Tamil movie Thadam starring Arun Vijay. Featuring music composed by Mani Sharma, the film has cinematography and editing done by Sameer Reddy and Junaid Siddiqui respectively.