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Red Alert: The War Within

Red Alert: The War Within
Directed by Ananth Narayan Mahadevan
Produced by
  • Rahul Aggarwal
  • T. P. Aggarwal
Written by Aruna Raje
Music by
Studio Star Entertainment Pvt Ltd
Release date(s)[1]
Running time 120 minutes[2][3]
Country India
Language Hindi

Red Alert: The War Within is an Indian film released on 9 July 2010.[1] The drama is based on the true story of Narasimha who gets caught up in a clash between police and Naxalites and is then forced to work with the latter.

Red Alert was screened at the 6th Stuttgart Film Festival in 2009.


Source for first 12 cast-members:[4] Characters per additional sources.


The Hindi-language film was dubbed into Telugu, Chhattisgarhi and English versions, with all four versions scheduled to be released the same day.[8] Rahul Aggarwal, one of the producers, said all the actors dubbed their English lines themselves.[8]

The film was originally scheduled to be completed and released in 2008.[9]


Critical reception

The film was not reviewed by a sufficient number of contributing critics to be rated at the review aggregating site Rotten Tomatoes.[10] Rachel Saltz of The New York Times said the film "seems torn between two storytelling modes: episodic with a documentary flavor and action-driven pulp. It makes a hash of both." She added, "For some reason [it] has been dubbed into heavily accented English for American release, adding an unnecessary 'What did he say?' level of difficulty."[11] Frank Lovece of Film Journal International echoed that, saying, the film "plays like one of those stiff historical drams that educational-film companies make for schools. Or in this case, an outsourced educational-film company."[7] Adam Keleman of Slant believed, "The unforgivable flaw of the film is its lack of subtlety, the way character detail and plot development is laid for us on a silver platter, never requiring the audience to ... fully engage with the intricacies of the lead character's internal and moral quandary."[12]


  • Winner, Director's Vision Award at the 2009 Stuttgart Film Festival[13]
  • Winner, South Asian International Film Festival Award for Best Actor - Suniel Shetty [13]
  • Winner, Stardust Search Light Award for Best Actor - Suniel Shetty


External links

  • (official site)
  • Internet Movie Database
  • Tuteja, Joginder. "'Red Alert could have been set in Cuba or Ireland' - Anant Mahadevan",, July 7, 2010
  • Kashifrazaseed. "Red Alert, eye opener on Naxalism, lesson for all",, June 30, 2010
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