July 6, 2010 04:47:45 PM IST Bollywood Trade News Network
Will RED ALERT- THE WAR WITHIN, releasing on July 9th help in creating a difference of opinion in the hard-line stance in the respective conflicting parties. A country at war with itself...India's little understood, most misunderstood war.
A war where everyone is right.....or wrong
Can good cinema that reflects societal cultural significance, help in winning the hearts and minds. Will it help find a solution in India's 'Killing fields' - The RED Corridor.
RED ALERT- THE WAR WITHIN, is based on a real life story, culled straight from today's torrid headlines, is an emotional adventure of a man and touches the issue of Naxalism with realism and sensitivity.
Though the film is the account of one man, it embodies the true conflict facing the impoverished: Do we fight to protect a nation that has forgotten us? Or, do we fight to survive and feed ourselves? Do we really have any choice?
The political and social relevance of RED ALERT was strongly felt when the Home Minister, Maharashtra, RR Patil and the Joint Commissioner of Police, KL Prasad attended a special preview of the film.
Producers TP Aggarwal, Rahul Aggarwal, Star Entertainment, and director Ananth Narayan Mahadevan were pleased with their reactions. Patil, who confessed that his film-watching quota was over in his college days, said he was drawn towards the scorching content and relevance of the movie, and hailed the realism in the film.
He strongly recommended that it be shown to other ministers and even naxals. 'Even if one man decides against becoming a naxal after seeing the film, it would be a triumph for RED ALERT,' he said. All of which makes it an eagerly-anticipated and socially relevant film of our time.
RED ALERT- THE WAR WITHIN features national award winners and international stars like Naseeruddin Shah, Ashish Vidyarthi, Seema Biswas, Ayesha Dharker and Gulshan Grover. The cast is led by Suneil Shetty who plays the protagonist with Sameera Reddy, Bhagyashree, Vinod Khanna, Makrand Deshpande and Zakir Husain.
What has appealed to the international cinema critics is its brutal honesty and international standards.