Red Alert: The War Within
Red Alert: The War Within (2010)

'Red Alert: The War Within' is based on the true story of Narasimha (Suniel Shetty), a poor farm labourer who desperately needs money to fund the education of his children. To earn his way, he finds himself in the midst of the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 9, 2010
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

The film, much of it set in a rebel camp in Andhra Pradesh, seems torn between two storytelling modes: episodic with a documentary flavor and action-driven pulp. It makes a hash of both.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

Even charismatic star Suniel Shetty can't generate interest or excitement in this earnest drama of India's internal conflict with the Maoist "Naxalite" movement.

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Nora Lee Mandel

Broadly uses the universality of melodramatic emotions to overwhelm specifically set moral and violent battles.

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Louis Proyect

Despite obvious constraints from Indian censors, this movie provides a glimmer of insight into a powerful guerrilla movement sweeping the country's most impoverished regions in a real life version of Avatar.

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Adam Keleman
Slant Magazine

Red Alert overtly hammers away ideas about corrupt bureaucracy squashing the little man.

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