Though, the promos might have gave impressions of yet another sleazefest movie, RED (un)fortunately is a dark romantic thriller presentation by Bhatts. The movie is named Red because it is a love story on the dark side.
Cast: Aftab Shivdasani, Celina Jaitley, Amrita Arora, Sushant Singh
Red is a thriller that manages to keep you guessing till the end. There’s enough dose of love, lust and betrayal. Moreover, it’s editing is slick and the movie ends in 1 hour 40 minutes. No unnecessary sub-plots. Director Vikram Bhatt gets straight to the point and down to the details in no time. He also makes intelligent use of sepia-toned flashbacks to give the movie that Hollywood feel.
She’s a widow, though not the weeping kind. He needs a change of heart, though not in the way you would expect him to.
Aftab Shivdasani, muscles pumped up to the gills, tattoo on forearm and scowl in place, plays a man so out of touch with reality he actually thinks he could woo and bed the widow of the man whose heart has been transplanted into his body.
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This is Vikram Bhatt’s rather startling attempt at a noire thriller. Can’t say why it’s called Red unless you’re looking at a man who sees red every time the slinky widow passes by. He grabs her. They cuddle and kiss as the camera caresses the contours of their heaving body in search of erogenous convictions.
Bhatt gets a chance to look into lives that are as star- crossed as they are unable to control their primeval urges. True to its noire genre Red is shot mostly in the rain and in dark interiors lit up with a passion-play that’s largely supported by Himesh Reshammiya’s pounding tracks.