According to the trade pundits, the film has garnered the best reviews for this year and has picked up big time in the box office because of the positive word of mouth publicity. In fact, the director has been pleased by the fact that the youth have liked the film big time and are instrumental in spreading the positive buzz around the film.
The film of this size has already recovered its cost and is getting huge offers for the satellite and other ancillary rights for the film. In fact, the film is being offered a whopping amount for the DVD rights in London and the overseas market. The film is about a subject that has never been dealt before in Indian cinema — naxalism. And, Ananth Mahadevan has managed to portray all those facts and facets very well. Little wonder then, critics have sat up and taken notice of the film.
Its protagonist and lead actor Suniel Shetty has also caused a stir with his stellar performance. Critics have acknowledged his power-packed portrayal and intense performance. Not just him and the director, Red Alert seems to be the winner in terms of locations and cinematography. Technicians have also been given credit to by the critics. So, it’s an overall winner in all the aspects with its gripping, conscience-stirring and grimy content being the most prominent feature.