Neel (Aftab Shivdasani) is a billionaire business man suffering from a heart ailment. He undergoes heart transplantation and wants to thank the relatives of donor and finds out that the donor’s wife Anahita (Celina Jaitley) is the only surviving relative of the donor. He meets the grieving widow to thank her and the inevitable happens. They fall in love. He learns that the accident happened to her husband could be a murder. Being a passionate man who cares for love of his life, Neel goes out of his way to eliminate the people responsible for the trauma caused to Anahita. The rest of the story is all about how the murder mystery is solved.
Aftab Shivadasani is pretty good. Celina Jaitley looks gorgeous. Amrita Arora has a limited role. Sudhant donned the role of a cop who on trail of murderer. Ameen Hajee is good as drug addict.
Story - screenplay - direction: Though the story is a murder mystery, moviegoers can easily guess who the culprit is. The screenplay of the film is inconsistent, direction is adequate in parts. The different style of narration (by showing glimpses of future happenings in the preceding scenes) is often confusing. The symbolism of showing red flashes in the film does not connect with the viewers and the title is not justified.
Other departments: Music of the film is pretty good with foot-tapping numbers. Cinematography is very good with different lighting techniques. Editing is neat. Dialogues are adequate. Technically, this film is nice.
Analysis: The best part about this film is the runtime which is just 1 hour and 45 minutes. Vikram Bhatt attempted different style of narration with slick technical values. But the content of the film doesn’t have enough depth. This film starts on a different note with heart transplantation concept. But once hero meets heroine, this film turns out to be a murder mystery with good skin show. On a whole, Red is not up to the mark.
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