Director: Thirumala Kishore
Solid: Ram Pothineni, Nivetha Pethuraj, Malvika Sharma, Nassar
Beards have most likely attained the standing of a cult character in Telugu cinema. Ever since Ram Charan sported a thick one in Rangasthalam (2018), Telugu movie heroes have taken it upon themselves to provide you with the same model quotient. In fact, there was additionally Vijay Deverakonda in Arjun Reddy (2017), however his unkempt look was reserved just for part of the movie. For iSmart Shankar (2019) and the most recent launch Crimson, although, Ram Pothineni maintains the identical size.
This assessment isn’t the proper place to heap reward on beards. However take a look at the heights it has reached now. Pothineni, who performs two characters in Crimson — Siddharth and Aditya — sports activities the identical quantity of facial hair for each of them. It’s a fully crucial aspect within the storyline since a man will get murdered within the film and one in all them is the wrongdoer. They are saying they didn’t do it, however there’s a photographic piece of proof that hyperlinks them to the homicide. Once more, just one particular person may have been on the scene of the crime. The query is — who’s mendacity?
On the face of it, Crimson appears to be like like a Korean modish thriller, nevertheless it’s truly the remake of the Tamil thriller Thadam (2019). When Thadam hit theatres, it took the audiences by storm since they didn’t stroll into the film halls anticipating to be overwhelmed with the twists. Crimson, nonetheless, retains these elements apart, for the reason that plot of the Tamil unique is on the market on Wikipedia, and, as a substitute, will increase the tempo. And, that’s how the unique glowing thriller is made to suit the dimensions of one more masala film. However that’s not a grievance.
Kishore Tirumala, the director of the remake, doesn’t make new strikes on the chessboard. He follows the unique to the final dot. Nonetheless, he makes Crimson appear louder and frillier. It’s like watching a cooking present through which two cooks make two totally different dishes from the identical pot of substances. If Thadam is singularly occupied with constructing the 2 characters to the purpose the place they break down and reveal their previous, albeit calculatingly, to the cops, Crimson is singularly focussed on making the 2 central characters seem nonchalant.
Aditya and Shankar (from iSmart Shankar) may have been nice mates. They may have downed all of the beers from the dive bars of their neighborhood and danced to Mani Sharma’s music each night time. However the matter of distance would have been an issue, since Crimson is ready in Vizag and Shankar is a chest-thumping Hyderabadi. The offbeat setting doesn’t provide Crimson something apart from the occasional sea breeze and a villa with a view of the ocean. A lot of the scenes are shot inside a police station, just a few homes, and a enterprise park. Did the crew miss an opportunity to take a grand aerial shot of the seashore and embrace it in some irrelevant juncture? Perhaps!
Nicely, if there’s one space through which Crimson may have improved (this was a priority even within the unique), it must be the love story between Mahima (Malvika Sharma) and Siddharth. We see Mahima principally by the little anecdotes which are stitched collectively within the first hour. And though they each have conversations about getting married and dwelling a gorgeously fulfilling life collectively, you don’t really feel that love.
When Siddharth asks her out for a cup of espresso at first and he or she tells him he’s asking the flawed query, there’s no playfulness in her reply. A day later, he throws the ball into her courtroom and provides that he thinks she’s a feminist-type and asks her if she desires to take him out for a date. It’s a laugh-out-loud assertion that doesn’t land nicely. He rearranges his sentence a number of instances, however fails to hit the nail on the wall. She prefers tea and that’s the place Tirumala loses the chance to promote humour.
Likewise, when the couple begins to hang around at cafeterias, their flirtatious glances look mechanical. To ensure that Siddharth to look educated and upper-class (a trait that he doesn’t share with Aditya), Pothineni retains his face straight. Whereas he’s within the footwear of Aditya, nonetheless, he lets his internal little one roam free. The costumes additionally comply with the identical sample. If Siddharth is seen in ironed shirts and trousers, Aditya is seen in denims and T-shirts. And there’s one other function that sits like a cap on Aditya’s head — he’s a womaniser.
If Siddharth had joked round with a pal of his personal, like how Aditya does with Vema (Satya), it’d have opened a much bigger gate for the remake. On the entire, Crimson isn’t forgettable. It’s much less of a thriller and extra of a “Dinchak, Dinchak,” masala film.