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Red Alert:the war within
Directed by Ananth Mahadevan
Produced by T.P Aggarwal and Rahul Aggarwal
Written by Aruna Raje
Starring Sunil Shetty
Vinod Khanna
Nasseruddin Shah
Sameera Reddy
Ayesha Dharker
Music by lalit Pandit
Javed Aktar (lyrics)
Studio Star Entertainment Pvt Ltd
Release date(s) Dec, 2009
Running time 135 min
Country India India
Language Hindi
Budget Rs. crore

Red Alert: The War Within is based fantastic Story told and narrated with Style . The film has a very sensitive yet topical theme , True story of an Andhra farm labourer who gets caught in a group of Naxalites. A sensitive issue based subject which is read in daily papers about Naxalite movement in India,is handled brilliantly . The movie was recently premiered at Strutgaurd Festival, GermanyStrutgaurd Festival, Germany,was hailed with standing ovation.It was given the “Director’s Vision Awards’ at the 6th edition of Stuttgart Film Festival 2009



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 Naxalite movement, forced to make difficult, and morally questionable, choices.

At first, he starts as a mere cook for the terrorist group. Before too long, he graduates to weapons training, shootouts and kidnappings. A good, kind man trying to earn for his family, Narasimha finds himself in a position he had never bargained for; a man left with no choices.

The conflicted Narasimha's life gets more complicated when a confrontation with the group leader (Ashish Vidyarthi) turns his world upside down; now he's caught in the middle of the law and the militants.

The only way Narasimha can survive is when he finally takes matters into his own hands. Does he follow his conscience and thwart the movement? Or, does he look out for himself and his family, and embrace the Naxal cause?

Though RED ALERT: THE WAR WITHIN is the account of one man, it embodies the true conflict facing the impoverished: Do we fight to protect a nation that has forgotten us? Or, do we fight to survive and feed ourselves? Do we really have any choice?

Cast and Characters

Sunil Shetty, Vinod Khanna, Nasseruddin Shah

Production News

Release Details

January 15, 2010


Winner Director's Vision Award at Stuttgart Film Festival(Germany,2009)

Winner Best Actor Award(Sunil Shetty) at SAIFF (South Asia International Film Festival,2009)

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