Review : Run – Lacks intensity


Run is the official remake of Malayalam smash hit Neram. Starring Sundeep Kishan and Anisha Ambrose in the lead, the film is directed by Anil Kanneganti. After a good round of aggressive promotions by the core team, the film released today amidst positive buzz. Here is the detailed analysis about the film.

Story :

All events in the film happen on a single day. Sanjay ( Sandeep Kishan) is a youngster who encounters two big problems. A local loan shark Vaddi Raja ( Bobby Simha) threatens to kill Sanjay if he fails to repay the debt by evening 5’o Clock. This is also the time when Sanjay’s girl friend Amulya ( Anisha Ambrose) gets kidnapped by some strangers. In this quandary, how will Sanjay help himself to get rid of the problems. He has a very little time to come out of this grave situation. The rest of the story is how the hero handles this tricky situation.

Artist Performances :

Sundeep Kishan looked okay for this character, but he fails to carry the emotions with perfection. It looks like he was influenced by the lead character in the original version, but couldn’t do complete justice to his role. Anisha Ambrose looked her part, but unfortunately her role has nothing much to showcase the acting mettle. Bobby Simha is near perfect in his character and justified it with a solid performance. Once again Bramaji did a fine job with his humour and the rest of the cast is okay.

Technical Values :

The technical department did a decent job. The music and background score given Sai Karthik are terrific and the cinematographer did a good job with his visuals to bring a rich appeal to the film. The editor could have done more promising job had he trimmed out some needless portions which make the film a tad too long.

Director Anil Kanneganti fails to maintain the intensity and pace of the original version. A better handling of the proceedings with more interesting narration could have altered the outcome what otherwise makes a recreation or a carbon copy of the original film. He should have worked more on bringing the flavour close to our nativity.

The production values are adequate and the shoestring budget is a big asset for the film.

Analysis :

Thriller films are all the rage in Tollywood. Run, which falls into that category, need to maintain the pace in order to keep the audience interested. Narration plays a key role for thrillers and the director fails to make it engaging with his frame to frame recreation from the original version. The first half of the film is neatly handled, but the second half is executed in a rather mediocre way.

The lead characters needed more established and the chemistry between them is not so convincing. The pre climax and climax scenes are presented with haste and end up abruptly. While retaining the flavour of the original, the director need to be sensible with his narration so that the audience don’t get a feeling that they are just watching the film with subtitles. That doesn’t happen with Run. From the start till the end, each frame is just a recreation of the Malayalam version.

Verdict :

All in all, Run is just a rework of Neeram. Some interesting moments in the first half, a crisp runtime and the stupendous background score are the plus points for the film. The frame to frame adaptation from the original version and some ordinary performances by the lead pair making this film a boring watch. Rating : 2.5/5

Banner: A.K.Entertainments India Pvt.Ltd
Star Cast: Sundeep Kishan, Anisha Ambrose, Bobby Simha and some others.
Editing: M.R. Verma
Music: Sai Kartheek
Story: Gopi Mohan, Harikrishna, Sai Krishna
Producer: Sudhakar Cherukuri, Ajay Sunkara and Kishore Garikipati
Presented by: Ramabrahmam Sunkara
Director: Ani Kanneganti
Release date: 23.03.2016

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