Saturday, March 03, 2012

Red Alert - Watch Online- Bollywood film on Naxalites

Red Alert - The War Within is a  low budget Hindi movie made with a few talented actors by director Anant Mahadevan. The movie was released in 2010 and wasn't commercially successful at the box office.

The film claims to be loosely based on a true story. The movie however fails to give a realistic or convincing portrayal of the realities of the Maoist movement in India, also the film is replete with factual inaccuracies and has a very simplistic conclusion.

It is however an effort that can be appreciated, considering the fact that Bollywood does not usually focus much on this topic. Access to more funding and research would have helped the director in creating a better product.

Red Alert : The War Within : Watch Online 


This is the true story of Narsimha, a farm labourer, who desperately needed money to fund the education of his children. He finds himself in the midst of Naxalites where his mission becomes a mere subset of a greater cause that the militant's pursue. From being a mere cook to actually training in weapons to being involved in shootouts and kidnapping, Narsimha himself in the thick of life he had never bargained for. A confrontation with the group leaders turns his life upside down; he is now on the run from both law and the militants.

Narsimha has to take one vital decision that could make or break him. But the decision ends in creating a conflicting situation that has him torn between conscience and survival. Red Alert- The War Within hurtles towards a cathartic end that blows apart a few myths about life and the complicated systems that engulfs it. Red Alert- The War Within is a volatile account of today's times...culled straight from today's torrid headlines

Sunil Shetty
Vinod Khanna
Nasseruddin Shah
Sameera Reddy
Ayesha Dharker

Director's Vision Award at 2009 Stuttgart Film Festival
Best Actor Award (Sunil Shetty) at 2009 SAIFF (South Asian International Film Festival)

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The full 2 hour movie with English subtitles can be viewed below. Click on CC for English subtitles. There is a 5 second time lag between dialogue delivery and subtitle display.

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