Run Telugu Movie Review-Mediocre Remake

Rating: 2.5/5

Critic Rating: (2.5/5) Users Rating: ( 2/5 from 19 Users )

A right script backed up by good performances from actors and nice dealing of all the departments by director could be a money spinner at the box office. Every industry is concentrating on neighbour industries for good script and made some super hits and some super disasters. There may be so many reasons for them to be failure at box office. Actor Sundeep Kishan, who is going loaded with his career is coming with a remake of Malayalam-Tamil bilingual Neram, directed by Alphonse Putharen as Run in Telugu, directed by Ani Kanneganti of Mr. Nokia fame produced by Sudhakar Cherukuri, Kishore Garikapati, Ajay Sunkara under his AK Entertainments banner. Let’s see how it works on us!


Sundeep Kishan Still from Run Movie
Sundeep Kishan Still from Run Movie

Sanjay/Sanju (Sundeep Kishan) is an IT professional who lost his job in recession and is in a constant search of job. He borrows money from Vaddi Raja (Bobby Simha) for his sister’s marriage for high interest rate. As he is a jobless guy he is unable to pay interest after 2-3 payments. With all these problems in his pocket, he also has a love interest Ammu (Anisha Ambrose) whom he loves from his childhood. Her father Srinivasulu (Kasi Viswanath) declines to marry her with Sanju. She comes out of her house to live with Sanju. Sanju who is always helped by his friend Praveen gets money from him and when he is about to repay money to Vaddi Raja, someone robs him. Vaddi Raja gives him deadline and Kidnaps Ammu. How Sanju solved all his problems is rest of the story.

Cast and Performance

A still from Run 2016 Telugu Movie
A still from Run 2016 Telugu Movie

Sundeep Kishan as Sanju is fantastic. He carried this whole film on his shoulders. He is so intense as a penny less bachelor. Anisha Ambrose as Ammu is good. She looks good on screen. National Award winner Bobby Simha is terrific as Vaddi Raja. He played the same role in the original Neram. Brahmaji as Padmavathi is humorous. He did a nice job. Kasi Viswanath as Srinivasulu, father of Ammu is good. His body language as a middle class father who is reluctant to marry his daughter with a jobless guy is perfect. Mahat Raghavendra as Manik aka Manikyam is good. His acts as a flirty guy who always try to flirt any girl he comes across is good. Shaani Pagadala, Sudharshan Reddy and Koushik Rachapudi are good in their limited roles. Praveen as Mani is superb. Madhunandan is good. Posani and other actors are good.

Writing Department

Plot of the story is superb and exciting. Screenplay is not as gripping as expected. Dialogues are good but not upto the mark. Makers didn’t change the original script a lot except for a minute changes.

Technical Departments

Songs of the movie certainly do not generate any curiosity among listeners. Music director Sai Kartheek is said to be failed in that aspect. Pista song from original Neram can also said to be a failure effort of remaking it in Telugu. It is nowhere close to original song. Background score is okay and is so loud. Cinematography by B Rajasekhar is good. Editing by M R Varma is okay. Shots composed and edit pattern is exact and same as Neram. Action by Vijay is good. Production values are nice.


  • Sundeep Kishan as Sanju
  • Bobby Simha as Vaddi Raja
  • Cinematography


  • Music by Sai Karthik
  • Screenplay


Introduction of Sundeep Kishan as Sanju is the inception of Run. Everything is same as original Neram, be it screenplay, shot composition, editing. Movie begins on a serious note and everything seems to be dramatised. For the reason unknown, there is a small gap between audience and the movie. Acts of Vaddi Raja are serious and humorous at the same time. Scene where Ammu is kidnapped by Vaddi Raja from a church is the end of first half. It doesn’t create the expected curiosity. Second half begins with the addition of other problems to the existing problems of Sanju. As compared to Neram, Run is a mediocre remake. If you have seen Neram, you don’t like this Run. If not, there may be chances of liking. To sum up, Run is a mediocre remake where audience expect more but given less.

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