RED: Is telugu remake of 'Thadam' as good as the original?

Red featuring Ram Potheneni is a crime thriller which is the official remake of tamil film 'Thadam' starring Arun Vijay. The film is built on a interesting premise that is inspired by true life incidents. What I find unamusing in Red is how the makers have added unnecessary mass elements to pander to the image Ram among the audience. The female leads weren't given convincing roles to explore the true character of the doppelgangers Aditya and Siddharth. It would've been better if the edgy parts were given more importance than romances. While it is not as good as Thadam', Ram's stellar performance and the suspenseful moments makes up for it. Did you like the film?