Radhe film review: Radhe is a sequel to the 2009 blockbuster Wanted. In the climax of Wanted, Radhe is Ghani Bhai, a dreaded Don played with naughty sadism by Prakash Raj. When Ghani Bhai started spitting blood all over the place, he says to Radhe:’ruk na yaar ruk na, bohot dard ho raha hai’.And I also wanted to say the same thing to director Prabhudeva that I cannot digest it anymore. Their last collaboration was Dabangg 3 and Prabhudeva again adds another foolish fantasy film for the Salman Khan cult. Radhe is so unrealistic that it hurts my stomach.
Radhe Film Review: Studying the Story
Radhe is based on the 2017 South Korean film The Outlaws, which is based on true events. The Outlaws is about is a violent but quite entertaining film about cops battling with city gangs.
Prabhudeva just switched the background with Mumbai. And the director and writers Vijay Maurya and A. C. Mugil added romantic tracks, feeble comedy, item songs ruining the whole theme of the story. The film starts with Radhe, killing a rapist and discouraging a female cop from quitting service. He tells her that there is life beyond fear. Towards the end, he enlists young people to help the police in their war against drug dealers, by lecturing them about youth and student power.
This interminable propping up of the persona of Salman Khan through scenes, dialogue, songs, and slow-motion entries interspersed with two tracks. One is that of the drug dealers who are wreaking havoc in the city. Randeep Hooda, in leather jackets and ponytail, has some fun strutting around and butchering people with an axe.
Disha Patani is playing a role of a model who thinks that Radhe is an aspiring model and tries hard to help him find a job. The age difference between Disha and Salman makes their romance awkward. Neither attempts to act. She perhaps thought that her incredible abs would be distracting enough. I suspect that Salman Khan concluded that it really doesn’t matter. His fans will accept whatever he presents them in the name of entertainment which includes his close-ups, a scene in front of his actual home in Mumbai, another cringe scene in which he is standing shirtless with a totally unrealistic CGI chest.
Radhe is an encounter specialist who’s killed 97 people and had 23 transfers in 10 years. This of course is considered heroic. It’s astonishing to me that Maurya’s dialogue writing was the incredible Gully Boy, but how did he create the awkward scene in which Radhe tells Diya that he would name her Na-diya if he had a sister. Jackie Shroff plays Diya’s older brother and Radhe’s boss and in one scene, he’s dancing with Radhe wearing a silk dress. I am not making this up. The only mercy he did is that this film one hour and forty-nine minutes. This film is available on Zee Plex and Zee5. But I recommend you to watch The Outlaw.
Radhe Film Review: IMDB gave Radhe 1.9 stars. According to Hindustan Times, Radhe grossed ₹4.3 crores in the international markets on its opening day.
Radhe Film Review: This film can be very good if they would try to make it a serious film. Like there should some realism in it. Slow motions and fancy effects are appreciated but according to me, there is no need to make this film a marvel film. Salman Khan is a great actor and has long-term experience of doing serious roles and I truly believe that if the makers of the film tried to make it more serious, Salman Khan would kill this role.
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