Radhe Shyam Review : Classy and Visually Rich

Radhe Shyam Review
Radhe Shyam Review

CineChitChat Radhe Shyam Review Rating : 2.75/5

Prabhas’s magnum opus Radhe Shyam got released this Friday amid lot of hype. Owing to the grand scale of the movie and well coordinated pre-release publicity campaign, its outcome is eagerly watched by one and all. Let’s cruise on to know, whether all the hype and hungama around Radhe Shyam translates into good stuff on screen or lets audience down.

Story: conflict between fate and human power

Speaking about story, Vikramaditya (Prabhas) is a highly regarded palmist who never goes wrong with his predictions. He is popular globally and even the best of world leaders trust him. However he enters into a peculiar situation when he meets Prerana (Pooja Hegde) who is suffering from a life threatening illness and she feels that her days are numbered. While Vikramaditya falls for her instantly, does not express his love towards her, as according to his prediction there are no love and marriage possibilities in his destiny.

While Vikramaditya and Prerana suffer from their own issues, circumstances throw up newer problems. What fate does this couple face eventually forms the mainstay of Radhe Shyam movie. Story wise Radhe Shyam has a novel concept but it has not been explored completely. Apart from the interesting main point, there is not much on story and screenplay front. Radhe shyam is made on a very grand scale and to make movies like these work, there needs to be a very strong story and scenes to back. Here is where Radhe Shyam falters.

Radhe Krishna Kumar has depended on visual grandeur. He should have known that a strong story and script can make a blow to the movie, while even the most costliest film might fail to impress a group of audience, if they are not backed by solid content.

Prabhas is the sole artiste:

Coming to artistes, Radhe Shyam is a love story and both Prabhas and Pooja Hegde have been given equal importance from the beginning of movie. However it appears, only Prabhas has taken the entire responsibility of steering Radhe Shyam to a destination. He should be appreciated for trying a different character, keeping aside his mass hero demands and compulsions. But he does not get same support from Pooja Hegde. Pooja Hegde appears cute and beautiful, but does not add life to the character. There is also no proper chemistry between the lead pair.

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Senior heroine-turned-character artiste Bhagyashree appears as hero’s mother. Radhe shyam has a good support cast like Krishnam Raju, Jagapati Babu, Sachin Khedekar, Murali Sharma, Kunal Roy Kapur, Jayaram, Priyadarshi and others, but have limited scope. In short, we can say Radhe Shyam has been entirely driven forward by Prabhas.

Key crafts: Visual grandeur stands out

As the movie team has been portraying right from the beginning, Radhe Shyam is a movie with visual grandeur. Producers need to be patted for coming with such a quality work in case of visual appeal. They have definitely taken it to next level. But the only problem is, the visual finesse is not backed by strong content. Cinematographer Manoj Paramahamsa deserves praise.

Justin composed songs and they are just ok. Love stories, that too period stories shot on a large canvas with heart touching songs. Background score by SS Thaman makes up for the lack of solid songs. He is in a solid form and given the vast canvas of Radhe Shyam, could have delivered long lasting numbers. Even though Ee Raathale has impressed the audience.

Editing is handled by senior editor Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao. Even editing plays a very key role in movies like these, but we have to say the movie appears very slow and even the flow goes for a toss.

Final verdict:

Radhe shyam is a visually stunning film made on a grand scale. Prabhas needs to be appreciated for trying a full-length love story. Can be watched only for visual tapestry. For one group of audience, movie is blunt. A treat for Prabhas fans with the visuals.

CineChitChat Radhe Shyam Review Rating : 2.75/5

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