Bollywood Megastar Salman Khan’s Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai skipped its theatrical release and had a direct OTT release on a pay-per-view basis today as an Eid festival special. Let’s see how it goes.
Story: After witnessing that the entire Mumbai youth is getting habituated to dangerous drugs, the city police brings on board an honest cop named Radhe ( Salman Khan) to handle the situation. To rid the city of drug menace, what will Radhe do? How will he track that deadly drug Kingdom led by Rana( Randeep Hooda)? Later, how Radhe eradicates Rana and his drug rocket from Mumbai, forms the main USB of the film.
Performances: As usual, Salman Khan is vibrant with his screen presence throughout the movie. Literally, he carried away the whole film on his shoulders with his charismatic personality and brought depth to most of the scenes which are written poorly on the paper.
Randeep Hooda is apt as a stylish drug lord and delivers an impressive performance. All the confrontation episodes between Salman and Randeep will be liked by the typical masala movie lovers.
Disha Patani is okay in her role which has a very little screen presence. But her dance movements in Seeti Maar are amazing. Senior actor Jackie Shroff’s character has no proper justification in the movie.
Technicalities: The music of the film is one of the plus points. While all the tracks are good, Radhe title song and Seeti Maar can be termed as the best numbers to watch on the screen.
Cinematography is rich and captures the film in a superb manner. Editing work is okay. The action sequences in the film are tried in an innovative way but most of them are filled with bloodshed and over violence.
Production values by Salman Khan’s own production house are good.
Analysis: It is well-known that Radhe is based on the South Korean crime drama, The Outlaws but sadly director Prabhu Deva failed to narrate this adopted Hindi version in an engaging manner.
His screenplay is dull and viewers come across predictable scenes at regular intervals. The cliches in the treatment and completely banking on the mass image of Salman Khan by sidelining the core point are blunders done by the director.
Adding to the weak direction, Radhe sufferers with minus Points like a forced romance track between the lead pair, overdose of South cinema flavour and lands in a total mess. In one word, Radhe a regular template actioner that even fails to impress Salman Khan fans.
Verdict: Ignore It Bhai!!!