Here is Radha Movie Review:
Sharwanand has been on a success spree. His last film “Shatamanam Bhavati” went onto bag both critical acclaim as well as commercial success and most importantly bagged a National Award. After such a big achievement, expectations on Sharwa’s next “Radha” have mounted. Since Sharwa is donning a cop’s hat for the first-time set against entertainment background, all eyes are on “Radha”.
Living up to all its hype and expectation, Sharwanand shouldered the film and carried forward with no lag. It’s his show completely. Read on to know what worked and what didn’t work in “Radha”.
Radha Krishna (Sharwanand) has been fond of Lord Krishna since his childhood. As a devotee of Krishna, Bhagavad Gita is Radha Krishna’s favourite. He has one more passion and that is to become a cop. Sharwanand decides to be a cop. Thanks to his strong perseverance, he did become Sub Inspector – directly appointed by DGP.
And then he meets Radha (Lavanya Tripathi) and falls in love at the very first sight. After initial resistance, she accepts him.
It’s Sharwanand’s show all the way. For the first-time, he has attempted a full-fledged comedy role like this and he did total justice. Sharwanand is fully in form and he performed with ease. His comic sense will tickle the funny bones of viewers.
Lavanya as usual gives her best. But for a change, she revs up the glam quotient. Ravi Kishan is good as a baddie. He plays the role of Minister Sujatha.
Jayaprakash Reddy is good. Saptagiri lives up to his brief role. His “Nannaku Prematho” act is hilarious and one of his best. Ali entertains in an extended cameo. Shakalaka Shankar, Brahmaji have done a neat job. Ashish Vidyarthi, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Tanikella Bharani and others have very little roles to shine.
Comedy isn’t easy to emote. Many stars have admitted this openly and shunned away from trying full-fledged comedy films. Breaking the norm, Sharwanand attempts a complete fun film – “Radha”. He is a happy-go-lucky guy whose heart is in two things – Lord Krishna & Police Job. While the first half predominantly establishes Radha Krishna (Sharwa), his family and his love for Radha (Lavanya), the interval twist is what sets the serious ground for the second half.
As the story delves deep, there lies a real serious problem which changes Radha Krishna who fights for the “respect” of police. Not that films like these haven’t come before, but it’s the engaging screenplay and Sharwa’s different characterization that gives a new experience altogether. His camaraderie with Lavanya on screen adds more points to Radha.
Not many can beat Sharwanand in emotional and intense scenes. For instance, there is a scene during pre-climax where he lectures the DGP about cops and asks him for a chance to fight for their self-respect. Sharwanand nailed it completely.
In short, “Radha” could be what “Dookudu” was for Mahesh Babu – where he unleashed his comedy sense. First time director Chandra Mohan discovers a new Sharwanand and proved his mettle.
Technically too, the film is good. Music, cinematography, editing-wise, there are no flaws. In total, “Radha” is a good watch this Summer.
“Radha” is a comic caper that Sharwanand has got it right. It’s a complete package. Don’t miss it.