Radha Movie Review – 3/5
Cast: Sharwanand, Lavanya Tripathi, Aksha Pardasany
Director: Chandra Mohan
Producer: Bhogavalli Bapineedu
Music Director: Radhan
Actor Sharwanand, who has been enjoying his success stint, is going to test his fate with his upcoming film Radha which is scheduled to hit screens today. Lavanya Tripathi is the leading lady and let’s see how it is.
Radha (Sharwa) is a fun trait combination cop who serves in the police department. One fine day, he is transferred to Hyderabad. He is confronted with a would-be chief minister Sujatha (Ravi Kissan).
Radha comes to know that Sujatha has the criminal background and he is more dangerous to the state if he becomes chief minister. How Radha put hurdles and stumbling blocks to dethrone a powerful politician like Sujatha is the rest of the story.
Sharwa, who has hitherto been played serious roles, tried his hand at comedy role being a police officer and he did a superb job. His performance is convincing as a commercial hero. He has showcased his acting skills up to the mark.
Ravi Kissan played a similar role that he portrayed in Race Gurram. However, his character is commendable. Lavanya is cute and romantic in this film and she elevated the role and contributed her best for the film. Saptagiri’s comedy is usual and worked out in parts. Shakalaka Shankar is good in this film and especially his scenes with Sharwa are really funny to watch on the big screen.
This sort of stories is very common in Telugu and we have seen much earlier. It is not new but characters that were designed are somehow different. Many scenes in this film remind Race Gurram.
Sharwa’s character has been designed well as he wants to become a police officer. From beginning to end, his role is very funny and interesting. Audiences don’t feel boredom. His comic sense that he put in this character has showcased in a better manner. When it comes to the first half, romantic scenes between the lead pair have come out well. Comedy is a major element in Radha which is said to be saving grace.
Especially screenplay should be appreciated as the movie goes like cat and mouse game between hero and villain. There might be some ups and downs in the narration but negligible. If audiences ignore a few dull moments, Radha is a good comedy entertainer.
Karthik’s cinematography is really good and eye-pleasing to audiences. Every frame is shot with time and care. Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao’s editing is also appreciable. Action episodes are decent. The direction is neat and production values are grand.
Radha might be a simple and predictable story but it is a good entertainer for film buffs. Especially, Sharwa’s character is superb. Finally, it is an enjoyable ride.