Before you read into the review, I would save you some time. Radhe Shyam is bad! This is just another bolted-up big-budget extravaganza sans any story that requires the massive scale.
Eternal love and destiny are some interesting themes to do a film on. The x-factor would be unpredictable. But here the hero is an all-knower, leaving no space for excitement.
There are random dreams that you forget, soon as you wake up. What if someone had penned down every one of it and made a film out of it? Yes, Radhe Shyam it is.
should reconsider everything about and around him. A certain sense of charm is integral for playing a romantic hero. Here the protagonist has the additional baggage of being a “palmistry einstein”. But Prabhas is struggling to be any of those. Pooja Hegde is one big joke here; pardon, the second biggest joke! She is only next to Prabhas in being a caricature. Your bones chill down and your brain starts to abuse you left and right when you see how cold the chemistry between the leads is. The film also has a set of uninspired performances from a bunch of talented actors; what a waste of talent!!
Manoj Paramahamsa really tries to grab your attention. But the visual setting gives the whole thing a made-in-studio feel. I don’t recollect seeing any live location in the whole film. Every location makes you wonder whether green mats are the only alternative to accommodate the insane star value your hero has. Thaman has done a fine job with the background score. Radhe Shyam probably found its shape at a butcher’s table; shoddy and retarded cuts throughout. Songs are dull.
Radhe Shyam becomes so painful as it progresses. Would have any of the scenes really engage anyone associated with the film? Coming from the director of Jil(2017); a regular revenge drama which was made interesting by a taut screenplay, Radhe Shyam is hopeless in every point. How does a lavishly mounded film come out with such bad VFX?
Overall, Radhe Shyam is a debacle of epic proportions. Prabhas should do something about his appearance, Pooja should learn acting, and UV creations should stop producing films like this. This is more than enough!!!!!
Review by© Gautham Ravichandran