Radha Movie Review
The young Tollywood hero Sharwanand has been choosing interesting films and scoring back to back hits off late. Now, he has chosen a mass cop role for Radha. This film has been making positive buzz all over with the promotional material already. Here is an exclusive review of the film.
The film is all about Radha Krishna (Sharwanand)- a dedicated yet easy going cop who is determined to work hard in the department. He gets transferred to Hyderabad and then gets into a row with Sujatha (Ravi Kissan)- a prospective CM candidate. A curious Radha finds out after investigation that Sujatha has a criminal background and has big plans to loot the state. In the mean time, he falls for a pretty girl Radha (Lavanya Tripathi) and tries his best to woo her. How will Radha thwart the plans of Sujatha to become a CM? How does he win Radha’s love? – forms the rest of the plot.
Sharwanand does a one man show in his portrayal as the feisty police officer. His comedy timing, stylish looks and brilliant performance is surely a plus for the film. It is indeed commendable to see Sharwa transform from a classy hero of Shatamanam Bhavati to a mass oriented cop with great ease. It can be undoubtedly said that Sharwa has achieved a convincing transformation as a commercial hero. Lavanya Tripathi looks drop dead gorgeous both as a girl next door in the film and glamorous in songs. Ravi Kissan adorns the typical antagonist role with ease and does complete justice to the same. Other noted actors like Ashish Vidyarthi, Tanikella Bharani suit the roles well. The second female lead Aksha Pardasani has little to showcase her performance with limited role.
Despite the resemblance of typical commercial potboilers of Tollywood, the film manages to entertain with good comedy, interesting action sequences and elevated scenes between the hero and the antagonist. The first half is quite laid back and has fun moments with right placement of songs as well. However, the second half gets into the regular commercial format where the hero wins over eventually.
Radhan- who gave music for experimental flicks like Yevade Subrahmanyam delivers a good album for this film. His background score is adequate and suits the film’s mood. Editing is crisp and cinematography is quite rich. The director Chandra Mohan adopts a regular formula and tops it with good entertainment oriented moments. He has given complete focus on Sharwa’s new commercial look and does it with perfection. Songs are well placed in the film and look quite colorful and rich.
Radha is definitely a whiff of fresh air for Tollywood audience which can be watched over a Summer weekend after a heavy laden Baahubali-2 effect! The predictable storyline gets a fresh treatment from the director and the overall team.
Tollywood Andhra Rating: 3.25/5