Behind the Screens
Young Hero Sharwanand who is on a high with back to back successes is all set to try his luck at the box-office for the second time this year with ‘Radha’. Sharwanand who bagged the biggest hit of his career earlier this year with ‘Shatamanam Bhavathi’ is trying to replicate the same success yet again with ‘Radha’.
Radha Krishna (Sharwanand) is a Police Officer with comedy touch who after the initial cooling period is posted to a high tension Dhoolpet area and is entrusted the responsibility of taking two warring factions of the ruling party. The Rest of the story is all about how ‘Radha’ managed to muzzle them.
Sharwanand plays the character of a funny cop like Pawan Kalyan in ‘Gabbar Singh’. Even though he has put honest attempts to play the role to the perfection, it gives a feel that he is trying to mimic the mannerisms and body language of Nani and Raviteja. The comedy act appears forced. Lavanya Tripathi is seen in a gorgeous role and does her act well. Aksha is good as Lavanya’s Competitor. Saptagiri is a big relief in the film as an incompetent Police. His ‘Nannaku Prematho’ Spoof and the Police Training scenes have come out really well. JP and Fish Venkat are good in parts. Ravi Kishan is good as the baddie. Rest all are fine.
Radha is a routine and logic-defying story and the debut director, Chandramohan tried to make it commercially viable by stuffing comedy and other commercial elements. The first half is okay with the comedy working in parts. The second half begins on a high with comedy taking the center stage. It has the resemblance of Raviteja’s ‘Kick’ as Sharwanand and Ravi Kishan indulge in Cat and Mouse game. But then, the movie turns predictable once again just before the climax and ends in a routine manner.
The debut director, Chandramohan is amateurish to handle the direction department. The story he chose is also routine and predictable and the director banks only on comedy which worked here and there. Karthik Ghattamaneni has come up with good camera work and the visuals are colourful. Radhan composed the music which is good and so is the rerecording. Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao does a decent job with the editing. The movie makes you tedious even though it has a very short run time.
Watchable for Comedy here and There
Cast: Sharwanand, Lavanya Tripati, Aksha and Others
Director and Screenplay: Chandramohan
Story, Screenplay, and Dialogues: Chandramohan
Producer: BVSN Prasad
Cinematographer: Karthik Ghattamaneni
Editor: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Banner: Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra LLP
Release date: May, 12th, 2017