The dancer turned director Prabhu Deva has become jack of all arts and established himself as a successful commercial director in Bollywood. He has come out with another action packed commercial flick Radhe : Your Most Wanted Bhai which is streaming on digital platforms Zee5, Zeeplex and also released in select theaters worldwide.
The story of Radhe is as simple as the back of your hand. A encounter specialist ACP Radhe aka Rajveer Shikawat (Salman Khan) is deputed to save Mumbai and the country from the underworld drug cartel. So he joins his boss ACP Avinash (Jackie Shroff) as an officer in this mission.
He confronts Rana (Randeep Hooda) who is the kingpin behind the drug menace but fails to apprehend him in the first encounter as Rana escapes from his dragnet.
Meanwhile, Radhe falls in love with Diya (Disha Patani) daughter of Avinash leading to some foot tapping numbers culminating into the kidnap of her by the dreadful Rana to settle the scores.
How Radhe puts an end to the dominance of Rana and what did he do to ensure fair justice in the end is the remaining story of Radhe.
It’s an out and out Salman Khan’s film. All the shades of Salman Khan are highlighted in the film. Salman excels in all those, comedy, action, dance, emotion, and drama. He proved once again that he is a complete actor. The ease, grace, and perfection of Salman are visible in every frame.
Jackie Shroff tries his best to infuse some humour but fails to create any bigger impact.
Disha Patani is the oomph factor in the film and she has supplemented the action with the glamour dose by displaying her sensuousness. Except this, her character doesn’t make any sense.
Another actor who needs special mention is Randeep Hooda who aces through his character and his scenes with Salman remain as the high points of Radhe.
Behind the scenes
Prabhu Deva strikes the bulls eye in presenting Salman Khan in the most desirable manner as expected by all his fans. Though there is nothing to talk much about the story (no brilliance of Wanted is visible) or its contents as the story and the theme are as old as the Indian cinema. But the treatment given to an outdated and oft- repeated plot by Prabhu Deva is laudable.
The action sequences choreographed by Korean action director Myeong Haeng Heoon (who worked earlier for Sultan) who improvised many action scenes on the spot like the one inside a washroom are packed with power and stand out all through the film.
Background score by Sanchit and Ankit Balhara creates the right mood for the narrative whereas the songs though crop up as sore thumb are well composed, choreographed, and picturized. The songs particularly, ‘Radhe Radhe’ composed by Sajid-Wajid and ‘Dil De Diya’ composed by Himesh Reshammiya featuring Jacqueline Fernandez take the cake.
And of course, Devi Sri Prasad’s remixed version of ‘Seeti Maar’ though it doesn’t match the original one was set to enthrall the audience by its sheer rhythm and beat.
Radhe is for all Salman Khan fans who want to see and savour him from every possible angle. The action scenes and the mass elements which are there in their fullest form are a feast to those who love action and doesn’t’ bother much about the story or its contents. If you are one of them, Radhe : Your Most Wanted Bhai is the first choice. Others, stay away and stay safe.