Cast: Sharwanand, Lavanya Tripathi, Aksha Pardhasany, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Shakalaka Shankar, Brahmaji, Ravi Kishan, Tanikella Bharani, Ashish Vidyarthi, Kota Srinivas Rao and others
Banner: Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra
Cinematography: Karthik Ghattamaneni
Editor: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Producer: Bhogavalli Bapineedu
Story, Screenplay and Direction: Chandra Mohan
Radha Tagline: 'Entertaining' Radha
Radha Krishna (Sharwanand) has a fascination of becoming a police officer. From the childhood, he always wanted to see himself as a cop. He begins it by helping the cops in catching the criminals and on a special case, he will be granted SI post. Radhakrishna gets his first posting at Barsanapalle (Warangal) – a zero crime rate place but he requests for a transfer to another place. In the process, he comes across Radha (Lavanya Tripathi) and falls in love with her. Later he gets his transfer to Dhoolpet. There he gets into a cat and race game with Sujatha (Ravi Kishan), a politician who is on the first place of the list of people to become the next CM. What happens next and how did both confront each other forms the film's plot.
Sharwanand is the major highlight of the film. With back to back films, he is turning out to be the best entertainer. In this film Radha, Sharwanand plays a cop but he portrays all the variations perfectly and his comedy timing is exceptional. The way he handled his character with ease is appreciable. Lavanya Tripathi is beautiful in the movie. Lavanya has got a good role in the film but she has only less scope to prove her performance skills. She is traditional and impresses the viewers in each and every scene she was present. The comic actors performed well in the film. Jayaprakash Reddy, Sapthagiri, Shakalaka Shankar and Brahmaji are successful in generating some good fun. All of them impressed with their comic timing. Ravi Kishan played the antagonist in the movie. Ravi Kishan has put a good and thumping performance in the film like that of all his other roles in the past. Ashish Vidyarthi is also impressive in the role he was offered to play. Kota Srinivas Rao shined in a limited role which is good. The rest of the actors gave their best and made their presence felt.
The film Radha begins in an interesting manner. The ambitious fascination of Sharwanand about becoming a police officer was shown perfectly. From the first scene itself, Sharwanand's character travels with us. Sharwanand comes with a great energy which really puts the screen moving forward without any boredom. His comic timing has been improved a lot with this film. The first half of the film has nothing much of the story happening. But the way it moves on generates some good entertainment. Radha is a commercial film which follows a success formula. In the process, there are a few ups and downs in the film's flow but the entertainment quotient drives the film towards the intermission.
The characters are established very well in the movie. The scenes involving two warring factions of ruling party, the romantic track between the lead pair have come out well in the first half of the film. The interval bang is another plus point for the film. The first half does not give any freshness but it did entertain the viewers. The comedy is the major element in the film. The comedy worked out well in almost every scene. The second half also does not get dull and low on the comedy elements. The second half starts out with good entertaining scenes between Sharwanand and the villain gang.
The screenplay of the second half is good as it has a parallel track of cat and mouse game between Sharwanand and Ravi Kishan. Though it appears to be predictable, the way it was told is impressive. The second half is filled with both comedy and action and then it leads to a good climax point. There are some ups and downs with the film but all of them can be neglected with Sharwanand's comedy. He is a perfect entertainer who carried the film on his shoulders. Radha movie has a very predictable story line but the director narrated it in an engaging manner. The film's run time is just 125 minutes and it is another added advantage for the film. Except for few scenes here and there, Radha has a lot of healthy entertainment.
In terms of technical aspects, the film is very sound. The cinematography by Karthik Ghattamaneni is wonderful. His camera work is top notch in every single frame. Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao's editing is good. The action sequences are designed in an interesting manner. The production values of SVCC are grand.
- Predictable Plot
- Slow Narration
Radhan's music is fresh and pleasant. He scored good tunes and has also given a perfect background score. We hope that Radhan gets more opportunities after the film.
Radha has a predictable plot but the entertainment from the beginning to the end will keep us engaged with the film. Sharwanand is a show stealer. Watch it.