Movie: Radhe Shyam Director: Radha Krishna Kumar Cast: Prabhas, Pooja Hegde, Murali Sharma, Bhagyashree, Priyadarshi For the day that fans have been waiting to see Prabhas on the screen, it’s a sheer celebration. Not so long after ‘Baahubali’, Prabhas has realised his growing stardom across India and he equally puts up a good effort to […]
Movie: Radhe Shyam
Director: Radha Krishna Kumar
Cast: Prabhas, Pooja Hegde, Murali Sharma, Bhagyashree, Priyadarshi
For the day that fans have been waiting to see Prabhas on the screen, it’s a sheer celebration. Not so long after ‘Baahubali’, Prabhas has realised his growing stardom across India and he equally puts up a good effort to remain on the top. His film ‘Saaho’ was a treat of action extravaganza, now, nearly after three long years, Prabhas appears on the screen with sky-rocket expectations for period drama ‘Radhe Shyam’.
The film attempts to answer the elusive power that could perhaps change the destiny of humans. It’s a battle between love and fate that inevitably happens in the future.
It starts with a brief introduction to Indian palmistry and the importance of preserving the science of predicting planetary positions that impact the events of humans living on earth. A group of scientists come to seek the advice of astrological teacher, Krishnam Raju before setting up a space centre. While one of them argues why one has to seek advice from an astrologer who isn’t backed with any scientific validation, the question arises how ancient sages were able to precisely locate planets and stars in the galaxy thousands of years ago when none had a scientific apparatus to look into the sky.
The master then gives an example of Vikramaditya, a reputed palmist who made startling predictions but was forced by circumstances to flee Europe.
The story shifts to fanciful Italy. The non-existence of a love line in his palm puts Aditya in discomfort and his relationship with an Italian girl doesn’t last long. Thus he explores the idea of flirtationship and this gets transformed to real love with Prerna (played by Pooja Hegde). Will they ever get united with a future full of uncertainties – is the story.
One gets to see the artistic landscape of Italy intermittently in the film, depicting the times of late ’70s. There’s a drama between these two Telugu families (Prerna and Vikramaditya) residing in Rome. The fairy-tale setting for the romantic track between Prerna and Aditya, the adventurous sequence involving Prerna in the train compartment, and the climax sequence of the ship gives a grandeur look on the effort that went into the making.
However, a few sequences look fanciful and unrealistic when the lead protagonists interact with local people in Telugu. Except for the popular dialogue of Prabhas, “You’re an angel, must I die to meet you?”, there’s not much Italian spoken.
Coming to the performances, Priyadarshi looks good as a student of medicine in Italy. Jagapathhi Babu plays the role of an aspiring politician Anand Rajput. Yesteryear star Bhagyashree remains youthful as ever as she played the mother of Prabhas. Jayaram, Sachin Khedekar, Kunal Roy Kapoor and Murali Sharma have limited screenspace.
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