Radha Review : Monotonous Commercial Flick

Film: Radha
Rating: 2.5/5
Director: Chandra Mohan
Cast: Sharwanand, Lavanya
Producer: Bhogavalli Bapineedu
Release Date: May 12, 2017


After the success of national award winning movie “Sathamanam Bhavathi”, Sharwanand is back as Radha where he is seen as witty police officer. Lavanya Tripathi is pairing up with Sharwanand for the first time. Let’s see if Sharwanand’s hit show continues with this film.


Radha Krishna (Sharwanand), a die hard fan of god krishna and an police officer aspirant, is selected as sub-inspector with posting to Barsanapalle village in Warangal. However, he gets bored there due to lack of crime in that place. Meanwhile, he comes across Radha (Lavanya Tripathi) feeding carrot to rabbit and falls in love with her. He is transferred to Hyderabad where he gets into loggerheads with criminal politician, Sujatha (Ravi Kishan). How do Radha Krishna dethrone Sujatha and bring him to justice forms the rest of the story.

What’s Good:

First Half


What’s Bad:

Second half

Routine Commercial story

Lot of Cinematic liberties


Sharwanand had shouldered this commercial film all the way. Without him, there is nothing to watch in this paper-thin story. Debutante Director Chandra Mohan had handled the subject appropriately especially comedy tracks, he did not try to experiment anywhere and played safe game by wrapping commercial story with high dose of comedy. The first half is good with romance and comedy but the second half drags with predictable drama

Lavanya Tripathi, once again is shown as village belle after “Mister” and she manages to pull it off. Second heroine Aksha Pardasany has a limited role as Rukmini. Comedians Shakalaka Shankar as constable Pardhu in first half, Saptagiri as sub inspector Giri with 'Nannaku Prematho' parody in second half tried their best to tickle funny bones. Radhan’s music is good to ears and his background score fits in to situations. Ravi Kishan got a significant villain role in this movie but his character reminds you of “Race Gurram” and his acting goes overboard in some scenes.

Lot of cinema liberties taken such as hero getting sub inspector job just because he helps police to catch three criminals. Hero being civil police does traffic police duty. Hero roaming around in stylish open top jeep instead of regular police vehicle. Like all commercial films, our villain, a seasoned criminal politician and CM candidate, can do everything from bomb blasts, murders and riots, but cannot deal with simple sub-inspector in Hyderabad and becomes joker in front of our hero. Since our directors think audience as dumb may be we should not complain about such things in our movies. 

Overall, Radha is all about giving promotion to Sharwanand as commercial actor and get him more following in B & C centers. Since the film has all the necessary ingredients of the commercial film, it would entertain mass audience but multiplex audience may not like it owing to its routine predictable story

Result: Monotonous Commercial Flick