Radhe Movie Review: Is Salman Khan's Much Awaited Eid Release Just An Old Wine In A New Bottle?

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Bollywood superstar, Salman Khan is in the headlines after his much-awaited film, Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, directed by Prabhu Deva, released on the OTT platform, Zee5 on May 13, 2021, amid COVID-19. The anticipation for this film was towering since the day the first look of the film was released. The film is a remake of one of the best Korean films of all time, The Outlaws, released in 2017. However, after the release of Radhe's trailer, the audience was stunned and highly joyous to see their Sallu bhai saying that iconic dialogue from his film, Wanted, "Ek baar jo main ne commitment karli tau mein khud ki bhi nai sunta."

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The dialogue had raised the questions, whether Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai is a sequel of Wanted or not. After a lot of debate and discussions on the internet, Salman Khan had come forward and had revealed during one of his media interactions that his upcoming film, Radhe isn't a sequel of Wanted, but if the audience likes Radhe, they'll surely come up with its sequel. Well, the first reviews of the film are pretty impressive, so without further ado, let's jump straight into the madness and craziness that Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai is creating.

Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie
Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie

Story of Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai

Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie
Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie

The drug business is at an all-time high in Mumbai, and the city's youth is badly falling prey to its menacing addiction. While on one side, Radhe (Salman Khan), who is a suspended cop, wants to uproot the whole drug mafia from Mumbai. On the other side, Rana (Randeep Hooda) is leaving no stone unturned to rule the city with his vicious methods. This results in a war between Radhe and Rana, who fear no one!

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Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie Disha Patani
Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie Disha Patani

Cast of Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai

Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie Cast
Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie Cast

The film stars Salman Khan and Disha Patani in leading roles. Randeep Hooda is playing the antagonist of the whole story, who is making sure he rules Mumbai city. Other than that, the film also has super-talented, Jackie Shroff, who portrays the character of Disha's brother. Other key actors in the film are Megha Akash, Gautam Gulati, and Sudhanshu Pandey.

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Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie Randeep Hooda
Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie Randeep Hooda

Review of Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai

Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie
Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie

The film's plot is like an old wine wrapped under a glittering cover that is rich in action, high-voltage drama, thumping music, and an indestructible Salman bhai. The actor is portraying the character of a cop, who is an encounter specialist and has done 97 encounters in the last 10 years. After years of breaking bones and jaws, when Radhe was having some time off, another big problem arises in Mumbai and without a second thought, he makes a roaring comeback to bring down the drug racket in the city. While he was crushing his enemies, it was Diya (Disha Patani), who melts his heart, and their quirky love story in the middle of this action flick, is like a cup of warm tea during chilly winters.

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Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie
Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie

There's no doubt that most of the things about Radhe's storyline are predictable, and the dialogues of the film are also way too clunky at times. But luckily, this time around, Prabhu Deva makes sure that his film doesn't fall into the category of cliches and instead, brings novelty to the viewers. Radhe provides relentless action, a strong villain like Rana (Randeep Hooda), and Salman Khan as Radhe in a never-seen-before bloodthirsty role in the film. There's no denying that the film's action is incredibly powerful, as it's completely raw, brutal, and not for the faint-hearted at times. The intense fight between Rana and Radhe is the point where you'll understand the hard work and excellence of South Korean stunt director, Myeong-haeng Heo, and action-director, Anbariv.

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Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie
Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie

While Salman Khan and Randeep Hooda light up the film till the very end, stars like Jackie Shroff and Disha Patani turn out to be nothing more than just pacifiers in the film, whose ultimate work is to bring the tone of this gruesome film down. The actress is the film's eye-candy and adds glamour in the film with her stunning looks and fancy footwork on the dance floor. This is why Disha's fans will be a bit disappointed to see her character being unexplored in the film. Talking about the veteran actor, Jackie Shroff's character, Avinash Abhyankar (Diya's brother), the actor looked breathtakingly handsome throughout the film and has proved the mettle of his swaggy style once again. But the intensity for which Jaggu dada is known, wasn't in the film, even though he was ACP in the movie and Radhe's senior.

Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie
Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie

The film's music has already created a significant noise on the internet, and the title track of the film, Dil De Diya (Sajid-Wajid), is the much-needed peppy song and will lighten your mood in this devastating COVID-19 time. Talking about the background score from Sanchit and Ankit Balhara, then it has created a much-needed impact during particular scenes in the film. Despite all the film's predictability, Prabhu Deva has succeeded in making the most out of Salman's star-power and masculinity. Also, it'll be fair to say that this Radhe is far more dangerous and spine-chilling than the one we have witnessed in Wanted in 2009.

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Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie  Seeti Maar
Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie Seeti Maar

So, if you're a fan of action and bloodbath, then there's enough ammo installed by Prabhu Deva in the film, and you'll not be disappointed. But with that, you should also have the patience and guts to digest the babyish dialogues, silly comedy, and some loud and undeveloped brawny is used to define a man not a film.

Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie
Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai movie

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