Radhe - Your Most Wanted Bhai Review: Refund wanted for this disaster of a Salman Khan movie
Save your money and donate it to COVID relief fund instead of renting Radhe Your Most Wanted Bhai
Let’s start with some basic math. Please remember, Salman Khan is 55. Disha Patani, 28, stars opposite him in an unrealistic romantic pairing. Jackie Shroff (Disha Patani’s boyfriend Tiger Shroff ’s father) plays her brother in the movie. He’s 64. Let that sink in.
Disha was 3 when Maine Pyar Kiya released. That should sum up the curious case of Bollywood’s obsession with casting young girls who are actually the age of a lead actor’s daughter, but instead play their romantic love interest on scrceen.
Disha Patani’s existence in Radhe is as essential as that fancy MBA degree you don’t need but you pursue it anyway because studying is better than being unemployed.
When the ONLY woman police officer in the squad gives up after an injury, Prabhudeva’s attempt to show women empowerment with Salman’s one minute pep talk to the character falls flat on the face of earth.
Radhe marks a mini Bigg Boss reunion from all seasons, starring VJ Andy, Gautam Gulati, Pravesh Rana as goons.
The director painfully wastes a talent like Randeep Hooda, who we presume was paid handsomely to star in this badly written movie and needed a gig.
The most dangerous message that Radhe screeches out loud in your face is - police brutality is uber cool. To teach a lesson to goons, you must become one and not look left-right-centre and just keep thrashing bodies with guns and rods like characters die in Game of Thrones.
The film is too gory, triggering and visually explicit in murders, deaths, and interrogations.
The movie is nothing less than a golgotha of creative expression and human tolerance both literally and figuratively.
Radhe normalises thrashing, beating, killing and blood bath with utopic stunts and special effects in the excuse to showcase drug issues among teenage school going kids and college goers.
The film also marks the debut of promising young singer Arjun Kanungo. A small role in a Salman Khan movie is like a 100 percent scholarship to an institution for a one week certificate course which adds no value to your CV but it stays on it forever. So, if you get a chance to be in a Salman Khan movie, you don’t decline the offer.
Radhe should win an award for the most tacky and useless music album and song videos, where Salman also manages to rope in Jacqueline Fernandez for perhaps the worst song of her career. Is it the director? the actors? the screenwriting? or just a bad investment?
Whoever took charge of dubbing the film with the actors and syncing sound, needs to attend workshops and legit classes. The dialogues and poor dubbing are the cherry on a stale cake.
Over all, Radhe doesn’t have a story or ground to stand on and can’t boast of being a half decent movie, despite being the MOST awaited film of the pandemic, which in a normal world would have probably made over 200-300Cr at the Box-office had it released in theatres.
Here, the bonus is that it’s on OTT and you can do two things: close the movie and watch a better one after the first 10 minutes, or waste the four hour rental window and not watch it anyway.
Radhe Your Most Wanted Bhai is the most unwanted film of 2021. If you think we forgot to mention Salman Khan’s performance in the movie - we’d say: the man has only one award for a supporting role in his entire body of work. We don’t see another one coming to him anytime soon.
Salman repeats his famous dialogue “Ek baar jo maine commitment kardi toh phir mein apne aap ki bhi nahi sunta.”
You shouldn’t have made this commitment, Salman. You shouldn’t have. Instead why not save the money you’d use to rent his movie and instead donate it to Covid-19 relief fund, the Red Cross or to any toher worthy cause in the world that needs your help? This movie certainly doesn’t deserve your time or your money.
Cast: Salman Khan, Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff, Randeep Hooda, Jacqueline Fernandez
Streaming now on Zee 5