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Radhe and Wanted: Separated At Birth

By MOUMITA BHATTACHARJEE
April 22, 2021 14:14 IST
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Radhe, notes Moumita Bhattacharjee, is exactly what you would expect from a Salman Khan film, but...

The Radhe trailer is out. Salman Khan fans have been waiting for it since last year.

While the trailer is all explosive and lavish, the extreme deja vu dents your interest a lot.

Salman plays Radhe, the only cop who can book a dreaded mafioso played by Randeep Hooda.

Radhe has a certain style of doing things which may not be by the book. Does he manage to live up to his 'commitment' or not forms the rest of the story.

It's a Prabhudeva directorial with Salman in the lead. So some Wanted vibes were obvious. What I didn't expect was a rehash of the 2009 movie.

Radhe is a remake of the South Korean thriller The Outlaws. Did Prabhudeva brew a heady mix of the Korean thriller with an Indian Wanted or is everything a copy of each other?

Salman being Salman, like in every other movie of his, so no surprises there!

 

I'd like to thank the film-makers for having a much better actor as a villain in a Salman Khan movie.

Be it his look or his scenes, Randeep Hooda excels.

Disha Patani serves as a worthy distraction from the proceedings although the trailer doesn't promise much.

There's a cameo by Jacqueline Fernandez.

 

And one by Jackie Shroff as well. Why? Not clear.

All in all, Radhe is exactly what you would expect from a Salman Khan film, but what makes it upsetting is that it is a remodeling of Wanted. Doesn't serve any purpose, we already have one!

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