Story- As Mumbai’s youth are falling prey to rampant drug abuse, suspended cop Radhe (Salman Khan) is recalled for a clean-up mission. But Radhe is up against a dangerous new outlaw Rana (Randeep Hooda), who will stop at nothing to rule the city.
Sounds similar to outlaws right, well except for the Much hyped Bathroom fight and Smoke fight, it has nothing much to do with Outlaws. It actually tried too hard to ape Salman's cult hit "Wanted ".
Actually they could have easily escaped by calling it as an original one, people who were excited to watch Bollywood version of Outlaws would be disappointed.
Based entirely in Mumbai, ‘Radhe Your Most Wanted Bhai’ is a Salman Khan actioner that doesn’t try to be anything else, ever. Radhe is an encounter specialist with 97 encounters and 23 transfers to his credit, in the last 10 years. Now, as the city is in the grip of a dreaded drug mafia, it’s time for Radhe to make a comeback, though don't expect it to educate you about the big crisis drugs addiction is or how to combat it.
It's just a mean to celebrate the Megastar Prabhudheva relies heavily on Salman’s star-power, style and swag to drive the narrative and it works when our leading man is packing a punch. He gets some massy moments right though but overall it falls flat due to thin plot.
Disha & Jackie are used as a filler for comic relief and Jackie actually manage to chuckle your funny bones some times. For such a typical big-ticket Bollywood potboiler, most of what Radhe features, is on expected lines. For such films, the battle is always about striking a balance between falling for the clichés and offering some novelty, whilst keeping the entertainment quotient high. Director Prabhudheva, of course, gives into many such temptations that potentially derail the narrative, but thanks to the relentless action and a formidable villain, the film remains watchable, in parts.
It's length is it's biggest positive that allows it to be a Fast paced narrative so you may not like some proceedings but you won't be bored like Bhai's previous outings like Prdp, Race3, Bharat, Dabangg 3 did
The action (by Myeonghaeng and Anbariv) is raw, brutal and stylish with quite a lot of bloodshed.
However, there are way too many distractions along the way. Leading among them is the film’s heroine Disha Patani and her brother Jacky's track with Salman which is silly and cute at the same time.
They have actually tried to make a wholesome movie keeping Salman's image in mind out of an out and out Gangster movie, so it fails to keep you on edge of your seats. After a point it becomes so predictable because the screenplay offers no twist and thrill.
What follows after Gani bhai enters mumbai in wanted is one of the most gripping portion in the history of cinema but here the proceedings are back and forth without any engaging situations.
It works in parts not entirely.
Randeep and Pravin tarde left marks though. They have that energy which really stands out, Randeep is cool, calm and engaging at the same time , no doubt best performer of the movie.
All urgency comes to a grinding halt when its song and dance time with her grooving to some peppy beats in songs that are very inopportunely placed.The background score (by Sanchit and Ankit Balhara) is loud but adds to the impact where needed.
You can gauge how hurriedly the screenplay and dialogues were written after Inshallah was shelved that it doesn't respect our sensibilities, you won't believe someone like Vijay shourya who has written dialogues of gully boy written such poetic and childish dialogues.
Talking about performance of Bhai, there are good performances and there are bad performances but what he has delivered in Radhe is called disrespectful performance, Bhai at least be honest with your fans, we know it's a hero worshipping movie but the hero doesn't seem interested. , in some of the scenes he tries and in some of the scenes he doesn't care at all
Like the scene at police station right after he promised the kid to clean the city is outright disrespectful, I felt so ashamed in front of my parents who have grown up watching him in iconic movies like MPK, Hahk
It's not like it totally failed, it succeeded in pandering Bhai fans with so many Super hero moments which would have greeted with a lot of whistles and cheering in theaters. It's a movie made for theaters..
The Screenplay writers, Dialogues writers have a serious reason to worry.
I would have been alot more soft if not for that climax
Eid is synonymous with Bhaijan that we understand but we don't need such hurried product just for the sake of Eid, we have celebrated so many hero worshipping movies in past , what we lacked this time is a bound script and uninterested Salman.
Same Salman used to carry a half baked product on his shoulder (Ex Ready and bodyguard), we need that Salman back who used to lightened up the whole auditorium with his charisma, who used to rose above the script.
Finally if it gets binded by a proper script then only sky is limit, I feel very happy due to fans who have paid 249/499/- to watch Bhai at home in bulk numbers when they had the easy option to watch it via Piracy, Radhe did the best a pvod release in India can do
Now it's time for the most loved Bhai to repay his fans.
Hopefully the wait will end soon.
My ratings 2/5* (Very leniently rated)
Verdict It's better than Salman's previous outings