Prabhas’ fanatical fans are waiting for his next. Post Baahubali, his release Saaho was a hotchpotch of unintentional comedy and feeble action. All hopes are now pinned on Radhe Shyam which promises to have no action(thank God!). It promises to be Prabhas’ first full-fledged love story , a tender period romance spread out lavishly across the 70mm screen.
So much for promises. The first teaser which was released for Valentine’s Day shows an absurd level of giddy headedness and very little control over the narrative. It has Prabhas shouting out endearments in Italian across a railway platform swarming with girls dressed up in clothes that could belong to any era from Victorian England to the 1980s.
Pooja Hedge emerges from the crowd dressed completely in opposition to the mobs on the crowd. She then teases Prabhas by calling him Romeo.
“Chee, Romeo gave up his life for love. I am not that kind of a guy,” drawls Prabhas trying hard to look as if he really cares.
If not Romeo,just what kind of a guy he is , we have no clue. But I do hope the director Radha Krishna Knows his Romeo & Juliet well. Every love story that has worked in cinema across the world has an element of Shakespeare’s love tragedy in it. Perhaps Prabhas wants to be different.
The teaser offers nothing that constitutes a passionate celluloid romance.It looks like a pale imitation of the periodicity created in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s 1942: A Love Story with zero chemistry between Prabhas and Pooja Hegde who look like two strangers who have just met in the waitingroom of the aforementioned railway platform populated with ladies doing a retro fashion parade.