Himesh Reshammiya‘s high expectation movie “Radio” has finally hit the theaters today i.e 3rd December 2009. Well, the movie review is out and it’s not sounding any good. The movie “Radio” which was supposes to handle and showcase the delicacies of love & relationship did not meet up to audience expectations.
In order to show different phases of love and life the director of the film has weave the movie script haphazardly leaving the audience puzzled. This time Himesh’s music, (in which he is good at) too has failed to suffice audience expectations. So, the movie “Radio” fails to impress the audience in all ways and has all the chances to be considered a flop.
Radio has no story. It’s bunch of haphazardly put together scenes involving some equally confused characters. Adding to the adversity is the director’s fixation for dividing his film into non-linear chapters, a la Tarantino. The tag-line ‘It’s Complicated’ and some weird brand endorsements are drilled into your senses, bringing back memories of Yaadein (no pun intended).
Fresh out of a divorce, hotshot radio jockey Vivan (Himesh Reshammiya) finds a companion in his vivacious colleague Shania (Shenaz Treasuryvala). At the same time he continues to be best friends with his ex-wife Pooja (Sonal Sehgal), who is never quite sure why she walked out of the marriage. The trio spends over two hours of screen time trying to figure out their priorities in life. Each of them has a signature activity to keep them busy. Vivan quite expectedly breaks into a song every few minutes, regardless of his emotional state. Shanaia spends all her screen time updating her Facebook status. And Pooja gulps down enough coffee to give you a caffeine attack. There is also a Meet the Parents inspired track about Shanaia’s folks, a spoof on Rakhi Ka Swayamvar and
Paresh Rawal doing his version of Bakra as the pesky caller.
The unintentionally hilarious dialogues only act as an icing on the cake. If you thought Karzzz had gems, this one is a treasure chest of corny one-liners. Unfortunately this time around Himesh’s musical score also lacks punch and can’t be called a saving grace. Himesh Reshammiya is an unquestionably talented musician. But his desperate transformation from composer to actor seems like a real life version of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Once, a normal behind-the-scenes guy, Himesh today looks visibly uncomfortable in this attention-seeking, cool dude avatar. Wonder who he is trying to impress?
Targetting a generation much younger, his team gets it all wrong. Just like Barjatya goofed-up in Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon. Team Radio adopts the premise of Dil To Pagal Hai, styles and shoots it like Wake Up Sid and narrates like Love Aaj Kal. But it’s all too fake and wannabe. For a film dealing with relationships Radio neither has the maturity of Life in a Metro nor the innocence of Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na.
Sonal Sehgal has a gorgeous face but her character spends too much time weeping. Shenaz on the other hand keeps grinning for no reason – clearly a reflection of the confused material handed out to both the beauties. The two girls end up behaving like modern day Paro and Chadramukhi of Devdas Vivan’s life. After a gimmicky film with a chartbusting score and the miserably self-indulgent, overconfident second outing, Himesh keeps it normal this time. But he is quite simply out of place. The characters often scream out of frustration that they want to end it all. As a viewer the feeling is not quite different.
Verdict: We wish Himesh got back to full time composing ASAP. But if he insists on acting, we suggest he dumps the hero’s part. Leave the glossy packaging aside, Himesh should concentrate on getting a proper role. Because this Radio is just way out of sync!