Whenever discussion about script selection among Tollywood heroes comes up, the names of Nani and Sharwanand are mentioned right at the top. However, Sharwanand looks to have made a blunder in the case of his latest film, ‘Radha‘, courtesy Money.
Even before resurrecting his career with a slew of hits starting form ‘Run Raja Run’ to ‘Shatamanam Bhavathi’, Sharwa has impressed with his judgemental skills by accepting critically acclaimed films such as ‘Prasthanam’, ‘Gamyam’, ‘Andari Bandhuvaya’ etc. Choosing Shatamanam Bhavathi after it was rejected by Sai Dharam Tej and Raj Tarun is the latest example of how acutely Sharwa can judge scripts.
Hence, it came as a shocker to movie lovers when they saw an utterly routine film like ‘Radha’ from this talented young hero. One wonders what point did Sharwa like in this template story. Buzz in film circles is that Sharwa had to do Radha because of pressure from the film’s producer BVSN Prasad. Sharwa had taken advance amount from this senior producer two years ago itself but he dodged the project for long as he wan’t pleased with any script.
As the ‘Attarintiki Daredi’ producer was adamant and also because he settled the remuneration in single payment, Sharwa finally gave hid nod to ‘Radha’. Prasad even didn’t show interest in overseeing the film’s final edit work besides not promoting the film enough to get attention of film goers amidst Baahubali storm. Sharwa’s well wishers who acquired the film’s rights for Andhra region have spent good amount of time in reediting Radha to make the second half at least watchable.
The belief of movie lovers on Sharwa managed to bring reasonable openings but the lame film doesn’t look to sustain at box office for long. ‘Radha’ looks to have done Geethopadesam to Sharwa that story always weighs over factors like money, producer etc.