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Movie Review : Radio

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 Ishaan Trivedi
 Himesh Reshammiya
 Subrat Sinha
 Himesh Reshammaiya, Shezaan Treasurywala, Sonal Sehgal

Radio Movie Review

December 4, 2009 4:08:41 PM IST
By Martin D'Souza, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Sonal Sehgal (Pooja) and Snenaz Treasuryvala (Shanaya) are the two actresses who will benefit most from RADIO - LOVE ON AIR. For these two, its showcase time with a good show reel and both put their best foot forward at the expense of Himesh Reshammiya. This singer-cum-composer-cum-songwriter-cum-actor had put up a decent performance in KARZZZZ after his disastrous acting debut with AAP KA SUROOR. With RADIO, he catches the wrong frequency.

There's more of commentary than actual action. Every move is first narrated to the viewer. Things then take place. This is where I think the director has failed miserably. You can feed the viewer once, but constantly opening up the act with a commentary and then continuing to do so is in bad taste, almost a slap on the viewers' face.

The hit song 'Maan ka radio...' which has been making waves on air for the last few months does not get even a decent footage... just bits of it... I mean the whole song is never played in one go for the viewer to enjoy.

The most glaring faux pas is the character Jhandulal (Paresh Rawal) who impersonates Ghanta Singh from Radio One 94.3 fm. And they keep saying Radio Mirchi... It's Hot!!! Ghanta Singh is this cool dude who makes calls to unsuspecting people inquiring about the services they have to offer, while all the time actually pulling a fast one on them.

Eighty percent of the movie is shot showing R J Vivan (Himesh) in the Radio Mirchi Studios. All they could have done was pick up a hit segment from their own radio station. Considering there was no genius in the plot, they could have upped the USP of their most famous RJ, the very eccentric but lovable, Jeeturaj.

As for the story, Vivan is an RJ working with Radio Mirchi. He has just divorced his wife Pooja. Shanaya enters his life quite by accident and thatís where things get complicated.

Rating - 1/5

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