wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
Superb, outstanding, fantastic, mindblowing - IT'S NOT! Quirky rom-com it is. Same old story told with a slightly interesting narrative style. Not enough to make a movie worth going out for.Read more
Radio comes across as an attempt at comic-strip romance - absolutely unnecessary chapter-divisions and all. I realize the chapter titles were supposed to be funny but they fall flat after the third time they come up on screen. Points can be granted for trying to make the entire look and feel incline towards eccentric. And that was refreshing. But the story was so random that even though it was meant to add to the madness, it didn't quite work.
Especially after the funky start, the resilient radio that lasted through a monsoon and played Binaca Geet Mala 30 years ago. Wasn't it Cibaca Geet Mala and aired on Radio Ceylon at that time? Anyways, after the initial interest, the film was all downhill.
The repetitions of the meaningless "it's complicated" stamp on the chapter title cards got annoying really quick. Oh yes, and how can I forget the "mann ka radio" sounding itself off every 8th minute. One of those nice tunes which get annoying just because they stick in your head and just won't go away. Not the tune's fault I guess, but something is wrong if you are irritated with yourself while humming it.
So, however intentional the randomness might have been, it ended up only getting annoying and boring by the end. The not-so-great, not-so-bad performances of the cast certainly didn't add to the experience. That it didn't take away anything from it, doesn't say much either.
- meeta, a part of the audience
So-So, by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice : ... Himesh seems to be trying too hard to cement his footing as an actor because the effort he makes to get his act right in ‘Radio’ is quite apparent in his performance.... full review
Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...The movie moves in & out of a radio station which remains interesting in the start but tends to go repetitive and annoying towards the end.... full review
Thumbs down, by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com : ...dialogues and situations are corny. For example, there's a scene in which the trio, for the heck of it, break crockery at a restaurant and make other guests do it as well. The best actors during that scene are the pieces of crockery - and the members of the audience, for having acted like they were awake.... full review
Thumbs down, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ... 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..... full review
Thumbs down, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...unintentionally hilarious film that unsuccessfully tries to tap the youth and its preoccupation with current fads - from social networking sites like Facebook, to idle chats in coffee-shop... full review
Thumbs down, by Susan Jose, India-Forums : ...you have to accept Himesh's music is original. But the choreography and the settings of the songs will make you remember Savage Garden's Ooh I want you, Shania Twain's Don't be stupid, Khuda Ke Liye's Bandeya, Ronan Keating's When you say nothing at all and Backstreet Boys' Get down.... full review
Thumbs down, by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes : ...Himesh Reshammiya lacks screen presence so much so that when he is pondering on a park bench, Neena Lalchandani overshadows him. Neena who, you ask? The inscribed name to whom the park bench is dedicated to.... full review
Thumbs down, by Amrita, Indiequill : ...Pooja being a selfish, needy, emotionally manipulative ass who we’re supposed to find sympathetic because she… uh… let me think… breaks plates at restaurants? I got nothin’... full review
Thumbs down, by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com : ...Some of the dialogues are so funny, so cheesy and so corny that you can't help but explode into peals of laughter every time Himesh utters a word.... full review
Thumbs down, by Great Bong, Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind : ...Within the first few minutes of the movie, we are told his character drives the best of cars and he is “awaaz se famous”.... full review
Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...The main sore point is that the divorce is shown as the wife’s fault who screams incompatibility and files for divorce even as he begs her not to.... full review
Thumbs down, by Jahnvi Patel, StarBoxOffice : ...A few songs are copied from English numbers (Teri Meri Dosti is uncannily similar to Shania Twain's Don't be stupid), Jaaneman's video borrows elements from Ronan Keating's When you say nothing at all and the ladder scene between Himesh and Shenaz takes you back to Richard Gere and Julie Roberts in Pretty Woman minus the passion and chemistry.... full review
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