Himesh is very unexpressive, though there is a comfortable small town air about him, refreshing in these slick cool dude days. But still, he was off the air in this radio station.
The story of Radio is interesting, but the problem is in the way it is edited and directed. Firstly, there are too many voiceovers and secondly, the director follows a non-linear pattern with elaborate chapter titles, which seems a device far greater than the plot itself. More time seems to have been spent in coining the creative chapter headings, rather than plotting the actual film. Sample the chapter titles - Talaq aur Ganpatiji, Matinee show aur matar ka keeda, Encounter aur kadhee, Unpredictable Pooja ki vaapsi and more. 'Radio' comes to you in all 18 chapters, Phew!! I wish it would have only 0.18. And what more of torturing, you have comic scenes featuring Paresh Rawal as a fellow radio jockey sprinkled throughout the narrative.
To add insult to injury, Radio features the worst possible performance by an ensemble cast. And this includes Himesh also.
Besides, the narrative is laced with too many songs. Whether or not the situation warrants them, you have one track ready to every 10 odd minutes. My god, this radio station surely plays music more but bakwass also more.
1 / 5