‘Radhe is not that great a film,’ says Salman Khan’s father and veteran screenwriter Salim Khan giving a negative review to the actor’s Eid release


Veteran screenwriter and Salman Khan’s father Salim Khan is well known to call a spade a spade. He never minces words or sugarcoats things, and gave an example of his sarcasm when he went on to criticize his superstar son’s latest release Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. According to him, it was not a great film.

Many people have compared the film to Salman’s previous films like Wanted, Dabangg 3 and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Talking to a daily, Salim said that the films before Dabangg 3 were different and Bajrangi Bhaijaan was good and totally different. He said, “The film prior to this Dabangg 3 was different. Bajrangi Bhaijaan was good and totally different. Radhe is not a great film at all, but commercial cinema has a responsibility that every person can get money. From artists to producers, distributors, exhibitors and every stakeholder should get the money. The one who buys the cinema must get the money. Due to this, the cycle of cinema making and business goes on. On this basis, Salman has performed. Stakeholders of this film are in advantage. Otherwise, Radhe is not that great a film."

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He also spoke on writers in the film industry and said, "A big problem of the film industry is that there are no good writers here. The reason for this is that the writers do not read literature in Hindi or Urdu. They see anything outside and get involved in Indianising it. The film Zanjeer was a game-changer of Indian cinema. That film made Indian cinema come back on the right path. But since then, the industry has not received the replacement of Salim-Javed yet. In such a situation, what can Salman do?”

Salman’s Radhe which was released on Eid has received a lot of flak from audience as well as critics. The film also stars Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda and Jackie Shroff and has been directed by Prabhudeva. It released on ZeePlex and some select theatres abroad.

(Source: Dainik Bhaskar)