Radhe Shyam is an upcoming Indian period romantic drama film written and directed by Radha Krishna Kumar, starring Prabhas and Pooja Hegde. It is shot simultaneously in Telugu and Hindi languages. The film is produced by UV Creations and T-Series. Set in Europe of the 1970s, the film tells the story of Vikramaditya, a palmist who is conflicted between destiny and his love for Prerana.
The film's score is composed by S. Thaman for the Telugu version and Sanchit Balhara and Ankit Balhara for the Hindi version. The film has two different soundtracks for Hindi and Telugu versions. Mithoon and Manan Bhardwaj composed the Hindi songs while Justin Prabhakaran composed the Telugu songs. The cinematography is handled by Manoj Paramahamsa and editing done by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao. Principal photography of the film commenced in October 2018 and ended in July 2021, with filming taking place in Hyderabad, Italy and Georgia.
Originally planned for a release on 30 July 2021, it was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film is now scheduled to release on 11 March 2022.Synopsis
Vikramaditya (Prabhas) - a man who can predict the future. He reveals that Prerana (Pooja Hegde) will soon die but he falls in love with her. Why he fell in love with her despite knowing that she will die soon and did he succeed in saving her forms the rest of the story.Cast
- Prabhas as Vikramaditya, a palmist
- Pooja Hegde as Prerana, a doctor
- Krishnam Raju as Paramahamsa (Telugu)
- Sathyaraj as Paramahamsa (Tamil, Hindi)
- Jagapathi Babu
- Sachin Khedekar
- Murali Sharma
- Kunaal Roy Kapur
- Flora Jacob as Indira Gandhi
- Sasha Chettri
Radhe Shyam's was originally conceived by director Chandra Sekhar Yeleti. He worked with his assistant Radha Krishna Kumar to develop the story but the idea was dropped after they failed to give it a conclusion. Kumar borrowed the storyline from Yeleti, and worked on it for 18 years to give the story a satisfactory ending. He narrated the script to actor Prabhas while he was shooting for the Baahubali series (2015–17). Prabhas liked the script and signed up for the project.
Kumar initially wanted to set the story in the backdrop of a hill station in India. However, the story was moved to Europe following the suggestion of Prabhas.Director Radha Krishna Kumar revealed that the protagonist Vikramaditya's character is inspired by real life European palmist Cheiro. Several titles including Jaan and O Dear were considered for the film but the makers finalized Radhe Shyam as the film's title.
The film was formally launched on 5 September 2018 in Hyderabad, tentatively titled as Prabhas 20. Pooja Hegde was cast opposite Prabhas. Hegde called the film a "fresh and mature love story". Veteran actress Bhagyashree is cast in a crucial role in the film. The film is a romantic drama set in 1970's Europe.Filming
Principal photography commenced on 6 October 2018. Filming took place in Hyderabad, Turin (Italy) and Georgia, after which it was suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Filming resumed in Italy in October 2020. In December 2020, few crucial scenes were shot at the Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad. Final schedule of the film began on 25 June 2021 in Hyderabad. Filming was completed on 28 July 2021.Soundtracks
The film has two different soundtracks for Hindi and Telugu versions. The Hindi soundtrack is composed by Mithoon and Manan Bhardwaj while Justin Prabhakaran is composing the songs in the Telugu version (in addition to Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam versions). Manoj Muntashir and Krishna Kanth are providing lyrics for Hindi and Telugu soundtrack respectively.Release