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Director Radha Krishna Kumar posts a cryptic tweet on Radhe Shyam, fans remain anxious about release

Prabhas, Pooja Hegde play a lovestruck couple in this period romance that also stars Bhagyashree, Krishnam Raju, Murali Sharma

Srivathsan Nadadhur
Jan 04, 2022
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Radha Krishna Kumar

Excepting Allu Arjun's Pushpa The Rise, it's not been easy going for pan-Indian releases over the last few weeks. While the low box office collections of 83 have shocked many industry experts, the much-awaited SS Rajamouli's magnum opus RRR had to postpone its release indefinitely owing to Omicron fears. Surprisingly, amid a lot of confusion, the team behind Prabhas, Pooja Hegde starrer Radhe Shyam has time and again indicated that they have no intention to postpone their film's release (on January 14).

The anxiety surrounding Radhe Shyam has multipled with a sudden flurry of small-budget films that have confirmed their release slots for the Sankranti season. So, is Radhe Shyam hitting theatres as planned? In a cryptic tweet, the director of the film Radha Krishna Kumar has posted a tweet that reads, "Times are tough, hearts are weak, minds in mayhem. Whatever life may throw at us - Our hopes are always High. Stay safe, stay high - Team #radheshyam" The tweet is indeed suggestive of the many challenges that Radhe Shyam is facing in terms of its release.

Many theatres across the globe are running to 50% capacity only, while the night curfew is in place in a lot of areas in India, forcing theatre-owners to cancel shows. This isn't an ideal scenario for a big-budget film like Radhe Shyam to release, but they are going ahead with the gamble. When a fan had asked the director if the tweet was an indication that the film would be postponed, the latter responded, "If there's any plan of that sorts, it'll be informed directly." 

Distributors across Telugu states haven't been appreciative of the last-minute changes of pan-Indian films and are preferring to give theatres for straight Telugu releases like Bangarraju. Reports have also emerged that a major OTT platform has offered a Rs 350 crore deal to the makers of Radhe Shyam to release the film directly on OTT. We may have more clarity on Radhe Shyam's release by this weekend.


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