Radio (2009 film)
|Directed by||Ishan Trivedi|
|Produced by||Ravi Agrawal (Film Producer)|
|Music by||Himesh Reshammiya|
|Cinematography||Attar Singh Saini|
Radio (रेडियो) is a 2009 Hindi language Bollywood film starring Himesh Reshammiya, ðʔʒɔːoʊʌuːæ̃aʊŋðθʃdʒ ɔɪɔːiː// Shenaz Treasurywala and Sonal Sehgal in the lead roles. The film is directed by Isshaan Trivedi. Himesh Reshammiya's compositions for the film were much praised, and topped the musical charts. The movie was released on 3 December. Reshammiya has received praise for his portrayal of Vivan Shah.
Vivan (Himesh Reshammiya) is a successful RJ on a popular radio channel in the city of Mumbai. He has acquired everything in life but his marriage is unsuccessful.Even though he was not of taking a divorce,his wife Pooja(Sonal Sehgal) takes divorce from him, the reason cited are lack of compatibility between the two. In their hearts Vivan and Pooja don't want the divorce but the fast pace of life and busy schedules interfere with her emotional balance.It seems that Pooja is a semi-crack.
Enters Shanaya (Shenaz Treasurywala), who is like a ray of sunshine in Vivan's insipid life. But initially he doesn't realize that Shanaya brings a smile to his face. Pooja at this juncture wants to return to his life.She wants him back.She shows signs of returning.But he blatantly discusses Shanaya with Pooja, but being a woman, she can see his love for Shanaya. She becomes the catalyst to bring this realization that his true love is Shanaya. Why has he closed his eyes? His attitude and response towards Shanaya go through a sea of change. Vivan reciprocates and tries to get close to her family too. Although Pooja still has a soft spot for Vivan and cares for him she realises that he wants to spend his life with Shanaya.
Who will be eventually reign on his heart? Will he take the step to make his vows with Shanaya?
- Himesh Reshammiya – RJ Vivan Shah
- Sonal Sehgal – Puja Talwar
- Shenaz Treasurywala – Shanaya Dhingra
- Zakir Hussain – Shanaya's Dad
- Paresh Rawal – Jhandu Lal Tyagi
- Megha Narkar...... Pooja's Friend
- Urvashi Yadav...... Peps
- Himani Shivpuri...… Shanaya's Boss at Food Court
- Megha Chatterjee
- Akhil Mishra
Box Office reception
The film released on 3 December 2009. The release clashed with Amitabh Bachchan's home production, Paa But it had a good reception at the box office. The producer were unperturbed by the clash as the film had recovered its production costs from music sales and satellite rights.
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Though the film was panned by many critics, Reshammiya got good reviews for his acting.
Taran Adarsh wrote," Himesh has grown as an actor that reflects in certain difficult moments of the film."
Nikhat Kazmi of Times of India wrote, "Himesh Reshammiya tries to reinvent himself. Himesh as Vivan, does seem to have found a better groove. In fact, this new clean, casual avatar of his does seem to work".
The music of the film opened to positive reviews, with Bollywoodhungama.com giving it 4 stars out of 5. The album features couple of songs performed by musicians like Kailash Kher, Rekha Bhardwaj. The songs went on to become big hits, especially Mann Ka Radio, Teri Meri dosti Ka Aasman and Rafa Dafa Kiya Nahin Jaaye. The song Koi Na Koi Chahe was a slow song but went on to become a mainstream hit.
|Studio album by Himesh Reshammiya|
|Producer||Ravi Agrawal (Film Producer)|
|Himesh Reshammiya chronology|
|"Mann Ka Radio"||Himesh Reshammiya||4.22|
|"Zindagi Jaise Ek Radio"||Himesh Reshammiya & Aditi||4.48|
|"Janeman"||Himesh Reshammiya & Shreya Ghoshal||4.04|
|"Piya Jaise Ladoo Motichur Wale"||Himesh Reshammiya & Rekha Bhardwaj||5.34|
|"Damadji Angana Hai Padhare"||Himesh Reshammiya & Kailash Kher||6.31|
|"Koi Na Koi Chahe"||Himesh Reshammiya & Shreya Ghoshal||4.20|
|"Teri Meri Dosti Ka Aasman "||Himesh Reshammiya & Shreya Ghoshal||5.44|
|"Shaam Ho Chali Hai"||Himesh Reshammiya & Shreya Ghoshal||4.21|
|"Rafa Dafa Kiya Nahin Jaaye"||Himesh Reshammiya||2.53|
Three remixes are also included in the album.
- Mann Ka Radio
- Zindagi Jaise Ek Radio
- Piya Jaise Ladoo Motichur Wale