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Radhe Shyam: Release of Prabhas and Pooja Hegde’s Romantic Drama Postponed

The makers of Radhe Shyam, the upcoming pan-Indian romantic drama starring actors Prabhas and Pooja Hegde in the lead roles, have postponed the film’s release, a source in the know confirmed to Silverscreen India, on the condition of anonymity.


The film, which is made on a grand scale, was scheduled to hit the theatres on January 14, on Sankranthi/Pongal. This is the second time the film is being postponed. It was earlier scheduled to release on July 30, 2021.

Written and directed by Radha Krishna Kumar, Radhe Shyam is produced by the UV Creations and T-Series production banners, and presented by Krishnam Raju under Gopi Krishna Movies. The film will mark Kumar’s second directorial venture after the 2015 Telugu action film Jil. Radhe Shyam also stars Bhagyashree, Murali Sharma, Sachin Khedekar, Priyadarshi, Sasha Chettri, Sathyan, among others. The romantic drama will be set against the backdrop of Europe in the 70s and features Prabhas as a palmist.

Speaking to us, the source said, “The producers of Radhe Shyam have communicated that they will be postponing the film’s release to exhibitors on Tuesday night. The primary reasons are because of the rise in Covid-19 cases, due to which theatres in many states are shutting down or enforcing occupancy restrictions. The official announcement regarding the delay in release is expected to come by Wednesday afternoon or evening.” The source added that the makers have not mentioned the new date of release of Radhe Shyam to exhibitors so far.

Radhe Shyam is scheduled to be released on a pan-Indian level, in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and Malayalam. It is to be noted that several states, including Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, have imposed lockdown restrictions on theatres with occupancy being capped at 50% and the capital (Delhi) shutting down its cinema halls.


Meanwhile, Radhe Shyam is not the first film to defer its release. Recently, SS Rajamouli’s RRR, another pan-Indian film that was set to release theatrically on Friday, also postponed its release, owing to the same reasons. With the big-budget films out of the race, several Telugu films made on a small budget, have announced their release for Sankranthi/Pongal, in theatres.