The hype around Radhe Shyam has been stirring up for quite some months now. The release of various trailers, songs, teasers, glimpses, etc. has only been helping the film gain more traction and audience members. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Vamsi, and Pramod under the banner UV Creations, the makers are giving it their all to make the film too more appealing to the audience who have waited three years to see Prabhas on the big screens, who was last seen in 2019's Saaho. In order to make Radhe Shyam more fitting for the audience and cater to their needs, the team has now decided to cut the film short by making certain edits to it.
The censored version of Radhe Shyam had a runtime of 150 minutes earlier, but now the tickets are showing a runtime of approximately 138 minutes. Multiple cuts and additions were incorporated into the final cut of the film, thereby shortening its runtime by 12 minutes. It is reported that a total of 56 modifications were made, out of which 49 came from the makers' end. Some scenes were trimmed by a few seconds and a few other sequences were cut short by two-five whole minutes. However, it has also been revealed that a few additions were made too to compensate for the changes made in Radhe Shyam.
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The story of Radhe Shyam is said to be taking place in 1970s Europe where a palmist named Vikramaditya, played by Prabhas, who can read people's palms and predicts their future, reveals that Prerana (Pooja Hegde) will soon die. But due to circumstances, he ends up falling in love with her. The pan-Indian film is helmed by Radha Krishna Kumar and also stars Sathyaraj, Jagapathi Babu, Bhagyashree, Sathyaraj, Kunaal Roy Kapoor, Sasha Chettri, and Sathyan among others. Thaman S has done the background score for the film, while Justin Prabhakaran composed the songs for the Tamil and Telugu versions, with Mithoon, Amaal Mallik and Manan Bhardwaj on board for the Hindi version Radhe Shyam was initially scheduled to hit theatres in January, but was postponed due to COVID and Omicron reasons and will be releasing on March 11.