Salman Khan’s Radhe inspired by South Korean drama Sandglass?

Salman Khan starrer Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai will be released on Eid 2021, May 13th.

Bhaijan is all set to hit the theatre bell once again and treat his fans after the pandemic year with “Radhe” which is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language action film directed by Prabhu Deva and produced by Salman Khan, Sohail Khan and Atul Agnihotri. The film stars Salman Khan, Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda, Jackie Shroff and Megha Akash. The film is scheduled to release in theatres on 13 May 2021 coinciding with Eid al-Fitr.

According to the reports, the film is based on the South Korean tv series Sandglass (hourglass). Sandglass is based on the tragic relationship of three friends (played by Choi Min-soo, Go Hyun-Jung, and Park Sang-won). A gangster, a prosecutor and a beautiful girl who’s connected to both – there’s action, emotion as well as thrill – everything that a Bollywood film requires. Exactly why Salman Khan narrowed down on the script to take inspirations for Radhe.

Radhe’s plot, on the other hand, will reportedly show Salman as an undercover cop who goes hammer and tongs to destroy a major drug cartel, apparently being run by actor Randeep Hooda’s character. As of now, the writers of the film are trying their best to Indianise the product to lessen the violent and sexual content, which is there in abundance in Radhe’s source material. 

It is no secret that some of the top-grossing Bollywood films are inspired by movies that have been released in different parts of the globe. While Hollywood continues to be a major source of inspiration for Indian filmmakers, a new trend was also visible in the bygone decade, one that saw the Hindi film industry shifting its focus to the now sought-after South Korean film industry. 

Salman Khan’s Bharat was released on Eid 2019 and turned out to be the biggest opener and one of the top-grossing movies of the actor’s career was also inpired from a South Korean drama, “Ode to My Father.” Directed by Yoon Je Kyun, the family-drama went on to become the fourth highest-grossing film in the history of South Korean cinema by selling more than 14.2 million tickets. 

That being said, this is not the first time that Salman Khan will be seen playing Radhe on the big screen. The actor has headlined smash hits like Tere Naam and Wanted in the past in which he was called Radhe. 

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