Well, that is not an ideal way of judging writing in this film. From a serious stand point, a character who calls himself Radha Jogendra needs more Radha to justify that moniker. Radha, an integral part of his character, needs more than what was offered to her in terms of making her compelling.
On the satire level, this is absolute gold. The guy himself does not end up being a better man. He kills close to a 150 people, accepts to cheating on his wife, politicises his wife's death, mocks the public and in-turn the audience for commending his behaviour.
The actual goal of this style of presentation is to genuinely gauge how much horrible behaviour an audience can tolerate before abandoning the lead character as the protagonist of the film.
I would like to think the underwritten character of the wife is a conscious choice.
The prisms through which this film can be viewed are distinct to every audience member.
There's an old Quentin Tarantino interview in which he proselytised, and I'm paraphrasing here: "I'd never stick around too long as a director, as with a higher number of films to one's name coupled with advancing age and technology, an older filmmaker is bound to lose his/her touch and edge."
This statement rings true in many cases as only the cream of the crop in the field of directing can weather the ever-changing film industry and manage to stay relevant over the course of a few decades by reinventing themselves constantly. Telugu mainstream cinema's indie-flavoured filmmake....