Roadside Romeo Click to look into! >> Read More... is an animated romantic comedy film. The lead actor is a dog named Romeo. did the voiceover for Romeo. This is the first animation film for the director Hansraj.
Romeo (Saif Ali Khan), a dog, was once adopted by an affluent family, but he was left on the streets as that family goes to London. He befriends Guru ( Vrajesh Hirjee Known for his comic timing and comic roles, Vrajes >> Read More... ), Hero English ( Kiku Sharda Kiku Sharda is a talented actor, comedian and, als >> Read More... ), Interval ( Suresh Menon Suresh Menon was born on 10th January 1967 in Mumb >> Read More... ) and Mini ( Tanaaz Irani Tanaaz Irani is one of those popular artistes in t >> Read More... ) to start a business. However, Romeo quarrels with Chhaina (Sanjai Mishra), the assistant of the gangster Charlie Anna ( Javed Jaffrey Javed Jaffrey is a talented actor, dancer, comedia >> Read More... ). So Charlie starts terrorising Romeo’s friends with his gang of three dogs (Angels). But, Romeo outsmarts him and gets his friends out safely. Romeo meets Laila ( Kareena Kapoor Khan Kareena Kapoor is a super hit actress working in I >> Read More... ), who is a performer at the Moonlight Club, and falls in love with her. She tells him that she will accept the proposal only if he dances publicly with her in that Club. But Charlie Anna already has eyes on her. Did the rivalry between Romeo and Charlie Anna end? Did Laila accept Romeo’s love? Watch the movie to find out.
The animation of this film is praiseworthy as it goes beyond the amateurish cartoons to a skilled three-dimensional characterisation. However, the monotonous story and showcasing of women as mere men-wooing objects are the biggest minus points. Thanks to YRF production, you will notice lot of references to their films. If you forget the dogs on screen are walking on two legs and dancing in pubs, you can enjoy the movie. The smart and witty writing will leave you in splits.
Saif Ali Khan’s voice suits filmy and flirty, Romeo. Kareena Kapoor Khan’s voice for Laila will thrill the audience for the required velvety touch adding a touch of seductive tone. Javed Jaffrey, as Charlie Anna, will entertain you with a South Indian accent. Romeo’s friends are hilarious.
1. Appreciable animation.
2. Witty dialogue.
3. Groovy music.
What’s not there?
1. New story line.
2. Respectable characterization of women.
Watch Roadside Romeo for its better computer generated animation and humorous writing at places. But for stereotyping and disrespecting women, it is a big no!