`Roadside Romeo` a chic animated
By Subhash K. Jha
`Oh Romeo Romeo, wherefore art thou?`
Forget Shakespeare and all his spin-offs. Roadside Romeo is the
What`s it about? Well, it`s a bout of a pout and a bit of a kick, a whacky romance between two savvy under-dogs thrown our way in a casual chic manner that makes the animation characters seem like replicas of their potboiler avatars from feature films.
Maybe the plot should`ve been less formula-driven to go with the innovative format and genre. Nonetheless, this has got to be the most urbane and coolest take on the rites and wrongs of that thing called love.
First things first. So far animation films in India have been mainly restricted to revisionist interpretations of the mythologicals.
In Roadside Romeo, director Jugal Hansraj goes for the jugular and the jocular. The story of a rich canine from the well-to-do part of the city and the slum seductress Laila is peppered with every ingredient that makes an alluring entertainer.
The main voices are used to telling advantage. Saif scores subtle points over Kareena whose dubbing tends to veer towards boredom. But then she is the blasé seductress, isn`t she?
But it is Javed Jaffrey`s seasoned voice that brings great vigour and vivacity to the slum-lord`s role.
There are the non-primary characters too, giving the central romance a catchily cute spin without taking the slim narrative to an over-the-top stratosphere.
Most important, the quality of animation and the detailing that has gone behind its execution are exemplary. We really haven`t seen anything like this in Hindi. The songs, dialogues and action add up to quite a fun-filled festival of swirling colours and dancing divas and devils.
Roadside Romeo is a smartly-executed piece of slip-in-slip-out cinema. It makes for ideal popcorn entertainment that kids will enjoy and the grown-ups will giggle about.
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This is the story of Romeo. A dude who has everything - a mansion to live in, chicks to party with and chauffeur driven cars! Until one day, his favourite-pet status comes crashing down. His family decides to migrate and leave him behind. Thus, Romeo is left abandoned and lands on the mean streets of Mumbai.
Romeo is now faced with situations he has never been in before. He encounters four strays, who scare the daylights out of him. But soon, he smooth talks his way into their hearts and he befriends them.
Then, Romeo finds love! he encounters the stunning and ravishing Laila and he loses his heart to her at first sight!
Journey this adventure as Romeo wins friendship, love and lives a new life inspite of Charlie Anna and his gang. Watch how Romeo turns to Roadside Romeo!
This Diwali, get ready for a barking good time