Friday, June 21, 2013

Shortcut Romeo

Rating : 1/10
Release Date : 21st June, 2013
Time : 147 minutes
Director, Writer : Susi Ganesan; Music : Himesh Reshammiya
Starring : Neil Nitin Mukesh, Ameesha Patel, Puja Gupta

Some movies should never have been made, should’ve been rejected at script level. They are a waste of time, effort, scarce money and celluloid film (or digital bytes, as the case may be). This is one of them. Even several gratuitous flesh displays from both the leading women don’t work.

Neil Nitin is a blackmailer, good for nothing, the type who can hit his brother on the head with a bottle just because he is served food first. He catches Ameesha Patel, a very rich man’s wife, in the act with her husbands friend and figures its his passage to an easy life. He milks her for crores, buys a Jag, gets his friends over, goes around the world with them. He also amazingly has the brawn and mental acuteness to be able to beat off any toughies, other attempts on his life made by Ameesha and her lover in a vain attempt to get back the tape. But then, he falls in love. At first sight, of course (what other way is there ?). And wants her over money, if needed to make the choice.

Every character is flawed. Every emotion fake. The acting is universally bad, Neil Nitin standing out because he is a shade better than the rest. The music is awful. The production values ordinary. The jokes terrible. The fight sequences nothing that we haven’t seen before. The only thing that saves the movie somewhat are the wildlife sequences in Kenya. There is this overall feel of a South Indian film, not surprising given that it’s a remake of a Tamil film and is directed by (and even has him in a brief, laughable role) Susi Ganeshan.

Would recommend watching the government housing wala bleached yellow paint dry versus going for this one. Avoid at all costs…


Jagriti Rumi said...

The promos and the songs (what is wrong with H.Reshamiya?) said the same thing...AVOID watching!!!!

Anonymous said...

worth to watch ...even big names are not there ,movie is good to watch ,songs are also very well synchronic n.

Rahul said...

worth to watch ...even big names are not there ,movie is good to watch ,songs are also very well synchronic n.

Apurv Nagpal said...

Dear Rahul - you cant be serious !?