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Roadside Romeo movie review

Roadside Romeo, film review,

Roadside Romeo, film review,

The Cast and Crew

Producer: Aditya Chopra, Yash Chopra & Walt Disney Pictures.

Executive producer: Swaratmika Mishra

Banner:Yash Raj Films



Voices of: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Javed Jaffrey, Sanjay Mishra, Vrajesh Hirjee, Tannaz Irani, Suresh N Menon and Kiku Sharda

Computer Graphics: Visual Computing Labs (VCL), a division of Tata Elxsi Ltd

Computer: Tata Elxsi’s EKA super computer

Story, Screenplay, Dialogues and Director: Jugal Hansraj

Music: Salim-Sulaiman
Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni

Director of Photography: Anshul Chobey

Editor: Arif Ahmed

Sound Editing: Ganesh Gangadharan

Sound Design: Ali Merchant (YRF Studios)

Associate Director: Samar Shaikh

Chief Assistant Director: Vicky Vijay

Choreography: Goswami Rajeev, Mini Johny, Deepak Singh

Costumes for characters: Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida

road side remieo

road side remieo

The Film

Every dog has its day. Roadside Romeo is a delightful dog-show with Bollywood style, of course. It is the first computer generated full length animation feature film coming out of Bollywood costing around US & 7 million. It had been in the making since last two and half years.

The Synopsis

Romeo (voice of Saif Ali Khan) is a dog who once lived in luxury and finds himself dumped on the street as his owners migrate to London. He encounters the street roughnecks Guru, Interval, Hero English and Mini. There is a domain stuggle and finally they all become a friendly gang.

Romeo and the gang set up a dog-grooming business until Chhainu (Sanjai Mishra), the odd-job of gangster-dog Charlie Anna (Javed Jaffrey), arrives to collect hafta and trouble starts. Charlie threatens them with his trio of ninja dogs Angels but Romeo tricks Charlie.

Romeo meets Laila (Kareena Kapoor) and falls in love. He is unaware that the dangerous Charlie Anna has wanted her at any cost. Romeo does not intend to lose Laila and finally wins her love by saving Charlie Anna from the dog catcher and winning his support.



The Performance

Though performing for the first time, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Javed Jaffrey, Sanjay Mishra, Vrajesh Hirjee, Tannaz Irani, Suresh N Menon and Kiku Sharda give convincing voice-overs.

The Techniques

This is the first CG-3-D animation feature film from India and it has all the styles and strengths of an international production. Jugal Hansraj and his team have done a wonderful job.
Tata Elxsi’s EKA super computer generated visuals are a great treat to watch. The music and audiography are good. The entire Technical team has given a terrific performance, considering this film to be the first one of its kind from India.

The Verdict

Roadside Romeo is a thoroughly enjoyable computer generated animation film, which will surely enthrall both the young and the old.

The Rating

4 out of 5

Review by Deen Kumar

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