Shortcut Romeo (2012) Movie Review – Details

Star-Cast: Puja Gupta, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Ameesha Patel

Director: Susi Ganeshan

Producers: Susi Ganeshan

Music Director: Himesh Reshammiya

Genre: Romantic thriller

Release Date: October, 2012

Now this is one film that you just can’t give a miss. Especially if you are a fan of Neil Nitin Mukesh, you must have eagerly been waiting for this film. It is a remake of the film ‘Thiruttu Payale’ which was originally made in Tamil. It goes without saying that the actor will be seen in an entirely new image here.

The director has decided to give the Hindi version a fresh look and feel. This is why he had cast Neil Nitin in the leading role. Puja Gupta is set to play the lead opposite him, as his love interest. The actress Ameesha Patel will be seen in a role that is mainly negative in nature. Thus, this film is bound to let the audience see these actors the in new light.

The truth is that Puja was not the first choice for this film. It was an actress called Richa Gangopadhay. A popular actress in the South Indian film industry, she is yet to debut in Bollywood. She had to turn the film down thanks to her other engagements, including the film ‘Koratala’, directed by Shiva. It has been heard that the actress has also been offered a role by Venkatesh’s film. ‘Shortcut Romeo’ or not, her career in films seems to be on a roll.

In case you had liked the songs from ‘Jail’ and ‘Aa Dekhen Zara’, that Neil had sung, this film will give you more. This film actually has songs by this grandson of Mukesh. In fact, the actor seems to be more than happy lending his voice for the film. Especially so, as he is working with a music director like Himesh Reshammiya.

But, everything has not gone so smoothly for Neil during the shooting. As mentioned above, the movie is a thriller. So, there are bound to be a number of action sequences. The action scenes has been designed and chalked out by Selva. The actor performed all the tough scenes himself. The scene that was especially painful for Neil was the one where he had to crawl on the forest floor, with literally hundreds of thorns under his hand. The scene was shot in a reserve of South-West Kenya, called Masai Mara.

After all this, we definitely cannot blame the actor for not putting in effort. But was all his hard work worth it? We definitely hope so. But we will have to wait till October to find out for sure, because that is when the film is expected to be released.

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