In Theaters: June 21st, 2013
Shortcut Romeo is a romantic thriller film to be directed and produced by Susi Ganeshan, under the banner Susi Ganesh Productions. It is the Hindi remake of the director's own Tamil film Thiruttu Payale (2006), starring Neil Nitin Mukesh in the title role with Puja Gupta as his love interest and Ameesha Patel in a negative character.
Susi Ganesh has attempted to 'Bollywoodize' his first Hindi film (remake of Tamil film Thiruttu Payale). Desperately throwing in Munnis, Sheilas & Jalebi bais - of Kenyan origin. There are twists and (blind) turns, over-dramatized scenes with little shock value that's mostly predictable. The supporting cast and dialogues (sample this: "Ek baar karogi toh galti lagegi, baar baar karogi toh style ban jayega". Oof!) paralyze the feeble screenplay. Kenya is well shot; action junkies may enjoy some fight sequences and the climax saves the day. The songs puncture the pace and the plot doesn't pulsate with the edginess of a thriller.We wish the director had found a shortcut to tell this story of love,(extra-marital) sex and dhoka.
Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times Of India - June 21, 2013
Rich man's wife takes a roll in the hay with a third party. Said roll-in-hay becomes an instrument of blackmail. Blackmailer and blackmailee take turns in trying to outsmart the other. Turns out that the filmmaker has been the smartest of them all, having managed to make a film like this one, and get it out in theatres for the unsuspecting punter to walk in. Suffice it to say, I wasn't feeling very smart when I left the theatre after two and a half hours of this drivel.
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express - June 21, 2013
SHORTCUT ROMEO is a well-made, stylish crime story with high-voltage drama as its highpoint. It may not boast of A-listers in its cast, but it has ample entertainment and edge-of-the-seat moments to offer. I suggest, give this one a chance!
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama.com - June 21, 2013
Filmmakers need to realise that not every hit film down south can guarantee a success in Bollywood. Susi Ganesh's couldn't have chosen a worse film than 'Shortcut Romeo' to make his foray into a Bollywood. A remake of Ganesh's Tamil hit 'Thiruttu Payale', the film may have appeared to look slick in the trailers, but the reality is shockingly different. Watch it only if you have no other movie to watch this weekend. I'd rather suggest you to stay at home, actually.
Shomini Sen, Zee News - June 21, 2013
|Domestic Gross (India) (% Share)||Rs. 2.58 Crores (100%)|
|+||Overseas Gross (Foreign) (% Share)||Not Yet Available|
|=||Total Worldwide Gross||Rs. 2.58 Crores (100%)|
Data as of 08/01/13 1:00 PM GMT
Studios get on average 55 percent share of the total gross.View Full Box Office Analysis & Reports for Shortcut Romeo