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Shortcut Romeo

CBFC Rating: U/A

Runtime: 2 hours 27 minutes (147 minutes)

Genres: Romance, Thriller

Romeogiri

Fails

Terribly!

2 out of 5

Shortcut Romeo Review

What's Good:
The undying action, Neil's romeogiri and the climax.
What's Bad:
A tasteless and overdramatic treatment of an ordinary story.
Verdict:
Susi Ganesh's remake of 2006-tamil-hit fails terribly in Bollywood, as susi doesn't rework the concept and adapt it to today's world.
Watch or Not:
Watch it only if you have no other movie to watch this weekend. I'd rather suggest you to stay at home, actually.

Audience Ratings for Shortcut Romeo

42.0%
79 Ratings
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hate it don't like it it's ok it's good it's great

Plot Summary

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.

Critics Reviews for Shortcut Romeo

10 Critics like this movie.
Reviews Counted: 10 | Positive Review: 1 | Negative Review: 9 | Average Rating: 1.9/5

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.
Critic Score: 2.5/5

June 21, 2013 Full Review
Madhureeta Mukherjee
Madhureeta Mukherjee
Times Of India

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.
Critic Score: 1/5

June 21, 2013 Full Review
Shubhra Gupta
Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

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!
Critic Score: 3/5

June 21, 2013 Full Review
Taran Adarsh
Taran Adarsh
Bollywood Hungama.com

Tamil director Susi Ganesh might've thought it wise to remake his 2006-hit 'Thiruttu Payale' for his Bollywood debut, only he forgets to rework the concept and adapt it today's world. Instead, his story and screenplay are pretty much untouched, with the translation changing the one-international destination from Australia to Kenya. That's about how much work he has done. And, it shows. Yes, it gets audaciously illogical and supremely tiring. So, where does that leave us? Completely broken.

June 21, 2013 Full Review
Sneha May Francis
Sneha May Francis
Emirates 24/7

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.
Critic Score: 1/5

June 21, 2013 Full Review
Shomini Sen
Shomini Sen
Zee News

Shortcut Romeo is a disappointing film if you go with rocketing expectations. Wasting Neil’s powerhouse caliber, Susi Ganeshan doesn't do justice to the genre of thrillers by delivering something this bland which cannot provoke out any excitement. Despite a novel message on non materialism, this one is a product of insincere execution. With soaring action, a punctured script and sagging thrills, this one puts up a deflated show!
Critic Score: 2/5

June 21, 2013 Full Review
Mohar Basu
Mohar Basu
Koimoi.com

Susi Ganeshan remakes his own 2006 Tamil hit Thiruttu Payale as Shortcut Romeo. Now I haven't seen the original but if the remake is anything like it then it's hard to tell what Tamil audiences were smoking in 2006 to make it a hit. Either that or makers have messed around with the source material so much that it is a now a wreck beyond recognition with zero positive takeaway.
Critic Score: 1.5/5

June 21, 2013 Full Review
Karan Anshuman
Karan Anshuman
Mumbai Mirror

Well shot, with laudable performances from Neil Nitin Mukesh and Ameesha Patel, Shortcut Romeo makes up for loose ends and bizarre twists in the plot by means of sheer masala power.
Critic Score: 2.5/5

June 21, 2013 Full Review
Paloma Sharma
Paloma Sharma
Rediff.com

If a film is turning out to be more horrible than intended, the least its makers can do is to keep it short. And cut the audience some pain. However, the irony is clearly lost on those who came up with a title such as 'Shortcut Romeo'. Except for few moments -- in fact, very few -- this purported thriller is way off the target. It’s hard to believe that they took this endeavour to Cannes when there’s not much to even take home.
Critic Score: 1/5

June 21, 2013 Full Review
Shakti Shetty
Shakti Shetty
Mid-Day.com

Shortcut Romeo takes too long to unveil a suspense you probably figure out midway. For a suspense thriller, that can be the biggest flaw.
Critic Score: 2.5/5

June 21, 2013 Full Review
Vinayak Chakravorty
India Today

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