Old wine in a new bottle
You fall in love with animation films, because they put life in inanimate objects. A good animation film makes the animals, more like us and the people watching the movie connect to their core emotions. In terms of quality, Roadside Romeo is definitely one of the better attempts and most importantly, it has a story. However, the story is not of the characters, as much it is about Hindi movies and caricature.
The hero (Romeo) loses all his money and status and has to feed for himself on the streets. Romeo meets four small time ruffians, makes friends and start business together. Charline Anna, the local don doesn't approve and disrupts their growing business. Enter girl with charm...takes over hero's heart. Romeo also has to please Charlie and promises to get the Laila for him. Laila leaves hero...hero saves don...don has change of heart. Romeo and Laila unite! Simple story? Well, Romeo, the hero is a dog. There's nothing more really.
Except for some scenes, where dogs run for cover from municipality people and compete to disrupt neighbourhood sleep and bones are the operating currency instead of money...a dog's life is missing. The director falls back on memorable dialogues from earlier films to make the audience laugh and connect to the characters. Charlie doesn't stop and the film becomes series of one liners, instead of a play on emotions. The songs are OK.
Wait for the end of credits to catch the people behind the voices. Watch for a Hindi movie storyline adapted for a dog's life. Good attempt, but could have been better.