Huge! Simply huge. After watching a trash called 'Paglu', people especially Dev fans had a belief that Romeo should be a good watch. Producers said that in Kolkata Romeo will replace RA. One as Kolkata was going cold after release of RA. One (I've never watched such in any corner of Kolkata). But as per expectations, I haven't seen such a crowd outside halls. Anyway, Romeo glistened in a 'Dev' manner as he is heartthrob of nearly every girl of Kolkata.
Romeo confessed that it is the remake of Telegu movie "Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam(2009)" directed by Kishore Kumar Pardasani (Dolly). Now, let's get to the story. Puja (Subhashree) is a village-girl, too much fond of her father (Koushik Banerjee). She comes to Kolkata to read in a college and meets Sidhu (Dev), pakka playboy. Anyway, Sidhu is a happy-go-lucky person who carries a deep sorrow in his heart. His parents got separated 18 years ago and he tries to be with both of them equally. When Sidhu falls in love with Puja, Puja's father gives a condition that Dev should unite his parents as Puja's father will be relieved that Puja is going to a good family. Things get worse as the story moves.
The story is nothing so fresh & cool and has no such potential in it to be special. Otherwise a 2 hours 40 minutes long script made it more dull & boring. But the thing that caught my eye was the spectacular chemistry between Dev & Subhashree. Both of them looked so good together that they looked like real-life couples. A good cinematography by Kumud Verma was something positive. Exotic outdoor locations caught many eyeballs.
Now, let's come to the best factor of the movie, music by Jeet Ganguly. Every song is awesome. But the thing that I should pick that too much songs spoiled the pace of the movie. Unnecessary use of music videos were very boring.
Surprisingly, Romeo has a better second-half filled with power packed performances by Sabyasachi Chakraborty & Laboni Sarkar.
Dev was good. That same acting and charm in every movie is quite usual. Dev should try something fresh and better in his upcoming movies. But I must say, in some scenes Dev did good & looked good. Fare job. Subhashree was the show-stealer. This is counted as her best work. She has charm and she looks good (especially with Dev). her size-zero formula has worked and worked very fine. Sabyasachi Chakraborty was fantastic. A truly strong performer in all respects. Laboni Sarkar was fine. Kaushik Chatterjee was average. Partha Sarathi Chatterjee was very funny in his short role. I was amazed in disappointment that Biswajit Chakraborty was only for a minute in the movie. Real injustice.
On the whole, ROMEO had nothing good in it so it didn't turn to be such a good watch. Dull performances by lead actors, long and boring script & a very normal story - how can a movie turn out to be good enough? I request Jeet that please come back to the Venkatesh banner and give some real movies that I loved to watch. And, Dev, get back to the genre that suits you, Action. Finally, Romeo is a colossal disappointment to every movie-gore who expected something positive from the movie. Thumbs Down! Better luck next time, Dude!