When we call someone a Romeo, we mean he’s a guy who’s a complete Casanova who changes his girlfriends like someone changing clothes everyday and there is certainly no element of commitment whatsoever.
For a film to have a name like Romeo and to have a superstar like Dev in the lead role, it should have been the ultimate gift for his fans and for someone who would do justice to this role.Suprisingly the film is a disappointment because other than the name, the film‘s content hardly has anything to do with the name of the film. The film is about a Romeo ‘Sidhu’ who completely changes himself after he comes across Pooja and they fall in love soon after. When he meets Pooja’s father and he doesn’t agree to get her married to him because he comes from a broken family, he decides to bring his parents together within a month and then marry Pooja.Initially Sidhu and Pooja’s efforts fail to bring to bring them together, but finally they relent.
Other than the title track ‘Lady Killer Romeo’ which is probably one of the best peppy dance numbers in Bengali films after ‘Mon Mane Na’(again Dev) and takes pace in the initial stages of the film, we hardly see Dev being a Romeo. What we see is too less and disappointing and hardly does justice to the name of the film. There is hardly any ‘Romeogiri’, ‘Devgiri’ and even no action in the film. Hence the second half is all about bringing Sidhu’s parents together, basically too much of drama and hence it becomes too much for Dev’s fans to digest. That is the reason it won’t be that big a success. The actors all play their part well and the music especially the title track and ‘Ghum Ghum Oi Chokhe’ sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Sonu Nigam is quite nice.
One of the things to be noted about this film is the comeback of Subhasree.This is her 3rd film (all with Dev and Shree Venkatesh Films).Her previous films had all been super hits, but somehow there has been a gap of 2 ½ years between her last release ‘Paran Jaye Jaliya Re’.She is the only heroine from Tollywood who has oomph and has the figure and height to give some heroines of Tollywood a run for their money. She has a complete hour glass figure and she and Dev look good together.
All the foreign locations especially South Africa looks not beautiful, rather exotic at times.Dev gets a chance to act or rather is forced to act for a change as the script demands it and doesn’t do a bad job at all.
However why are stations and colleges nowadays in Kolkata called ‘Kolkata Station ‘or ‘Kolkata College’?
Romeo is definitely watchable fare.