Movie Review: Shortcut Romeo (2013)

Box Office: Disaster

Directed and produced by Susi Ganeshan, under the banner of Susi Ganesh Productions 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.The story follows life of a filthy rich housewife, having an extra-marital relationship to keep herself busy, and who will go to any lengths to hide her affair from her husband.While Neil plays a young, ambitious and immoral man, who even stoops to the level of blackmailing the lady to support his expensive tastes, Puja plays a victim caught in the crossfire.The movie is schedule to be realease on 21 Jun 2013.

Once while Neil Nitin Mukesh’s character is watching people playing golf, he notices Ameesha Patel’s character having an illegal relationship with a man. He manages to capture the same in his video camera. Ameesha is the wife of a rich businessman.

Neil blackmails Ameesha and extracts money from her whenever he needs. Once he makes a trip abroad to Australia with her expenditure. There he happens to meet Pooja Gupta and falls in love with her. Pooja tells him that she is a very rich girl from a respected family. While he decides to propose to her, he finds that she has left the city. He is upset and just at that time, Ameesha makes a phone call and tells him that Pooja was sent by her only to woo him and demands that if he needs Pooja, he needs to hand over the cassette to her.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.0 “SHORTCUT ROMEO is a well-made, stylish crime story with high-voltage drama as its highpoint.”
Bollywood Hungama
3.0 “Shortcut Romeo seems so full of the old-world formulistic flavour and the stench of the familiar that parts of the pulsating aggressive storytelling actually feel like a spoof.”
NDTV Movies
3.0 “A coolly crafted cat-and-mouse game.”
Sify – IANS
Average Reviews
2.5 “We wish the director had found a shortcut to tell this story of love,(extra-marital) sex and dhoka.”
Times Of India
2.5 “Though the film has its share of twists and turns, it doesn’t join the ranks of other classy and slick thrillers.”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Shortcut Romeo is conspicuously missing in any jump-in-the-seat moments! Often ridiculous, the film is worth a watch only for its picturesque locales and pulsating action!”
1.0 “As banally as the story is narrated so is the movie. At the end of the movie, you wonder why you did not walk out within the first 20 minutes.”
1.0 “Turns out that the filmmaker has been the smartest of them all, having managed to make a film like this one.”

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