Shortcut Romeo Review

Shortcut Romeo Movie Poster

Shortcut Romeo Movie Poster

Rating: 2/5 stars (Two Stars)

Star cast: Neil Nitin MukeshAmeesha Patel, Puja Gupta, Rajesh Shringarpure.

Director: Susi Ganeshan

What’s Good: Neil’s Romeogiri, the climax and the never failing action element of the film.

What’s Bad: A stale and overdramatic treatment of an ordinary story.

Loo break: A couple of times.

Watch or Not?: Susi Ganeshan’s Bollywood meets Tamil film version is rugged but an awfully flat feat. 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!

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A rowdy urchin from Goa, brimming with confidence on his manipulative skills survives by taking shortcuts in life. He makes it big by blackmailing a rich cheating wife by gathering evidence against her. With that the two tussle on for being the more domineering one and overpower the other.

Who succeeds this battle – the man who likes the easy way out or the wife who is on a guilt trip?

Neil Nitin Mukesh And Puja Gupta in Shortcut Romeo Movie Stills

Neil Nitin Mukesh And Puja Gupta in Shortcut Romeo Movie Stills

Shortcut Romeo Review: Script Analysis

Susi Ganeshan’s Tamil flick Thiruttu Payale already has an established fan base, however, Shortcut Romeo misses to translate its quirky soul. The story comes across a baseless and pointless chase game between infidel wife and blackmailer without humor or energy! The friction between Neil and Ameesha lacks the adequate force. There is no tension in the film’s flow and doesn’t have the needed dramatic blaze between its characters. The cheesy and sleazy narrative botches up the film’s mood which is what fails Shortcut Romeo!

Shortcut Romeo Review: Star Performances

Neil Nitin Mukesh, an actor whose performance will make you yearn for more, is surely made for better films. Packed with potential, he is made for greater roles than this. I don’t see why is he wasting himself so easily.

Puja Gupta is a smooth eye candy but acting wise she isn’t impactful enough.

Ameesha Patel’s face deceives the role. She is terrible as the plotting, cheating wife is an absolute misfit.

Shortcut Romeo Review: Direction, Music & Technical Aspects

Susi Ganeshan’s understanding of cinema can’t be questioned. But, the man’s feeble experience of Bollywood shows his lack of expertise over making Hindi films and hence he made a film so much below his regular standard of work. The film stenches of familiar formula and its unrefined ambiance is a let down. The film’s music is a spoof except for Salaam Dua and its songs pop up at the most random moments. The screenplay which lacks the edgy nature that should come complimentary with a thriller is somber and dull. For such films one should want to sit up and whistle but alas that idea doesn’t pass your head at all.

Shortcut Romeo Review: The Last Word

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. I am settling for a 2/5. With soaring action, a punctured script and sagging thrills, this one puts up a deflated show!

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Shortcut Romeo released on 21th June, 2013.

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  • Sachi Muchi
    10 months ago | Reply

    Shortcut romeo..has a storyline which appears very predictable but with some twists and turns that makes it stand out from some recent crap movies of late namely…fukrey..Ennemmy..YPD2…MOVIES should always have some message and thats what the whole purpose should be…Anyways SHORTCUT ROMEO has some thing to say….firstly…CRIME CAN GIVE YOU SHORTCUT TO HAPPINESS FOR SOMETIME BUT EVENTUALLY..EVERY ONE PAYS WITH THEIR LIFE !!( NOTHING NEW…DOZENS OF MOVIES MADE WITH THIS MESSAGE)…NEXT..YOU CAN EITHER HAVE HONEST LOVE OR HONEST MONEY IN BILLIONS BUT NOT BOTH TOGETHER…OK GOOD POINT TAKEN !!…NEXT ONCE A CRIMINAL…ALWAYS A CRIMINAL…AND IF YOU CHOOSE TO CHANGE TRACKS BY BECOMING A HONEST HARD WORKING RS.8000/- PM SALARY…THEN IT DOES NOT WORK…SO STICK TO ONE LINE FOR LIFE !!–NO ONE FORGIVES A CRIMINAL EVENTUALLY…NICE MESSAGE !..AND THEN LOVE CAN MAYBE CHANGE A CRIMINAL BUT NOT A CRIMINAL”S PAST LIFE…SO NO SHORTCUTS IN LIFE…AND LASTLY STOP INTERFERING IN OTHER PEOPLE”S LIFE…OR ELSE THIS WOULD BE A SHORT”"CUT”" OF YOUR LIFE FOR SURE !!
    NICE ACTING BY NEIL..HE IS A SUPERSTAR UNDERRATED…HE NEEDS TO DO FIND A GREAT SCRIPT WHERE HIS FOREIGNER LOOKS FIT IN JUST RIGHT..AND HE REALLY NEEDS TO EXPERIMENT MORE ROLES THAT HAVE SOME INTENSE DEPTH BUT WITH A SIMPLE STORYLINE.. UNLIKE …DAVID… THAT MOVIE WAS SO CONFUSING THAT HIS SUPERB ACTING JUST COULD NOT SAVE THE FILM… REST OF THE CAST JUST ORDINARY …ALL IN ALL A GOOD WATCH FOR ONCE FOR SURE !! 3.5 STARS !!

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