Romeo Movie Review

Romeo Movie Review

Actor Vijay Antony’s ‘Romeo’ is a romantic entertainer, directed by Vinayak Vaithianathan, and produced by Meera Vijay Antony. The film features Mrinalini Ravi in the female lead role, and the others in the star-cast include Thalaivasal Vijay, VTV Ganesh, Yogi Babu, Shah Ra and many others.

Arivu (Vijay Antony), a 35-yr old man meets a young beautiful girl Meera (Mrinalini Ravi) and falls in love. Both the families get them married, but the protagonist is shocked to know that his wife isn’t actually interested in this marriage, and she accepted only because of her father’s pressure. She aspires to become an actress, and even insists of divorcing him. However, Arivu decides to win his wife’s heart, and also confronts with his buried past of losing someone close to him during the childhood.

Vijay Antony has tried giving his best into his role as a 35-yr old man. His emoting skill in handling toughest situations. His performance during the pre-climax portion is nice. Mrinalini Ravi gets a meaty role to perform. However, others in the cast don’t have scope to perform.

Although the lead characters have good scope, the other actors have nothing special to exhibit. They appear with flimsy roles, and event the ones like VTV Ganesh and Yogi Babu fail to tickle our funny bones, except for few witty liners.

Love stories demand an impactful emotion laced with good songs and preferably, a good presentation. When it comes to cinematography and editing, the technical team nourishes the film at its best, but with songs, it doesn’t steal our attention.

The problem with Romeo is that it fails to establish the conflict of protagonist properly. The film opens with his childhood nightmare of losing a small girl, and it gives a different assumption to audiences, only to get disappointed by the pre-climax twist. Well, revealing this could be a spoiler, but audience can resonate with this, when they watch the film.

The hero doesn’t face any challenges in conquering the heart of his wife. He keeps passing every challenge with an ease. The only impressive thing is the first encounter with his wife’s friends, where he treats their hangover. The director should have involved either the family members of the couple of at least their friends in being a proper support for bridging the gap between them.

On the whole, Romeo is a decent attempt, which might not get criticised hardly the audiences. They will appreciate the film for a good content, but will have something missing while stepping out of the theaters, which is mainly on emotional context.

Romeo Movie Review
  • Our Rating


Verdict: A good presentation, but enhanced emotions would have made it more appealing

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