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Roadside Romeo (2008)

This is the story of Romeo. A dude who was living the life. He had the works - the mansion to live in, the chicks to party with and the cars to be driven around in. Until one day, the ... See full summary »

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Jugal Hansraj

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Jugal Hansraj
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Cast

Cast overview:
Saif Ali Khan ... Romeo (voice)
Kareena Kapoor ... Laila (voice)
Javed Jaffrey ... Charlie Anna (voice) (as Jaaved Jaaferi)
Vrajesh Hirjee ... Guru (voice)
Tanaaz Currim Irani ... Mini (voice) (as Tannaz Irani)
Suresh Menon ... Interval (voice) (as Suresh N. Menon)
Kiku Sharda ... Hero English (voice)
Sanjay Mishra ... Chhainu (voice)
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This is the story of Romeo. A dude who was living the life. He had the works - the mansion to live in, the chicks to party with and the cars to be driven around in. Until one day, the family he was the favorite pet of, decided to move and left him back, abandoned on the mean streets of Mumbai. Romeo is now faced with situations he has never been in before. He encounters four strays, who scare the daylights out of him. But soon, he smooth talks his way into their hearts and he makes friends. Then, Romeo finds love! He encounters the beautiful, ravishing Laila, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen - and he loses his heart to her at first sight. Finally, he encounters a villain! The dreaded Don of the area - Charlie Anna. The Don who everyone is scared of. So hop on to the adventure as Romeo, wins friendship, love and a new life - inspite of Charlie Anna and his gang! Watch how Romeo turns into - Roadside Romeo! This Diwali - Get ready for a barking good time!! Written by Anonymous

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This Diwali, get ready for a barking-good time!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

India | USA

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

24 October 2008 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,770, 26 October 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$55,202, 2 November 2008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Chhainu: Hmm. Hey, Edward Scissorhands! What is this I see?
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References Kung Fu Panda (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

So Right
Written by Jaideep Sahni
Composed by Salim Merchant and Salim-Sulaiman
Performed by Kunal Ganjawala and Gayatri Iyer
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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The Bark was better than the bite, the movie worser than the hype!
24 October 2008 | by tareque-laskarSee all my reviews

In a world where Pixar sets the gold standard in animated films, Yash Raj Film's Roadside Romeo (incidentally Dinsey's foray into Bollywood as well) will find it hard to even pass the QC test. Both the animation and the story leave a lot to be desired and the only positive outlook for the movie is that being the only major release this Diwali and potentially a hit with the kids, it should barely manage to trudge along. The story of a dog, Romeo (voiced by Saif Ali Khan) who was living the lavish life and suddenly finds himself on the mean streets of the city is clichéd to a fault. Romeo falls for Laila (Kareena Kapoor) who also happens to be the crush of bad dog Charlie Anna (Javed Jaffrey) and predictable mayhem follows. Jugal Hansraj's direction relies too much on borrowing from Bollywood lore (Yash Raj film scenes and dialogs are copied galore) and too little on character study. It is an earnest effort perhaps but if anyone thought animation didn't need a story, they should ask the studio that made the animation movie event of the year, Wall•E. The film hardly has any genuinely funny moments, and the background sets, though well detailed, lack punch. The redeemer is eventually Javed Jaffrey, who is the only one who seems to know how to voice an animation character. He brings out the quirks of Charlie Anna superbly to life and provides the few laughs there are in the film. The tepid songs and a basic background score do nothing to add to the appeal. Ultimately, the gag reel during the end credits turns out to be funnier than the movie itself. And that's saying a lot.


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