Screenplay and Direction
Technical Aspects and BGM
A Passable Rom-Com!
Summary : Despite lavishly made and rich in production values, Remo is, at best, a passable rom-com, where the rollicking comedy brings the roof down in the first half but the inevitable overdose of cliched romance portions take center-stage in the second half, which is a major let down for audiences.
Cast: Sivakarthikeyan, Keerthy Suresh, Sathish, Saranya, KS Ravikumar, Mottai Rajendran, Yogi Babu & Others
Cinematography: PC Sreeram
Art Direction: Muthuraj
Makeup Artists: Nicky Rajani, SA Shanumgam & Sean Foot
Stunt: Anal Arasu
VFX Supervisor: RC Kamalakannan
Written & Directed by: Bakkiyaraj Kannan
Produced by: RD Raja for 24AM Studios
Release Date: 07-10-2016
Run Time: 02:30:00
Despite lavishly made and rich in production values, Remo is, at best, a passable rom-com, where the rollicking comedy brings the roof down in the first half but the inevitable overdose of cliched romance portions take center-stage in the second half, which is a major let down for audiences.
The story revolves around SK/Remo (Sivakarthikeyan), a good-for-nothing, happy-go-lucky aspiring actor and an emotionally fragile, easily manipulated Kavya (Keerthy Suresh), who plays a doctor.
The shenanigans of SK, who disguises as a nurse to make Kavya fall head over heels for him, are weaved smartly into the bumbling pursuit of his love interest. Debutant Bakkiyaraj Kannan’s clever writing takes cue from Sivakarthikeyan’s self-deprecating humor at frequent intervals in the first half. Albeit treading a familiar path, Bakkiyaraj Kannan manages to deliver (in the first half) what the film promised: Entertainment. With the entire team – Yogi Babu, Motta Rajendran, Sathish, Saranya Ponvannan – going full-throttle to leave the viewers in splits in the first half, half of the battle seemed superbly won.
However, barring a 15-minute stretch of LOL sequence, the second half is mostly disappointing with manipulative, uneventful romance portions. The team that realized its strength and played to the gallery with whip-smart hilarity in the first half goes into an irreversible slide in the second half.
The rich production values, aesthetically beautiful and glossy cinematography of PC Sreeram are evident in each and every frame. That Anirudh Ravichander saves his best for Sivakarthikeyan is once again substantiated in Remo, which is well stocked with exquisite, melodic background score.
Keerthy Suresh looks like a million bucks in chic, elegant costumes and graces her role with uncommon poise. However, it is Sivakarthikeyan who shoulders the movie with his inimitable blend of cross-dressing histrionics and effective use of highly enjoyable pop-culture references.
What could have been a rip-roaring tale of mistaken identity and genuinely funny humor is let down by the curse of the second half, making it predictably boring towards the end.