Romeo Movie Review

Vijay Antony and Mrinalini are impressive in this film about a couple forced into marriage. Down goes our Romeo Movie Review.

Vijay Antony takes a break from his thrillers and social dramas, and finally changes paths to do a romantic comedy in the name of Romeo. And opposite to him is Mrinalini Ravi who gets a solid role for probably the first time in her career. Does the film work out?

Romeo is the story of a couple who have come together against the wish of the girl, who is not too interested in their marriage. Due to family pressures, Leela marries Arivu, crashing down her dreams of becoming an actor. What happens from there forms the crux of the film.

Romeo has a pretty decent first half that introduces us to the characters nicely, but the film hardly manages to surprise us at any turn. Throughout the entirety of the film, we are fed with familiarised scenes that do not have much in turn of being something special. The film tries to be a Tamil-ised version of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi but hardly gets there, and there is nothing unique about it and that turns out to be its biggest false step. On the other hand, the chemistry between the lead pair is also a slight problem, as both Vijay Antony and Mrinalini perform well yet cannot match up as a pair.

The music by Barath is a great aspect of the film and it takes it through very nicely. Technically, Romeo is good.

On the whole, debutant director Vinayak does try to make a fine film with Romeo, but the freshness factor is what is missing here and it turns out to be another familiarised tale of a couple.

Verdict: A neat and tidy romantic entertainer. 

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