Stylish Star Allu Arjun is the only non-Malayalam actor, who has got huge fan following in Kerala. And almost all his previous Telugu movies have become a hit at the Mollywood Box Office. The actor is now back to rock the viewers with Romeo And Juliets, which is the dubbed version of his much-talked about and highly anticipated Telugu movie Iddarammayilatho.
Directed by Puri Jagannath, Romeo And
Juliets is a romantic action movie with all other commercial
elements to rock the masses. Allu Arjun's stylish looks and
performance are the main attraction in the film. Puri's arresting
screenplay, Devi Sri Prasad's trendy music and background score,
Amol Rathod's wonderful picturisation, Ganesh Acharya's unique
dance moves, Kaeche Kampakdee's amazing stunts and action,
Catherine Tresa's glamour, and Brahmanandam and Ali's comedy are
its other highlights. The convincing comedy scenes and dragging
narrations are its biggest drawbacks.
There is nothing much to boast about the story of Romeo And
Juliets and it is no different from the previous films of Puri
Jagannath, who always runs the show on masala elements, rather than
having a wonderful story with some brilliant theme. The first half
of the film is interesting with all masala stuff and the story
gains momentum at the interval bang. But the pace of narration goes
slow in the second half and it once again picks up momentum with
the twist in the climax.
Sanju Reddy (Allu Arjun) is the lead guitarist of a Spain-based
band comprising of four others (Srinivasa Reddy, Khayyum and two
girls). Akanksha (Catherine Tresa), the daughter of Union Minister
(Rao Ramesh), heads for her higher studies to Spain, where she
finds a diary that chronicles the love story of Sanju and Komali
Sankarabharanam (Amala Paul). She instantly gets attached to
these two characters.
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But the diary ends abruptly without a climax to the love story.
So Akanksha sets out to find out what happened next and meets
Sanju. After knowing some tragic facts about Komali, she falls in
love with him and proposes him. At this juncture, the story takes
one more twist, which should be watched on screen.
Allu Arjun's Performance
As lead guitarist, Allu Arjun will surely rock the audience. He
is at complete ease in all action, dance and sentimental sequences.
With this movie, he is definitely setting a new style statement and
his dresses, shoes, glasses, bike and other accessories are sure to
become a new trend among the young film goers.
Amala Paul's Performance
Amala Paul has got good scope for her role as a traditional
Brahmin girl and she has delivered a convincing performance as a
shy and timid girl. Her chemistry with Allu Arjun is one of the
main highlights in the film.
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Catherine Tresa's glamour is one of the big assets of the film.
She drives youngsters crazy with sexy costumes and skin show. Her
chemistry with Allu Arjun has also come out very well.
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Brahmanandam and Ali's comedy sequences are also sure to tickle
the funny bones of the film goers, but they are illogical and not
very convincing. Others like Srinivasa Reddy, Khayyum, Nazar, Rao
Ramesh, Subbaraju, Kaajal Vasisht, Devsri Khanduri have done
justice to their respective roles.
Devi Sri Prasad's Music
Romeo And Juliets has rich production values and Devi
Sri Prasad's music and background score are main highlights in the
technical front. All his compositions are trendy and good to
listen. They have already won the heart of youngsters. But the
placement of a few songs is not up to the mark.
Amol Rathod's Camera Work
Bollywood cinematographer Amol Rathod's camera work is another
big attraction in the technical front. He has captured some of the
best locales of Spain in songs like 'Run Run', 'Violin Song' and
Kaeche Kampakdee's Action
Romeo And Juliets has a few amazing action and stunt
scenes and Hollywood stunt master Kaeche Kampakdee, who has earlier
worked on action movies like Blood Sport 2, Ong Bak
2 and Sanctuary, has directed Allu Arjun's fights.
They are also big strengths for the film.
Other Technical Departments
Usually, Puri Jagannath's films will have lot of punch dialogues
and funny-oneliners, this movie also has few, but not in that big
number. Sekkhar's editing is good, but he could have made the
narration crispy and interesting by trimming few scenes in the
second half. Brahma Kadali's art work is also good asset to the
Romeo And Juliets - Verdict
Verdit: Overall, Romeo And Juliets is
a good masala entertainer, but it lacks Allu Arjun's heroism and
Puri Jagannath's usual flavour. It is a must watch movie of Allu
Romeo And Juliets
Producer: Rafi Mathira
Director: Puri Jagannadh
Music Director: Devi Sri Prasad
Cast: Allu Arjun, Amala Paul, Catherine Tresa, Brahmanandam, Ali, Srinivasa Reddy, Khayyum, Nazar, Rao Ramesh, Subbaraju, Kaajal Vasisht, Devsri Khanduri and others
Release Date: May 31, 2013
Run-time: 2 hours 20 minutes