If you strip down love to its cheapest form, you get this low-budget flick that starts off as a light-hearted entertainer, but eventually turns bitter due to constant use of cuss words and double meaning undertones. Attaching a genre tag to this film isn't going to make much of a difference as its intention is to woo young audiences with the cheapest form of entertainment.
Romance comes from the factory of filmmaker Maruti, who kicked off a trend with low-budget flicks such as Ee Rojullo and Bus Stop, made strictly for the college-goers. His films mostly revolve around college love story, sex, betrayal and some cheap humour.
The film narrates the story of a youngster called Krishna, played by Prince, who is in search of a perfect girl, a virgin. This search leads him to Lalitha (Manasa) and Anuradha (Dimple). He tests Lalitha for sick, sadistic personal pleasure and moves on to Anuradha; however, this time there is a twist in the tale. What happens between Anuradha and Krishna forms the crux of the story. And it's not extremely difficult to see what's coming, but still one has sit through till the end of the film to reach a torturous climax.
Never do you understand whether Romance is a film about love or relationships or casual flings. All that it manages to succeed in portraying is that women can be easily manipulated and used like a napkin whenever a man pleases to. Continue to read Romance movie review in the slideshow.