Roadside Romeo - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

Animation scores though animals behave no different from humans. They dance sleazily even in a kids' movie!



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25 reviewers have given Roadside Romeo an average rating of 3.3/5.0 (?)

13 yays
5 nays
7 so-so

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So-So by noyon jyoti parasara, AOL INDIA ...The writer in Jugal Hansraj fails to create a distinct identity of the smaller characters.... full review

So-So by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice ...The only thing that dogs Roadside Romeo is a script ridden with uninteresting clichés from popular romantic movies.... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Nice voice talent (Sanjay Mishra is a hoot as the villain’s sidekick) and fairly detailed animation... full review

Thumbs up by roshni mulchandani, Bolly Spice ...Hansraj has a winner with the children on his hands.... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjay Ram, Business of Cinema ...Roadside Romeo is ultimately a movie that has stemmed from the land of masala films, so expecting anything different is sheer blasphemy.... full review

Thumbs up by Aditya Mehta, Buzz18 ...No one person from the cast can be pulled up here, everyone has delivered a splendid performance!... full review

Thumbs up by Angel Rani, Deccan Herald ...Roadside Romeo has bollywood written all over it Roadside Romeo has bollywood written allover it, with the dogs occasionally doing a Shah Rukh or a Salman or a Sanjay Dutt Roadside Romeo has Bollywood written all over it, with the dogs occasionally doing a Shah Rukh or a Salman or a Sanjay Dutt.... full review

Thumbs up by Bollywood, eTalkIndia ...Roadside Romeo is not a disappointment but a pleasure to watch an animation movie which looks  full of effort and time.... full review

Thumbs up by Shubhra Gupta, Express India ...The alacrity with which the characters break into song-and-dance shows that Disney or no Disney, Bollywood rules.... full review

So-So by Samrat Sharma, ...The art is gorgeous, and the animation is very solid (I don't think I quite warmed up to the pooch design, but that is personal taste). But the soul of a good film is missing.... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'souza, ...The story is simple, but the characterisation is elaborate, with due pains taken to suit the voice of the animals to different actors.... full review

So-So by Anand Singh, Hindustan Times ...Why take a worn-out Bollywood 'love triangle' plot and throw it on an animated film,... full review

Thumbs down by Masand, IBN Live ...Roadside Romeo is too busy, too crowded with Hindi-movie clichés and repeated flogging of moments from previous Yash Raj-hits to be even half-likeable.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...The dialogues by Charlie Anna, the villain who speaks in a South Indian accent, are difficult to decipher and comprehend... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...For Gods sake the genre has finally overcome mythological boundaries and the animation has upgraded over the Amar Chitra Katha variety.... full review

Thumbs up by Harshita Kohli, ...The voices behind the characters because they truly are the reason why the film will work. Saif Ali Khan fits Romeo’s character to the hilt. He does a great job... full review

Thumbs up by Aneesh, Intermission, The Bookeazy Blog ...Animation is absolutely neat by Indian standards. Considering the small budgets we work on (compared to international industry standards), I’d say its fantastic.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...Debutant director, Jugal Hansraj manages to finally make it, at least as a director.... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Instead of letting his imagination soar, debutant director Jugal Hansraj, who also wrote the film, remains firmly grounded in the conventions of Bollywood.... full review

Thumbs down by Subhash K Jha, Now ...This has got to be the most urbane and coolest take on the rites and wrongs of that thing called love.... full review

Thumbs up by Goher Iqbal Punn, Radio Sargam ...The actor turned director Jugal Hansraj does brilliant with the direction but lacks in the script, which is the big flaw of the movie.... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...The animation is spiffy, the sidekicks are more endearing than the protagonists, and absolutely everything is looked at through Bollywood-tinted sunglasses.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Charlie Anna is a riot – he speaks in exaggerated South Indian accented Hindi and English... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...The story is completely predictable, as is the narration about an English-speaking dog, Romeo (Saif)... full review