Romeo Juliet (ரோமியோ ஜீலியட்) starring Jayam Ravi, a hero I like from his previous film like Santosh Subramaniam and M.Kumaran Son Of Mahalakshmi and lovely Hansika Motwani. The film got lot of attention thanks to the Kuthu song (குத்துப்பாட்டு) Dandanakka featuring T.Rajender‘s famous line. As the title indicates the film is about the love between Karthick (played by Jayam Ravi) who is a professional gym coach and Aishu (played by Hansika) who is an orphan, a self made women and working as an air-hostess. If Hansika’s character (air-hostess) sounds familiar from OK-OK, yes it is and even the airline & costumes look the same, these serve as good indicators for the lack of creativity from the Writer and Director Lakshman.
Jayam Ravi seems to have done lot of training to build his body like what he has done in the film to fit in the character of a fitness trainer, congrats to him for that. The movie did start well as Aishu mistakes Karthick for a rich man, follows him to get him to look at her. After they start loving, reading a magazine article Aishu finds out the truth and unceremoniously dumps down Karthick giving her a big sermon on being practical in life. For viewers what should have been sympathy feeling towards Karthick, instead becomes irritation towards both on why they are just talking non-stop. It’s all downhill from here for the film. The whole film has just 4 to 5 characters including the love couple which becomes tiresome, VTV Ganesh who is supposed to provide comedy relief comes out sore just like his signature voice.
Non of the songs suited the situations, even the famous Dandanakka song feels like force fitted into the script, with me not understanding how a youngster becomes a fan for T.R who ruled the Tamil film screen 30 years back with Mythili Ennai Kaathali.