Roadside Romeo

3 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
Is Disney barking mad to delve into Bollywood with an animated Hindi movie featuring talking, singing and dancing dogs? Street-wise stray Romeo (Khan) dreams of a better life and winning the heart of his white bitch Laila (Kapoor). In order to do so, Romeo must first defeat Laila’s suitor Charlie, a fat, farting bulldog.

We root for this underdog from the outset especially as this pooch ain’t no sweet Lassie. Whilst this may lack the inventiveness and class of Pixar’s recent creations, it is a welcome attempt to kick-start a relatively new genre in Indian cinema. Non-bolly fans will miss the constant references to top actors, but tots of all races will enjoy this unchallenging, doggie-style massala cartoon romcom.

By: Anil Sinanan



Release details

Release date:
Friday October 24 2008
125 mins

Cast and crew

Jugal Hansraj
Saif Ali Khan
Kareena Kapoor
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