I should have known better. I had lost hope in Dileep long back, but I was not sure about Rajasenan. I should have known, atleast after watching Madhuchandralekha. What a wonderful film that was! It fetched Urvasi the State's Best Female Actor Award for 2006, since she is quite young (atleast at heart) as 'youthfulness' was the prime reason cited for the Award for Male Actor going to Prithviraj (hahaha...hohohoo). The chairman of the jury was not very sure whether it was Mammootty or some Tamil guy who acted in Karutha Pakshikal and anyway, the award is for people below 25 (We should promote young talents yaar...like Urvasi!)
Yaa, let's come back to the point: what we were talking about is...who is going to get which award for "Romeo". Keep guessing.
Romeo kept me guessing (I think the director too) about what way the story (if ever there was one!) is going. There are more than enough to tickle your funny bones and you keep laughing while exclaiming 'why I am laughing?!' After sometime, you get intoxicated with senseless humour and you could only sit there in exasperation. Rajasenan, your characters might be all idiots and lunatics, but don't count me with them! I am sure, there will be more guys who agree with me after watching Romeo.
To confess, I am an ardent fan of Salim Kumar, Suraj Venjaramood and Cochin Haneefa (more so of his body). And where was Mallika Sukumaran all these years?! I enjoyed their performance for most of the part. And that was it!
I presume Rajasenan- Rafi Mecartin team would have thought about "Dileep & Three Heroines" tag line first and the story second. Leave out Dileep and the three heroines only remain, of which that cute Agraharam baby (Sruthi Lakshmi) was a waste. Was not all of them?....no no, don't tell that about Vimala Raman! I adore her beauty and I curse the fate that "Romeo" was the first movie of hers I watched.
And I also curse the moment when, not getting tickets for "Katha Parayumbol" at the Radha theatre, we decided to watch Romeo. I curse the guy at Radha who had only one ticket to offer us, even if for Rs. 75/- instead of Rs. 35/-.
Lesson One: There are better ways to spend 35 Rupees. Buy a "Tom & Jerry" CD, for instance!