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Remo Movie Review & Ratings

By - November 23, 2016 - 08:27 AM IST

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Cast:Sivakarthikeyan, Keerthy Suresh, Sathish, Saranya Ponvannan,Rajendran, Yogi Babu, KSRavi Kumar (Cameo Appearence)
Banner: 24 AM Studios
Music: Anirudh Ravichander
Cinematography: PC Sreeram
Producers: Dil Raju & RD Raja
Writer-Director: Bakkiyaraj Kannan

This Remo is not a Heartthrob but a mere time pass dude!

Remo Plot:

Siva aka SK is a wannabe hero. Auditioning for the protagonist role in director KS Ravikumar’s film, Siva is offered a challenging female role by the director. Siva who fails to impress the director turns into ‘Remo’ (a female nurse) under interesting circumstances just to get close to his love interest Dr Kavya (Keerthy Suresh) who is already engaged to another guy. How did Siva alias Remo wins Kavya’s heart and did she accept him forms the rest of the plot.

Performances:

Sivakarthikeyan: For all those who are seeing him for the first time, he is a multi-talented actor who just tries to charm us with a dual role (Remo & Siva) in the film and succeeds to an extent. This film exploits the versatile talent of this natural actor. Of course not just the protagonist, he makes an ardent effort to woo us as an all-rounder too!

Keerthy Suresh: You remember the popular dialogue “Naku Nee kallunachaledu..nachaledu..nachaledu” (from Nuvvu Naku Nachav)? –that’s what Keerthy can do to you in this film. Though her act goes overboard in couple of scenes, she is one of the few elements that help you sail through the drama.

While Motta Rajendran, Yogi Babu, Satish & Saranya form the comedy bandwagon, there is not a proper villain/other actor who grabs our attention in the film.

Analysis:

If there is any film that survives on cinematography and music in recent times, it should be Remo. Director Bakkiyaraj Kannan is smart enough to choose a charming couple who can perform and then rely more upon on the best men in his crew than his story and narrative.

A hero falling in love with a heroine who is already engaged to another man (absolutely dummy here) – Is this a story you are watching for the first time? On top of it, the hero has a dual role (a male, a female, lots of added prosthetics and screen time) and no proper antagonist to worry about – guess Sivakarthikeyan couldn’t ask for more!

The first half is led by ‘Miss Remo’ which is largely engaging and of course the predictable interval bang succeeds (now we wonder why films like Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Gundejaari Gallanthayyindey etc flashed to us here – please let us know if you felt the same). And then the second half is back with a love story that begins all over again and couple of songs before a routine fight sequence and happy ending draws curtains over this drama!

A mashed up story, animated characters, concocted emotions and shabby treatment are the disappointing aspects of Bakkiyaraj’s film. However the lead cast performances, visuals, music and background score shine for this Bakkiyaraj entertainer.

Merits:

- Lead cast performances especially Sivakarthikeyan & Keerthy Suresh
- Cinematography
- Music and background score
- Engaging first half
- Editing

De-merits:

- Narration in the second half
- No proper antagonist and conflict

Music:

Songs and back ground score by Anirudh are the two big things (next to cinematography) that make this film watchable. A drop-dead gorgeous heroine and eye-candy songs can be a sigh of relief (anyone caring about the situations and blending songs in the narrative here?)

Others:

The Production design deserves a special mention for making the canvas look flamboyant.

Remo Verdict:

Remo is a colorful time pass film that can be safely missed in the theaters. Though nothing exceptional exists that can pull you to the theatres (except for Keerthy & Anirudh’s music) it is not a film to be shunned either! Neither a feel good love story nor a laugh riot– a pinch of advice to be picked!

(From ReMo Official Premiere Show Organized Last Night)