Remo review: More style than content

Published: 09th October 2016 05:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th October 2016 05:51 AM   |  A+A-

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A romantic comedy, Remo is about a young man who falls for a doctor and dons the garb of a nurse to get close to her. With perfect body language, intonation and expression, Sivakarthikeyan pulls off his nurse-act with ease and charm. Except that the film has nothing else to boast about.

Film: Remo
Director Bakkyaraj Kannan
Cast Sivakarthikeyan, Keerthi Suresh, Saranya, Anso Paul, Yogi Babu, Rajendran

The hero is a small time actor in plays – a ‘bad actor’, as his mother remarks – who is desperate to make it big on the silver screen. After being rejected at an audition where director K S Ravikumar (playing himself) is selecting a hero to don the female garb for his film Avvai Shanmughi 2, he makes another attempt, this time in the garb of a nurse.

The plot takes a turn from here, focusing more on the romantic angle, and almost forgetting the hero’s aspirations. He falls for Kavya, a doctor, who rejects his proposals. But Kavya is taken by the coy nurse Regina she meets in a bus and befriends her. The rest of the plot revolves around the hero shuttling between his two avatars, trying to impress Kavya. This, of course, has a healthy dose of patented-Sivakarthikeyan goof-ups.
Sivakarthikeyan is energetic and lively. But his effort to pep up a dull scenario goes in vain. The screenplay travels the predictable path. Like the nurse taking on some rowdy elements single-handedly and Kavya’s engagement to a rather obnoxious guy.

With nothing exciting or interesting happening, Remo gets monotonous after a while. Even tested comedians like Sathish, Yogi Babu and Rajendran fail to bring in the laughs.Boasting big names on the technical side, Remo has  more style than content to it.


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