Running time [15] Though many Bollywood actors promoted the film, the two main stars of Romeo, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan did not do much promotion. Source [29] In Kuwait, the film opened on 23 October 2008 and grossed US$14,549 in the first week. It was released on October 24, 2008 in the United States and India. Kiku Sharda as Hero English, one of the four goons. [32] The music was composed by Salim-Sulaiman, and lyrics have been penned by Jaideep Sahni. [13] The costumes for the lead characters were made at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida for the film's Indian promotion. Though the title track and "Chhoo Le Na" were publicised, they lacked impact. But just before Charlie is caught with a net, Romeo pushes him under the dog-catchers van to escape while Romeo goes, Charlie then convinces Guru, Hero English, Interval and Mini to create a distraction to get the guard away from the van, they all succeed and Charlie jumps on the van and says he will free Romeo using a pin in his chain to pick the lock, but the van begins to drive and he falls off, after which Charlie races after the van, losing the pin in the progress, but thankfully one of Charlie's ear hairs suffice. The feature was produced by Yash Raj Films, and Walt Disney Pictures. Romeo is a smooth talker, a smooth dancer. Disney has released its first Indian animated feature film called 'Roadside Romeo'. They escape but Romeo feels there no point staying as Laila said she never wanted to see him again, the next day in the morning, Romeo throws his sack onto an open train boxcar about to leave the station but Charlie arrives with Laila and the others, Charlie says to Romeo that he is a fool for leaving Laila when she still loves him, he explained everything and says she is Romeo's and no one else's, he lets go of her hand and Laila begins to run after the train, while Romeo holds his hand out for her, Charlie remarks " where have i seen this before". With Roadside Romeo, Indian animation films have taken a giant leap forward and kudos to Yash Raj Films and Walt Disney Studios for being the one to raise the bar up by many notches. One day his owners decide to migrate to London and he is left at the mercy of the servant of the house, who dumps him on the streets of Mumbai. Romeo does not know the street lingo and is at a loss for words at first, but he manages to win the gang over with giving them haircuts. (c) by Disney and yash raj films. An Arabic dub was released in Kuwait on a day earlier. But just before Charlie is caught with a net, Romeo pushes him under the dog-catchers van to escape while Romeo go's, Charlie then convinces Guru, Hero English, Interval and Mini to create a distraction to get the guard away from the van, they succeed and Charlie jumps on the van and says he will free Romeo using a pin in his chain to pick to lock, but the van begins to drive and he falls off, after which Charlie races after the van, losing the pin in the progress, but they improvise with one of Charlie's ear hairs. Kapoor told the producers she would be busy promoting her other Diwali release, Golmaal Returns. Disney said India is one of the largest markets it has invested in for local production. So far, I think it is India's best animated film to date, but more importantly, I think the script is fabulous. Kareena Kapoor Khan as Laila a fully white slim character and Romeo's love interest. Romeo is a dog who once lived in luxurious surroundings. They look oddly naked and move awkwardly, which flattens the dance sequences and keeps the film earthbound. As a fan of animation, Jugal Hansraj teamed up with Aditya Chopra to write their first cartoon. Roadside Romeo isn't what I'd call a box office hit, but I do think it's underrated. Production commenced in January 2007, continuing for two and a half years and involved 150 crew members; twenty-one months were spent on the animation. This also is the first mainstream CGI feature film to come out of India. [clarification needed][6] This also is the first mainstream CGI feature film to come out of India. Fate lands him in a slum and he finds a way to stay out of trouble! The actors that voiced the two main characters. Visual Computing Labs (VCL), a division of Tata Elxsi Ltd. was involved with everything from visual conceptualisation, character design to animation and final output. Charlie tells Romeo that he is a fool for leaving Laila when she still loves him, that he explained everything to her and says she is Romeo's and no one else's. She reaches for his hand and grabs it but the handle Romeo was holding had lost its top screws, making him fall off with Laila, after which they raise their heads to each other and say "I love you" in sync. After a run-in with four strays, he encounters Laila, the most beautiful girl dog he has ever seen, and he loses his heart to her at first sight. It was released on 24 October 2008 in the United States and India. 29,792) from 2 venues. [20] Its first-week gross of Rs. Editor(s) The night of the appointment, however, Chhainu catches Romeo kissing Laila, who then shouts at Romeo telling Laila of Romeo's deal with Charlie and angrily says she never wants to see him again. To win her over, Laila tells Romeo he must dance with her in front of everyone at the "Moonlight Club" where she performs. Until one day, the family he was the favorite pet of, decided to move and left him back, abandoned on the mean streets of Mumbai. 2,470,000). Young, and John Xintavelonis. Roadside Romeo full movie now available on Demand. Aditya Chopra The film opened with similar results in 23 British theatres, grossing £31,576 (Rs. [18] During the weekend of its release, the film faced competition from Heroes, hence it opened to a poor response of 40- 45%,[clarification needed][19] which improved two days later to 60–70%. Romeo throws Chhainu out, and the others, terrified, go to Charlie to plead their case. Directed by As love blossoms between the two, Charlie, in a fit of rage, captures and terrorizes Romeo. Together, they set up a successful dog-grooming business until Chhainu, the right-hand of gangster-dog Charlie Anna, arrives to collect "weeklies" (weekly protection money) in the form of bones. The first Indian 3D animated film was Roadside Romeo, a joint venture between Yash Raj Films and the Indian division of the Walt Disney Company. This was the first voice-over in an animated production for both actors. He has a very clean 'hair cut' and a red bowtie for neckwear. Nothing came of the collaboration, the writer/director recalls, "till this one day, I was waiting at the traffic signal and saw these dogs playing in the dirt... un-cared for, scruffy looking gang, totally mast in a garbage pile, and I instantly knew the characters of my story. However, Romeo braves the odds and dances with Laila to win her heart. Studio(s) Roadside Romeo is a 2008 3D Indian-American computer animated romantic comedy film written and directed by Jugal Hansraj in his directorial debut., produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra of Yash Raj Films and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures in United States, United Kingdom and India. Together, they set up a successful dog-grooming business until Chhainu (voiced by Sanjai Mishra), the right-hand of gangster-dog Charlie Anna (Javed Jaffrey), arrives to collect "hafta" (weekly protection money) in the form of bones. Bottom line is the fact that Roadside Romeo is ultimately a movie that has stemmed from the land of masala films, so expecting anything different is sheer blasphemy. He is one of the nighttime villains. Overall, Roadside Romeo is a barely an okay album where one's hope only rests on the state of art animation (as promised by the makers). York Times criticised the movie Roadside Romeo ( Full film Hindi with little )! 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