Friday 07 October 2016
Sivakarthikeyan, Keerthy Suresh
Sivakarthikeyan's Remo is a candyfloss rom-com, which relies mainly on the actor's energetic screen presence, comic timing and the much hyped flawless nurse getup.
The film is all about an aspiring actor SK (Sivakarthikeyan) and for him, conversing with girls and falling in love is the toughest thing in the world. In the opening scene itself, we are informed that a cupid is chasing our hero to make him fall in love with a girl and it happens all of a sudden the moment he sees Kavya (Keerthy Suresh).
When SK decides to propose, Kavya gets engaged to a rich doctor (Anson Paul). Instead of feeling dejected, SK decides to concentrate on his acting career and even attends the audition of director KS Ravikumar's Avvai Shanmughi sequel for which he has to don a nurse getup.
Unfortunately SK fails in the test and on his way back home, (in the nurse get-up) he meets Kavya, who promises to get him a nurse job in her hospital. Using this opportunity, SK takes the extra risk of disguising full time as a nurse and sketches an intelligent plan to woo his girl.
Sivakarthikeyan holds together the film with his perfect comic timing and he is easily the film’s biggest strength. The nurse look is the linchpin of Remo. The actor has pulled off the lady look with sheer perfection that he looked prettier than the film's heroine Keerthy Suresh, special mention to the impeccable work of the make-up artists (Sean Foot, Nikki) and cinematographer PC Sreeram's expert lighting.
Newcomer Bakkiyaraj Kannan has a predictable script and screenplay but luckily several comedy sequences have genuinely worked in favour of the film. For romantic sequences, the director mainly rides on the glossy visuals of PC Sreeram and effective score of Anirudh Ravichander. Had Bakkiyaraj concentrated in offering something original in writing, Remo would have been even more enjoyable.
Keerthy Suresh looks fresh, pretty and completely justifies the innocent girl role. she dives enthusiastically into the role of the bubbly Kavya and comes up with a delightfully pleasing performance. Wish we could say the same about Saranya Ponvannan who repeats her comic, done-to-death mom act yet again. Top comedians Rajendran, Yogi Babu and Sathish are there, but their comedy looks lame and laboured.
Among the brighter elements of Remo are the compositions by music director Anirudh. His score serves as the spine of this enterprise, emerging expectedly as one the film’s biggest advantage.
Overall, Remo is a watchable romantic comedy which is both funny and flashy. Grab a large popcorn and group of friends to have some good time this long holiday season.
Remo review:Verdict- Entertaining