Puri Jagannath’s chas been making a lot of noise on social media, thanks to its trailer that featured sizzling hot romantic sequences and an intriguing trailer. However, the Friday release was anything but intriguing.
Budding actor Akash Puri plays Vasco who along with a group of orphans is looking to make a quick buck by robbing a consignment ship. They succeed and distribute the looted money to people like them. Meanwhile, Vasco also falls for Monica played by Ketika Sharma, the daughter of a Goan police officer.
However, things get serious when he shoots down Rodrigues, one of the sons of Goa’s dreaded gangster Samson, played by Makarand Deshpande. ACP Ramya Gowalkar gets into action to investigate the burglary which makes national headlines.
Although ‘Romantic’ is a love story with lot of action scenes, it looks as if Akash is too young to fill the role of an action hero. Before the romance of the pair takes momentum, a party number makes viewers impatient. Not to mention the irritation one feels when the dialogue “Hey launde, what do you want?” is played in a loop.
Just before the interval, fans would be able to enjoy Puri’s style of filmmaking with all the tropes that are the norm in his films. A cameo by Ram Pothineni and Puri himself doing some moves before the camera in a song is enjoyable.
Senior actor Ramya Krishna as a ‘Dabang’ lady officer ACP Ramya Gowalkar impresses with her gestures till the end. Veteran actor Makarand Deshpande, who has played such iconic characters in Bollywood films and a few Ram Gopal Varma films is wasted in ‘Romantic’. The music composed by Sunil Kasyap is a saving grace. The amount of disappointment one feels at the end can be summed up by a bunch of boys leaving the hall and muttering, “never get duped by watching the trailer that has sizzling hot scenes and catchy dialogues”.
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