Romeo Juliet Tamil Movie 19: A Modern Twist on a Classic Tale
Romeo Juliet is a Tamil romantic comedy film that was released in 2015. The film is loosely based on William Shakespeare's famous play of the same name, but with a modern twist. The film stars Jayam Ravi as Karthik (Romeo) and Hansika Motwani as Aishwarya (Juliet), who are childhood friends turned lovers. However, their relationship faces many challenges due to their different backgrounds and personalities.
Karthik is a carefree and happy-go-lucky guy who works as a gym instructor. He falls in love with Aishwarya, a rich and spoiled girl who works as an air hostess. Aishwarya also loves Karthik, but she is afraid of her father's disapproval. She decides to elope with Karthik and marry him secretly. However, things go wrong when Aishwarya's father finds out about their marriage and tries to separate them. He hires a goon named Arjun (Vamsi Krishna) to kidnap Aishwarya and force her to marry him. Karthik manages to rescue Aishwarya from Arjun, but he gets injured in the process. Aishwarya realizes that Karthik is the true love of her life and decides to stand by him. The film ends with Karthik and Aishwarya living happily ever after.
Cast and Crew
Jayam Ravi as Karthik
Hansika Motwani as Aishwarya
Vamsi Krishna as Arjun
Poonam Bajwa as Swetha
Arya as himself (cameo appearance)
Lakshman as director
D. Imman as music composer
S. Soundar Rajan as cinematographer
Anthony as editor
Reviews and Reception
Romeo Juliet received mixed reviews from critics and audiences. Some praised the film for its comedy and chemistry between the lead actors, while others criticized the film for its weak plot and clichÃd dialogues. The film was a moderate success at the box office, earning around 20 crore rupees worldwide. The film's soundtrack, composed by D. Imman, was well received and featured songs such as \"Dandanakka\", \"Thoovaanam\", and \"Idarkuthaane Aasaipattai\". The film was also dubbed in Telugu as Romeo Juliet.
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Trivia and Fun Facts
Romeo Juliet is the third film in which Jayam Ravi and Hansika Motwani have acted together, after Engeyum Kadhal (2011) and Nimirndhu Nil (2014). The film also marks the second collaboration between Jayam Ravi and director Lakshman, after Bogan (2017). The film's title was inspired by the famous dialogue \"Romeo Juliet ah?\" from the Tamil film Kadhalan (1994), which was also a romantic comedy. The film's poster was a spoof of the Hollywood film Titanic (1997), with Jayam Ravi and Hansika Motwani posing as Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
If you enjoyed Romeo Juliet, you might also like these other Tamil movies that are based on or inspired by Shakespeare's plays.
Iraivi (2016): A dark comedy-drama that explores the lives of three men and their relationships with women. The film is loosely based on Macbeth, King Lear, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Kaaviya Thalaivan (2014): A historical musical drama that revolves around the rivalry between two theatre artists in the pre-independence era. The film is loosely based on Othello and Julius Caesar.
Kadhalan (1994): A romantic action thriller that features a college student who falls in love with the daughter of the governor. The film is loosely based on Romeo and Juliet.