Shortcut Romeo is an Indian action crime thriller film directed and produced by Susi Ganeshan, under the banner of Susi Ganesh Productions. It is the Hindi remake of the director’s own Tamil film Thiruttu Payale (2006), starring Neil Nitin Mukesh in the title role with Puja Gupta as his love interest, and Ameesha Patel in a negative character. The theatrical trailer of Shortcut Romeo was unveiled on 25 January 2013. The film was screened at Marche du Film at Cannes Film Festival on 22 May 2013. It released on 21 June 2013 to a largely mixed critical reception.
Suraj (Neil Nitin Mukesh) is a good-for-nothing youth who throws his weight around his house with his violent attitude. One day, in a fit of rage, he injures his younger brother, following which he is sent off from Goa to Mumbai to his uncle’s house. Suraj chances upon Monica. She is wife of a rich man and comes to learn golf, but her coach becomes interested on her and they make love in golf park. He records this act on a video camera. He then finds out that it is an extramarital affair and that the lovers, Monica (Ameesha Patel) and Ashish, are rich. Despite Monica offering large sums of money for the tape, Suraj refuses to part with it. His demand is much greater. He wants an assurance from her that she will provide him a luxurious life.
Monica has no choice; she succumbs to Suraj’s blackmail and Suraj foots his holiday in Kenya along with his friends. Monica tries to outsmart Suraj at every stage. Suraj meets Sherry (Puja Gupta) a rich but lonely girl and falls in love with her. That’s when he begins to realize that there are things more important than money in life. The cat and mouse game between Monica and Suraj, and the way one alternately checkmates the other in every round goes on till Rahul, Monica’s husband, hires a private detective. Sherry gets caught in this cross-fire. The later part of the story ends with interesting twist and turns.
Neil Nitin Mukesh as Suraj
Ameesha Patel as Monica
Yogender Kumar as Suraj’s Best Friend
Puja Gupta as Sherry / Raathikha
Rajesh Shringarpure as Rahul
Jatin Grewal as Ashish
Susi Ganeshan as Detective Agent (Cameo)
Himesh Reshammiya in a special appearance in a song.
Bikramjeet Kanwarpal as Police inspector