Susi Ganesh’s Shortcut Romeo was premiered at Cannes Film Festival in the non-competition section yesterday. This film will always hold special memories for the Tamil director.
Shortcut Romeo, is a remake of Susi Ganesh’s Tamil film, Thiruttu Payale, which was a commercial success and a box office hit. Thiruttu Payale, won Susi Ganesh the Tamil Nadu state’s Best Film award in 2006.
“It is a great opportunity for me to showcase Bollywood cinema to an international audience when we are celebrating 100 Years of Indian Cinema across the world,” said Ganesh prior to leaving for Cannes.
While the core of the story from Thiruttu Payale has been retained in the Bollywood version, Susi Ganesh said that he has made some changes, like adding more nuances to the characters and given them more screen space in Hindi.
Shortcut Romeo features Neil Nitin Mukesh, Ameesha Patel and Puja Gupta which slated to release on 21st June, 2013.