() is a 2008 computer animated musical film
written and directed by Jugal Hansraj
and co-produced by Aditya Chopra
and Yash Chopra
of Yash Raj Films
and Walt Disney Pictures
. It was released on 24 October 2008 in the United States and India.
This was the second Bollywood
movie to receive a North American
release by an Hollywood
studio,, Film Journal International
, 14 January 2009 following Sony Pictures
The title character is a dog living in Mumbai
, as voiced by Saif Ali Khan; his girlfriend, Laila, is voiced by Kareena Kapoor. This was the first voiceover in an animated production for both actors.
Romeo is a dog who once lived in luxurious surroundings. One day his owners decide to migrate to London
and he is left at the mercy of the servant of the house, who dumps him on the street. Left to fend for himself, he is soon cornered by the local gang — Guru, Interval, Hero English and a dog-wannabe-cat, Mini, who tell him that this is their domain. Romeo does not know the street lingo and is at a loss for words at first, but he manages to win the gang over with the idea of setting up a business.
Together, they set up a successful dog-grooming business until Chhainu (voiced by Sanjai Mishra), the right-hand of gangster-dog Charlie Anna (Javed Jaffrey
), arrives to collect "hafta
" (weekly... Read More