Roadside Romeo (2008)

 ●  Hindi ● 1 hr 32 mins

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This is the story of Romeo. A dude who was living the life. He had the works - the mansion to live in, the chicks to party with and the cars to be driven around in. Until one day, the family he was the favorite pet of, decided to move and left him back, abandoned on the mean streets of Mumbai. Romeo is now faced with situations he has never been in before. He encounters four strays, who scare the daylights out of him. But soon, he smooth talks his way into their hearts and he makes friends. Then, Romeo finds love! He encounters the beautiful, ravishing Laila, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen - and he loses his heart to her at first sight. Finally, he encounters a villain! The dreaded Don of the area - Charlie Anna. The Don who everyone is scared of. So hop on to the adventure as Romeo, wins friendship, love and a new life - inspite of Charlie Anna and his gang! Watch how Romeo turns into - Roadside Romeo! This Diwali - Get ready for a barking good time!!

Cast: Javed Jaffrey, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saif Ali Khan

Crew: Jugal Hansraj (Director), Anshul Chobey (Director of Photography), Salim Merchant (Music Director), Suleiman Merchant (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Animation, Comedy, Family, Romance

Release Dates: 24 Oct 2008 (India)

Tagline: This Diwali, get ready for a barking-good time!

Hindi Name: रोडसाइड रोमियो

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This Diwali, get ready for a barking-good time!
It was Amy Adams's idea for Jennifer Lawrence to kiss her in the bathroom.

David O. Russell developed and expanded the role of Rosalyn Rosenfeld specifically for Jennifer Lawrence, who drew inspiration as well as the accent for the character from watching The Real Housewives of New Jersey (2009). Rosalyn is based on Cynthia Marie Weinberg, the wife of Melvin Weinberg (who was the basis for Irving Rosenfeld).

The script was originally titled "American Bullshit" and came in eighth place on Hollywood's 2010 Black List, which ranks unproduced screenplays.

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It was Bradley Cooper's idea to give Richie DiMaso a perm-hairstyle, as well as wearing hair curlers in the scene at Richie's apartment.

David O. Russell wrote the characters of Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis C.K. and Robert De Niro expressly for each of the actors to play them.

The infant that Jeremy Renner kisses on the hands while greeting people as the Mayor on the streets of Camden is actually a special cameo of Renner's newborn baby girl, Ava Berlin Renner, who was born during production of American Hustle. The woman holding Ava in the same scene is Ava's mother/Renner's girlfriend, Sonni Pacheco. David O. Russell asked Renner's mother to cameo in the scene as well, but she declined the offer. Sonni and Ava can be seen briefly in both the movie and in the first theatrical trailer for the film.

Filming of this movie was delayed after the terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon. Bradley Cooper, 'Jeremy Renner (I)', Christian Bale and Amy Adams went to hospitals in the greater Boston area to visit with victims of the attack.

Christian Bale was cast in the lead role but due to scheduling conflicts he dropped out and was replaced by Bradley Cooper with Jeremy Renner taking over Cooper's old role. After Bale's schedule cleared up he rejoined the project in the same role while Cooper reverted to playing the FBI agent and David O. Russell wrote the character of Carmine Polito for Renner.

Christian Bale achieved the physical traits of his character by gaining over 40 pounds, getting a comb-over and slouching his posture and ended up herniating two of his disks in the process.

According to Christian Bale much of the movie was improvised. So, during the shooting of the film he noted to David O. Russell, "You realize that this is going to change the plot greatly down track." To which the director replied, "Christian, I hate plots. I am all about characters, that's it."

David O. Russell stated that Robert De Niro didn't recognize Christian Bale on the set even after they were introduced to each other. De Niro pulled Russell aside, pointed to Bale and asked who he was. First De Niro didn't believe it was Bale but after Russell convinced him of that De Niro noted, 'Wow, he looks really different", and nodded his head as a sign of approval. Russell then had to re-introduce the two now that De Niro knew who Bale was.

The fight scene that takes place in the bedroom between Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence is completely improvised. A version of it had been written in the script, but the actors were struggling to connect with it, so director David O. Russell ultimately decided to allow them to say what they wanted.