Romeo Akbar Walter movie release live updates: Here’s what celebrities, critics and fans are saying about RAW, starring John Abraham, Mouni Roy, Sikandar Kher and Jackie Shroff.
Starring John Abraham in the lead role, spy thriller Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW) has hit theaters. Written and directed by Robbie Grewal, the film also stars Mouni Roy, Sikandar Kher and Jackie Shroff in significant roles.
Trade analyst Girish Johar had earlier predicted that RAW could earn Rs 6-6.5 crore on the day of its release. “John chooses his films very carefully because he doesn’t want to disappoint his fans. Whatever choices he has made, all have been good. With RAW too, whatever promotional material we have watched, is impressive.”
Romeo Akbar Walter is set in 1971 in the midst of the India-Pakistan war. It is said to be based on true events. John Abraham had earlier shared about the authenticity of facts in the film, “In the case of RAW, my director’s father worked in the military intelligence for four years. So the research and sources we got to go to, to back our information up, is validated. I am sure no one can turn around in our film and say, ‘this didn’t happen’. We are confident about our research and the information we are giving in our film.”
In an interview with PTI, he had shared that this film is about relationships, “It is important to make films entertaining and commercially viable. I am not making a film to educate people on 1971 War. I am making a film that speaks about human relationships. I want to move people emotionally in some way or the other and I want to make an edge-of-the-seat thriller.”
‘John Abraham is making some interesting choices’
‘RAW celebrates the idea of India’
“Just watched #RAW and I am having goosebumps. It celebrates the idea of India which is above religion or anything else. Writer director Robbie Grewal has made a gem of a film n John has delivered his career best performance. Jackie n Raghubir Yadav r excellent,” Journalist Faridoon Shahryar said via Twitter.
‘Romeo Akbar Walter is a very good film’
‘RAW made my heart swell with patriotic pride’
Suchitra Krishnamoorthi posted on Twitter, “#Raw #RomeoAkbarWalter made my heart swell with patriotic pride. A true story an important story superbly told. Every Indian must watch this – not only for cinema but to celebrate our real life bravehearts who gave us the India as we know it today ??????”
Director Robbie Grewal had earlier shared that this film is dedicated to spies. He said, “The reason for making this film was that all of us want to be recognised for what we do. But someone who works so much for the nation but gets no recognition is a spy. The film is a tribute to them. The film is not about good vs bad. It’s not about we are good and they (Pakistan) are bad.”
“If Hollywood can make war films and glorify soldiers, why can’t we? This is the new India. We want to make different films and entertain the audience,” added John Abraham.
Ajit Andhare, COO of Viacom18 Motion Pictures and the producer of RAW, shared the film is relevant in the times we all are living in. “It is not a period film. It is a relevant film because in 1971, we took a direct action and we recently took a direct action (air strike). So, the film is important to the times we are living in.”
The music of RAW has been composed by Ankit Tiwari, Sohail Sen, Shabbir Ahmed and Raaj Aashoo and the lyrics have been penned by Shabbir Ahmed, Murli Agarwal, Prince Dubey and Ashok Punjabi.