John Abraham's tryst with patriotic films will see a new addition to the list of other hits, which he has given ardent movie lovers in the genre.
After a successful run of his other patriotic films 'Satyamev Jayate' and 'Parmanu', which were not only commercially successful but also earned a lot of critical acclaims, John Abraham is all set to star in the espionage thriller titled 'RAW - Romeo, Akbar, Walter'.View this post on Instagram
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Set against the backdrop of the Indo-Pak war of 1971, 'RAW' traces the journey of a young bank employee who is trained as an Indian spy and sent to Pakistan to gather intel.
As John wrote on his social media platform while sharing the trailer for 'Romeo, Akbar, Walter', his character's “dharma was to protect his nation against all evils and enemies” and the trailer sure succeeds in inspiring our patriotism, much like it does in John's character.
The opening narration of the film begins with Jackie Shroff's voice declaring that “we are on the verge of a war with Pakistan” and honestly, it hits too close to home given the current circumstances between the two nations at the moment. Besides all this, the trailer also inspires thematic similarities with films like 'Raazi' and 'Argo' too, in certain ways.
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However, what stands out in the trailer is John's finesse and passion, which is evident in the portrayal of the character inspired by true events. We are sure that after the viewing of this trailer the film shall not only leave an impression but also shed a lot of light on how things unravelled back in 1971.
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We had earlier reported that John will we be seen sporting eight different looks in the film, and talking about the same, he said, “I do have eight different looks in the film. The effort that goes into giving me those looks is immense. It's time-consuming but completely worth the effort. There's a cast that they create to create to give me the desired get-up. I play everything from an 85-year-old man to a 26-year-old and this is probably the most challenging role of my life."
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The trailer itself looks intense and riveting, making us wonder what will come next for John's character in the film. Also starring Jackie Shroff as the Chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Sikander Kher as John's nemesis, Mouni Roy as the female lead, there are a lot of intriguing aspects which are yet to be discovered about 'RAW - Romeo, Akbar, Walter'.
The film is set to hit the theatres on 5th April 2019.