After the success of patriotic dramas Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran and Satyameva Jayate last year, Bollywood star John Abraham is ready to serve another film in the same vein with his upcoming release RAW – Romeo Akbar Walter. The makers recently released the trailer of the movie, and by the looks of it, RAW is loaded with action sequences, dramatic moments and patriotic fervour.
In the almost three-minute clip, we are introduced to John’s character who is trained to be a spy for the country’s intelligence agency, RAW. During the course of the movie, the actor will presumably be seen in three completely different avatars of Romeo, Akbar and Walter.
The trailer begins with a voice saying ‘We’re on the verge of a war with Pakistan’ and the two minutes 44 seconds that follow will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The movie, produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Dheeraj Wadhwan, Ajay Kapoor, Vanessa Walia, and Gary Grewal, is slated to release on April 5.
RAW is based on the subcontinent’s most decisive battle fought. With this war, the world witnessed the biggest ever military surrender by a nation since World War 2. Nearly one-third of Pakistan’s army was held captive.
We see Jackie Shroff as John’s reporting head and in various shots of the video, Jackie is seen asking for a sacrifice from John in order to serve his nation selflessly. Later, we see John crossing the border and working in tandem with the RAW as an undercover agent.
Television star Mouni Roy, who had last year made her Bollywood debut with the Akshay Kumar starrer Gold, is also seen in the promo. However, her role in the movie is yet unknown.
When asked whether the film glorifies war, John Abraham, at the trailer launch of the movie, said, “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.”
Apart from John, Mouni and Jackie, the film also features Sikander Kher and Suchitra Krishnamoorthi in pivotal roles.