Opening to a three-point-five stars rating from majority of movie reviewers, John Abraham and Mouni Roy‘s effective espionage thriller, Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW), is winning hearts of moviegoers so far as the reviews on the micro-blogging site Twitter, look fairly positive. Touted to be a patriotic movie, the Robbie Grewal directorial also stars actor Jackie Shroff.
After the success of his previous two films, Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran and Satyameva Jayate, RAW is expected to be his hat-trick at the box-office. Ahead of the movie’s release, trade analyst Girish Johar had predicted, “John is on a high after his last two outings and I expect it to be his hattrick success after Satyameva Jayate and Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran. All of John’s fans know what kind of cinema he does, and he is very selective in the scripts he chooses, he has his particular kind of cinema which the audiences appreciate,” adding, “With RAW too, whatever promotional material we have watched is impressive. The film is based on an Indian spy working in Pakistan and from the looks of it, it looks intriguing as well as a thrilling ride at the box office. I am expecting a good start for the film. I peg its day one box office collection around Rs 6-6.5 crores.”
After the first show screened this morning, the Twitterati are flooding the Internet with their review of the movie. Smitten and surprised by the classic performance of its leading cast, the fans poured out their praises for the movie. While one user tweeted, “#Raw #RomeoAkbarWalter review : 3.5 stars A intriguing spy thriller powered with the classic performance of its leading cast @TheJohnAbraham @sikandarkher and @bindasbhidu . This movie is dedicated to the all those unsung hero’s who sacrificed their everything for the nation” (sic), another wrote, “Movie Review :- #RAW – #RomeoAkbarWalter @TheJohnAbraham and #MouniRoy’s Spy Drama Is a Stirring Saga of Effective Thrills and Surprises. @TheJohnAbraham is Heart of the movie. Rate – (4/5) S-P-E-C-T-A-C-U-L-A-R” (sic).
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The film is based on true events from a conflict between India and Pakistan during 1971. John Abraham’s character is introduced in the trailer who is trained to be a spy for the country’s intelligence agency, RAW.