Touted to be a patriotic movie, Robbie Grewal directorial Romeo Akbar Walter stars a unique cast of actors including John Abraham, Mouni Roy and Jackie Shroff. On the other hand, after facing much hurdles under the hand of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Ashvin Kumar directorial No Fathers in Kashmir will finally see the light of the day this Friday after actress Soni Razdan‘s invincible efforts to get the film across, backed by husband Mahesh Bhatt and daughter Alia Bhatt‘s word of mouth.
No fathers in Kashmir has a niche audience, given the topic of terrorism that it revolves around but being directed, even if on a small scale, by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ashvin Kumar is a bonus against John’s tribute to spies. Given that his last two movies, Satyameva Jayate and Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran, managed to impress fans and critics alike, RAW’s success will add another feather to the patriotic cap that John has held like a natural for quite some time.
Talking to Pinkvilla, trade analyst Girish Johar predicted about RAW, “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.”
With reference to No Fathers in Kashmir, Girish predicted, “The film is based on the issue of terrorism in Kashmir and the plight of the families. It is a small film and it is not made on a large scale. The target audience for the film is also quite niche. Taking all of this into consideration, the opening day box office collection may be a little under a crore.”
While Soni Razdan’s film has managed to clock 2.3 million views in two weeks, John starrer RAW managed to garner 29M views in one month.