Like Alia Bhatt in “Raazi”, John Abraham is air-dropped into Pakistan (don’t miss those fluttering green flags with moon crescents) by a gravelly-voiced intelligence officer Jackie Shroff who reminds Dear John that country comes first.
John looks all clenched-jawed and determined. His only condition? Please look after my Ammi, no matter what happens. Ammi is fine. But what about our spy hero’s love interest? Slinking in the shadows is Mouni Roy. Clearly she has no say in what goes across the border.
RAW (Romeo Akbar Walter) is the story of an Indian intelligence officer spying in Pakistan. It seems to be yet another effort after “Parmanu” for John Abraham to grab some of the patriotic space from Akshay Kumar.
This film could have easily starred Akshay (for the record it was started with Sushant Singh Rajput but ended with our strong-and-silent Mr. Abraham).
From the trailer, there are two things that emerge clearly from the dark whispering waves of espionage during times of stressful peek into the “biryani bartan” in the neighbour’s kitchen.
My fear, from watching the trailer, is that there may be an excessive dependence on John’s limited acting abilities in a script that has been written to aggrandize the leading man’s fan base. John enjoys getting into the shoes of a hair-lipped Everyman who will blend into the enemy country.
I liked the played-down jingoism in the presentation which was also the USP of “Uri” which saw that film become a blockbuster. I am sure the makers of “RAW” are hoping to cash in on the current climate of aggressive infiltration into the enemy territory to become another “Uri”. But the thing about “Uri” was that it didn’t aspire to be a flag-waving homage to the cinema of Manoj Kumar and J.P. Dutta.
The trailer of “RAW” is somehow not the dizzying espionage thriller we would like it to be. It seems restricted in its thematic resonance and also delimited by a cramped spatial disharmony evident in the hemmed-in places where stealth secrecy and suspense is attempted to be created.
All this may just not matter because Indians want to see Pakistan being brought down to its knees. Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW) falls right in the category of topical films. What I liked was the projection of John not as an action hero but a ‘reaction’ hero. He is shown holding back his spleen opting for understatement instead of extravagant aggression.
The restraint we see in the trailer of “RAW” could be a budgetary consideration. But then it could also be a freedom of aspiration that comes to a director who has nothing to lose (in this case Robbie Garewal who hasn’t seen much success) and a leading man who has just convinced himself he could be as successful as Akshay Kumar provided the patriotic card is played well.
After impressing fans with the teaser and posters of the movie, Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor shared trailer of his movie ‘India’s Most Wanted’ and it looks interesting. Directed and written by Raj Kumar Gupta, the film is about an officer who wants to track down and arrest a terrorist without firing bullets, in a secret mission.
The trailer shows Arjun as a confident young officer who has asked his supervisor to let him chase after a deadly terrorist. Arjun and his team of four men go after ‘India’s Osama’ to Kathmandu, unaided and without any support from the government. They call him crazy but he is crazy for his country. Watch the trailer here:
In the film, Arjun plays the role of Prabhat Kapoor while Amrita Puri of Kai Po Che! fame stars opposite him. Slated for a May 24 release, India’s Most Wanted also stars Rajesh Sharma and Prashant Singh and was shot mostly in Nepal and Delhi.
Raj Kumar Gupta has delivered successful suspense thrillers including Ajay Devgn-starrer Raid and Rani Mukerji-starrer No One Killed Jessica. Speaking about his lead hero, Gupta had earlier said , “We have been thinking of working together for long. So as soon as Raid  got over, we discussed this and started working. Arjun had done a very good job and we have finished the film on time. I am happy with the way the film has turned out.”
Apart from India’s Most Wanted, Arjun is also working on Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Panipat where he plays the role of Sadashiv Rao Bhau. It also stars Kriti Sanon, Sanjay Dutt and Mohnish Bahl in prominent roles and is set to hit theatres on December 6.
SOTY2 starring Tiger Shroff and debutants Ananya Pandey and Tara Sutaria is making quite a buzz these days. The star cast and promoters are ensuring that the high level promotion is done around the movie to ensure another Hit movie under Dharma Productions banner as well as successful debut for Ananya Pandey and Tara Sutaria.
Tiger Shroff released poster of second song of the movie “Mumbai Dilli Ki Kudiyan” yesterday and the young actor is looking hunk in muti-colored short kurta with white pants. He captioned the poster “The first look of #MumbaiDilliKiKudiyan” by YOU ALL”. The song will be released today.
The first song of the movie “Yeh Jawani” has been quite a hit since its release. Take a look at the song:
SOTY2 is directed by Punit Malhotra and marks the debut of Ananya Pandey and Tara Sutaria on Silver Screen. The movie is made under Dharma Productions. SOTY2 will be releasing in theatres on 10th May 2019.
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Bharat’ much awaited trailer is released today. The trailer looks quite impressive and leave the audience wanting to know more about the movie. The trailer shows ‘The journey of a man and a nation together’. It starts with India getting independent and how a man by the name Bharat explains his journey of life. We must say from the first looks of trailer that Salman Khan is back to entertain the audience with EID release. Various dialogues of the movie like “Jitne Safed baal hamari Dadhi aur Sar mein hai, usse kahi zyaada rangeen hamari jawani thi” and “Aur phir hamari zindagi mein aayi yeh Madam Sir” are creating buzz on the internet. Shah Rukh Khan reaction after watching the trailer was “Kya Baat hai Bhai, Bahut Khoob”. Take a look at the trailer:
Katrina Kaif with curly hair looks different in the movie and has delivered some real good dialogues. Other cast of the movie Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Grovery and Nora Fatehi also looks quite impressive. The movie is being directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and produced by Atul Agnihotri’s Real Life Production Private Limited and Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series. The movie set for EID release as the festival is always blocked only for Salman Khan.