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RAW Trailer: John Abraham plays a Masquerading Intelligence officer

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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.

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Batla House trailer: John Abraham all set to unroll the truth behind 2008 Delhi Encounter

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John Abraham is all set to be back on the big screen with his next Batla House, after successfully experimenting with the patriotism genre in recent films such as Romeo Akbar Walter, Satyameva Jayate and Parmanu. The film is inspired by the real event that took place almost a decade ago on September 19, 2008. The Batla House trailer is out now, and we must say it looks intriguing all the way.

Taking to Twitter, John Abraham shared Batla House trailer with a caption that read, “Was the nation prejudiced or was it really a fake encounter? The questions will finally be answered. #BatlaHouseTrailer out now”.

Take a look at the official trailer of #BatlaHouse.

Talking about Batla House, the film is directed by Nikkhil Advani and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, and John Abraham. It also stars Mrunal Thakur as the female lead. Batla House is set to hit the screens on August 15, 2019.

After releasing Satyameva Jayate on Independence Day last year, the actor will once again have his film hitting the screens on a national holiday and will clash with Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal and Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor starrer Saaho.

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Mission Mangal Teaser: Akshay Kumar and Female squad all set to give goosebumps in the teaser

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Makers of the film Mission Mangal, after sharing the poster on social media last week have now released the teaser of the film and it looks promising. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi and South Indian actor Nithya Menen in pivotal roles. The forty-five-second video shows how all the actors are all set to launch the ‘Mangalyaan.’ Take a look at the teaser:

The film revolves around India’s milestone achievement Mangalyaan (Mars Mission). Akshay can be seen playing the role of a senior scientist Rakesh Dhawan, who commands the launch of the spaceship as he says, “This is Rakesh Dhawan. Mission Control initiating command for launch.” Divya is seen giving further instructions in the procedure and the rest of the cast follows.

The promo was shared by the Akshay Kumar on Twitter who captioned it as, “Ek Desh. Ek Sapna. Ek Ithihaas. The true story of India’s Space Mission to Mars is here.” Sonakshi Sinha, on the other hand wrote: “Jab bhi hogi baat humari achievements ki, Mission Mangal ka naam zaroor aayega.”

Akshay Kumar previously revealed that Mission Mangal is a film that the actor has done just for his daughter. He said, “Mission Mangal, a film which I hope will inspire as much as entertain. A film which I’ve done specially for my daughter and children her age to familiarise them with the incredible true story of India’s mission to Mars.”

The film is directed by Jagan Shakti and produced by Fox Star Studios. It is all set to release on August 15 this year and will clash with John Abraham’s Batla House and Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor’s Saaho at the box office.

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Home movies Trailer ‘Article 15’ trailer: Ayushmann Khurrana starrer trailer will give you goosebumps

‘Article 15’ trailer: Ayushmann Khurrana starrer trailer will give you goosebumps

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When versatile actor like Ayushmann Khurrana and ace filmmaker Anubhav Sinha come together, film like ‘Article 15’ happens. The movie, which is based on the Article 15 of the Indian Constitution which prohibits discrimination on the grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth, has the audience waiting for its release. After intriguing the viewers with the poster and teaser, the makers unveiled the trailer of the film and apart from sending a chill running down your spine, it is sure to give you goosebumps.

It is inspired by the true events of the infamous 2014 Badaun gang rape. In the film, three sisters working on daily wages are harassed for demanding hike of mere three rupees in their respective payments because they are Dalits. As a result, the two are brutally gang-raped, murdered with their bodies left hanging on a tree. Ayushmann is seen searching for one of the three sisters. During the course of his investigations, Ayushmann unravels a system which is largely divided by cast and to what extent! Check out the trailer :

The film also features actors like Isha Talwar, Manoj Pahwa, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra, M Nassar, Ashish Verma, Sushil Pandey, Subrajyoti Bharat and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub who have seemed to have put up a powerful act in the film. Ayushmann, not only looks convincing as a tough cop but will also leave you impressed by his sheer talent.

With gripping storyline, intriguing narration, stunning performances by actors and some hard-hitting dialogues, the trailer of the film will keep you hooked and make you want more.

‘Article 15’ is slated to hit the theatres on June 28, 2019.

Ayushmann Khurrana who is known to select unique storylines and projects is also shooting for other movies like “Dream Girl”, “Bala” and “Shubh Mangal Zyaada Savdhaan”.

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