Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW): Watched yesterday and loved it. Patriotic movies are generally liked, those that are based on true stories are even better, and the ones that are complemented by good characters and performances are the best. RAW is in the last category.
John Abraham was a treat to watch, Jackie Shroff was good as well and Mungeri Lal (I know his real name is something else but for me, he’ll always be Mungeri Lal) was fabulous.
The film is based on a true story of an Indian mole in Pakistan during the 1971 war. Reminded me a lot of Raazi. There are twists and turns and enough thrill in the story. I would have preferred had the director not included the romantic angle, it felt forced in an otherwise intense story-line.
I didn’t see the ending coming. It was unexpected and awesome! Made me aware, yet again, of the great sacrifices, our national heroes make. They sacrifice everything they possibly can for the sake of their country, and get nothing in return – no one even knows their names or contribution. Can’t thank these nameless heroes enough.
The movie is available on Netflix, so you can watch it anytime you want to.
The World of Movies Rating 08/10
Movie Title: Romeo Akbar Walter
English Title: Romeo Akbar Walter
Directed by: Robbie Grewal
Written by: Robbie Grewal, Ishraq Eba, Shreyansh Pandey
Main Cast: John Abraham as Romeo/Akbar/Walter (RAW), Mouni Roy as Shraddha, Jackie Shroff as Srikant Rai
Year of Release: 2019
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country of Origin: India (Bollywood)
Running Time: 141 minutes
Production Company: Kyta Productions, VA Film Company, Viacom18 Motion Pictures
Distributed by: Eros International, Phars Film
Image Source: Screenshots taken from the movie.
Reviewed by: Aparna Kunal Jain