RAW - Romeo Akbar Walter Movie Review by Anupama Chopra Robbie Grewal John Abraham || Romeo Akbar Walter movie review

Rose stands for Romeo encore Walter
three names of the same man played by

John Abraham John's most successful

films put to good use his overpowering

physicality shoulders that stretch for

miles and biceps that seemed to be

bursting out of sleeves expressions are

not his forte which is why he works so

well as an Indian spy digging for

information in Karachi historic face

reveals little which is exactly what the

character and situation demands but this

isn't a lazy performance you can see the

effort he's putting in and he succeeds

in making it plausible

I wish the script written by director

Rob bigger eval and inspired by

real-life events had done the same the

film is a salute to the unnamed martyrs

who risk their lives to protect India in

intelligence agencies like raw or

research and analysis wing it begins in

1971 in the months just before the

Bangladesh Liberation war rahmatullah

Ali known as Romeo is a bank cashier who

also happens to be skilled at drama and

disguises which is why she can try the

head of raw enlists him he says in a low


Madame agency performance Kelly de

alcalá chatham you see understand kinda

valleca but it's a time I want you to

serve your country what is this how a

spy program works raw is filled with

bulging scenarios like this characters

discuss highly sensitive information in

public places when important players get

in the way the plot simply dispenses

with them at one point

Romeo now called Akbar is kissing an

Indian diplomat in a car on a Karachi

Street this what he's supposed to be

Pakistani everyone gives each other

meaningful looks and speaks in code with

lines like the horse is ready for the

race since even a spy heroes must have

an emotional angle we also get a doting

widowed mother left behind and even a

plaintive song oh my

yada a he hey Robi do picked up on to

Sharma so and production designers

Swapnil bolero and mother mother van

effectively capture the setting and the

period the film's slick but not glossy

the textures are realistic but the

characters not so much the Pakistanis

come off as an assembly of cliches and

putana suits second their care is

Colonel khuda Baksh also offers an

and accent ro has a nicely blooming

atmosphere and some striking shots like

this chase sequence in Karachi but the

piece is so sluggish that the narrative

doesn't hold you we get a countdown to a

major operation but the tension hardly

builds and there is little sense of

urgency jackie Shroff is a suave cigar

smoking cool as ice intelligence agency

head is fun to watch Raghubir yada as

always adds depth to the few scenes he

has but Moni Roy makes for a pretty

inner plov interest songs are equally

forgettable and by the end the film

reverts to a familiar patriotic formula

in which there is no room for gray


Rob begins with an extreme close-up of

Romeo battered and bleeding the opening

sequence landed a solid punch and my

hopes were raised this material had the

potential to be a suspenseful espionage

drama but the film is too drab - so I'm

going with two stars for more reviews

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