RAW (Romeo Akbar Walter) sees John Abraham play an average joe with a regular bank job, but not really. His unique ability to blend into any environment gets him noticed by RAW and thus begins RAW (Romeo Akbar Walter). The first song video from this upcoming thriller is out and is sung by the legendary Rabbi Shergill (of the Bullah Ki Jaana fame). The song is titled Bulleya and features John Abraham and Mouni Roy attending a get-together. Bulleya also features Shahid Mallya and introduces Romeo’s character to the viewer. The song is composed by Sohail Sen.
RAW (Romeo Akbar Walter) has been written and directed by Robbie Grewal and is produced by Dheeraj Wadhwan, Ajay Kapoor, Vanessa Walia and Gary Grewal. While speaking about the role, John Abraham said, “RAW (Romeo Akbar Walter) is one of the most challenging films of my career. Apart from the multiple looks, I had to understand each character individually. Robbie (Grewal, director) was clear on how each character would be presented and his inputs made it easy for me. Romeo is probably the character that’s closest to me. He is just like all of us. What makes him different is his choice to sacrifice his identity to protect the nation.”
Set in the agitated period of 1968-71, RAW is based on true events that had an impact on the future of three countries- India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It was a time that saw the subcontinent’s most crucial battle that marked the birth of Bangladesh. In just 13 days, the Pakistani army surrendered unconditionally to the Indian army, making the 1971 war one of the shortest in history. India’s intelligence agencies, particularly RAW, played a very crucial part in this conflict, which made every Indian action precise, impactful and deadly.
The film has been written and directed by Robbie Grewal. John Abraham essays the role of a RAW agent who chooses to serve his country and sacrifices everything he has, even his very existence. The film stars Jackie Shroff, Sikander Kher, Mouni Roy and Suchitra Krishnamoorthi.