Is John Abraham's Romeo Akbar Walter similar to Alia Bhatt's Raazi? Here's what the director has to say
It was on March 4, 2019 when the trailer of John Abraham starrer Romeo Akbar Walter released. Moviegoers loved the trailer, especially John Abraham’s performance. But there was one thing that became the talk of the town after the trailer launch. Romeo Akbar Walter looked very similar to Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi which starred Alia Bhatt in the lead role. Both the movies are on an Indian spy in Pakistan. In an exclusive conversation with in.com, Robbie Grewal, the director of Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW)defended his film and its comparison with Raazi.
“I have seen Raazi, it’s a well-made film and the similarity is only that the character goes to Pakistan. She is a woman who is trained and sent to Pakistan and here’s a man. It’s a very different film in every possible way. If you look at it from the outside it looks similar, but what my film talks about is the celebration of a hero and celebrates the heroism of a character who is a spy. I feel there’s so much meat and material in that era (1971), we can make 10 more films.”
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Romeo Akbar Walter also stars Mouni Roy, Jackie Shroff and Sikander Kher. It is slated to hit the screens on April 12, 2019. It was only a few days ago when the makers released the first song of the film titled Vande Mataram , one that had patriotism written all over it.