Ever since the teaser of RAW (Romeo Akbar Walter) released on India’s 70th Republic Day, it has caught the attention of every citizen who loves his motherland. Set in the tumultuous period of 1968-71, RAW is based on true events which had an impact on the future of three countries- India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It was a period, which saw the subcontinent’s most decisive battle marking the birth of Bangladesh. In just 13 days the Pakistan army surrender unconditionally to the Indian army, making the 1971 war one of the shortest in history. India’s intelligence agencies played a very crucial part in this conflict, which made every Indian action precise, impactful and deadly. Written & Directed by Robbie Grewal, the espionage thriller is a salute to those who serve the nation behind enemy lines and yet remain nameless, faceless and are often forgotten. The trailer of the much-anticipated film is being launched TODAY. Releasing on 5th April 2019.
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 also has a stellar ensemble star cast with Jackie Shroff, Mouni Roy, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi and Sikander Kherr & Raghubir Yadav in pivotal roles.
Speaking on the release of the trailer, John Abraham said, “RAW is a story that needs to be told especially in times like today. It is an ode to the brave hearts who serve the nation behind enemy lines remaining nameless, faceless and are often forgotten. It is one of my most challenging roles so far- pushing my limits with different looks, accents and personas. Kudos to Robbie for making an original Indian espionage thriller with an entertaining and engaging storyline. As always, collaborating with Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and KYTA Productions has been very exciting.”
Ajit Andhare, COO Viacom18 Studios said, “John Abraham has brought alive the story of an unsung hero who embodies sacrifice, bravery & high risk manoeuvring in RAW (Romeo Akbar Walter) during extremely critical circumstances in 1971 war. We are proud to present this espionage thriller that tells a story all of us need to hear.”
Ajay Kapoor- Producer and Managing Director, KYTA Productions, adds, “Romeo Akbar Walter (Raw) is both a thriller and an important Indian story to be told on celluloid for posterity. We are happy to be working with John Abraham and Viacom18 Studios on this one of its kind espionage film.”
Vanessa B Walia- Producer and Managing Director, VA Film Company added, “Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW) has been an exciting journey and wonderful project to be counted amongst our initial films. We put in research, thinking and effort in recreating this proud moment of Indian history and are happy with the final output.”
RAW (Romeo Akbar Walter) is produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Dheeraj Wadhawan, Ajay Kapoor, Vanessa Walia, and Gary Grewal.Releasing on 5th April 2019.