After the highly successful Parmanu and Satyamev Jayate, John Abraham wears the cap of patriotism and brings another patriotic drama Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW), which is a spy thriller. Released on 5 April, the film received mixed reviews from critics as well as the audience who came out after watching the film. Despite this, the film took a decent start and raked in ₹ 6 crore on its opening day. According to reports, Romeo Akbar Walter box office collection day 1 is the sign what weekend total it is going to set and how it will fare in the weekdays.
The reports say that the occupancy in the evening and night shows are good, and thus it can be said that the film is going to have a decent Saturday as well as Sunday. If RAW works at the box office, it will be his third consecutive hit in last one year or so and coincidently in all three, he is playing a patriot. Although, Romeo Akbar Walter box office collection day 1 has not been as exciting as his last hit Satyamev Jayate’s Day 1 Collection.
Directed by Robie Grewal, RAW is set in the 1971 era when tension between Indian and Pakistan is building due to India’s increased interference in separating Bangladesh (East Pakistan) from Pakistan. Romeo, a bank worker, is picked up for the task to get the information from the enemy country.
Many moviegoers are comparing this with last year’s release starrer Raazi starring Alia Bhatt; however, RAW quite varies than Raazi in terms of many cinematic aspects including its screenplay. There was a buzz also that Sushant Singh Rajput was the first choice for the film and not John Abraham, but Shushant got separated from the film due to date issues and then John came on board.
Before the release, Romeo Akbar Walter trailer received an overwhelming response though; therefore, the audience was waiting for this espionage flick. However, how much the liking of trailer will translate into the footfalls and taking the numbers up eventually?