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Romeo Akbar Walter (2019)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 5 April 2019 (USA)
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During the India-Pakistan war of 1971, an Indian banker is recruited by RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) for a covert operation deep inside Pakistan.


Robbie Grewal (as Robby Grewal)


Robbie Grewal (as Robby Grewal), Ishraq Shah (additional dialogue)
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Credited cast:
John Abraham ... Romeo / Akbar / Walter (RAW)
Mouni Roy ... Shraddha
Jackie Shroff ... Srikant Rai - RAW Chief
Shadaab Khan ... Nawab Afridi
Anil George ... Isaq Afridi
Suchitra Krishnamoorthi ... Rehana Kazmi
Sikander Kher ... Col Khudabaksh Khan
Raghuvir Yadav ... Muddusar
Rajesh Shringarpure ... Prasoon Awasthi
Alka Amin ... Waheeda (RAW 's Mother)
Purnendu Bhattacharya ... General Zorawar
Mushtaq Kak Mushtaq Kak ... Joker
Gyanendra Tripathi Gyanendra Tripathi ... Captain Adil
Aashit Chatterjee Aashit Chatterjee ... General Ghazi
Shivraj Walvekar Shivraj Walvekar ... Cabinet Minister Surve


During the India-Pakistan war of 1971, an Indian banker is recruited by RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) for a covert operation deep inside Pakistan.

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Release Date:

5 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Junagadh, Gujarat, India See more »

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Did You Know?


Suchitra Krishnamurti's comeback after 09 years since Mitthal VS Mitthal 2010. See more »


Diwali in the year 1971 fell on 19 October and not 22 November as shown in the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK release was cut, in order to obtain a 12A classification the distributor chose to remove scenes of strong violence. An uncut 15 classification was available. See more »

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Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW) ----- Hell hath no fury as a RAW Agent scorned
7 April 2019 | by sanjubhatSee all my reviews

Brief Synopsis: Set in the backdrop of the 1971 Bangladesh war, RAW tells the story of Romeo (John Abraham), a bank cashier who is hired by RAW to infiltrate into Pakistan and pass on covert information to them. What happens when the cover of the blue eyed boy of RAW is blown? Is he disowned by his own people? Is he just treated as a pawn in the bigger scheme of things? Does he become a liability to his own government, someone who is easily dispensable? This forms the rest of the plot.

Review: John Abraham as the master of disguise (Romeo, Akbar and Walter) gets into the character with ease, displaying various emotions like fear when he is first recruited by RAW; angst, when he is disowned by his own when his cover is blown & presence of mind when he is confronted with difficult situations while trying to spy on Paki officials with ease. Really the Ace in the pack of cards.

Sikandar Kher, as Col Khan from the ISI does a great job as a sadist who enjoys pulling out peoples nails as a part of the third degree torture while humming a sweet song. Jackie as the RAW chief Srikant Rai gives a restrained performance and is one of the strongest links which binds the film together.

Rest of the cast like Raghuvir Yadav, Suchitra Krishnamurthy, Mouni Roy have also done a decent job with their small but well etched out characters.

Why is the film not as gripping as Raazi?

Though a decent one time watch & despite dwelling in the same genre as Raazi which was an awesome film to say the least, RAW falters a bit with its lack of past paced action owing to the slow narrative inspite of a stellar cast. This is unfortunately what brings the film down by a notch when compared to Raazi which had all of the above.

There is a twist in the tale at the climax but it is so far-fetched that probably even the popping out of Jim Carrey's eyes in the film MASK would seem normal to most.

But to cut the makers some slack, RAW has its moments, though not enough to keep the audiences glued to their seats (I was yawning a bit in the first half due to the slow narrative). The length of the film should have been reduced by 15-20 mins.

Verdict: A one time watch, not bad yet not too gripping for a film in this genre. I would ideally give it 6.5 stars out of 10 ......but am tempted to add half a star more for the effort put in by the makers. Watch it in the theatres without raising the bar too high and you won't be disappointed.

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