‘Romeo Akbar Walter’ Movie Review: A smartly executed spy thriller that’ll stir your senses
Directed By: Robby Grewal
Produced By: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Dheeraj Wadhawan, Ajay Kapoor, Vanessa Valia, Gary Grewal
Cast: John Abraham, Mouni Roy, Jackie Shroff
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 3.5/5
With enough twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seats, ‘Romeo Akbar Walter’ is a smartly executed film that never beats around the bush. It is also a worthy tribute to those spies who live their entire lives in incognito mode and risk their lives selflessly.
Coming to the plot, Romeo Ali (John Abraham) does a clerical job but he also likes to act in his free time. He gets picked up by RAW and is sent to a PoK area to spy on the enemy. With great guile (the makers did well to give us a glimpse of the intelligent tactics used to befriend enemies), Romeo reaches Karachi as Akbar.
As far as the performances are concerned, both John Abraham and Jackie Shroff do a decent job but the real winner here is director Robbie Grewal. He never lets you put your foot off the pedal and the 2 and a half hour film passes by in a jiffy. While the film doesn’t have many songs (no beating around the bush, like I said before), the background score is top notch.
In some ways, the film reminded me a lot of ‘Raazi’. That doesn’t mean they are similar in plot. It just means that they are both deftly executed spy thrillers.
A worthy watch this weekend even if you are not a John Abraham fan. Watch out for the two twists towards the end. They’ll make your jaw hit the floor.