The first trailer of John Abraham’s next, Rocky Handsome, is out and fans are revelling in its all-out action content. Packed with thrill and fight sequences, there is also an attempt to keep the identity of its protagonist a mystery.
The film that reunites John and director Nishikant Kamat after their 2011 venture Force also stars Shruti Haasan and Nathalia Kaur. It is a loose adaptation of the Korean film The Man from Nowhere (2010).
John is introduced in the trailer as a 30-year-old man Kabir Ahlawat. The complete 1.36-minute video is about making the lead character a man of mystery. From showing the actor flaunting guns, breaking bones and blowing up things in the first half of the trailer, the end is all about showing his innocent and handsome side. There is also a little girl to re-emphasise that John’s Rocky may kill the bad guys but he is a softie at core. “Deadly, dangerous ya Rocky, is naam se mujhe wo jaante hain jo mujhe janana nahi chahte hain,” John says in the trailer.
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Speaking about the film, John had earlier said, “No one has ever seen action designed like this before in Hindi cinema. With Rocky Handsome, we will raise the bar of action in this country.”
Elaborating on the emotional quotient of the film, he had said, “I must draw a parallel here... just like Bajrangi Bhaijaan had a child, even Rocky Handsome has a beautiful kid and more than the action, it’s the emotion that people will walk away after watching that film.”
Rocky Handsome will release on February 5, 2016.