John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee to play lead characters in Raakh directed by Milap Zaveri. John is currently awaiting the release of his film Parmaanu which was suppose to be released on 8 December 2017 got shifted to Febraury 2018 to avoid the clash with Fukrey Returns. Milap Zaveri made a short film in November, 2016 for T-series titled Raakh starring Vir Das and Richa Chadha which got good reviews from the critics. Milap decided to keep the name of the film in his feature venture as well. Manoj Bajpayee is currently awaiting the release of his upcoming film Aiyaary starring Siddharth Malhotra as his army student.
Last film Milap directed is called Mastizaade, which was a disaster in best sense of the word and he does not exactly has credibility as a director. He also credited as the writer of Kaante, which is a frame by frame copy of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. Milap directed Jacqueline Fernandez’s second Hindi film Jaane Kahan se Aayi Hai back in 2010. John Abraham is having a decent time in his career with 2 hits last year by the name of Dishoom and Force 2. Raakh will be a thriller as such was the nature of that short film and Manoj is a master in that genre.
John and Manoj have worked together previously in Shootout At Wadala, which was a superhit at the box-office and also got good critical reviews. Manoj was last seen in a drama indie called Rukh in which his performance was highly appreciated as a father who dies in a car accident leaving money burden on his family. Nikhil Advani and Emmay entertainment will serve as producers on the film and it will be an above average budget. Shooting of the film has not started yet and producers will announce the release date soon which could be the end of 2018 or beginning of 2019.
#Announcement @zmilap to direct #Raakh which will have @BajpayeeManoj & @TheJohnAbraham in leads! The film will be produced by @nikkhiladvani @monishaadvani @madhubhojwani @EmmayEntertain Milap has kept the title same as his short film which got resounding success! All The Best!
— Atul Mohan (@atulmohanhere) December 29, 2017