Actor John Abraham has said in a new interaction that he is convinced that his upcoming action film Attack will have a good showcase in cinemas, despite the release a week after filmmaker SS Rajamoulis long awaited RRR. The Telugu film, set in pre-independent India, is set to hit cinemas on March 25, while John’s Attack hits the screens on April 1. (Also read: John Abraham on Attack: ‘Spent 30% of budget on VFX, not on myself’)
Pen Studios, which has supported Attack, has also acquired the North Indian theater rights and all linguistic digital and satellite rights to RRR. During the trailer launch of the film, when asked how many screens Attack will land, given that RRR is expected to dominate when it is released, John told reporters: “We have been promised a certain number of screens, we are have been assured by our partners that we get a good screening. ”
He added: “I have great respect for Rajamouli sir and his kind of cinema, but we also have a lot of respect for what we have done. We are certainly not number two for anyone.”
“I do not know about the commercial success or failure of the film. I am not a trade expert, I do not understand it. But I can say on record that we have made a very good film, a different film,” he said. (Also read: Trailer for Attack Part 1: John Abrahams super soldier will save India with sci-fi and dubstep. Watch)
Directed by Lakshya Raj Anand, Attack has John as a “super soldier” who can operate “beyond normal human limits”. The film is set as a franchise set in a world where “future wars will be fought on technology and artificial intelligence (AI).”
Attack is backed by Pen Studios, Abraham’s JA Entertainment and Ajay Kapoor Productions. The film also stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Rakul Preet Singh.