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RDX writer Shabas Rasheed: ‘Antony Varghese signed the film without hearing the script’

RDX: Robert Dony Xavier - helmed by Nahas Hidayath - has performed well at the box office

RDX writer Shabas Rasheed: ‘Antony Varghese signed the film without hearing the script’
Stills from RDX

Last Updated: 04.53 PM, Sep 05, 2023


Director Nahas Hidayath’s RDX: Robert Dony Xavier - which released on August 25 - has been receiving a great response at the theatres. The movie is lauded for its ‘emotionally connecting’ screenplay, action sequences and some incredible performances by the actors. Speaking during an interview recently, the film’s screenplay writers - Adarsh Sukumaran and Shabas Rasheed - have said that Antony Varghese has a huge contribution toward the success of the movie.

‘Antony Varghese gave his 100% to this film’

The writers told Silly Monks Mollywood that Antony agreed to do the film without even hearing the script. According to them, the actor wanted to do something for Nahas, as the director’s stalled project had Antony in the lead role and he was feeling guilty about it. “Antony did the film for Nahas, to make up for the stalled project. He told us to go with the project and was a constant support while making the film,” said Shabas.

Stills from RDX
Stills from RDX

Adding to that Adarsh said, “We wanted Antony to do a character different from what he has done before. He is known for his action films, but we were able to give him a character that has an emotional graph, and he was also ready to give his 100% to it.”

Success at box office

RDX is getting more shows and screens in cities like Bengaluru. The actioner - which also stars Shane Nigam and Neeraj Madhav - has seen a fivefold increase in shows in Bengaluru. Celebrities like Keerthy Suresh, Manju Warrier and Aparna Balamurali have lauded the film. Politician-actor Udhayanidhi Stalin has described RDX as the ‘best martial arts film made in India’. As the title suggests, the plot revolves around three friends - Robert, Dony and Xavier - who are trained in different forms of martial arts. The film features two timelines, and has exhilarating action sequences, directed by stunt choreographers Anbariv.

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