Movie Review

A close source who has seen the rushes of Raees, spoke to us and this is what he had to say about its Review.

Rating – 5/5

Star cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mahira Khan

Director: Rahul Dholakia

Story Plot : This fictional film is set across the life span of an alcohol smuggler Raees Alam. Shah Rukh Khan plays a bootlegger in Gujrat in the eighties, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays a Cop.

“Raees is a film that will work for all age groups, for men and women, for cities and towns, for masses and classes. It is an extremely entertaining film right from the beginning.”

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Although the film is about the underworld, the love story of SRK and Mahira has been presented so sensitively that it is a sheer delight to watch it unfold. The small nuances of their love that has been shown, adds a beautiful color to the dark world of smuggling, that the film is about.

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SRK is mind blowing as usual in the romantic scenes and is brilliant as the big bad guy in the action sequences. The action is dealt with quite realistically. SRK will definitely bring back the memories of Anjaam, Baazigar and Darr with his bad boy portrayal.

But the selling point of the movie is going to be the sequences between Raees and Inspector Majmudar. Raees’s principles, his attitude, his persona, they all cast a magical spell on the viewer. These attributes make him the darling of the audience within minutes. Nawaz’s defiant demeanor and his innocence mixed with compelling focus in life are too wonderful to be overlooked. And this is the distinguishing feature between films about dons made in recent times and this one.

Although it is a drama about the underworld, it is far from serious, depressing or morose and yet it is realistic and serious in that sense. Resultant, the people who do not like underworld films, will enjoy it too. The music and the background score all take us back into that 80’s and 90’s. The dialogues are absolutely clap worthy. Again, since the making of the mass-appealing drama is intelligent and because a good part of it is devoted to the romantic sides of the SRK and Mahira, there is a lot in the film for the multiplex audience as well as the single-screen audience and for the city audience as well as the audience in the smaller centers.


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SRK is simply fantastic in the role of Raees Alam. So real is his performance that it looks like he was born to play this role. Right from his look to his acting, including dialogue-delivery, everything is fabulous. Indeed, an award-winning performance! Nawazuddin is amazing as usual. He is believably tough in the action and dramatic scenes. Mahira Khan looks every inch the character she plays. She does a superlative job and does full justice to her character. Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub is a revelation! He leaves an indelible mark as Raees’s friend Salim. Avtar Gill is effective . All other star casts are superb.

On the whole, Raees is a sure shot winner.  Nothing less than 5 stars.”

Take a look at the Raees Trailer here:

Apparently Shah Rukh Khan also spreaded awareness about drunk driving through Raees Campaign 

PS: This review is provided by a close source. Stylewhack does not claim its authenticity.

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