Raees is the latest Bollywood action crime thriller flick that is directed by Rahul Dholakia and producers include Gauri Khan, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. The production is under their banners Red Chillies Entertainment and Excel Entertainment. The film is the criminal drama based on the life of criminal Abdul Latif. The film release today 25th January 2017 globally.
Raees 2017: Star Cast
- Shah Rukh Khan as Raees
- Mahira Khan as Aasiya
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui as ACP Majmudar
- Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub as Raees’s friend Sadiq
- Atul Kulkarni
- Sheeba Chaddha as Raees’s mother
- Sunny Leone as Guest appearance
Raees 2017: Story Plot
The film makers say that this is a fiction movie not based on any real life character. It is based on a criminal who live in Gujarat. Shah Rukh as raees is a good from the heart but does all the bad things for good. Raees has an illegal alcohol business and is the don of his area. But soon faces rivalry with the new ACP Majumdar who is Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
In between, there are an item numbers by Sunny Leone. You will find a 70s touch in the film where a gangster is playing Tom and Jerry with police and a charming girl comforting the gangster.
The film got a mixed reaction from Bollywood critics.
Taran Adarsh stated, On the whole, RAEES is a sure-shot hit. To state that SRK is sensational would be an understatement. The love, adulation, and stardom that he attained in his early films will be showered on him yet again in RAEES. A few more factors contribute too: Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s winning act, the aimed-at-masses written material and of course, the gripping finale. As far as the BO is concerned, there’s no stopping this one. An outright winner! Just don’t miss it! Ratings: 4 stars
Subhra Gupta from Indian Express said: Shah Rukh Khan manages to breaks through in some scenes, but this film belongs to Nawazuddin Siddiqui who is having the time of his life. A song in the film reminds us that Raees played by SRK is a ‘single piece’ in this world. Yes, he is, but maybe we’ll be more aware of that the next time around. Ratings: 2.5 stars
Our Final Words
The first half of the movie is good with the songs and some comedy moments by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. But soon you will feel the film is too long with very few catchy moment and lack of good music. If you are a Shah Rukh fan, then you will love it. But the entire show is stolen by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is back with a fabulous performance.
So, overall a good film for this Republic Day! Please go through more of our movie reviews and share if you like them.