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A bootlegger sets out to improve his community as a promising leader but falls in a political trap.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shubham Chintamani ...
Young Raees
Shubham Tukaram ...
Young Sadiq
Dhanveer ...
Young Rasul (as Dhanveer - Dhai Akshar NGO)
Yug ...
Young Taufiq (as Yug - Dhai Akshar NGO)
Sagar ...
Young Kalupor (as Sagar - Dhai Akshar NGO)
Raees's Mother
Loveleen Mishra ...
Ratna Madam
Utkarsh Mazumdar ...
Dr. Sajanwala
Prasoon Narayan ...
Constable (Gandhi Ashram)
Avinash Razdan ...
King George (Compounder)
Nishad Raj Rana ...
Officer (Ilyas's Raid)
Ashok ...
Constable (Ilyas's Raid)
Mahendra Shrivas ...


The film is set in the early 80's and 90's in Gujarat. The fictitious story of a man who builds an empire in the state of Gujarat, the only state that still follows prohibition. It's a story about his rise and his relationships, which help him become the single most powerful man in the state. Written by RedChillies

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Baniye ka dimaag aur Miyanbhai ki daring.


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Release Date:

25 January 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Богатей  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,798,379, 27 January 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,262,954, 3 February 2017
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Following military tensions between Pakistan and India in 2016, various Pakistani artists were banned from working in India. There was similar pressure applied on the makers of Raees to replace Pakistani actress, Mahira Khan. The film's producer, Farhan Akhtar refused to do so and the female lead remained the same. See more »


The film is set between 1980s till 1993 but in one scene there have shown whiskey bottle of Royal Stag which came in 1995 and also Vartex Banyan. See more »


Features Kaala Patthar (1979) See more »


Udi Udi Jaye
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Music composed by Ram Sampath
Sung by Bhoomi Trivedi, Sukhwinder Singh, Karsan Sargathiya
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SRK and Nawazuddin's performance makes it a brilliant must watch
28 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Finally the day arrived after 3 years if wait, the day arrived. RAEES . Miyan Bhai SRK stole the thunder with his power packed performance. He has nailed it this  time. Raees SRK has shown and proved " Form is temporary, Class is permanent " Shah Rukh Khan and Nawazuddin 's bravura performances, Action sequences, Well researched script, Music, Screenplay , Editing, and Climax.

The first half is well placed; Majmudar's one liners and the music is fabulous and the Laila Main Laila sequence ups the ante. The second grips the audience in their seats and the smoke scene is the show stealer. The dialogues are just bang on.WOW ! The part where SRK says "dhanda Karta hun, dharm ka dhanda nai karta" is the best one.

It's tough to maintain a character's ferocity and vulnerability in equal measures, but this is what SRK does best.

Full of tightly-choreographed action sequences and a brilliantly written script,

On the whole , Raees is a full on Masala Entertainer packed by power full performances and adrenaline charged action sequences. Made for Classes and masses alike. Action , Acting, Romance, Violence, Music and Masaledar dialogues all add up to the genre. A classic masala flick, Best movie of it's genre. A must watch movie. So my rating 10/10 Stars.

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