Criticizing the prohibition of alcohol in Gujarat, this film unfolds the story of a clever bootlegger, whose business is challenged by a tough cop.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raj Arjun ...
Ilyas
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)
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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)
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Jairaj
Mahendra Shrivas ...
Chandu
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Storyline

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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25 January 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,798,379 (USA) (27 January 2017)

Gross:

$3,262,954 (USA) (3 February 2017)
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Trivia

A day after the release of the trailer of the film, members of the city's Shia community protested the use of religious symbols in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Jairaj's hit man tries to kill Raees from rooftop Raees wasn't wearing his spectacles glasses. Without his glasses it should be impossible to spot the hit man and throw something to disarm the hit man. See more »

Connections

References Qurbani (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Zaalima
Lyrics written by Amitabh Bhattacharya
Music composed by JAM8
Sung by Arijit Singh,Harshdeep Kaur
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24 January 2017 | by (From The Winterfell & The West Of Westworld) – See all my reviews

Gear up for a throwback to the great Salim-Javed blockbusters of the Seventies, where the hero grows up mid-action,breaks the tension and action sequences compel you to whistle. Carrying that legacy forward, is Raees. Shah Rukh Khan plays the titular character of a spectacled goon who hates being called "battery"; he starts from harmless Ponzi schemes but graduates to pre- planned rackets and becomes the top bootlegger of his town. Shah Rukh Khan has never looked better; he's full of fury and for once, isn't spreading his arms, but breaking others'. The film lies entirely on his shoulders and he carries the weight most of the times. When he doesn't, the ever-so-reliable Nawazuddin Siddiqui steps in with his crackling performance. In the trademark Nawaz style, he delivers some comic relief. Mahirah is restricted to songs and a few emotional scenes, but doesn't really add much. If her purpose was to soften the baddie, it's lost on the viewer.Action Scenes Are Like Every Other Bollywood Movie. The first half is well- paced; it draws you in and makes you root for the SRK, But the second half plunges into a weird Robin Hood zone where the antihero's morals are suddenly defibrillated and he becomes a messiah. The movie takes a rough path there on, and the long runtime makes the ride bumpier. The movie can feel a bit long, but if you're going for a great Shah Rukh performance and some good old popcorn- entertainment,And It Gives A Good Message To Viewers. it might just 'raees' to the occasion.


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