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Raees (2017)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 25 January 2017 (USA)
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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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Rahul Dholakia
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Cast

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Baniye ka dimaag aur Miyanbhai ki daring.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

25 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wealthy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,798,379, 29 January 2017

Gross USA:

$3,262,954

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,428,190
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There was a clearance issue by Archaeological Survey of India for shooting at Ahmedabad at the ancient mosque and tomb complex, Sarkhej Roza. See more »

Goofs

Raees falls down after he gets shot for the second time. But after the first gunshot, he is seen to have dirt on his face,before even falling on the ground. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the UK, the film was first shown to the BBFC in an advice screening, with the intention of obtaining a '12A' rating. The BBFC stated that they would have to make edits to "a number of scenes of strong bloody violence", and the film was pre-cut prior to submission. However, the distributors had not edited the film enough in one scene, meaning that another 57 seconds were removed before achieving the desired '12A' certificate. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Kapil Sharma Show: New Year Special (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Zaalima
Lyrics written by Amitabh Bhattacharya
Music composed by JAM8
Sung by Arijit Singh,Harshdeep Kaur
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User Reviews

 
Engaging Gangster flick but the story is bit old and could have been better but overall it is a watchable flick
25 January 2017 | by ridinbalSee all my reviews

"Engaging Gangster flick with srk's and nawazuddin's good performance but the story is bit old and could have been better but overall it is a watchable flick"

My rating- 3.3/5

Positives-

1.)Direction and screenplay- Direction was good and director succeeded in fusing correct elements required for this movie. Screenplay was equally good but story was little used and old and this brings slightly downfall to this movie.

2.)Srk , Nawazuddin and Mahira - Srk as usual did his role neatly. Mahira as the female lead didn't have any trouble and succeeded in bringing charm to her character. Nawazuddin was also good but not his career best performance. Same for srk as well. These two actors had potential but the screenplay didn't allow them. Srk i can understand but screenplay could have given nawazuddin chance to show his talent. This role looked like as if it wasn't written for him. He didn't do bad and i wont blame him but scriptwriter could have taken little notice on this.

3.)Cinematography and edits

4.)Music and bgscore

5.)Some powerful dialogues

Negatives-

1.) Story- It was bit old and it didn't have any support from director or scriptwriter to make it good. This is one of the major flaw which i found in this movie.

2.)Duration- It was lagging and it will bore audience a lot. Makers could have trimmed it.

3.) Action scenes looked messed up at some areas

Is it a must watch?

I don't recommend it as must movie because this movie may not suit all types of audience.

Overall- Raees may bore some or entertain and it all depends on audience's taste. This movie could have been better but as an final product it was watchable one but not an extraordinary flick.

My rating - 3.3/5

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