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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
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
Nalneesh Nalneesh ... Lalji
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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Raees was said to be based on criminal Abdul Latif's life. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Alternate Versions

In Singapore, the film was originally classified NC16 uncut by the BFC for scenes of 'Violence'. The company then opted to remove stronger elements from the film in order to obtain a PG13 rating (which allows viewers under 13 to attend with adult supervision). The film was later released fully uncut on DVD/Video with an NC16 rating. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Saanson Ke
Lyrics by Manoj Yadav
Composed by Aheer (JAM8)
Sung by Krishnakumar Kunnath (as KK)
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Must Watch For Shahrukh Fans
24 January 2017 | by adarshbohra69See 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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