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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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Details

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, 27 January 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,262,954, 3 February 2017
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Singer Harshdeep Kaur said, "when I heard 'Zaalima' for the first time, I knew this song would be a hit. It's a very catchy song and has a big recall value. For the first time ever we have heard the word 'zZalima' in a romantic song." 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

References Qurbani (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Udi Udi Jaye
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Music composed by Ram Sampath
Sung by Bhoomi Trivedi, Sukhwinder Singh, Karsan Sargathiya
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User Reviews

 
Mahira was very attractive, Srk was different (in a good way) from his usual stuff n Nawaaz was good.
25 January 2017 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

I saw this film with my family in a theater. Didn't had any expectations. Typical gangster flick which had been done to death in Bollywood. Used to watch a TV serial with my wife starring Mahira n had been a fan of her since. Very typical, a poor kid works for some shady guys, later progresses n starts working for a bigger syndicate. One fine day the grown up boy (Srk) wants to start his own business n splits from the syndicate. Nothing new, except for some good one liners, good performance by Nawaaz as the cop hell bent on taking down all the bootleggers. As a fan of Mahira, i liked the footage she got. She was really looking very attractive in those dresses. Jus your typical masala gangster film. One very bad sequence of parkour. Srk running on rooftops was silly coz it wasn't executed well. It looked too fake. Watch District b13, Yamakasi, Tracers, Casino Royale's chase sequence, Chris Brown's parkour sequence from Takers. The shot gun scenes were decent. I still prefer Steve McQueen's The getaway shot gun scenes. The best gangster film in bollywood is indisputably Devgan's Once upon a time in Mumbai.


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