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Raazi (2018)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 11 May 2018 (USA)
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A Kashmiri woman agrees to marry a Pakistani army officer in order to spy on Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.

Director:

Meghna Gulzar

Writers:

Harinder S. Sikka (based on the book 'Calling Sehmat' by), Meghna Gulzar (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Top Rated Indian Movies #156 | 21 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alia Bhatt ... Sehmat
Vicky Kaushal ... Iqbal Syed
Rajit Kapoor ... Hidayat Khan
Shishir Sharma ... Brigadier Parvez Syed
Ashwath Bhatt Ashwath Bhatt ... Mehboob Syed
Jaideep Ahlawat ... Khalid Mir
Soni Razdan ... Teji
Arif Zakaria ... Abdul
Amruta Khanvilkar ... Munira
Kanwaljit Singh ... Nikhil Bakshi (Older)
Aman Vasishth Aman Vasishth ... Nikhil Bakshi (Younger)
Veer Samra Veer Samra ... Nafisa
Saloni Saloni ... Nurse at Military Hospital
Deepak Saini Deepak Saini ... Tailor In Lahore
Sima Pari Sima Pari ... Shyama
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Storyline

Hidayat Khan is the son of an Indian freedom fighter and agent posing as an informant for the Pakistani government. He wishes to make his 20-year-old daughter Sehmat an agent and continue the family tradition of being in service to the country. Sehmat leaves college. She is hastily trained by senior RAW officer Khalid Mir. Her father uses his friendship with Brigadier Syed of the Pakistan Army to get Sehmat married to his son, Iqbal Syed, a military officer. Sehmat quickly settles into her married life, she falls in love with Iqbal. But everything starts to complicated. Written by Sonja Pavkovic

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An incredible true story

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Real Sehmat passed away a month before film's release. See more »

Goofs

The plot of the movie is set in the year 1971. However, one of the scenes shows use of a silver Mercedes Benz w123 model. This model was only produced by Mercedes Benz in the year 1976, 5 years later. See more »

Quotes

Sehmat: My father has also taught me that there is nothing above nation, not even yourself
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Connections

Featured in 64th Filmfare Awards (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Ae Watan
Lyrics by Gulzar
Music by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Arijit Singh
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Alia is just 25 !! wow .. and we got another Independence Day song :)
14 May 2018 | by wakka_chakkaSee all my reviews

Well .. Alia Bhatt knows how to cry in the reel world and boy she does it really well, like really well .. amongst all other 'acting' things .. And Meghna Gulzar surely knows how to direct a movie .. to be honest, there was no question after talvar but yeah raazi did put a stamp once again .. The dialogues have been really thought and worked upon when you could hear the "kh" from the epiglottis :D

Also, I am loving this age of cinema where not just the star kids or the prodigies are coming to play hero or, let us say, act .. but people have started taking it as a profession and they are getting breaks too .. Vicky Kaushal is one such example ..

Movie brings life to a book titled 'Calling Sehmat' by Harinder S Sikka and never through the entire length would you find a need to go back and read it .. you know what I mean .. it is stitched quite beautifully. I did not notice any gaps in there.

Would not want to add any more details as they tend to become spoilers more often than not .. but Raazi should be certainly given some of your time, in a theater. This is the best way to appreciate a good movie.

And yeah .. we have got a new independence day song .. badly needed and is a good one after a long long time :)


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Official Sites:

DHARMA PRODUCTIONS

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

11 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Raazi See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR300,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,812,763
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2.39 : 1
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