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Raid (2018)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 16 March 2018 (India)
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A fearless income tax officer raids the mansion of the most powerful man in Lucknow after someone mysteriously draws his attention towards the evidence.

Director:

Raj Kumar Gupta

Writer:

Ritesh Shah
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ajay Devgn ... Amay Patnaik
Saurabh Shukla ... Rameshwar Singh 'Tauji'
Ileana D'Cruz ... Malini Patnaik
Amit Sial ... Lallan Sudheer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geeta Agarwal Geeta Agarwal ... Reema
Prakash Bajpai Prakash Bajpai ... Ramu Kaka
Amit Bimrot Amit Bimrot ... Satish Mishra
Sheeba Chaddha ... Prabha
Devas Dixit Devas Dixit ... Shashi Singh
Gayathri Iyer Gayathri Iyer ... Mukta
Pushpa Joshi Pushpa Joshi ... Amma
Ravi Khanvilkar Ravi Khanvilkar ... Rakesh Singh
Ashwani Kumar Ashwani Kumar ... Informer
Simran Nisha Simran Nisha ... Sushma
Neelabh Pandey Neelabh Pandey ... Driver of Amey
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Storyline

Set in the 80s in Uttar Pradesh, India, Raid is based on the true story of one of the most high profile raids the country has ever known. Amay Patnaik (Ajay Devgn), an upright and no-nonsense Income Tax officer has already been transferred 49 times in the past seven years owing to his idealistic and courageous disposition to uncover tax frauds, hitting hard the pockets of many a big shot. When Patnaik is assigned the case of Tauji, a highly influential and feared man in Uttar Pradesh, little does he know that his unerring determination to bring Tauji to justice would culminate in the longest and most challenging raid of his career as also the history of the Income Tax Department of India. Would Amay succeed in the face of an increasingly stubborn and belligerent Tauji forms the crux of the story. Written by Indian Gurg

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Heroes don't always come in uniform


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

16 March 2018 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Рейд See more »

Filming Locations:

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$423,817, 18 March 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,010,385, 1 April 2018
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Trivia

Illena Dcruz' first de glam role after her debut film "Barfi!" (2012). See more »

Quotes

Amay Patnaik: The reason for this country's poverty isn't the poor, it's the rich and dishonest people like you who steal from them.
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Crazy Credits

The title card in all the three languages has "1981" written on it, indicating the time period the film is set in. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was originally certified UA with a running time of 128 minutes. Later, a few voluntary alterations of 6.26 minutes were made without the rating being changed. The alterations included deletion of some scenes, after which the duration was recorded to be 121.37 minutes or 122 minutes. See more »

Soundtracks

Nit Khair Manga
Music by Tanishk Bagchi
Lyrics by Manoj Muntashir
Performed by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
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Predictable but will keep you hooked
4 October 2018 | by anupkranalSee all my reviews

Raid has been one of those movies where the script and the plot demand it to be kept short. Raj kumar Gupta knew it very well and with a run time of 122 mins he decided not to be over ambitious. The entire movie is based upon a single raid and 80% of the movie is shot in a single house. Therefore it was a herculean task to keep the movie interesting. Raj kumar Gupta has been able to keep the audience hooked through the earnest performances of his lead and supporting actors. The dialogues seemed real and were not over filmy. Despite being an entertaining watch there are some noteworthy flaws in the writing and it is not easy to ignore them. For instance, in the first half Ajay Devgan and his team could not find any of the black money but as soon they found the first lot, they started finding the money from very part of the house. These are some of the glitches but overall it is a nice watch if you can ignore them


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