A fearless income tax officer raids the mansion of the most powerful man in Lucknow after someone mysteriously draws his attention towards the evidence.


Raj Kumar Gupta
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ajay Devgn ... Amay Patnaik
Ileana D'Cruz ... Malini Patnaik
Amit Bimrot Amit Bimrot ... Satish Mishra
Saurabh Shukla ... Rameshwar Singh 'Tauji'
Amit Sial ... Lallan Sudheer
Gayathri Iyer Gayathri Iyer ... Mukta (as Gayathri)
Sheeba Chaddha ... Prabha
Saanand Verma Saanand Verma ... Suraj Singh
Sulagna Panigrahi ... Tara
Geeta Agarwal Geeta Agarwal ... Reema
Devas Dixit Devas Dixit ... Shashi Singh
Ravi Khanvilkar Ravi Khanvilkar ... Rakesh Singh
Pravin Singh Sisodia Pravin Singh Sisodia ... Anubhav Singh
Pushpa Joshi Pushpa Joshi ... Amma
Surbhi Singh Surbhi Singh ... Jaya (as Saurabhi Singh)


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

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Heroes don't always come in uniform


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Raj Kumar Gupta directed the film 5 years after Ghanchakkar 2013. See more »


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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The title card of the film is shown in Hindi, English and Urdu, together in one frame. 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 »


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Music by Amit Trivedi
Lyrics by Indraneel
Performed by Sukhwinder Singh
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A captivating crime thriller with enuff tension n suspense. Devgan was terrific n so were the dialogues.
20 March 2018 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

Saw this in a theatre. The plot is about an honest n brave income tax officer who conducts a raid at a very powerful man's house. As a fan of Devgan, i went to see this without watching the trailer or reading any reviews. It is a very mesmerizing film with solid tension n suspense throughout. Apart from awesome acting by Devgan n Shukla, the best part was the editing. U dont feel bore for even a sec. The climax reminded me of a zombie film where hordes of angry mob have surrounded people who are inside a house n anytime the mob can barge into. The background song during the climax was good too n so was the mild twist. Two things bothered me, first the romantic song n second, during the end scene it takes the mob a helluva time to break n barge into the room even after the door being wooden n glass one whereas....... Still i loved the film n Devgan was terrific. His HMT watch was awesome.

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Release Date:

16 March 2018 (India) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India


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$423,817, 18 March 2018

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