Complete review of ‘Raees’
Star Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Mahira Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub
Director: Rahul Dholakia
Producer: Red Chillies Entertainment, Excel Entertainment
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Music Director: Ram Sampath
SRK starrer Raees has been released in cinemas. Directed by Rahul Dholakia, Raees narrates the story of a Gujarati bootlegger and his journey to become Gujarat’s most-dreaded don.
Story of the movie: Raees Alam (Shah Rukh Khan) is the liquor baron from Fatehpura, Gujarat. Two lines are all it took for a streetsmart school going kid to tread a path of illegal liquor business – ‘Koi dhandha chhota nahi hota, aur koi dharam dhandhe se bada nahi hota’ were the golden words of his Ammi jaan; and ‘Baniye ka dimaag aur miyan bhai ki daring, dono hai iske paas’ coming straight from his mentor. Raees is intelligent, smart, and is compassionate enough at heart. He is hated by the the police but immensely loved by his own people. His empire grows as he becomes number 1 in his business. He falls in love with Aasiya (Mahira Khan), gets married, has a child and meanwhile time changes. The politicians who were fed with his money all this while, betray him. The world crumbles as one day, Raees finds out he unknowingly went against his own principles. What will happen next, for this you have to watch the film.
Star Performance: SRK and Nawazuddin Siddiqui delivered a brilliant performance in the movie. Whereas, Mahira Khan in her Bollywood debut is fairly okay. Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub as Sadiq is excellent in his supporting role.
Music Direction: The film’s music is good.
Direction: The film’s direction is good. KU Mohanan’s cinematography comes as a crucial advancement to the story here. The film’s dialogues are good enough. After the interval, the story seems quite drawn. The movie takes a rough path there on. But the second half would make even more better.
Watch Or Not: ‘Raees’ is a treat for SRK fans.