Raees (2017)

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RAEES is the fictitious story of a man named Raees, set in early 1980's to 1990's Gujarat, India. The film explores how Raees' relationships and meteoric rise helped him build an entire empire from scratch, to make him the single most powerful man in the state. Less of a gangster but more of an impresario, Raees gains popularity, a cult following and most importantly the public's trust by demonstrating entrepreneurial flair, unfettered determination to achieving his goals and ironically a heart of gold. His layered character traits encapsulate an inimitable blend of personas, making him revered, loved and feared. Always thinking ahead of the curve and using revolutionary ideas of management which were unheard of during his time, but are now doctrines for students, Raees eliminates every opposition that comes his way. However, his downfall will be crossing paths with the no-nonsense police officer Majumdar, whose sole reason for existence is the elimination of crime. What ensues next is a tumultuous battle between the two, which forms a key defining element of the film's narrative.

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Cast

Shah Rukh Khan
as Raees Alam
Mahira Khan
as Mohsina
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
as ACP Ghulam Patel
Lilly Singh
as Lilliya Lunnaya
Anil Mange
as Kasim Khan

Critic Reviews for Raees

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

[Raees] is a fiery slice of Bollywood action.

Oct 24, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Avoiding flabby subplots, Mr. Dholakia keeps "Raees" taut and suspenseful, even at two and a half hours, though it probably has a song too many.

Jan 26, 2017 | Full Review…

The movie is an unabashed commercial entertainer. You go in for the awesomesauce Raees-Majmudar war, which is full of decadent Bollywood masala. If you are into that kinda thing, you will regret missing this one.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Shah Rukh Khan has never looked better; he's full of fury and for once, isn't spreading his arms, but breaking others'. The film lies entirely on his shoulders and he carries the weight most of the time.

Mar 27, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Raees is a sporadically fun, but frequently tedious attempt to reinvigorate the style of films that made Bollywood in the '80s an exciting place to be.

Nov 3, 2017 | Full Review…

SRK's bravado dialogue delivery has some great stand out moments.

Oct 27, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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