The movie is directed by Rahul Dholakia and produced by Gauri Khan and Farhan Akhtar.It was released this year on 25th January.The lead actor of the film is Shahrukh Khan playing the role of Raees and the other actors are Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mahira Khan.The story revolves around Raees and his life which is full of smuggling.He lives in Fatehpur, Gujarat and gets involved in illegal liquor smuggling at a very age.Along with Sadiq, he works for gangster Jairaj and smuggles alcohol by bribing the police.His mother said, “Every occupation is good and no religion is greater than any occupation till it does not cause any harm to anyone”. He grows up and starts his own smuggling business.
Meanwhile, an honest IPS officer Majmudar wants to cut down this illegal trade of liquor. At the same time, Raees has a love connection with a girl named Aasiya and she accepts his proposal and the two get married. Now the IPS gets transferred to Fatehpur and he breaks down on the alcohol dealers. He tries to gather information about Raees whereas he finds ways to avert him and he continues his trade.
Meanwhile, Jairaj tries to get Raees killed due to his personal differences. When he gets to know this, he goes to the same bar where Jairaj goes, with the purpose of killing him. Then Majmudar gets transferred to Kutch whereas Raees influences Gujarat’s government and wins over them. He helps his community by offering work to women. At this time, his wife Aasiya gives birth to a baby boy. The process of smuggling goes on then CM advices Raees to go to jail for a while for his act and he makes him assured that he would get all the facilities.Again Majmudar gets transferred to Fatehpur.Under his transfer, Riots break out in the state. People get no food so Raees arranges food for four localities which takes a heavy toll on Raees. Raees became broke as the CM also abandons him.
Majumdar is after Raees now, Raees brings press with him so Majmudar stops his officers from shooting Raees and from here Majmudar with his officers take him to an isolated place and talk to him for few minutes then he shoots him. The last scene of the movie shows how he dies remembering his best moments with his friend Sadiq and wife Aasiya.
Critic Opinion For The Movie
SRK scored decent reviews from critics.Movies like critics are never expected to win over critics.According to Taran Adarsh on Bollywood hungama, the director maintains the realism and ensures that the pace and energy seldom dip. He did justice to the story. Most of the critics were in favour of Raees. Rohini Nair of the Firstpost said, what a film where SRK shows the best performance of his career.
We liked the movie because of its lead actor Shahrukh Khan. He is a sure shot star of the movie.This was one of the strongest roles played by him in his entire career. He did an amazing job in delivering his role. Nawazuddin Siddiqui who played the role of a cop did an excellent work as his character needed a strong throw in the film.
Controversy And Competition With Kaabil
The first controversy was shooting at Ahmedabad.Also, an alleged gangster Mustak sent a legal notice asking why a film on his father’s life is being made.Raees was also targeted on the fact that it had a Pakistani actress Mahira Khan which created a lot of buzz.
Raees Vs Kaabil: These two movies clashed at the box office on Wednesday.Raees has an edge overKaabil in terms of screen count as it has 60% of screens. Due to the clash, Kaabil got less number of screens which has severely affected the film’s collection.
Raees was touted as the comeback of Shahrukh Khan into the action genre and was widely seen as the movie which would revive his sagging career and put him back on track in his race to the top with the other two Khans. Salman and Aamir have seen a string of hits which have taken them to heights of popularity and commercial success which is unprecedented in India. Shahrukh meanwhile has seen some average success in his last couple of ventures like Fan & Love You Zindagi.