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Sneak Peak: Raees (2017) Trailer

hqdefaultTill now, we have been talking endlessly about Shah Rukh Khan’s clash with Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil at the box office but after the release of the much-awaited trailer of SRK’s film Raees, the dynamics have changed completely. The trailer begins with Shah Rukh’s bold monologue and an introduction to his character. Shah Rukh in and as Raees is a mafia don who is on the wrong side of the law and being edgy goes with the territory.

And then, Nawazuddin Siddiqui takes over the screen. The actor is sharing screen space with SRK for the first time and plays the role of a cop. His character of ACP Ghulam Patel looks a bit similar to the one in Kick, minus that weird smile. As the trailer moves forward, we see Shah Rukh appearing on the screen and trust us when we say that waiting for the Raees trailer for all these months was worth it.

While the trailer may show Raees as a man seeped in grey with shades of black lapping around his feet, the actor painted him as a man with heart of gold. SRK, while speaking about his character at the trailer launch, said, “Raees is not someone who is rich but someone who is benevolent. Charity karo, daan karo, logo ki khusi ke liye kaam karo… that makes one Raees.”

Slowly, we get to know about Raees’ life. His love life has beautiful Pakistani actor Mahira Khan, who lovingly calls him Battery. We should remind you that two days ago, SRK had shared a still in which he wore a hoodie, which read, “Don’t call me Battery”. So, does Mahira and his anger towards the world have something to do with each other? Well, we have to wait to know more about that.

We see the 51-year-old actor falling in love with Mahira, and yes, they both have some dance numbers too. Oh, talking about dance numbers, how can we not mention the hot and ravishing Sunny Leone? Yes, for the first time ever, Sunny Leone has an item number with the King Khan in the film. The song is a revamped version of Laila Main Laila of yesteryears. We just cannot wait to listen to the song.

Coming back to our star Shah Rukh, his body language, his action sequences, everything about the trailer ups our expectation towards the film. Will it be the kind of blockbuster Shah Rukh has been wanting to give since the last three years? Will it get him back to the throne of a versatile actor? Well, only future seem to have an answer to it. But what has us really excited is the push-and-pull between Nawaz and SRK’s characters.

Raees, directed by Rahul Dholakia, is scheduled for January 25 release. The film will clash with Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil in which the actor is essaying the role of a visually-impaired man. Kaabil is directed by Sanjay Gupta.

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