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Movie Review: Raees (2017)

★★★☆☆
Box Office: Above Avg.

raees-sultanThe film is set in the early 80’s and 90’s in Gujarat.

The fictitious story of a man who builds an empire from bootlegging liquor in the state of Gujarat, the only state that still follows prohibition. It’s a story about his rise and his relationships, which help him become the single most powerful man in the state.

RAEES is more of an entrepreneur/Impresario and less of a gangster- A man with a very sharp ruthless business mind, a fearful determination and a heart of gold. A distinctive/unique blend that makes him both loved and feared. Using his business acumen and fearful determination, Raees not only gains popularity and trust but also gains a mass following.

Always thinking ahead and using revolutionary ideas of management which were unheard of back then butare now doctrines for students, he eliminates every opposition that comes his way.

His only downfall will be crossing roads with the no-nonsense inspector Majmudar, whose sole reason for existence is the elimination of crime.

The battles between the two ensue.

Reviews:

Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “RAEES is a sure-shot hit.”
Bollywood Hungama
3.5 “The movie can feel a bit long, but if you’re going for a great Shah Rukh performance and some good ol’ popcorn-entertainment, it might just ‘raees’ to the occasion.”
Times Of India
3.5 “Raees is a complete package of action, romance and drama. A wholesome entertainer of sorts!.”
Koimoi
3.5 “Shah Rukh Khan does a textbook Scarface in a risky film”
indiatoday
3.0 “Raees is a fascinating character who maneuvers his way to power in dangerous times”
Filmcompanion: Anupama Chopra
3.0 “Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui Strike Up Fascinating Duet.”
NDTV Movies
3.0 “Shah Rukh returns with a bang in ‘Raees’, Nawazuddin shines yet again”
Indiatvnews
3.0 “Raees is a well made film that would appeal to the masses.”
sify
3.0 “Watch it because the recent spate of silly romances have not touched you at all. The bad-guy-with-a-golden-heart Shah Rukh fills that space, and really well.”
Nowrunning
3.0 “SRK delivering a sharp performance- something that his fans have been yearning to watch for a long time.”
News18
3.0 “This Shahrukh Khan-Nawazuddin Siddiqui Starrer Is Rich In Performances!”
Filmibeat
3.0 “This is a film for SRK fans and those who’ve grown up on a staple fare of Hindi pot boilers.”
Filmfare
3.0 ” It amalgamates Shah Rukh’s charm and Rahul’s intelligence.”
Zee News India
3.0 “This underworld drama is so over-packed with material that either 148 minutes of this film will seem too long to yo”
Mid-Day
Average Reviews
2.5 “Na miyabhai ki daring , na baniye ka dimag”
Rediff: Prasanna D Zore
2.5 “RAEES is a story that should have better remained untold.”
Glamsham
2.5 “Old Wine In A New Bottle”
Movietalkies
2.5 “Far better films have been made on crime in the 80s. There is nothing special about Raees. But if you’re a Shah Rukh fan, go for it.”
DNA India
2.5 “Shah Rukh Khan’s film is stuck between tamasha and restraint”
Indianexpress
2.5 “Raees and fall of the Don”
Rediff: Saisuresh Sivaswamy
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Disappointing run-of-the-mill gangster flick”
Deccanchronicle
2.0 “Narcos squeezed into 3 hours, but no high moment in this Shah Rukh film”
Hindustantimes
1.5 “Hooch In An Old Bottle”
Filmcompanion: Rahul Desai

Video Reviews Here:
Video Review By: Anupama Chopra
Video Review By: Rajeev Masand
Video Review By: KRK
Video Review By: Sucharita Tyagi
Video Review By: Lehren
Video Review By: Bollywood Spy
Public Review By: Bollywood Adda
Public Review By: Viral Bollywood
Public Review By: Bollywood Spy

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