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Raees (2017)

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Criticizing the prohibition of alcohol, prostitution and illegal drugs in Gujarat, this film unfolds the story of a cruel and clever bootlegger, whose business is challenged by a tough cop.

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ACP Majmudar
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Jairaj Seth
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Nawab
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Laila
Hasan Ahmed ...
Zorofa
Abdul Ahad Asif ...
Samir
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Raees's Mother
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DCP Jai Kapoor
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Musa
Mansi Jhingran ...
News Anchor
Kaizaad Kotwal ...
Mill Owner
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Kasim Khan
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The film is set in the early 80's and 90's in Gujarat. The fictitious story of a man who builds an empire 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. Written by RedChillies

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Baniye ka dimaag aur Miyanbhai ki daring.


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$1,798,379 (USA) (27 January 2017)

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$3,262,954 (USA) (3 February 2017)
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui replaced Farhan Akthar. See more »

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The film is set between 1980s till 1993 but in one scene there have shown whiskey bottle of Royal Stag which came in 1995 and also Vartex Banyan. See more »

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Features Kaala Patthar (1979) See more »

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Udi Udi Jaye
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Music composed by Ram Sampath
Sung by Bhoomi Trivedi, Sukhwinder Singh, Karsan Sargathiya
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A Family Entertaining Movie !!
27 January 2017 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This my honest review of what I felt of the Movie Raees:

First of all, I only have watched 2 Hindi Movies (one being Dangal and another being Raees). Never had the interest in watching Bollywood movies, but for some reasons these two movies got my attention, mainly because of their fabulous trailers that were trending in Canada.

Raees Review:

Raees is a movie portrayed around the 80s and 90s, an era in which bootlegging was big. The movie shows a the growth of a man named "Raees" from his young childhood all the way to adulthood. He gains supremacy in the land and he is control of everything. During this time he meets his wife and also a honest policeman. The policeman is not corrupted as the others and his main mission is to bring down Raees. To figure out who wins and what happens next watch the movie!

Story/Acting: Lets understand that this is a entertainment movie, you should not expect a Oscar movie such as Lion (which also is a great move), so the story is good, however its not great. Nevertheless the story keeps you guessing and it is very intriguing. The dialogues (whatever I read in the subtitles) were really strong. In terms of acting the guy who played Raees was really good, I think if he gets a chance he should come over to Hollywood and be in a movie in which the directors can really use his skills. The policeman acting was great as well, his scenes with Raees was awesome. The rest of the cast was OK, they were honest to their roles.

I also had a chance reading all the IMDb reviews of Raees, some seemed fake to me (doesn't feel like they watched the movie), so I suggest go out and watch this movie at least once. If a Canadian guy like me can watch this movie then I don't know whats stopping you


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