A bootlegger sets out to improve his community as a promising leader but falls in a political trap.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raj Arjun ...
Ilyas
Shubham Chintamani ...
Young Raees
Shubham Tukaram ...
Young Sadiq
Dhanveer ...
Young Rasul (as Dhanveer - Dhai Akshar NGO)
Yug ...
Young Taufiq (as Yug - Dhai Akshar NGO)
Sagar ...
Young Kalupor (as Sagar - Dhai Akshar NGO)
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Raees's Mother
Loveleen Mishra ...
Ratna Madam
Utkarsh Mazumdar ...
Dr. Sajanwala
Prasoon Narayan ...
Constable (Gandhi Ashram)
Avinash Razdan ...
King George (Compounder)
Nishad Raj Rana ...
Officer (Ilyas's Raid)
Ashok ...
Constable (Ilyas's Raid)
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Jairaj
Mahendra Shrivas ...
Chandu
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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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Release Date:

25 January 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Богатей  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$3,262,954 (USA) (3 February 2017)
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This is Shah Rukh Khan's first movie with Pakistani actress Mahira Khan. See more »

Goofs

Raees falls down after he gets shot for the second time. But after the first gunshot, he is seen to have dirt on his face,before even falling on the ground. See more »

Connections

References Qurbani (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Laila Main Laila
Lyrics by Indivar, Javed Akhtar
Music composed by Kalyanji Veerji Shah, Anandji Veerji Shah(as Kalyanji-Anandji), Ram Sampath
Sung by Pawni A. Pandey (as Pavni Pandey)
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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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