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Raees (2017)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 25 January 2017 (USA)
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A bootlegger sets out to improve his community as a promising leader but falls in a political trap.

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Rahul Dholakia
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Raj Arjun ... Ilyas
Shubham Chintamani Shubham Chintamani ... Young Raees
Shubham Tukaram Shubham Tukaram ... Young Sadiq
Yug Yug ... Young Taufiq (as Yug - Dhai Akshar NGO)
Sagar Sagar ... Young Kalupor (as Sagar - Dhai Akshar NGO)
Sheeba Chaddha ... Raees's Mother
Loveleen Mishra ... Ratna Madam
Utkarsh Mazumdar Utkarsh Mazumdar ... Dr. Sajanwala
Prasoon Narayan Prasoon Narayan ... Constable (Gandhi Ashram)
Avinash Razdan Avinash Razdan ... King George (Compounder)
Nishad Raj Rana Nishad Raj Rana ... Officer (Ilyas's Raid)
Ashok Ashok ... Constable (Ilyas's Raid)
Atul Kulkarni ... Jairaj
Mahendra Shrivas Mahendra Shrivas ... Chandu
Nalneesh Nalneesh ... Lalji
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Baniye ka dimaag aur Miyanbhai ki daring.

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Trivia

Tyrone Aviet (Bulbul) a famous background dancer in Hindi films for many years was part of the original Laila Mein Laila song in Qurbani (1980). He also appeared as one of the background dancers when the song Laila Mein Laila was recreated for this film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Alternate Versions

In Singapore, the film was originally classified NC16 uncut by the BFC for scenes of 'Violence'. The company then opted to remove stronger elements from the film in order to obtain a PG13 rating (which allows viewers under 13 to attend with adult supervision). The film was later released fully uncut on DVD/Video with an NC16 rating. 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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SRK and Nawazuddin's performance makes it a brilliant must watch
28 January 2017 | by umashankarpati1997See all my reviews

Finally the day arrived after 3 years if wait, the day arrived. RAEES . Miyan Bhai SRK stole the thunder with his power packed performance. He has nailed it this  time. Raees SRK has shown and proved " Form is temporary, Class is permanent " Shah Rukh Khan and Nawazuddin 's bravura performances, Action sequences, Well researched script, Music, Screenplay , Editing, and Climax.

The first half is well placed; Majmudar's one liners and the music is fabulous and the Laila Main Laila sequence ups the ante. The second grips the audience in their seats and the smoke scene is the show stealer. The dialogues are just bang on.WOW ! The part where SRK says "dhanda Karta hun, dharm ka dhanda nai karta" is the best one.

It's tough to maintain a character's ferocity and vulnerability in equal measures, but this is what SRK does best.

Full of tightly-choreographed action sequences and a brilliantly written script,

On the whole , Raees is a full on Masala Entertainer packed by power full performances and adrenaline charged action sequences. Made for Classes and masses alike. Action , Acting, Romance, Violence, Music and Masaledar dialogues all add up to the genre. A classic masala flick, Best movie of it's genre. A must watch movie. So my rating 10/10 Stars.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

25 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,798,379, 29 January 2017

Gross USA:

$3,262,954

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,428,190
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DTS | Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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