Raees movie review: Shah Rukh Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s powerhouse performances steal the show

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New Delhi: Well, at a time when Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan needs a Box Office success the most, filmmaker Rahul Dholakia has come to his rescue with ‘Raees’. And, after watching the film, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that King Khan has put his best foot forward amid an expected storyline. 

‘Raees’ revolves around a bootlegger (SRK) who believes that no religion is bigger than a business unless, it causes no harm to anyone. With the help of close aid (Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub), slowly and gradually, he becomes the most influential personality in Gujarat. But, things get more intense and complicated towards the end. This is when Raees finds himself dirty in the middle of his illegal businesses.

The best part about Raees is its casting. All the lead characters – as well as the supporting ones – have done a brilliant job and the hard-hitting dialogues will surely stay with you for quite some time. Yes, you read that right. The dialoguebaazi between King Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui (a cop who has vowed to take down Raees) will give you all the nostalgic feels of a good 70s-80s B-Town blockbuster.

Pakistani sensation Mahira Khan is like a breath of fresh air. She has succeeded in making a fair first impression on the audiences. Not to forget, all the side characters – Zeeshan, Atul Kulkarni and Sheeba Chaddha – have added more intensity to the script.

The only weak part about ‘Raees’ is its screenplay. It is quite predictable and written keeping in mind a larger-than-life superstar. It is only in the second-half, towards the end, when unexpected things unfold and the real issue takes the driver’s seat.