Raees (2017)

Hindi 2 hrs 24 mins Drama
Critics Score
Total Reviews: 50
User Score
Total Votes: 7

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Review Summary: Shahrukh Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui provide some great performances in an uninspired screenplay a la Scar Face

Average Critic Rating: (2.81)
Cast: Shahrukh Khan , Mahira Khan , Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Director: Rahul Dholakia
Release Date: 26 Jan 2017
Est. Budget: 90.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 145.0 CR

Plot: Raees (English: Wealthy) is an upcoming Indian crime film directed by Rahul Dholakia and produced by Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Gauri Khan under the banners of Excel Entertainment and Red Chillies Entertainment. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan Farhan Akhtar and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles. Mahira Khan plays Read more

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Raees - Top Reviews

Shah Rukh Khan film is a mish-mash of things we’ve seen before
Shubhra Gupta, Business Standard
A Well-Made Film That Offers Enough to Enjoy
Rajeev Masand, News 18
Shah Rukh Khan is the Indian Pablo Escobar
Sarit Ray, Hindustan Times
This underworld drama is so over-packed with material that either 148 minutes of this film will seem too long to you, which it is; or in fact, far too short to patiently absorb the story of the rise and fall of an Ahmedabadi bootlegger don — without the audience feeling slightly hung-over by a breathless narrative-overload.
Mayank Shekhar, Mid-Day
I’m going with three out of five.
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
But Raees doesn’t achieve the heft of those films because it never becomes more than the sum of its parts.
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times
Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui Strike Up Fascinating Duet
A dogged cop wants to catch and disable Raees' operations, but Raees outsmarts him every single time, until in a 70's style end with guns and alcohol and politics... It's a welcome turn for Shah Rukh into an action hero and a great platform for the ever cool Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Manisha Lakhne, Now Running
Raees, Here’s A Watchable Premium Brand Of Fact & Fiction
Khalid Mohamed, Spot Boye
Heroes, action, dialogue, romance and music this one has the whole jingbang.
Rachit Gupta, Film Fare

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Raees - All Reviews

A boy with humble beginnings sets up an empire by smuggling contraband. All he has going for him are his wits and insatiable ambition.
Raees Is A “Classy” Version Of A “Massy” Movie
Rashmi Daryanani, Miss Malini
Shah Rukh Khan is the star but you'll cheer more for Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Suhani Singh, India Today
So does it work? Yes, in parts, but not in totality
Call me a Shah Rukh fanboy. But go watch Raees for its politics
Joyjeet Das, Catch News
Raees is a paisa-wasool entertainer for massy Bollywood fans!
Surabhi Redkar, Koi Moi
Nawazuddin Siddiqui steals Shah Rukh Khan’s thunder in this predictable gangster drama
Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life
An Empty Shell Of A Gangster Film
Amit Varma, Huffington Post
Shubha Shetty Saha, India Times
SRK at his usual best, but Nawazuddin Siddiqui shines, sparkles
Lopamudra Ghatak, Economic Times
Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror
We are a fickle lot we cinema-goers are, and we need a constant up-cycling of new visions, albeit of the same old ideas. Which is where Raees comes in. A film reminiscent of all those films from yours (and mine) childhood – (sans any gratuitous rape scenes, yes Kaabil, you're guilty of this milking this one).
Zee Mitha, Bolly Brit
Raees a candyfloss crime movie desperately in need of depth
Ranjita Ganesan, Indian Express
Raees' holds you SPELLBOUND in parts, if you are a Shah Rukh Khan fan, go for it!
Sarita A Tanwar, DNA India
An immersive SRK entertainer
Aditya Shrikrishna, New Indian Express
Raees is a lost opportunity in compelling filmmaking; it regurgitates all the stereotypes and treatments of the 1980s flicks
Deepa Gauri, Khaleej Times
Raees has a very bold Shah Rukh Khan who has stepped out of his comfort zone of crinkly eyes and dimpled cheek
A typical Shah Rukh entertainer with over-the top drama
Business Standard
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.
Nihit Bhave, Times of India
It would have helped the film's creative -- not box office -- cause to have the courage of its conviction and not turn Raees into the story of a whimpering, sanskari gangster
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is at his scene-stealing best in Rahul Dholakia’s bootlegger film
Uday Bhatia, Live Mint
His fans will have to wait for another film that is able to draw out the best of his acting abilities. Despite its name, “Raees” doesn’t quite deliver the embarrassment of riches it promised.
A good story well narrated but stumbles at points
Shubha Shetty Saha, Catch News
Oh, ‘Raees’! I wish you didn’t leave me so sad. Action films aren’t my favourite genre, but I love fast-paced edgy thrillers. ‘Raees’ works at so many levels and yet, the end left me disappointed.
Rumanna Ahmad, Yahoo!
Raees has a very bold Shah Rukh Khan who has stepped out of his comfort zone of crinkly eyes and dimpled cheek
‘Raees’ Is an Awkward Mix of Fact and Fiction
Tanul Thakur, The Wire
Shah Rukh Khan Served, Vintage Style
Shomini Sen, News 18
मियां भाई' की दमदार एक्टिंग, शानदार डायलॉग्स का डोज है 'रईस'
Raees' had all the potential to become a wealthy king, instead settles down to becoming a pauper prince.
India Glitz
Rahul Dholakia’s movie, about a bootlegger in a Prohibition state in the 1970s and ’80s, has superb performances but it needed to have been less heroic.
Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.In
Shah Rukh Khan does a textbook Scarface in a risky film
Devarsi Ghosh, India Today
Shah Rukh Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui's powerhouse performances steal the show
Raghav Jaitly, Zee News
Na miyabhai ki daring , na baniye ka dimag
Prasanna D Zore, Rediff
Shah Rukh Khan aces his role even when the film loses its way
Anna MM Vetticad, First Post
Disappointing run-of-the-mill gangster flick
Rohit Bhatnagar, Deccan Chronicle
But he has a heart of gold for the needy people.
Komal Nahta, KomalsReviews
Battered and Boozed
Vishal Verma, Glam Sham
SRK Serves up an Engaging, Vintage Gangster Film
Shomini Sen, News 18
Shahrukh Khan is not outstanding it's his career best, Nawaz walks away with some best lines and most natural act, Background music is outstanding, dialogues deserve special mention, crisply edit
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एक्टिंग और डायलॉग्स का तगड़ा डोज है 'रईस'
R.J. Alok, Aaj Tak