Raees Review: Old wine in new bottle

Raees movie plot : Raees Alam runs an illegal alcohol empire in a Gujarat where alcohol is prohibited ; ACP Majmudar is in charge of toppling him off his high position. Will Raees’s own brand of righteousness save him?

Raees Review : Raees. Shah Rukh Khan plays the character of a goon who hates being called battery; he starts from harmless fake schemes but graduates to pre-planned rackets and becomes the top bootlegger of his town. When ACP Majmudar (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is posted in his area, he meets his equal. Raees forms a alliance with politicians who fuel his business, but he soon becomes the thorn in their side.

The first half is well-paced; it draws you in and makes you root for the bootlegger; Majmudar’s one-liners and the music whet your appetite and the Laila Main Laila sequence ups the ante. But the second half plunges into a weird Robin Hood zone where the antihero’s morals are suddenly changed and he becomes a messiah. The movie takes a rough path there on, and the long runtime makes the ride bumpier.

Shah Rukh Khan has not done any new thing in the move except endorsing his own stardom as he does in all his movies..

The movie can feel a bit long, you should waste your 500 bucks(movie ticket + popcorn) only if your are hardcore SRK fan, else there is nothing worth spending 500 bucks on the movie..

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