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Raees Movie Review

Raees Hindi Movie Review

Total Reviews - 16
Average Rating - 5.8/10
Yes 👍 - 10
No 👎 - 2
Neutral - 4
Watchable? - 87%

Critic Reviews Raees

  • Times of India | Review By -Nihit Bhave Rating-7/10
Shah Rukh Khan has never looked better; he’s full of fury and for once, isn’t spreading his arms, but breaking others’. 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.
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  • News 18 | Review By -Rajeev Masand Rating-6/10
Although crammed with too much plot, and overlong on account of a screenplay that could’ve done with further tightening, the film nevertheless offers enough to enjoy. As a throwback to those thrilling gangster films from the 70s, many starring Amitabh Bachchan and scripted by Salim-Javed, Raees delivers ample bang for your buck.
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  • Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-5/10
Raees movie review: Shah Rukh Khan manages to breaks through in some scenes but this film belongs to Nawazuddin Siddiqui who is having the time of his life.
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  • Film Companion | Review By -Anupama Chopra Rating-6/10
The best way to enjoy Raees then is to manage expectations first.  This is an uneven film. In places, you will applaud and whistle.  But you might also find yourself utterly exhausted.  Still, as the girl in Dangal so memorably put it: Shah Rukh ko na nahi bolte.  Paap lagta hai.
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  • NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-6/10
Raees is a gangster saga with a contemporary spin. It takes recourse to subtle sleights of new-age style to compensate for what it lacks in terms of thematic essence and narrative pace. Raees has passages that might feel a touch ponderous to those seeking tauter twists and turns.
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  • The Hindu | Review By -Namrata Joshi Rating-6/10
Along with all of this, Dholakia also channels the early dark avatars of SRK — in Baazigar and Darr. But what is most interesting is how he sets up Raees within a religious and community context. Rahul Dholakia's mash up makes for a provocative though not entirely populist watch.
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  • Koimoi | Review By -Surabhi Redkar Rating-7/10
Raees is certainly a one-time watch. With Shah Rukh Khan in lead, many may not need me telling them to watch it. Also, Nawaz is a complete show-stealer here!
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  • Rediff | Review By -Prasanna D Zore Rating-5/10
SRK's Raees takes you for a boring ride, trying to soak the gangster's character in filmi spiel that is so typical of Bollywood's masala films when the film's creators realise that the plot is absolutely lame.
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  • Bollywood Hungama | Review By -Taran Adarsh Rating-8/10
On the whole, RAEES is a sure-shot hit. To state that SRK is sensational would be an understatement. The love, adulation and stardom that he attained in his early films will be showered on him yet again in RAEES.
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  • Spotboye | Review By -Khalid Mohamed Rating-6/10
With all its highs and lows,  Raees does grab you by the jugular. It’s uneven for sure but if you’re willing to go with that, here’s your ticket to a Bollywood roller-coaster ride.
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  • India Today | Review By -Devarsi Ghosh Rating-7/10
Putting that aside, the filmmaking is pure masala and this is one well-cooked masala movie. The story is not surprising; a gangster rises and he falls when he becomes bigger than the people who had patronised him. You have seen this a hundred times, but director Rahul Dholakia's treatment seems fresh.
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  • Mumbai Mirror | Review By -Kunal Guha Rating-5/10
Investing in Mahira Khan’s visa was a wasted cause as the actress can barely construct half an expression. Nawazuddin Siddiqui is surely the only redeeming factor in Raees but sadly, his parts are brief.
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  • Hindustan Times | Review By -Sarit Ray Rating-4/10
Yet, the problem is fundamental: the writing is shoddy and unoriginal. And by the time it wades into certain true events, it is left with too little time and meaning. Raees perhaps works only as an SRK showcase. But we’ve seen many of those already.
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  • Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Rohit Bhatnagar Rating-4/10
'Raees' is certainly a one time watch but don't expect the unexpected at all. If you are seeking a plot with enough twists then you will be disappointed. It’s just the run-of-the-mill ‘chor-police’ chase, which you must have seen infinite times in the past. Strongly recommended for Shah Rukh Khan fans.
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  • Mid Day | Review By -Mayank Shekhar Rating-6/10
Between the don on the run, the cop on the chase, there are so many facets to 'Raees', recounted through a gasping episode after another that you wished the filmmakers had calmed down just for a bit, given us few moments to pause, and soak in the complex material.
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  • Bollywood Life | Review By -Sreeju Sudhakaran Rating-5/10
As a movie, Raees is definitely a letdown especially for those who expect a Deewar-like dhamakedaar masala movie. Fans of Shah Rukh Khan might give the movie its huge initial but don’t expect the road ahead to be a smooth ride.

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Shah Rukh Khan, Mahira Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Atul Kulkarni, Sheeba Chaddha
Rahul Dholakia
Rahul Dholakia, Ashish Vashi, Harit Mehta, Niraj Shukla
Rahul Dholakia
Rahul Dholakia
KU Mohanan
Ram Sampath
produced by: 
Farhan Akhtar, Gauri Khan, Ritesh Sidhwani
Crime, Drama, Thriller
143 minutes
censor certification: 

Plot Synopsis
Raees is a crime thriller film directed by Rahul Dholakia, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Mahira Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles.

Raees is set in the 1980s of Gujarat. It is the story of a bootlegger Raees Khan who builds organized illegal liquor trade.

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