PLOT : The fictitious story of a man who builds an empire in the state of Gujarat. It’s a story about his rise and his relationships and soon his business is challenged by a tough cop.
MOVIE REVIEW : “Koi dhanda chhota ya bada nahi hota, aur dhande se bada koi dharm nahin hota”, a thought that impresses young Raees Alam greatly. The film opens in ’70s where young Raees shown as a smart street kid and with a head-start into criminal activity.
Shah Rukh Khan plays the character of a spectacled goon who hates being called “battery”. The first half is well paced, story seamlessly switches from romance to action & then politics which has kept the audience engaged.
But second half builds on the other side of Raees who becomes the Robin Hood for his Mohalla people, and earns the goodwill of the poor with his charitable deeds. And the Climax is might seem a bit stretched to some audiences.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui entry scene is filmed with as much style in the attire of Michael Jackson, which was a fun to watch. From his entry scene to the climax he is a complete show-stealer. SRK playing a character he has never done before is a delight to watch. But don’t expect much in the plot you will be disappointed. It’s a cliché Chor-Police chase story, which you must have seen in many Films. Zeeshan Ayyub once again shown his good performance. Mahira Khan is restricted to songs and a few emotional scenes, but doesn’t impresses much to the viewers. Atul Kulkarni, Sheeba Chaddha, Uday Tikekar were the great supporting cast.
For Sure Dialogues in the movie are wow moments for Shan Rukh fans.
“Dhanda mera dharm hai, par main dharm ka dhanda nahi karta”
“Gujarat ki hawa mein vyapar hai saheb… meri saans toh rok loge… lekin is hawa ko kaise rokoge”
“Baniye ka dimaag… miya bhai ki daring“
Overall Hit ya Flop Rating : 3.2 out of 5