Raees (2017) Movie Review and Rating : Shah Rukh Khan’s Yet another Block Buster Hit

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Raees Movie Review- When it comes to the King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan, it is an obvious fact that his huge fan base would draw the audience in mass to his latest release. Speaking of which Raees is one of the most awaited movies of the year 2017 that raised a storm in the B-town. This is an action crime thriller film that is directed byRahul Dholakia and produced by Gauri Khan, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar under their banners Red Chillies Entertainment and Excel Entertainment. The movie stars the megastar, Shah Rukh Khan, Mahira Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui,and considering the apparent promotion that is being done for the film, there is no doubt that this movie is going to rule the box office. The movie Raees is said to be based on criminal Abdul Latifand the movieis scheduled to be released on 25 January 2017. Even though the film was a victim of severalcontroversies the box office collection of the film Raees is going to break several collections records considering the talented star cast. Have a look at our take on Raees movie review and find out why this movie is worth the visit to the theatres.

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Raees (2017) Cast and Crew


  • Shah Rukh Khan as Raees
  • Mahira Khan as Aasiya
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Superintendent of Police Jaideep Ambalal Majmudar
  • Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub as Raees’s friend
  • Atul Kulkarni
  • Sheeba Chaddha as Raees’s mother
  • Sunny Leone as Guest appearance in song “Laila Main Laila”


  • Directed by Rahul Dholakia
  • Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar and Gauri Khan
  • Written by Rahul Dholakia, Harit Mehta, Ashish Vashi, Niraj Shukla
  • Music by Ram Sampath
  • Cinematography K.U. Mohanan
  • Edited by Deepa Bhatia
  • Production company-Red Chillies Entertainment and Excel Entertainment
  • Distributed by Red Chillies Entertainment

Raees Movie Plot

Raees is based on the story of a man named Raees, which is set in early 1980’s to 1990’s Gujarat. The film revolves around his relationships and his apparent rise that made him build an entire empire which made him one of the most powerful men in the state. Raees gained his popularity, by winning the public’s trust. With such immense power, he is bound to see his downfallwhen he crosses paths with a stern police officer Majumdar, whose sole reason for existence is the elimination of crime. Thus an amalgamation of the cat and mouse chase, intense drama, romance and the ever to looked forward to Shah Rukh Khan, this film is definitelysomething that is worth the extra butter tub of popcorn.

Raees Movie Review

Raees gained the attention of the viewers after the release of its intensely exciting trailer that got us hooked from the starting to the end. The film also faced a clash with yet another big budget movie Kaabil starringHrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam releasing on the very same day. However, there is no doubt that this locking horns of two superstars would in anyway going to be affecting the box office collection of the film Raees in any way possible considering the pre-online bookings all over the state. With the Midas touch from the ever so talentedFarhan Akhtar this movie is going to score high on its opening day in terms of box office collection and occupancy rate. The movie gained a lot of buzz already with its catchyLaila Main Laila song that had the gorgeous Sunny Leone making a guest appearance, and not to forget Shah Rukh Khan, the main reason why we had our eyes widened after the release of the trailer.

Raees Rating

Raees deserves a 5 out of 5 in terms of the story line that has the perfect masala factor which includes intense drama, romance and the whole nail-biting roller coaster ride of the chase. in terms of acting the movie Raees bags 4 out of 5, whereas the direction gets 4.5 out of 5 as well. The music of the film also deserves a 4 out of 5 due to the whole grooving factor that got us tapping our feet.

Raees Box Office Verdict

Made with a budget of 90 crores a large amount of the budget was spent on the success promotion of the film Raees. The movie Raees had a worldwide release in over 2800 screens and according to movie analysts, the first day box office collection of the movie is said to be around 21.75 crores. Even though the film Raees will be facing a tough competition with Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil, according to the prediction the movie has a chance to earn a large amount in the box office due to the apparent huge rush on the Republic day. It would be interesting to see how the movie does at the box office including the whole competition with another big budget movie. In terms of the verdict, we feel that this movie is going to be worth every penny.

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