Review Rating: 3.5/5
Star Cast: Ajay Devgn, Ileana D’Cruz, Saurabh Shukla & Others.
Director: Raj Kumar Gupta
The story of bollywood film Raid is set in Lucknow, during the 80s and it starts showing for what everyone has come to see the movie – the raid. Without unveiling much, director Raj Kumar Gupta takes the story a month earlier showing what all led to this infamous raid. Amay Patnaik (Ajay Devgn) is the IAS who plays by the rules and can’t be influenced by anything. He clashes with Rameshwar Singh aka Tauji (Saurabh Shukla) at a party. Since then Amay starts getting hints from an unknown source about Tauji’s hidden untaxed treasure at his house. Tauji, a corrupt politician, tries everything to stay cool and diverts Amay’s mind from the Raid. Amay starts getting what he wanted and the rest of the story is moulded around Tauji’s attempting to win this war of ego.
The story is penned by Ritesh Shah and this man had the toughest job to do. To write a story based on real events is not always easy because of the amount of research work goes behind it. Ritesh has done a mind-blowing job in knowing what happened and filtering what he wanted to show to keep the entertaining factor alive. Ajay Devgn is in his zone throughout & we know how he plays on his home ground. The role of Amay is tailor-made for Ajay and it’s impossible to imagine anyone else than him. Saurabh Shukla is the hero of the film. Post a memorable performance in last year’s Jolly LLB 2, the master is back to prove how there’s a lot more to extract from this genius. Ileana D’Cruz plays her part well and has looked charming as always. watch this for an entertaining story, edge of the seat kinda narration and first-class performances by Ajay Devgn & Saurabh Shukla and directed by Raj kumar Gupta.
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