Meghna Gulzar paints and adorns Raazi with marvelous characters and seizing narration
With films like Raazi, everything seems in place right from the word go.
From the trailer only, we knew everything about the movie will go just perfectly.
And amongst all the impeccability, the role sketches and how each actor lived up to it is the shining gem embedded in the adorned script.
Being Alia Bhatt and spy-thriller fan, we’d suggest that you ‘raazi’ with us and go watch this film.
Watch it If you like -
Captivating narration, Performances are wonderful, The thrill comes spontaneously with the script
But Beware of -
Slow pace and slow progress in story can make you a wee bit impatient
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Meghna Gulzar’s painting makes you agree (raazi) that the director puts in a lot of effort when it comes to research and narration.
The PET rule for a film, presentation execution and treatment are always in place in her films.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
Remember Preity Zinta’s role from ‘Hero’.
This film tells one such tale but a real one. Story of a college girl Sehmat played by Alia who sacrifices her everything to move to Pakistan and spy for the intelligence bureau, the story is clear after you watch the trailer. Despite that, the film grasps your attention in most parts.
That’s how strong the narration was. So strong that even the rough editing in some scenes and situations didn’t bother us at all. And the thrill came naturally with the script, it wasn’t forcibly sprinkled and hence even the slow pace of the film felt as if it is trying to create a stimulating zone.
Just like the thrill quotient; emotions, patriotism and humanity flow naturally in the film. they are not deeply engraved, they aren’t preached to us, but they are there.
And the roles are beautifully sculpted. And each actor lives up to it amazingly.
Geet Sangeet (Music)
Songs weren’t needed but then again, they were short and didn’t affect the film. ‘Ae Watan’ is melodious and background score very pumping.
Sehmat’s character wasn’t about complexity, it’s about simplicity and it is definitely more difficult to play. But not for Alia, she is beyond marvelous in her act. Her innocence-soaked dialogue delivery and body language gave us an unforgettable role and an actress that has reached stellar heights. And she looks irreproachably pretty with that nosepin and in Kashmiri avatar.
Vicky Kaushal’s role is softly complex and he pulls it off convincingly.
Rajit Kapur and Shishir Sharma as Vicky Kaushal’s father have delicately complex roles which the actors play effortlessly and persuasively.
Soni Razdan and Amruta Khanvilkar as Munira, both look charming and makes their presence felt even in their short roles.
Jaideep Ahlawat as Khalid Mir delivered an amazingly impressive performance. It is his role and act that pushed the film more towards the riveting zone. Somehow, we think, without him and Alia, this film wouldn’t be the same.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
Raazi is a painting made with unusual brushes and yet it has a potential to appeal to people of different inclinations. The reasons are three, the story celebrates the unsung unknown heroes, Alia Bhatt and the message of peace it sends out.