Raid aka an entertaining visit by Ajay Devgn-Saurabh Shukla combo to arrest our attention
Aap sab ko rules samajha dete hain, aap kisi se phone pe baat nahi kar sakte, RAID ke dauraan aap theatre se bahar nahi ja sakte, nahi koi bahar se andar aa sakta hai!
Exactly. That’s how engaging this film is. The rules of a raid apply to this film too. A blink of an eye and you might miss something interesting.
With such a taut screenplay, skipping the songs and love angle is all the movie needed.
A no masala film where dialogues are the spice.
Watch it If you like -
The jugalbandi between Ajay Devgn and Saurabh Shukla, Dialogues are the king, Unexpected quirk makes the film entertaining
But Beware of -
Love angle and songs are a big distraction, Unrealistic and stretched in parts
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Aamir and No One Killed Jessica director Raj Kumar Gupta makes a film that looked a lot like one from the categories of ‘Special 26’ type thrillers from the trailer.
But the film has its own identity and USP. Also, it would have been good for the film if the trailer wasn’t released and only sneak-peeks were made.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
Based on real life I-T raids conducted in the ’80s, the subject for the film lays the ground. The fast and gripping screenplay sets the mood perfectly.
The dialogues make it entertaining. The unforced wit makes it interesting. Devgn-Shukla combo makes it worthwhile.
Coming to some flaws, the film for sure didn’t need a love angle, even if present, it shouldn’t have disrupted the movie flow so many times. Then the pace of the movie is perfect, but the raid revelations should have been done in detail so as to induce a shock value.
Few scenes are unconvincing, especially the climax. Written by Ritesh Shah and Raj Kumar Gupta, few scenes could have been more believable given the fact the film is inspired from true events. But we give credits to the makers because revolving a script under a roof is quite a task.
Plus, it’s the pace of the film that covers these negatives. Also, the zone that is filled with honesty and dedication is stimulating enough to ignore flaws. Then there is this super interesting face-off between Ajay Devgn and Saurabh Shukla that is the highpoint of the film.
The show stealer is the old Mataji! Well done @ajaydevgn
Ajay Devgn pulls off a high-toned act after quite a time. Its nice to see him in his usual pragmatic and unflinching act. Ileana D’Cruz was about good in her role. She looked cute and different though.
Saurabh Shukla is A-one. You see him in any role, you know you are about see the best.
From the good supporting cast, Amit Sial as Lallan entertains. They say old is gold, surely true when you see Pushpa Joshi as Saurabh Shukla’s mother onscreen, she is the part of the film that’s most enjoyable.
Geet Sangeet (Music)
Songs are okayish and irrelevant. Background score by Tanishk syncs in nicely.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
This period crime thriller is surely a good entertainment dose. Good performances and great dialogues will make you sit cross-legged and enjoy the movie to the fullest.