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Opinion: Raj Kumar Gupta’s Raid is a no-nonsense watchable fare, Saurabh Shukla and Ajay Devgn shines.

Opinion: Raj Kumar Gupta's Raid is a no-nonsense watchable fare,Saurabh Shukla and Ajay Devgn shines.
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Opinion: Raj Kumar Gupta’s Raid is a no-nonsense watchable fare, Saurabh Shukla and Ajay Devgn shines.

Opinion: Raj Kumar Gupta’s Raid is a no-nonsense watchable fare, Saurabh Shukla and Ajay Devgn shines.

After watching films of Raj Kumar Gupta like Aamir, No One Killed Jessica, and even the experimental Ghanchakkar, we all know how competent he is as a director and in Raid also he is at his no-nonsense best and tries to offer a good watch to the audiences. The trailer of Raid was for me ordinary, I didn’t find it tempting but the lead actors of the film specially Saurabh Shukla made me watch this as soon as it released.
Raid talks about one of a high-profile case set in 1980’s where an Income Tax Officer (Ajay Devgn) investigates the most powerful man of Lucknow, Rameshwar Singh aka Tauji (Saurabh Shukla). The character of Ajay Devgn, Amay Patnaik, who has been transferred 49 times before following his duty with honesty. The party scene where he meets Saurabh Shukla is well-laid out but the film catches the steam when Amay Patnaik gets a tip-off that there is a sum of 420 crores being hidden at Tauji’s premises. The film will grab your attention as Amay chalks out the plan and builds his army to raid Tauji’s house. After a number of failed attempts, Amay finally cracks the case and discovers the wealth hidden in different parts of the house. The second half rolls out when Tauji threatens Amay and his team by local mob attacks which are well-executed. Climax, which becomes a crucial part, loses the steam a little bit and could have been better made. Performance wise Saurabh Shukla as the antagonist is mind-blowing. Without any typical villainous scene, he makes you believe that he is brutal, cunning and merciless. Ajay Devgan as Amay is also in top form and he is intense as ever. Ileana D’Cruz looks pretty and acts well too,

However, the actor who plays Ammaji, Pushpa Joshi, steals the show. You will laugh out loud the moment she speaks her dialogue. I wish she got some more scenes. Songs are not required in the film and slowers the pace of the screenplay, Alphonse Roy’s cinematography is nice and definitely, in most of the parts it feels we are watching a period movie based in the 1980s, the production value of the film okayish and I feel it will earn a good fortune at the box office too because it is smartly made, all credit must go to the director.

Overall the film is a good one time watch and is a good respite from the mindless films we see most of the time in Indian cinema. I am going with 3.5 stars, go and watch it if you have time.

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Agam Anand
Agam Anand is a Novelist and a Stand-Up Artist. He has written two Novels, his 1st novel 'A Non Entity' became an instant hit among youths while his second one 'The Colossal Illusion' ranked in the Top 100 best selling books in a day of its release on Amazon. He graduated from patna in Accounts and did Masters from Kolkata but he is more interested in writing, Litearature, Philosophy and internet. He is a Cinema Buff, Cricket lover, Very Positive and wants to see everyone Happy.
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