Raess (Wealthy) is reportedly the biopic of an underworld don.

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sunny Leone
Director: Rahul Dholakia

Language: Hindi
: UA
Release date: Jan 25
Genre:  Action – crime – thriller
Mins:  2 hrs, 35 mins


Sukanya Verma‪”It’s the percipient charisma of SRK on whose confident shoulders Raees marches along the road to learning just how bad is bad enough. But Nawaz’s winsome cunning is where lies its dimaag and daring. There’s a good deal of Bachchan’s Vijay in its DNA but the cat and mouse felt a nice recall to FK-Amjad’s camaraderie in Qurbani. Raees gets too busy in the latter chapters and sassy ambition making way for sudden burst of conscience feels heavy handed. I was very disappointed with its final scene. Still it’s got enough wind in its moments to ensure the period drama leaves you more high than hanging.”‬
Sukanya Verma | Film critic


Rahul Basu“I can watch the film just for her again #MyLove #SunnyLeone”
Rahul Basu | Joint Convener, Hyderabad Bengali Film Festival



“The film is nothing more than adolescent macho escapism.”

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Amit Varma, Huffington Post
“Raees has a very bold Shah Rukh Khan who has stepped out of his comfort zone of crinkly eyes and dimpled cheek.”

Rating: two and a half stars | Full review

Saisuresh Sivaswamy, Rediff


“Raees… has a designer feel about it, which is not necessarily the best recipe for a film set in a small town middle-class milieu.”

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Pratim D. Gupta, The Telegraph
“If you’ve ever wondered what the love child of a staunchly realistic filmmaker and Bollywood’s most unabashedly populist star might resemble, you’re looking at it.”

Rating: three stars | Full review

Rajeev Masand, CNN-News 18

“Expectedly, the principal premise of the film is morally dodgy, what with the protagonist being a defiant law-breaker who willfully erases the line between right and wrong and swears by the primacy of his shady business.”

Rating: three stars | Full review

Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV
“Of all the rules handed down by The Godfather, the idea of don as benevolent patriarch is what filmmakers here seem to have taken most to heart over the years.”

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Uday Bhatia, Live Mint


“Trajectory… similar to that of Pablo Escobar (as seen in the Netflix series Narcos; or even in any of the other gangster flicks director Dholakia has said he was inspired by, such as Godfather and Scarface.

Rating: four stars | Full review

Rohini Nair, First Post
“A film that seems so remarkably inspired by the TV series on Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar that it is impossible to analyse it in isolation.”

Rating: two stars | Full review

Sarit Ray, Hindustan Times


“Shah Rukh Khan manages to break through in some scenes but this film belongs to Nawazuddin Siddiqui who is having the time of his life.”

Rating: two and a half stars | Full review

Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
“In the action scenes, SRK mounts walls and leaps over buildings with the agility of Contra. But this is barely enough to make up for his loud and lazy performance.”

Rating: two and a half stars | Full review

Kunal Guha, Pune Mirror

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