It is old wine in a new bottle story. There is nothing new in cop chasing gangster. We have seen it in numerous Amitabh Bachchan movies. Every time I see a movie like this I feel it is a opportunity lost for a star like Shah Rukh Khan to do beyond what he is capable of. Rather than experimenting on something new they all try to take the safe bet but is this benefiting the industry as a whole. Are we getting better with our stories and movie making? Short answer is no.
Raees does have its share of some good points to celebrate. Though SRK does a good job in keeping you interested in this cat and mouse chase it is Nawazuddin Siddique who steals the show. he impresses me every time from absolute real life like performance in films like Manjhi and Lunchbox to over the top once like Raees. On the flip side, I have absolutely no idea as to why we need to import a foreign actor like Mahira Khan for this film. A decent actress could have done a better job.
Yes you can watch but better to see it on TV. It should release soon on our idiot boxes.
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