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Movie review: Ajay Devgn and Illeana D'cruz starring 'Raid' is worth watching
Movie review: Ajay Devgn and Illeana D'cruz starring 'Raid' is worth watching

'Raid' starring Ajay Devgn and Illeana D'cruz released today worldwide. The movie is directed by Rajkumar Gupta. From the critics and viewers, the movie has received good marks. 

The movie revolves around the story of chasing between the protagonist and antagonist. According to the Times of India critics rating, the movie scored 3.5 stars out of 5. 

Here is the review of the movie, have a look. 

 RAID STORY:

An incorruptible IT officer Amay Patnaik (Ajay Devgn) gets an anonymous tip about a political leader Tauji’s (Saurabh Shukla) illegal assets. Patnaik plans an elaborate Raid on Tauji’s home and businesses.

RAID REVIEW:
A good film is its own reward. Raj Kumar Gupta has made an entertaining and impressive film with Raid. Ritesh Shah has written an intelligent script and screenplay one that has interesting characters and dialogue too. Raid is an engrossing film, its moulded in the commercial film format. There are songs, there are twists, there’s an abundance of thrills and there’s even an action sequence. This one has all the trappings of a film you’d want to root for. As the hero fights corruption with utmost honesty, and his team of officers unearth hidden assets with lively enthusiasm, the viewer feels the thrill of seeing gold biscuits and currency notes pop out from walls and other unlikely sources.

Ajay Devgn plays Amay Patnaik with characteristic intensity and resolve. He’s the quintessential public servant. His ideals are taller than his lanky frame and his integrity is infallible. With great pride he assumes control of the IT department in Lucknow in the year 1981. Saurabh Shukla plays the chief antagonist Tauji to great effect. He’s the resident baahubali, a man who prides his political power and has enough confidence to mock the hero before the raid begins. He throws him a challenge, that the IT man will not find a single rupee during the search operation. In Raid, the battle takes place between the ideals of one man and the belief of the other. The hero is the voice of justice and righteousness while the villain is on a power trip. Their banter, their clash and their conflict makes for an engrossing watch. But this politically charged film is at times a little too predictable. The second half especially gets a little too melodramatic.

Saurabh Shukla’s performance as Tauji is the highlight of the film. He brings in quirks and shades that make his character the most interesting part of the film. Ajay Devgn does what he does best – he keeps the intensity high and delivers his punchy dialogues with effortless ease. Ileana D’Cruz and Amit Sial chip in with good supporting performances as well. 85-year-old Pushpa Joshi as Tauji’s mother is extremely charming.

Director Raj Kumar Gupta handles the film well. The last 10 minutes seem a little fleeting, but that’s a minor grouse. The music by Amit Trivedi and Tanishk Bagchi isn’t consistent either. But Raid is a film that caters to public sentiment against black money and corruption. All in all, this one’s right on the money.

Watch the trailer here: 

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