Criticizing the prohibition of alcohol in Gujarat, this film unfolds the story of a clever bootlegger, whose business is challenged by a tough cop.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raj Arjun ...
Ilyas
Shubham Chintamani ...
Young Raees
Shubham Tukaram ...
Young Sadiq
Dhanveer ...
Young Rasul (as Dhanveer - Dhai Akshar NGO)
Yug ...
Young Taufiq (as Yug - Dhai Akshar NGO)
Sagar ...
Young Kalupor (as Sagar - Dhai Akshar NGO)
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Raees's Mother
Loveleen Mishra ...
Ratna Madam
Utkarsh Mazumdar ...
Dr. Sajanwala
Prasoon Narayan ...
Constable (Gandhi Ashram)
Avinash Razdan ...
King George (Compounder)
Nishad Raj Rana ...
Officer (Ilyas's Raid)
Ashok ...
Constable (Ilyas's Raid)
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Jairaj
Mahendra Shrivas ...
Chandu
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Storyline

The film is set in the early 80's and 90's in Gujarat. The fictitious story of a man who builds an empire in the state of Gujarat, the only state that still follows prohibition. It's a story about his rise and his relationships, which help him become the single most powerful man in the state. Written by RedChillies

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Baniye ka dimaag aur Miyanbhai ki daring.


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25 January 2017 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,798,379 (USA) (27 January 2017)

Gross:

$3,262,954 (USA) (3 February 2017)
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Trivia

Following military tensions between Pakistan and India in 2016, various Pakistani artists were banned from working in India. There was similar pressure applied on the makers of Raees to replace Pakistani actress, Mahira Khan. The film's producer, Farhan Akhtar refused to do so and the female lead remained the same. See more »

Goofs

The film is set between 1980s till 1993 but in one scene there have shown whiskey bottle of Royal Stag which came in 1995 and also Vartex Banyan. See more »

Connections

Features Kaala Patthar (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Zaalima
Lyrics written by Amitabh Bhattacharya
Music composed by JAM8
Sung by Arijit Singh,Harshdeep Kaur
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Raees is another masterpiece after Fan and Dear Zindagi
10 May 2017 | by (bangladesh) – See all my reviews

Raees is an excellent and engaging movie. What's good: Gripping script, Masterclass performances of Srk and Nawaz, Excellent Direction, Excellent Dialogues, Action, Great music, Excellent cinematography, use of eyes instead of dialogue in many scenes. What's bad: Actually nothing. But Zaalima song is unnecessary. Verdict: Raees is an exceptional movie. It is a commercial potboiler but not senseless. Rahul Dholakia has proved his skill again. Srk again gives his one of career best performances in Raees. For the climax scene, he should get Oscar. What an acting! Nawazudding again shows why he is called an excellent actor.


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