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Raees Review by Umair Sandhu- Overseas 1st Day Collection Report

Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees is one of the HUGE films of this year and man, the race has already begun. With just two days to release, the tension is palpable among masses coz Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil too is going to release on the same day and there is a lot of speculation on which film will emerge victorious in this rat race. While we are still speculating, FIRST review of the movie is out and it looks grand.

Raees is a typical Bollywood film. It’s the kind of cinema we relished in the 1980s and enjoy to this date, For those who adore masala movies, celebrate mainstream cinema, relish the cinema of yore and of course, hero-worship Shahrukh Khan Khan, Raees is your ticket this season. Like I pointed out at the outset, Raees is a hardcore masala entertainer that’s desi at heart.


Shahrukh Khan die-hard fans and also fans of mainstream cinema, are, to put in filmi lingo, absolutely paisa vasool. In fact, SRK star power is so so so strong that you’re ready to overlook and forgive-and-forget any blemish that you may encounter in the movie.

Raees is a Shahrukh Khan vehicle and the actor is the Big Boss here. You cannot imagine anyone else doing what he does. And every time he plays to the gallery, many in the audience [especially at single screens] are sure to fling the loose change on screen as a mark of appreciation for his on-screen antics. He defies logic and gets away with it! Award Worthy Performance by King Khan SRK.

Mahira Khan has the infectious charm and radiates confidence all through the enterprise. She looks HOT & Stunning throughout the film. Nawazuddin Siddique gave Top Notch Performance. He Nailed as a COP. Good Performances by all supporting actors.

On the whole, Raees has Shahrukh Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Shahrukh Khan + Entertainment, Entertainment and Entertainment in large doses. The film has the masala to work big time with the masses. This one will rewrite history. Sure shot Blockbuster!

Umair Sandhu Rating : 5*/5* ☆☆☆☆☆