Starring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal in lead roles, Raazi is an espionage thriller helmed by Meghna Gulzar. Read its comprehensive review only on BollywoodMDB.com before booking your tickets.
By Mohnish Singh - May 10, 2018
Cast: Alia Bhatt,Vicky Kaushal,Rajit Kapoor,Shishir Sharma,Jaideep Ahlawat,Ashwath Bhatt,Amruta Khanvilkar,Soni Razdan
Director: Meghna Gulzar
Positive Points: Performances, Direction, Screenplay
Negative Points: Editing
Based on a true event, Raazi revolves around Sehmat (Alia Bhatt), a young and simple girl whose life witnesses drastic changes when she is sent to Pakistan in 1971, to glean highly secret intelligence information from the Pakistan Army, ahead before the danger of a war between India and Pakistan looms large over both the countries.
Alia Bhatt is a superstar but she does not take her stardom for granted. She treats every new role as her first and tries to pull it off with full honesty. She does the same again in Raazi. The actress plays the role of Sehmat with utmost sincerity, not leaving her character for a nanosecond. In Raazi, Alia delivers her breakout performance which will eventually pave the way for superstardom for her. Vicky Kaushal, on the other hand, is a revelation in the movie. He performs his character magically well and leaves a lasting impression. Other actors in the supporting cast are also impressive.
We have seen so many espionage thrillers in the past, but no film has tried to be so adeptly layered as Meghna Gulzar's Raazi. Raazi is undoubtedly one of the best films the genre has to offer you. The director has made it with a sensitive attention to detail. She does not try to shock you by adding unnecessary plot twists to the narrative. Her story is the backbone of her film with outstanding performances by Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal adding soul to Raazi. After Talvar, Meghna succeeds in giving us another brilliant piece of cinema.
Raazi is a brilliant film in almost every department. It has been shot beautifully. The portions shot in Kashmir are breathtaking. Editing could have been better though. The first half is a little slow but the second half is pacy. Production value is quite rich.
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