Raid Movie Review: Ajay Devgn starrer Raid Movie 2018 which released in theatres on March 16, has received overwhelming reviews from critics and celebs. While critics lauded Ajay Devgn and Saurabh Shukla’s performances, they also called it a realistic movie with a gripping storyline and nail-biting thriller. The audience are impressed with the punchy-one-liners in the movie.
Directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, Raid is inspired by a true story about money laundering. Raid features Ajay Devgn, Ileana, Saurabh Shukla, Saanand Verma and Gayathri Iyer and is helmed by Raj Kumar Gupta. Apart from the main cast, the Raid movie also features renowned theatre artists from Lucknow to make the story look more credible and realistic.
Raid Movie Story:
The Raid movie revolves around the story of Sharda Prashad Pandey, an income tax commissioner in Lucknow, who had raided the house of businessman Sardar Inder Singh in 1981 and recovered assets worth Rs 1.60 crore in cash and gold. The raid went on for 18 hours with 45 people present only for counting notes. Ajay plays the role of a fearless IT officer who carries out a non-stop raid at the mansion of the most powerful man in Lucknow. Whereas Ileana D’Cruz plays the role of Ajay’s wife.
Raid Movie Review:
The film has a perfect runtime of 128 minutes which makes Raid a decent one time watch. The second half is slightly dragged but it is backed by such engaging dialogues written by Ritesh Shah who has also penned the story and screenplay that it can be easily overlooked. Predominantly in a male-centric film like this, it has an apt space for the leading lady Ileana D’cruz considering she plays the role of a wife of an IT officer. The Director hasn’t put any unnecessary effort to show heroine or songs around their love rather they are in the sync with the plot.
Raid Movie Rating: 3/5
Verdict: On the whole, RAID is a realistic and hard-hitting thriller that keeps you hooked right till the end. A film that is sure to win accolades as well as positive word of mouth. This twisty tale is definitely a must watch Raid Full movie this weekend.