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Heros Don't Always Come in Uniform


16 Mar, 2018
2 hrs 08 mins
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Raid is based on one of the most high profile raids the country has ever known and is the world's first film on income tax raids. Set in the 80s, a fearless IT officer carries out a non-stop raid at the mansion of the most powerful man in Lucknow despite all the attempts by the latter to get the officer removed. Will he manage to stop the raid or will the officer bring him down?
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Verdict: A thriller drama that will make the patriot in you proud. After the critically acclaimed Aamir and No One Killed Jessica, director Raj Kumar Gupta is back with another film of a similar genre. Raid stars Ajay Devgn, Ileana D'Cruz and Saurabh Shukla in the lead roles and is based on the story of []... ...Read full 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, theres an abundance of thrills and theres even an action sequence. This one has all the trappings of a film youd want to root for. ...Read full review
Raj Kumar Guptas Raid works, for the most part, like a procedural drama. Devgns Amay Patnaik arrives at his new posting after being transferred from station to station as punishment for his integrity. Ritesh Shahs writing largely mirrors this no-nonsense character, going about its business quietly and purposefully, and in the bargain throwing light on one of the least hailed of government departments. ...Read full review
Five years after the misfiring Ghanchakkar, a film that went round in circles with no apparent purpose, director Raj Kumar Gupta regains some of his mojo in Raid, a gripping search-and-seizure procedural boosted by its focused intensity and the commendably restrained performances from Ajay Devgn and Saurabh Shukla. ...Read full review
The story of Raid is set in Lucknow, during 80s and it starts showing for what everyone has came to see the movie the raid. Without unveiling much, Raj Kumar Gupta takes the story a month earlier showing what all led to this infamous raid. Amay Patnaik (Ajay Devgn) is the IAS who plays by the rules and cant be influenced by anything. He clashes with Rameshwar Singh aka Tauji (Saurabh Shukla) at a party. ...Read full review
The film is based on material sourced from several true stories of IT raids conducted in Uttar Pradesh in the early 80s. Ironically, Rameshwars residence White House, on the outskirts of Lucknow, is home to 420 crore of black money and Patnaik a man with a steely reserve and squeaky clean reputation who has received a tip-off, is determined to find the missing wealth. If you are idealistic, you can easily fall for Patnaik. ...Read full review
Make no mistake, Raid is no Gangaajal or Drishyam, but it has enough meat to keep you hooked throughout its runtime. This fast-paced crime drama will keep you entertained for the major part. And if not for anything else, watch it for the banter and power packed performances from Ajay Devgn and Saurabh Shukla. ...Read full review
Ajay Devgn plays Amay Patnaik, an income tax officer known for his integrity. He`s a stickler for rules and is someone who has been transferred for more times than he cares to count. He gets posted to Lucknow and fate brings him the biggest annoymous tip of his life on a platter. It`s so hot that it could bring down the empire of the local bahubali, Rameshwar Singh (Saurabh Shukla) fondly known as Rajaji. ...Read full review
When Ajay Devgn promises to wring out `poora` Rs 420 crore from a sordid politician, there will be fireworks. But to my surprise, Devgn doesn`t clobber a single soul in Raid - not when his wife is hurt, not when his job is in jeopardy, not when a mad mob is thirsty for his blood. ...Read full review
Earlier directed films like Aamir, No One Killed Jessica, director Rajkumar Gupta has definitely created his own niche in filmmaking. Post his last disastrous black comedy `Ghanchakkar` in 2013, Rajkumar disappeared but he emerges with an edgy drama Raid based on the true events set in 1981 after a gap of four long years. Raid is a crisp and entertaining film which has a grip and power packed performances. ...Read full review
The year is 1981 and tax officer Amay Patnaik (Ajay Devgn) has just assumed office in Lucknow. That he has been transferred saat saal mein unchas baar speaks of his conscientious self. When a mysterious informant discreetly conveys leads on tax evaders in the city, Patnaik builds a case to conduct the biggest raid of his career one that hopes to seize assets around Rs 420 crore (an ironic figure given the charso-beesi involved). The target of the raid is Rameshwar Singh (Saurabh Shukla), a local stronghold who goes by Rajaji. ...Read full review
Raid comes at the right time once again, the headlines are filled with breathless reports of a scam involving thousands of crores and white-collar law-breakers, who are likely to get away. In life, these criminal masterminds will spend their loot in a luxurious foreign country. But on-screen, we have Ajay Devgn to deliver justice. And there is a genuine satisfaction in that. ...Read full review
Raid, starring Ajay Devgan, is loosely inspired by the story of one of the most dramatic Income Tax raids, which occurred in the mid 80s in Lucknow, and took two full days to complete. It has some powerful moments, but its so thin on plot and sluggish in pace that by the end of it youll feel the film took just as long to unfold. ...Read full review