RAAZI – VatanKeAageKuchNahin!
Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal starrer Raazi hit the theatres on May 11, 2018.Directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions, Raazihad a whopping weekend collection of 32.94 crore rupees.
Based on a 2008 spy-thriller novel ‘Calling Sehmat’ by Harinder S. Sikka, Raazi is a true story set in the India and Pakistan of 1971. The story revolves around a college-going Kashmiri girl named Sehmat, and the undercover operation she undertakes, by marrying an officer in a Pakistani army family household. She puts nation forth rather than her personal desires.
She gathers and transfers vital information across the border to the RAW officials which helps in taking major decisions during the 1971 war.
The film has some breath-taking sequences shot with perfect backgrounds and amazing sound effects. The delicacy of action, thrill and patriotic vibes is praiseworthy, matched with well suiting acting performances by Vicky Kaushal, as Sehmat’s husband and Jaideep Ahlawat, as Khalid Mir- Sehmat’s trainer at RAW.
THE SONGS & MUSIC
The music for the tracks has been composed by the trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Dilbaro, the vidai song and Raazi, the title track, were penned by Gulzar and Ae Watan Mere, the patriotic number is taken from the writings of Muhammad Iqbal. The voice of Arijit Singh, Shankar Mahadevan, Harshdeep Kaur and Sunidhi Chauhan gives you goose bumps, while you are all caught up in the suspense.
As a daughter, a wife and a spy, Alia Bhatt’s look in this film is very well structured and the character got real with her acting skills. The causal dress up of the college girl, sporty look while under training, marriage attire and a perfect bride in a Pakistani family, you see a perfect blend of costumes and acting in all sequences.
CRITIC REVIEW & RECEPTION
Raazi has earned special acclaim for the fact that it is not just another movie blaming Pakistan for all the border problems. The director Meghna Gulzar put special efforts into showing Pakistan army in a very neutral tone, committed to serving their nation just the way she showed Indians.
A special ad featuring Raazi was published in national print media by the famous dairy brand Amul.
All in all, we give a rating of 4/5 to Raazi for the patriotic and motivational content it serves us, with amazing acting and music. This one’s a must watch!