• Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    Shah Rukh Khan manages to break through in some scenes but this film belongs to Nawazuddin Siddiqui who is having the time of his life.

  • Sarit Ray
    Sarit Ray
    Hindustan Times


    …the problem is fundamental: the writing is shoddy and unoriginal. And by the time it wades into certain true events, it is left with too little time and meaning. Raees perhaps works only as an SRK showcase. But we’ve seen many of those already.

  • Rohit Bhatnagar
    Rohit Bhatnagar
    Deccan Chronicle


    ‘Raees’ is certainly a one time watch but don’t expect the unexpected at all. If you are seeking a plot with enough twists then you will be disappointed. It’s just the run-of-the-mill ‘chor-police’ chase, which you must have seen infinite times in the past. Strongly recommended for Shah Rukh Khan fans. 

    P.S. ‘Raees’ is a slightly better film than ‘Dilwale’ and ‘Fan’.

  • While SRK is a brand in himself, and a big one at that, it would have helped the film’s creative — not box office — cause to have the courage of its conviction and not turn Raees into the story of a whimpering, secular, sanskari gangster.

  • Sarita Tanwar
    Sarita Tanwar
    DNA India


    Far better films have been made on crime in the 80s. There is nothing special about Raees. But if you’re a Shah Rukh fan, go for it.

  • Suhani Singh
    Suhani Singh
    India Today


    Shah Rukh Khan is the star but you’ll cheer more for Nawazuddin Siddiqui…

  • Vishal Verma
    Vishal Verma


    Surprisingly, RAEES (meaning rich) is not just a GARIB (poor/average) film it’s GARIB in its entertainment quotient as well.

  • Sreeju Sudhakaran
    Sreeju Sudhakaran
    Bollywood Life


    As a movie, Raees is definitely a letdown especially for those who expect a Deewar-like dhamakedaar masala movie. Fans of Shah Rukh Khan might give the movie its huge initial but don’t expect the road ahead to be a smooth ride. And warning for all superstars – acting with Nawazuddin Siddiqui is injurious to your own dramatic talents – he can steal your glory right from under your nose.

  • Watch Raees only if you are a big Shah Rukh Khan fan. 

  • To point out that the film is unoriginal is futile. Besides blaming the convoluted writing of the film, its forgettable songs at regular intervals hardly makes a strong case for it. Its fabulous dialogues are a handful in number and doesn’t have the punch, one may have hoped for.