• As a throwback to those thrilling gangster films from the 70s, many starring Amitabh Bachchan and scripted by Salim-Javed, Raees delivers ample bang for your buck.

  • Shah Rukh Khan Is On Top Of His Game, Nawazuddin Siddiqui Snaps At His Heels…Shah Rukh Khan shrugs off his defining starry mannerisms, embraces physical attributes and accessories designed to convey an air of to-hell-with-the-world insouciance

  • Nihit Bhave
    Nihit Bhave
    Times Of India


    The movie can feel a bit long, but if you’re going for a great Shah Rukh performance and some good ol’ popcorn-entertainment, it might just ‘raees’ to the occasion.

  • Raees is a paisa-wasool entertainer for massy Bollywood fans!

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    . While the story and ideas aren’t all new or refreshing, Raees’ big play comes from its nostalgic treatment. This is a film for SRK fans and those who’ve grown up on a staple fare of Hindi pot boilers. Heroes, action, dialogue, romance and music this one has the whole jingbang.

  • This underworld drama is so over-packed with material that either 148 minutes of this film will seem too long to you, which it is; or in fact, far too short to patiently absorb the story of the rise and fall of an Ahmedabadi bootlegger don — without the audience feeling slightly hung-over by a breathless narrative-overload.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    Nawazuddin Redeems This Flawed Saga Of Gangsterism…

  • Rohini Nair
    Rohini Nair


    Watch Raees for Shah Rukh Khan. Watch Raees for Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Watch Raees for Rahul Dholakia. But most of all, watch Raees for Raees.

  • Manisha Lakhe
    Manisha Lakhe


    A dogged cop wants to catch and disable Raees’ operations, but Raees outsmarts him every single time, until in a 70’s style end with guns and alcohol and politics… It’s a welcome turn for Shah Rukh into an action hero and a great platform for the ever cool Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

  • IndiaGlitz
    India Glitz


    If you are a SRK fan, you definitely will enjoy it. If you are looking for variety from SRK, here is it.

  • IANS


    Overall, Raees is a well made film that would appeal to the masses.

  • FullyHyd Team
    FullyHyd Team
    Fully Hyderabad


    The filmmaker’s flourishes along with the actors’ rich performances could prove to be worth your ticket money. However, the film still walks a tight rope on morality. Add to that the political atmosphere where religion and economics are often mixed up, and you’ll begin to observe that the tight-rope walk is held on top of burning embers. Whether the rope-walker walks the rope or falls to be burnt really depends on the viewer. All we can tell you is it’s a, well, perplexing trick.

  • Give this film a shot. While it doesn’t make you pop the bubbly, it does have some fizz and sparkle to keep you satiated.

  • Murtaza Ali Khan
    Murtaza Ali Khan


    Overall, Raees makes for an engaging cinematic experience that takes a departure from the recent films of Shah Rukh Khan. Although Raees does hark back to some of SRK’s early films, it is quite unique in its own right. The film is both raw and gritty and succeeds in transporting us back to the Gujarat of the 1980s.

  • A good story well narrated but stumbles at points when the director seemed to be under pressure to present Raees as larger than life. But the overall tone of the film is honest and in a way as gutsy as Raees himself, as it questions the logic behind the alcohol prohibition in the state.