Raid Movie: The story of an honest Income Tax official planning to raid one of the most powerful men in Uttar Pradesh. On paper, everything seems to be perfect especially when you have Ajay Devgn and Saurabh Shukla playing the lead roles. But Raid fails to make a mark on your senses.
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Raj Kumar Gupta, have had raised our expectation with movies like Aamir and No One Killed Jessica. Unfortunately, his latest venture Raid, starring Ajay Devgn, Saurabh Shukla, and Ileana D’Cruz did nothing to satiate those expectations.
Raid Movie Story
Set in 1981, when hiding black money and possessions under or inside mattresses was a common trait for tax evaders. Amay Patnaik portrayed by Ajay Devgn is an honest Income Tax Official. He has been transferred quite often as a special prize for his honest ways.
Malini (Ileana D’Cruz), plays a doting wife to Amay. Although tired of the repeated packing and moving she steadily supports him. Amay is on to Rameshwar Singh (Saurabh Shukla) a local white collar goon who is stashing a lot of black money.
Based on a real story, the movie showcases the problems Amay has to overcome before he takes down the bad guy.
Raid Movie Review
The Procedural Drama is a game of hits and misses. The movie lacks a grip for the most part and falls into a predictive track quite easily.
Although Devgn has played this very role of a forthright official who deals with a broken system often. It is good to see him not bashing people left right and center. This time he requires Police protection to work freely. But apart from that slight scare, there is no newness to the character.
On one hand, the realistic approach and good acting indeed lift the movie a notch but it loses points with forced upon romance. The saving grace is the dialogues. Overall despite having a lot of positives, it fails to be a pulsating thriller and keep us on edge.
Raid Movie Rating
We give the movie a 2.5 out of 5. Our personal verdict – If you expect a thriller like Special 26 or something on those lines, the film fails you.