If you were craving for a quintessential Bollywood masala entertainer, with Rahul bhai ka dimaag and Shah Rukh bhai ki daring, not forgetting Nawaz bhai ka dhamaakedaar talent, Raees is your full paisa vasool, fast paced entertainment, apt for the average Indian cine goer as this is what he watches films for, paying his hard earned money.
Raees is inspired by numerous gangster flicks that we have grown up watching but still holds its own for various reasons. It starts with a young boy mighty inspired by his mom's principle, 'Koi dhandha chhota ya bada nahi hota, aur dhande se bada koi dharm nahi hota.' This ambitious young lad plans to run his own big business. He imports spirits to Gujarat where alchohol is prohibited by the law. He rises up from nothing and realizes that its when you grow big that the real problems begin.
What's really interesting to see is the relationship between Raees and Nawaz's cop Majumdar, his nemesis who follows him closely. His character is as important as the SRK's and he pulls it off with equal elan. SRK shines and how. He is a born charmer and will woo both the multiplex and the single screen audience with this one. Mahira Khan looks extremely appealing and acts well. Sunny Leone's 'Laila' is the cherry on this masala cake.
The supporting cast including Atul Kulkarni, Sheeba Chhadha, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, are as stunning and give their best to the film. Yes there are flaws in the film where it stumbles but the fast pace more than makes up for it.
The songs are beautiful and hummable, background score apt to the film. The film is edited well and Shah Rukh fans have nothing to complain about. Also another ace in the film are its punching dialogues and the way the stars deliver them. Yes, you want to whistle and clap. So if you missed all of this, Raees is your chance. Go Go Go watch it!!!