It is time for your dose of Bollywood updates and news. JustInReviews is back with a film review. This time around, we will be reviewing the latest Bollywood release, Raid.
Inspired from the genuine real-life story of an Income Tax officer, Raid throws light on the longest-duration running Income Tax raid in the country’s history. IT department officials had conducted a raid at the residence of a businessman turned Congress MLA, Sardar Inder Singh in Kanpur on July 16, 1981 and found a breathtaking measure of undisclosed assets in terms of cash and gold.
As far as the film goes, Tauji resides with his big ‘kunba’— young brothers, an old mother and sisters-in-law and seems to have if the need arises, interminable ‘lathi’- carrying gundas. The raid results into a much anticipated face-off between the IT officials headed by the valiant Amay and Tauji and his camp: comprising of Tauji’s enraged siblings, the frightened ‘bhabhis’, and, the most fascinating character of all – the ‘mataji’, having diabetes (‘humein madhumeh hai’, she mouths the dialogue, with a delightful sounding tremble) but then requests for ‘mithai’, who is supposedly not all there, but rather is sharp.
To the knowledge of you all, Ajay essays the role of the Income Tax officer Amay Patnaik – inspired from Sharda Prasad Pandey, who happened to be the Income Tax official of Lucknow in 1981 – while Ileana plays the part of his spouse.
Saurabh Shukla plays the part of a threatening and manipulative political leader who is quite obviously shown to belong to a real-life popular political party. All thanks to have shown meeting ‘Madamji/’PM Sahiba’, however, we are never shown her face.
One feels, in the event that there had been more focus regarding quirky detail in building out rest of the characters, and the essential pace, this one would have been transformed into an engaging and entertaining tale, going back to the pre-liberalization era of the 80s, the connection between corrupt IT department officers and wealthy business families (a tip-off implied a significant handout), and the network amongst the rich and the most noteworthy power in the country.
Raid seems to be dialogue-overwhelming, with Gupta depending chiefly on Devgn’s intense act to build his character. Beginning from his morning tea to going to the office, officer Patnaik is built on heavy-duty exchanges that score high on the ethics quotient . Not simply him, even the rest of them have a tendency to talk in a similar dialect when the officer is nearby. On one hand, Devgn fans may love these apparently seeti-getting instances in the film, you are probably going to be put off on the off chance that you aren’t one.
Each time the story catches speed, a bump of kind appears. Songs starring Amay and his adoring spouse (D’Cruz), who is a tiffin-carrying beauty to her courageous husband, having actually maybe a couple of solo scenes. Redundant scenes of the very well-known Devgn agonizing and sleuthing and finding hidden reserves of money and valuable metal. Etc……
As far as the performances go, Ajay Devgn once again appears is in top form – the quiet and moral abiding IT officer who adores his family however regards duty and nation above all. We are familiar with Saurabh Shukla in such negative characters and he plays out the noisy, villainous character of Tauji just about perfect. The supporting cast, particularly rest of the IT authorities, offer an intriguing look into the manner our system functions and alludes to reasons why corrupt political leaders and entrepreneurs can get their way around the law of the country.
To summarize, one can say that with a more tighter editing, with somewhat lesser spotlight on the wannabe romantic tale and a lesser amount of melodrama, Raid in all probability, could have transformed into a grasping thriller.
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