The day to head to the movies is here and looks like Ajay Devgn is ready to rule the box office without much competition this weekend. The actor’s political thriller Raid, directed by Raj Kumar Gupta has hit the silver screens. Raid will be Gupta’s first commercial film after Ghanchakkar in 2013 and Ajay returns to the big screens just months after the super successful Golmaal Again which released last Diwali. Raid explores the story of a moral battle in which an honest-to-goodness income tax officer, played rightly by Ajay Devgn, who takes of a corrupt politician, played by Saurabh Shukla. But does the film have everything it needs to make fans want to hit the theater? Let’s find out…
With a tighter editing, slightly less focus on the wannabe love story and a lesser dose of melodrama, Raid could have been a gripping thriller.
This is the kind of film which needs to play out like a razor-sharp thriller for it to succeed: Raid, plumped up with wholly superfluous songs and stretched passages, is pithy in name only.
This is not the kind of fare you might expect to set your pulses racing, but that is precisely what Raid achieves in its closing scenes. Raid is not regular Bollywood. What it is though is thoroughly entertaining.
We went with zero expectations as the trailer wasn't gripping enough. However, the movie is realistic and didn't turn out as bad as we expected.
Watch this only if you want to cough up your hard-earned white money for a messed up crime drama that lacks tooth.