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Raees: All you should know about this Bollywood action thriller movie

by Ratan Srivastava

Raees is indeed a 2017 Bollywood action thriller film directed by Rahul Dholakia as well as produced by Gauri Khan, Ritesh Sidhwani, and Farhan Akhtar via their Red Chillies Entertainment and Excel Entertainment brands. It stars Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mahira Khan. Raees is claimed to also be inspired just by criminal Abdul Latif’s life, although, the producers have disputed this.

All through India’s Republic Day weekend, the movie was released on January 25, 2017. The movie got mostly favourable critical reviews, who praised Khan as well as Siddiqui’s performances, as well as the production design, art direction, and visual effects, and that was a box office triumph.

Until Hindi Medium overtook it, this was the highest-grossing Bollywood movie of 2017. Raees too was 2017’s most pirated Indian film. The music of the movie has been streamed over 1.5 billion times on YouTube. At the 63rd Filmfare Awards, the film earned five nominations, included Best Actor for Khan.

The movie’s production started in April of 2015. The movie was shot in Mumbai, as well as the sets got redesigned to seem like slums in Ahmedabad. In January 2016, the movie’s last schedule was shot in Gujarat. Notwithstanding the demonstrations, the movie was shot without incident around Bhuj throughout January and February 2016.

Notwithstanding the demonstrations, the movie was shot without incident in Bhuj in January and February 2016. The Archaeological Survey of India granted permission for filming at Sarkhej Roza, a historic mosque as well as tomb complex in Ahmedabad.

The movie’s music was released by Zee Music Company.

Composer Ram Sampath has remade the music “Laila Main Laila” from either the 1980 movie Qurbani, which was penned by Indeevar as well as originally performed by Kalyanji–Anandji and performed by Kanchan, Amit Kumar, Chorus. Javed Akhtar contributed additional lyrics.

The music has been streamed over 800 million times on YouTube as of October 2018.

Raees was advertised on several shows, including The Kapil Sharma Show and Bigg Boss 10, as well as in Dubai. On the 23–24 January 2017, Shah Rukh Khan and Sunny Leone took a special train ride from Mumbai to Delhi for promotions, but Farid Khan Sherani, a fan of Shah Rukh Khan and a member of the Samajwadi Party, died in hospital due to a stampede on the Vadodara railway platform when the train was leaving the station after a long halt for the promotion in front of a large crowd, and many others were injured. Later, Shah Rukh Khan expressed his condolences for his fan’s demise.

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