Raid movie release highlights: Reviews, fan reaction and more

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Planning to watch Raid? Here are reasons to watch the Ajay Devgn starrer

He is a power-driven man who thinks nothing can happen to him but he is hit by this honest officer. The whole approach was no matter how dark a character you are, at the end of the day, you are a human and have your own moments. In a conversation with, Saurabh Shukla, who is garnering praise for his turn in Raid, said, “We pretty much know such people exist. He hates this officer but is amazed and fascinated by him because he has not met someone like him. I have done grey-shaded characters before and I enjoy that but this was much darker.”
Read | Raid actor Saurabh Shukla: Rajaji is one of the darkest characters I have done The interesting thing about him is that he is not just a black character but his deeds are black. For me, it was interesting because he is closest to the darkest character I have ever done.


Also Read: Five reasons to watch Ajay Devgn and Saurabh Shukla starrer Raid First up, we have the talented Ajay Devgn in the role of Amay Patnaik, a no-nonsense Income Tax Officer who is hell-bent on curbing the problem of tax evasion in his area. While No One Killed Jessica was based on the Jessica Lal murder case, Aamir dealt with the story of an NRI doctor who is threatened by extremists. Helmed by Aamir director Raj Kumar Gupta
Raid director Raj Kumar Gupta has films like Aamir and No One Killed Jessica to his credit. Stellar star cast
Raj Kumar Gupta’s upcoming film boasts of a stellar star cast. On the other side is the masterful Saurabh Shukla in the role of a wealthy goon, who goes by the name of Tauji. 
True-to-life story
Ajay Devgn’s Raid is said to be inspired by real-life Income Tax raids conducted in the 80s. His films have been gripping stories that talk about a larger issue but are still rooted in reality. While many of us are aware of the way the IT Department has been conducting its raids in the past years, the film explores what goes on behind-the-scenes when some of the most politically and financially backed people of the society are put under the scanner.
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The pithily named Raid is about, well, the raid that’s planned and executed by a ramrod straight income tax officer and his colleagues upon a wealthy businessman. Read | Raid movie review: The Ajay Devgn starrer is overlong and tepid 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.

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Ileana D’Cruz on Raid

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@ajaydevgn in action again but this time does with his eyes n silence.
— Kosha Shah (@shahkosha705) March 16, 2018

#Raid is Must Watch for every age of audience don’t miss it go watch with ur family don’t miss this master piece ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
— ਸੰਧੂ 🍃 (@Aman5andhu) March 16, 2018 Tight screenplay, dialogues, and direction is superb. — kumar bishal (@kbishal23) March 16, 2018

#Raid everybody should raid at the threatre to enjoy @ajaydevgn sir and the whole supporting cast and also to be so brave about ur decision to stand strong till the end than what may come !! Saurav Shukla is brilliant.Superb 2nd half,climax holds ur breathe.Hats off to writer-director for a gripping script with superb dialogues. Thank you #AjayDevgn for giving a brilliant movie. We need more such movies from Ajay. 4 stars #Raid #RaidPadegiAaj
— Yatish Nandi (@yatishnandi) March 16, 2018

#Raid is among the best movie of this year. She was very funny. 85 yr old ammaji makes her debut.

Kajol on Raid

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— Kajol (@KajolAtUN) March 15, 2018 My review of Raid:- Loved it. Laughed, clapped and wanted to take Amma home with me! Yugs review:-I learnt about income tax!

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Ajay Devgn will be the first guest on Kapil Sharma’s new show on Sony Entertainment Television. Thank u so much for coming to #ftwk @ajaydevgn paji n all my best wishes for #raid 🙏
— KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) March 15, 2018

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In a conversation with, trade and film analyst Girish Johar said, “Raid is expected to open to a collection of Rs 8-8.5 crore on Friday. Raid’s box-office success largely depends on its word-of-mouth promotion in the coming days.”
Read | Raid box office prediction: This Ajay Devgn film is expected to earn Rs 8 crore on day 1 Despite the fact that Raid is being headlined by an A-lister like Ajay Devgn, it does not have the ‘masala’ Bollywood kind of appeal for audiences.

@ajaydevgn slayed it! The scene stealer of the movie however is the Mataji! An inform Ajay Devgn alongside a superb @saurabhshukla_s and Amit Sial. Whatte discovery. Loved @RaidTheFilm @saurabhshukla_s You are a Star Sir! Thoroughly enjoyed the banter and dialogues by @writish 👊🏻👌🏼@rajkumar_rkg superb direction. @ajaydevgn @Ileana_Official @rajkumar_rkg @writish @PanoramaMovies @RaidTheFilm @Viacom18Movies
— Khyati M (@khyatimadaan) March 15, 2018 @PanoramaMovies @TSeries @justscorpion thank you!😘🤗😊
— Ritika Bedi (@IamRitzBitzz05) March 15, 2018

RAID. everything in the film just falls perfectly. Directed by @rajkumar_rkg. Produced by @AbhishekPathakk @KumarMangat is the @ajaydevgn film we all deserve. Who says content or issue based films can’t be entertaining? Written by @writish. Tight script, a good movie with no minute wasted!
— Navjot Gulati (@Navjotalive) March 15, 2018

Another master stroke by intensely inspired realistically thrilling @ajaydevgn n superemly beautiful talented @Ileana_Official.You totally do not want to miss the battle between Ajay and @saurabhshukla_s .They’re fierce and determined in their respective characters.#Raid review
— NEETESH GUPTA (@NEETESH23) March 15, 2018

#Raid is a tightly written, well directed and powerfully performed film.

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Raid hits screens on March 16. They are so silent and nobody knows about them… Officers like these keep doing their job and we talk about other people, and people who become famous.”
Read all the updates about Ajay Devgn’s Raid: Set in the 80s, Raid explores how one of the country’s most high-profile raids was executed by fearless IT officer Amay Patnaik. So, all that you hear about income tax raids is very simple and very easy, but it’s not an easy thing to do. The Ajay Devgn, Ileana D’Cruz and Saurabh Shukla starrer Raid is this week’s big Bollywood release. Talking about Raid, Ajay Devgn told IANS: “When you see the film, you will come to know what kind of preparation and planning goes before a raid. Touted as the first Bollywood project to be based on an Income Tax raid, Raid is helmed by Raj Kumar Gupta.


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According to ANI, Raid revolves around the story of Sharda Prasad Pandey, an IT Commissioner of Kanpur who had raided the house of businessman and ex-MP Sardar Inder Singh in 1981 and recovered assets worth Rs 1.6 crore in cash and gold.

Saurabh Shukla on Raid

I really liked that. He fights with her, he talks to her about stuff, he appreciates what she feels as well. Amay’s equation with her is not that of the typical husband-wife. She was a lovely character to play.” That is something I love about her. They are equal in the relationship. That was ahead of its time. In an interview with Filmfare, Ileana D’Cruz said, “I expected the wife of an income tax officer to be conservative, quiet, subdued but Malini is kind of a little bit of ahead of her time. They have an easy-going equation. She is this strength behind him.
Photos: Ajay Devgn, Kajol and son Yug attend Raid special screening

In case you are planning to watch Raid, here are five reasons to watch the Ajay Devgn starrer:

Read | Raid movie review: The Ajay Devgn and Saurabh Shukla starrer is overlong and tepid