Raazi Movie Review: All hail to the dynamic duo Meghna and Alia!
by Vibhuti Gupta, Friday, May 11, 2018
The much awaited Meghna Gulzar’s spy thriller, Raazi with Alia Bhatt in the lead role has finally hit the theaters and after watching the movie, you’ll feel a sense of patriotism and a strong individuality because that is what the movie is about! A young girl leaves her whole life behind to protect her nation, India. Movies like these need to be made more often!
Sehmat (Alia Bhatt), is a young Kashmiri college girl, who loves everything living and her father Hidayat (Rajit Kapur) is a core member of the intelligence bureau of India. Set in 1971, the atmosphere between India and Pakistan was tensed and war was almost on the cards. Hidayat, was working undercover when he decides to marry his daughter to Brigadier Syed’s (Shishir Sharma) son Iqbal Syed (Vicky Kaushal). Not saying much, innocent Sehmat risks her life and moves to Pakistan. She is trained to extract confidential information in order to give India an upper edge in the upcoming war. But till when will she be able to survive? Will Sehmat be able to help India? Well that the main story so watch to know all about it!
Meghna Gulzar's strong narrative and Alia's captivating presence will give you goosebumps! The first half of the film is brilliant as it sets the base of the story. The movie, is a powerful yet silent film, it speaks a lot without making much noise.
Portraying Sehmat would not have been easy. From a girl who fears blood to someone who could just about to anything for her country, Alia totally nailed her character. While Highway & Udta Punjab established her prowess, Raazi will take her to a different level. Vicky Kaushal, on the other hand, plays the role of a silent and firm officer amazingly. Rajit Kapur as Alia Bhatt’sfather did not very well fit in the script but Soni Razdan surely deserved more screen time. Amruta Khanvilkar as Munira looks eternally beautiful and does well.
After Talvaar, Meghna has presented something even more powerful than before. She keeps every detail, fact and research to point. She keeps away from the pop-patriotism, which comes as a baggage with stories like these. The maestros live up to our expectations, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy impress us to every extent! Arijit Singh’s Ae Watan succeeds in evoking the feeling of patriotism in you.
Lastly, there's no way you're missing out on this magnificent movie. 8/10! BOOK NOW!