Raid is an exciting predictable thriller with nothing refreshing and audience is bound to draw comparison with Special 26.
Raid Movie Review: Story & Performance
Raid movie is s story of an Income tax officer (Ajay Devgn) who is as fearless as he looks on screen. He conducts a raid at the house of the powerful and influential Politician (Saurabh Shukla) in Lucknow. Whole plot revolves around the question that whether he will be able to complete his raid successfully or he will stumble under the influence of the politician. No rewards for guessing, we all know the answer. I would say movie is better than trailer but not as good as Special 26. When you watch this movie, it will be hard for you to resist drawing comparison with the Special 26.
As usual Ajay Devgn is very good at playing the cop but when you compare it with his role in the Singham, or Gangaajal, Raid fades down. These kinds of roles come naturally to him. He seems to be in no problem while delivering those powerful dialogues. Direction of the Raj Kumar Gupta is average, and he takes too much time to set the character of his protagonist in the movie. The crucial moments of the movie are not given enough time.
As usual in these kind of movies, Illeana D’Cruz is playing the role of the supporting wife and her character is not strong enough in the movie. The movie is slow in the most parts, it picks up pace when the raid begins but could not maintain the momentum. But just after the raid becomes, the most common tale of good fighting evil and that is where it is predictable and conventional.
Saurabh Shukla has played his character with lot of control and seems to deliver in most parts. He doesn’t go overboard while portraying the vicious ‘Tauji’ mouthing colloquial abuses.
Raid Movie Ratings
Watch Raid only if you are big fan of Ajay Devgn and like Good vs Bad movies, otherwise skip it.
|Cast||Ajay Devgan, Ileana D Cruz, Saurabh Shukla, Gayathri Iyer, Saanand Verma|
|Director||Raj Kumar Gupta|
|Screen Play||Ristesh Shaw|
|Music Director||Amit Trivedi|
|Release Date||16 March 2018|
|Crunk News Ratings||2.5 stars|
|Audience Ratings||2.5 Stars|