Alia Bhatt starrer Raazi has received excellent reviews from critics. In fact it has not got any negative reviews so far and the avergae rating stands at 3.85.
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- Avg Rating: 3.85/5
On the whole, RAAZI is an interesting thriller brilliantly narrated by Meghna Gulzar that makes for mature viewing. It is a film that celebrates nationalism that is devoid of the colors of religion. At the box office, it has the potential to grow with positive word of mouth and keep its makers happy.
This is not a dish cooked using your usual ingredients, this is something that satisfies your hunger though belonging to a different cuisine. All said and done, Raazi is a magnificent and unmissable tribute to the unsung heroes of our country. It explores a brave story which was in shelves for long time now. Alia Bhatt has just smashed every barricade for being a superlative actress.
At a time when hate and anger are the currency of the subcontinent, a film like Raazi needs to be made. For peeping into the Valley and finding a true-blue patriot, for looking across the border and finding decency, and for giving Kashmiri embroidery as worn by Alia an authentic, modern, featherlight touch. Like a delicious Indian irony, expect the clothes to linger around longer.
As much as it is a poignant story of human relations, Raazi is a suspense thriller so tautly executed that I could feel knots of fear in my chest for several hours after I had stepped out of the hall. The unrelenting parade of risks and twists owes as much to Meghna’s conviction as to Nitin Baid’s brisk editing, Kunal Sharma’s intelligently crafted sound design and the nerve-wracking background score by Shankar Ehsaan Loy & Tubby.
This is a meditative version of a war film, subtly weighing in on human loss and ruthlessness, even as it seldom wavers from checking off all the crackling elements of an espionage thriller. Honestly, I felt a little numb in the head as Sehmat feels the same for her soul. Whether or not you’re sehmat (agree) with Sehmat, I suggest you should totally be raazi (willing) to catch her scintillating, untold story for sure (Eh? Told ya: feeling numb in the head!).
Raazi marks another step in the right direction for Alia. It required her to be restrained and mature, and she simply grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Raazi is a sensibly written and finely performed film that takes a close look at the ordinary lives of extraordinary people. Not to miss.
The film passes muster on all technical aspects but if those don’t get listed here, it is only because the performances are so good. Alia, who has shown her mettle in Highway and Udta Punjab, takes her Sehmat, several notches higher. She will be taking home several awards the next season.
Raazi works for its novelty. There is charm in the unexplored and especially when it’s this well-done it’s a treat. Gun blazing action, though wholesome and entertaining is often exhausting. Why can’t spy movies be more brain and less brawn? Meghna skilfully tries her hand at that, and though there are a few stray shortcomings, Raazi is unsettling which is the most delectable thing about it. Watch out for Meghna’s truth is stranger than fiction stories. She has a knack for finding the most potent ones.
Alia Bhatt, the finest actress of the current generation. Her innocence, naturalistic portrayal and breakdown is beyond imagination. She impresses with each scene, rather with each shot. Overall, Raazi celebrates the spy-thriller genre and proves good content prevails. Perhaps, a lot of aspects make this film unapologetically finest of 2018 so far.
There is a lot to like in Meghna Gulzar’s spy movie, but Alia Bhatt makes it hard to take Raazi seriously. Besides the intriguing bahu-spy premise, the film presents nothing new to inform the genre: spies have feelings, spies get sappy, spies cry. Even Bond films show us that these days.
Alia Bhatt is the soul of Raazi and there are no two ways about it. Her turn from an innocent, naive student to a seasoned, ruthless spy is the stuff legends are made of. She has her hand on the pulse of the audience, and holds them by the throat as she takes one risk after the other. You find yourself holding your breath and heaving a sigh of relief, along with Sehmat.
A meritorious story that deserves to be told… Brilliantly narrated by Meghna Gulzar…
@aliaa08, you’re a powerhouse of talent… Raazi unlocks your true potential as an actor… Take a bow, Team Raazi.