Raid Reviews by Critics: Ajay Devgn’s Raid has received positive reviews from critics. The average rating is 3.09 from the 11 reviews that we have counted.
- Postive: 8
- Neutral: 2
- Negative: 1
- Avg Rating: 3.09/5
On the whole, RAID is a realistic and hard-hitting thriller that keeps you hooked right till the end. A film that is sure to win accolades as well as positive word of mouth. This twisty tale is definitely a must watch movie this weekend.
Ajay Devgn is in his zone throughout & we know how he plays on his homeground. The role of Amay is tailor made for Ajay and it’s impossible to imagine anyone else then him. All said and done, watch this for an entertaining story, edge of the seat kinda narration and first-class performances by Ajay Devgn & Saurabh Shukla. A Raid you’ll not mind being a part of!
Raid had potential, but it comes off overlong and tepid. And where is the city of Lucknow? What we get is same-old flashes of historic buildings in all their crumbling glory, as a backdrop to drab songs, but no sign of the vibrant, living culture of the place this film is supposedly set in.
Devgn does brooding intensity better than most of his colleagues, and injects just the right amount of vulnerability into Amay to make him relatable. This is not the kind of fare you might expect to set your pulses racing, but that is precisely what it achieves in its closing scenes. Raid is not regular Bollywood. What it is though is thoroughly entertaining.
Ajay Devgn is in top form – the silent, brooding, serious and moralistic officer who loves his family but considers duty and country above all of that. With a tighter editing, slightly less focus on the wannabe love story and a lesser dose of melodrama, Raid could have been a gripping thriller.
Watch Raid because despite the corruption around us, we still believe we can win the war against black money hoarders. Also, watch it for Ajay Devgn’s intensity. He is sincere, relentless and doesn’t blink even once. One star in the rating is reserved only for him.
Ajay Devgn speaks through his eyes. His intense look does enough magic on screen but he almost enacts the same in all his movies. With no other releases this Friday, Raid is a clear winner. A seat edge drama with brilliant dialogues makes it a praiseworthy film.
Devgn’s brooding presence, which shores up film, is reminiscent of the actor’s Najaayaz and Zakhm> days. Shukla is brilliant as the cynical politician who does not abandon his defiant stance even when the chips are hopelessly down. Together, the two actors give Raid its heft. Raid delivers riveting fare without resorting to too many standard Bollywood tics.
There’s something about seeing Ajay Devgn play an officer – a policeman, an army personnel or an income tax officer. He brings a lot of depth to the character, what with his brooding eyes and deep baritone. Raid is a great watch if you want inspiration to file your IT returns on time. Raid is a decent watch, even otherwise. However, don’t expect it to bowl you over.