The film is as already mentioned about, an Indian spy. The official of an intelligence bureau chalks out a sudden plan of sending his novice college going daughter in a mission to a foreign land like Pakistan to get into the sneak peaks of the war planning going on. His idea however is not encouraged by his fellow mates as they find it to be too risky and absurd for some novice like his daughter. Although over a humble discussion, the authorities agree on hitching the plan and thus begins the nail biting movie. Coming from Meghna Gulzar a brilliant direct of the recent times with hits like Talvar, this jaw dropping move was more than just expected. The movie originally based on a thriller book named CALLING SEHMAT, by Harinder Sikka is also revolving around how an Indian girl also a daughter of an Indian spy turns into the daughter-in-law of an enemy land.
The movie has several twists and turns and it brightens the mood of the audience everytime thers’s Sehmat i.e, Alia on screen. The very appearance of Alia gives a hint of Bollywood in it. Bhatt an extremely talented actor, chooses to portray a very strong character in this movie that attimes happens to look like an overacting done. But nevertheless it just doesn’t give the viewers any moments to loosen their interest. Meghna, who has brilliantly directed the film happens to also loose the grip in between the film with a running time of two hours and twenty minutes. The movie shows the tie ends of an Indian spy and a women trying hard to manage her husband’s household. Also not to forget the movie has the exceptionally talented Jaideep Ahlawat, who also graobs the attention of the viewers. A suoerbly poised performer he portrays himself to be. With the composure of the male lead and a woman stuck in dilemma of saving household or the motherland, the film is a contrast as whole with some fantastic Urdu sayings to capture the poet amidst us.
Thus this dramatic thriller by Gulzar earns a rating of 4 out of 5 stars. Bagging a 110.89 crore in the first four weeks of the movie Raazi happens to definitely have the heart of the audience by now. Surprisingly enough the movie collects its very first 7.3 crore in the first Friday screening across the globe. While Alia Bhatt’s heart winning performance grabs the attention of India and also gethers several positive remarks from the B-town, the neighbouring country Pakistan bannes it down for some controversial issues. From the box office collection it is evident how much it has won hearts of audience overall!
So not getting into further details and depths of the movie, a 4/5 rating is a big yes to the movie for definitely a watch round the weekend. Raazi definitely has won hearts, kudos to Alia Bhatt and the crew for such a brilliant and bold portrayal of lives during the Indo-Pak war at 1972. Overall if not a popcorn grabbing movie but also a nail biting sequel of Calling Sehmat.