Alia Bhatt's Raazi - 5 Takeaways From New Spy Thriller

Alia Bhatt's Raazi - 5 Takeaways From New Spy Thriller

Alia Bhatt's Raazi - 5 Takeaways From New Spy Thriller

Calling Sehmat is a gripping story of a Kashmiri Muslim lady who sacrificed herself and her family for the sake of her beloved country, India. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, Raazi is set during the India-Pakistan war of 1971 and tells the story of Sehmat, a young Kashmiri woman married off by her father to a Pakistani army in order to spy for India. When a lung tumour threatens to cut short his days, he asks his daughter Sehmat - a novice, but brought up with the idea that "Watan ke aage kuch nahin" - to take over. Overall, a liberal license seems to be taken for mainstream attention either by the book or by Gulzar herself, because even if the basic story has really happened, it could not have done so in such a simplistic way. Watch Raazi to know about the complete story. Things change completely after her marriage and the movie has been extremely well presented. "Whether it is selfless or selfish is the dividing line and when you understand their motivation, you align with the character and internalize their journey", she says. With not a single tiresome moment despite of slow pace in the first half, Raazi won't bore you even for a single second.

Meghna Gulzar and Bhavani Iyer's screenplay is taut, with tense moments weaved in that keep you on the edge of your seat.

Alia Bhatt who has several power-packed performances to her credit is back with a bang!

Karan Johar is definitely a proud teacher today after his "student" Alia Bhatt passed her test with flying colours. Each and every character is shown in the most humane way possible. In the process, actors like Jaideep Ahlawat and Vicky Kaushal are able to showcase their calibre. Rajit Kapur has limited screen presence but he makes a huge impact with his presence.

Shishir Sharma as Brigadier Syed. Raazi is a good spy thriller.

Raazi has an interesting plot and lot of homework has been done to pen out the final draft. The film is running strong in metros and major cities and it is believed that the pace is only going to get stronger.

With excellent production values, Jay I. Patel's cinematography captures the performances and the era to perfection. Along with them the director of the film Meghna Gulzar was also there to grace the event. With Raazi, the actress has come to the big screen nearly a year after the release of Badrinath Ki Dulhania.

Indian Express in their review said, "Raazi is as true as mainstream Bollywood can get in dealing with two countries now joined only by rancour and wars".

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