“Raees” we cheekily made it a big deal!
Raees will be release in Pakistan Cinema and as we were nosy to know what exactly we're missing. Snoopiness was only because of the reason we couldn't get to see the film ourselves, judging the movie only by the writers who watched the film in Dubai. Everybody had their own opinions on the movie, eventually now we will get the whole picture of Raees in our minds!. So, being a very judgmental audience of Pakistan, let us all get the conclusions about: was it smash hit material? And obligatory we do have to critic on the one and only Pakistani actress being blessed to work with the king khan.. none other than Mahira Khan… Was Mahira Khan actually inacceptable, as the Indian press made her out to be?
Ever loving, Ever handsome Shah Rukh remains delightfully charming as was expected by everyone. Many scenes and moments were greatly played by the khan. where slow-mo antics are in plenty, pitched against blaring background score. “I’m shrewd like a businessman, and fearless like a warrior,” He shows short-lived moments of promise, when he submissions to Raees and his world, leaving us sincerely captivated, but his superstar persona forgives him of true worth.
And how can we forget the lady of the film, Mahira Khan, who makes a cute Bollywood debut. She’s never confronted to perform a true actress and a talented face. Though her acting as magnificently packaged into something exotic yet strangely vested and she did manage to hold her ground with Shah Rukh, but still was not able to create that sparks on screen. The visual relief that we see from her character is soon paralleled in the second half of the film where Raees is thrown into a climactic war of survival. Her image is well built, she does justice to a small but fairly meaty role. Attired in shalwar kameezes, her “desi” look interprets prettily on the big screen and she and Shah Rukh Khan. she successfully shares a lovely chemistry that leave audiences wanting more.
Mahira khan’s part sure was quiet, passive, typical wife of a gangster, and it truly did feel like a platitude in the first half – but as Raees lands in jail and starts to rally his community members in order to vote for him in an upcoming election campaign, Aasiya shows a strength of her own. Her delivery of that dialogues sure were impressive. Mahira’s confident representation of role sets a different tone in the film. She is neither ignorable nor unnoticed.
Nawazuddin Siddique, however, is the absolute soul of movie. Notwithstanding being handed an awkwardly smug and irreverent man to play, he loans it his honesty and waggishness.