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Raazi is 2 bullets brewed with patriotism with the aroma of dilbaro.

  • Pooja Verma

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    Desimartini | Updated - May 25, 2018 5:46 PM IST
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    RaaziWatch trailerRelease date : May 11, 2018

    Women empowerment level with Raazi is extremely high. If female gender is a country then Raazi is the most democratic film of recent times, a film by a woman of a woman for women and also men. Seriously everyone should watch this, it is that good.

    Raazi is a spy thriller which is subtle in most parts and dramatic in some (Well Alia could have cried a little less). The film is based on a real life story of a spy named Sehmat who was married into an army family of our favorite neighbor Pakistan. The film maybe is named Raazi because everyone wa surprised why she got Raazi for this. Why on earth would a 20-year-old college going fuchha in Delhi University agree to be a spy with no training in this field what so ever and go to a country where the intensity of political tensions was at its peak.

    Jaideep Ahlawat who plays a senior officer from RAW trains Alias’s character is impeccable in the film. He plays the role to the T and is tyrant and displays restrained care at the same time.
    What you would particularly love is the equation between Iqbal played by Vicky Kaushal and Sehmat played by Alia Bhatt. Amidst of sending information through Morse code; meeting with the other spies disguised as rickshawalla and fruit seller outside the mosque; director managed to brew a love story between the two characters as well.

    One of the things spy thrillers focus on is kicking ass and crazy action scenes, not to take away from Alia she did some ass kicking not literally though, but everything was kept real by Meghna Gulzar. Sehmat has to do acts which deviate from her moral compass and her misery often comes out in the form of tears. The things are unpleasant but necessary. One thing that this film really explores which mot thrillers don’t is the concept of emotional injury which the lead character goes through ever so often towards the end when the killings become her only chance of survival. You see the casualties of the war even before the war.

    One thing you would come out appreciating is the efforts of the patriots on both sides of the border especially the unsung heroes like Sehmat whose names are lost forever. An army man would still be acknowledged for his efforts but a spy like Sehmat who went the extra mile to support her country never got any praise for what she did. Forget that we don’t even know what Sehmat’s real name, let alone giving her any gallantry award.

    Leave everything aside and head to your nearest theatre to watch this flick because after a long time a movie this good has been made.

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