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Raazi Review: Does Alia Bhatt Starrer Makes for a Gripping Watch?

Raazi Review: Does Alia Bhatt Starrer Makes for a Gripping Watch?

Based on Harinder Sikka's novel Calling Sehmat, which is inspired by true events, the film doesn't delve too deep into the technicalities of the 1971 India-Pakistan war but instead focuses on the emotions and evolution of Sehmat. Raazi is a fictional attempt on the life of Sehmat. He plants her as a spy and Sehmat agrees to do so.

Speaking about the performances, Alia Bhatt's winning streak continues with yet another tailor-made role that's not a cake-walk on the big screen. Hidayat Khan (Rajit Kapur), a Kashmiri trader, often travels to Pakistan on the pretext of business.

How Sehmat works the spy network in Pakistan, how she adjusts to her new family, how she manages to outwit her enemies at every stage, providing valuable information to India - where the establishment is typically shown to be disbelieving and slow to react - makes for a movie that is absorbing and entertaining. And the love for his country.

Willingly, Sehmat takes on a grueling training under the watchful eye of Mir (Jaideep Alhawat), an Indian intelligence agent. It's a layered play of interpersonal relationships. Wonder, how she wears Sehmat's skin with so much ease.

So, is she ready to take criticism this time as well? Some parts are weak but they can be ignored easily over Alia Bhatt's ideal acting work.

Johar had also said that the collections may jump if Raazi gets good reviews from critics and audiences.

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Rohit Bhatnagar of Deccan Chronicle called Alia-Vicky starrer spy thriller a masterstroke and said it emerges as a sure shot victor.

Alia skillfully embraces Sehmat's vulnerable yet powerful and determined character. Or, was she a misguided daughter carrying on a foolhardy mission set by her father? By the time the film ends, you want to do three things - hold Sehmat close and assure her that everything will be all right, remind yourself that Sehmat is only Alia Bhatt, handover the best actress award of the year to her already.

Vicky Kaushal ably supports her as her Pakistani husband.

The enchanting camerawork by Jay I Patel and fluid editing by Nitin Baid add weight to the emotional impact. As Bhatt delivers a compelling and impressive central performance as a spy who betrays her family, there's no hand-wringing sentimentality or obvious flag-waving. Jaideep Alhawat as the tough Khaled is superb.

In a movie with three other stars and with Shahid Kapoor threatening to steal the spotlight with a drug-fuelled rockstar act, it is awesome that we find a deglam Alia Bhatt to be the real MVP of the movie. The music and the background score helped the film elevate well at times when needed. A movie such as Raazi beautifully depicts what real patriotism is. And be in awe of true stories of the unnamed heroes who risked their lives. Raazi is an Indian period thriller movie which is directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Vineet Jain, Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta under the banner of Dharma Productions. And for Alia Bhatt's captivating and nuanced performance that will definitely leave an impression on your mind.


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