We often laud our soldiers who have died trying to protect our Nation from enemies.Poems and songs are written.Laurels are given.Deservedly so.However,what about the people who are unnamed(and will probably remain so),but still served a pivotal role in protecting the Nation..and maybe even died doing so? 'Raazi' tells the story of one such character.
Among other things,the central purpose of 'Raazi' is to outline the sacrifices spies make.As one character complaints in a rather vicious manner,"Na rishton ki qadar hai..Na jaan ki"(you neither care for relationships nor life) The Nation comes first for these people.So much so,that even some personal relationships need to be sacrificed(atleast in this movie's case)
It is very,very rare to find an Indian movie that doesn't callously demean the 'enemy'.Usually,the audience is just supposed to hate the other side.Our side is always the best and the people involved think the same.Manipulative music,spoon-feeding the audience,cliched dialogues and extremely one-sided narrations usually plague Bollywood's attempts at patriotic movies.'Raazi' steers clear of all these issues.On the contrary,this movie demands an attentive viewing.The viewer is expected to remember certain details.The movie is buoyed by a taut screenplay and a brilliant central performance.Interestingly,this movie respects the patriotism on both sides.Neither side is made out to be a villain or a Hero.All characters are trying to do what's best for their country(ies)
I am delighted that such a movie has come out of India.There are some minor plot holes,but they don't affect the movie in any important way.Kudos to Meghna Gulzar for trusting the audience with such a screenplay and Kudos for bringing such a story to the public.
P.S.: There is something for Breaking Bad fans here too.I also got Homeland vibes from some scenes.
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Raazi (2018) 1080p
Raazi is a movie starring Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, and Rajit Kapoor. A Kashmiri woman agrees to marry a Pakistani army officer in order to spy on Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.
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A Kashmiri woman agrees to marry a Pakistani army officer in order to spy on Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.
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Highly recommend it!Reviewed bysagarshares7854Vote: 8/10
Raazi is one-of-a-kind spy thriller! What is more surprising is that it is based on a true story (although in a dramatized form)! This true story itself is something that, I am sure, NO ONE could ever imagine in their wildest dreams!
But here's something that I am sure you will agree with!
Probably, we all would've enjoyed the movie more had we not been aware of the true story, beforehand! The Trailers and Reviews acted as complete spoilsports!
There are 3 main highlights of the film:
1. The story itself which is thriller - with a surprise event towards the end
2. Alia Bhat's acting - which was both, moving & convincing
3. The normal treatment of Pakistani characters (a first-of-its-kind in Hindi cinema)
Is this film worth seeing even a second time? Yes, it is!
Among the few gifted directors is the name Meghna Gulzar who has blessed bollywood with a miracle like Talvar where the direction itself is enough to grip you to the movie for few weeks.With same brilliance and spark comes Raazi to question your thoughts over the unsung heroes & their selfless motives to keep India to peace.With showcase of dot to dot performance matched by realistic dialogues helped by strong background score, the movie does set a benchmark for Indo-Pak theme movies.From the opening scene to the last flash of the projector on the screen the story clearly outlines the failed relationship between the neighbouring nations India & Pakistan.Don't be confused Raazi is not a war movie or period drama but is an over the seat thriller with few intense moments that come unexpected.The fast pace of the movie assists in keeping your focus all over the screen.The way the story unfolds layer by layer delights your senses and all you wish is to keep up with ongoing events.What satisfies you the most is the efforts put in by both the lead actors as well as the supporting cast.Alia does justice to the role of an Indian Spy who under family pressure accepts what destiny throws to her and moulds herself to the expectation of her father.Alia has definitely out-performed her capabilities and has set new standards for a female-oriented movie.Vicky Kaushal on the other hand doesn't have much screen time but manages to establish himself as a strong character in the movie,with discipline of a soldier & innocence of a lover he manages to gain your affection.Jaideep Ahlawat is another pillar of the story who completely fits in the shoes of a 'Die for the nation' refugee who serves the country before anything else.Some other positives are the beautiful shoot location of Kashmir & the patriotic songs in the voice of Arijit Singh who connects you emotionally to the story of a young girl burdened under expectations.The silent chemistry between Alia Bhatt & Vicky Kaushal also adds flavor of love to the movie.
Overall if you put Raazi under your judgment it sure delights you in each and every way possible with excellent performances and commendable direction.Go for the movie if you wish to put your respect in the efforts of the non-recognised heroes of our country.