Raazi


Meghna Gulzar’s ‘Raazi’ is a powerful script and more importantly it is represented on-screen with all panache which deserves a huge round of applause. The soul of the script is brilliantly brought alive on the silver screen and it definitely wins the heart of the audience across the globe.

‘Raazi’ is based on a true story set at the backdrop of 1971 Indo-Pak war. The film is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka's novel ‘Calling Sehmat’. It is a true story of a Kashmiri girl married to a Pakistani military officer. The brave girl Sehmat was sent to Pakistan during the 1971 war to source out information to the Indian intelligence agency.

Alia Bhatt plays the role of Braveheart Sehmat. She is an adorable, intelligent Kashmiri girl pursuing education from Delhi University. More than that Sehmat is truely patriotic from heart for whom nation comes first and everything next. The 20-year-old Kashmiri girl was given extensive training to become a spy. Hidayat Khan (Rajit Kapur) and Khalid Mir (Jaideep Ahlawat) work for the Indian intelligence bureau. 

Sehmat is ready to sacrifice her life for the nation but it was very tough for her to convince her family. How parents would willingly drive their daughter into hell. But finally, Sehmat was successful to convince her parents to let her do her duty towards her country. Sehmat is married to Pakistani military officer Iqbal (Vicky Kauhal) and then she starts her mission. Rajit Kapur plays Sehmat’s father and Soni Razdan is seen in the role of Sehmat’s mother.

The best part of ‘Raazi’ is that it is engrossing throughout. For a second, you cannot let their mind go somewhere else. Viewers will be hooked to it from starting to the end.

Meghna Gulzar’s direction deserves kudos. She has chosen a mind-blowing subject to tell the nation about the story of an unsung hero.  She has extract the best out of Alia Bhatt. Every minute details of the script are taken care off and Meghna left no room for complaint. It is an awesome script told in a very interesting manner.

Alia Bhatt’s performed brilliantly. It is said to be Alia’s best performance till date. She understood the essence of the role and acted accordingly. She brilliantly played her part. She has raised the level of excellence.

Speaking about Vicky Kauhal, he is shown as a true Pakistani, who goes to any degree to tarnish India. He too performed his role brilliantly.

Other star casts like Shishir Sharma, Amruta Khanvilkar, Arif Zakaria, Ashwath Bhatt are top-notch. Soni Razdan and Rajat Kapoor made their present felt.

Jay I Patel’s cinematography is eye-catching. Nitin Baid’s editing is good. Subrata Chakraborty and Amit Ray’s production design deserves applause and Maxima Basu Golani’s costumes brought the feel of 70's. Shankar Ehsaan Loy’s music is brilliant. Two songs ‘Dilbaro’, ‘Ae Watan’ deserves special mention.

‘Raazi’ is an emotionally and mentally challenging script. Every department has done a remarkable job which the audience would love to see.