Raid movie review: Critics heap praises on Ajay Devgn and his nail-biting thriller

Ajay Devgn is not called a stellar performer for no reason. The two time National Film Award winning actor is back with his new film and how! The Baadshaho star has returned to the silverscreen with Raid, a film in which he essays the role of a gritty Income Tax officer. Also starring Ileana D’Cruz and Saurabh Shukla, Raid hit theatres today.

Raid movie review: Critics heap praises on Ajay Devgn and his nail-biting thriller

Ajay Devgn is not called a stellar performer for no reason. The two time National Film Award winning actor is back with his new film and how! The Baadshaho star has returned to the silverscreen with Raid, a film in which he essays the role of a gritty Income Tax officer. Also starring Ileana D’Cruz and Saurabh Shukla, Raid hit theatres today.

As Amay Patnaik, Deputy Commisioner of Income Tax, in Lucknow, Ajay will impress you. The acto has proved his versatility time and again and his performance in Raid may add a new feather in his cap.

Here's taking a look at what some of the critics have to say about the film:

Bhawna Munjal (Zee News)

Taran Adarsh

"#Raid works for two major reasons: Watertight screenwriting + sharp performances [Ajay Devgn and Saurabh Shukla are brilliant]… The face-off between the two is the USP... Ileana is decent... Amongst the supporting cast, actor portraying Saurabh Shukla’s mother is tremendous...#Aamir and #NoOneKilledJessica director Raj Kumar Gupta delivers a solid film... #Raid is his best work to date... Also, the dialogue-baazi is sure to be greeted with whistles and claps... Word of mouth will help the biz grow. #OneWordReview... #Raid: SUPERB. Rating:- This nail-biting thriller is smart, engaging, gripping and entertaining... Go for it! (sic)."

Raghuvendra Singh (Filmfare)

Prashant Jain (Navbharat Times)

Umesh Punwani (Koimoi.com)

"watch this for an entertaining story, edge of the seat kinda narration and first-class performances by Ajay Devgn & Saurabh Shukla. A Raid you’ll not mind being a part of!"'

RJ Alok

We have seen Ajay playing a tough cop in Rohit Shetty’s Singham but in Raid, he plays an IT officer who is out on a mission to uncover the corrupt. It is good to see Ajay back in a role that displays his toughness.

Directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, Raid has been jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak.

Set in the backdrop of India in the 1980s, the film is based on one of the most high profile raids the country has ever seen.

It showcases the bravery and courage of a fearless Income Tax officer who is put on a mission to confront a very powerful man addressed as Tauji in Lucknow.

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