Shahrukh Khan’s last few releases were not well-received by the audience. Movies like Chennai Express, Happy New Year and Dilwale certainly made us miss the SRK we have known and loved since the 90s. With the release of Dear Zindagi, Shahrukh Khan’s fans finally rejoiced. And now, after the release of Raees’ trailer, every fan is saying the same thing: The King of Bollywood is back. Indeed, and with a bang. Raees trailer is trending #1 on youtube. It has garnered over 120 million views in a day with over 2 lakh likes and thousands of comments. It is gaining positive reviews from all across the nation.
Raees’ trailer starts with Shahrukh Khan’s husky voice, as he narrates a dialogue which has already made its way in our head since the release of the teaser. Lots of alcohol bottles are seen being crushed, and we are left in awe of cinematography. Shahrukh Khan makes an entry, and his kohl-filled eyes are making him look more intense than usual. It is after a long wait that Shahrukh Khan is finally doing a full-fledged negative role. Albeit, he is the kind of villain we love. He is playing the role of criminal Abdul Latif.
There is another surprise for the audience. There is Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the movie. He is playing the role of a cop who is trying to stop the criminal activities led by Shahrukh Khan’s character. It’s going to be an interesting face-off, as it’s the first time that Shahrukh Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui have shaken hands together for a movie. It will be amazing to see two extremely talented actors working together in the same movie, and entertaining the masses. After all, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has already proved that he is not less than any other actor of Bollywood.
The movie also has Mahira Khan as the main lead. There was a lot of conflict regarding letting Pakistani actors work in Indian movies. Since the Baramulla attack, the country has become a whole lot more sensitive. But Ae Dil Hai Mushkil still managed to do good business on the Box office, despite the initial demands of removing Fawad Khan from the movie. Hopefully, Shahrukh Khan’s movie won’t face similar protests. She has got the golden opportunity of romancing Shahrukh Khan on the screen, and hopefully, she will be able to do justice to her role.
The movie is full-on entertainer. It has got songs, action and an item number by Sunny Leone. Shahrukh Khan is looking menacing, and we are hoping that the movie will be able to meet our expectations. The movie is set in the 70s, so it is heavily influenced by the old period. The tune of ‘Laila Mein Laila’ is used as the back-score for the second half of the trailer, and it sets the theme for the movie.
The movie is getting released on January 25, 2017. It is going to clash against Hrithik Roshan’s ambitious project, Kaabil. It’s going to get messy at the Box Office, as the audience will be divided among the two movies.