Raees is an upcoming Bollywood film, which will be directed by Rahul Dholakia and will be produced by Excel Entertainment, Red Chillies, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. The film features superstar Shahrukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Farhan Akhtar in male leads. Previously there were talks that, Shah Rukh Khan is set to romance Sonam Kapoor. But now the Pakistani beauty Mahira Khan, who impressed the masses with her innocent charm as Khirad in Zindagi’s Humsafar has been signed for the main lead opposite SRK.
Star cast & crew
Director : Rahul Dholakia
Produced by : Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani
Production company : Excel Entertainment, Red Chillies Entertainment
Writer/Screenplay : Harit Mehta and Ashish Vashi
Music by : Ram Sampath
Star Cast : Shahrukh Khan,Farhan Akhtar and Mahira Khan
Gener : Action thriller Drama
Handsome Shahrukh Khan will be seen playing the role of a bootlegger, while Farhan Akhtar plays the role of a police officer in the film. This is first time for Shahrukh Khan and Farhan Akhtar to share the screen space. Earlier both had worked together in Don and Don 2, but the difference is that in the two blockbuster had Farhan behind the camera while in Raees he will share screen space with the noted actor. Pakistani actress Mahira Khan plays the lead female role. This will mark the debut of the Pakistani actress in Bollywood.
The film “Raees” is expected to release on 8 July 2016.
Raees is a Action thriller Drama film, where story of the film is set in Gujarat. It is related to political background. The film is based on the Prohibition in Gujarat but will largely be shot on a sprawling set in Mumbai and not Ahmedabad. There won’t be any shooting in Gujarat as such given the bitter aftermath Rahul Dholakia’s earlier movie Parzania which was based on 2002 communal riots received in the state.
From the by lanes of Delhi, young Gaurav embarks on a journey to the city of dreams- Mumbai, in order to wish his ‘God’ on his birthday. After all, he is Aryan’s biggest ‘FAN’ and even has a striking resemblance to him! How difficult could it be for the world biggest fan to get an audience with the world’s biggest star.
When things don’t go according to plan, Gaurav’s love and passion for his ‘God’ turns in to a dangerous obsession that crosses the fine line.
In an edge of the seat thriller, Fan will peel away at both Gaurav and Aryan’s personalities and characters as the two men discover people within themselves that even they didn’t know existed, and we’re left wondering who to sympathize with and whom to root for – can we really pick a side? After all, superstars are also human beings, but, each one of us is also a ‘Fan’.
The poster is sure to get people curious. It shows a bespectacled and bearded sitting in front of boxes of alcohol and it read, “Baniya ka dimag and miyabhai ki daring.” SRK’s expression and body language in the poster make it an absolute treat.