'Raazi' Movie Review: A Softer Side Of A Spy
Raazi, Directed By Meghna Gulzar, starring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal
When you think of spy, there are only two characters which come in our mind and that is James Bond and Ethan Hunt of Mission:Impossible series. But Raazi, doesn’t use those whims and fancies which a spy thriller requires. This one is pretty simple and engaging, Alia’s character Sehmat is portrayed as an innocent, frail and delicate college going girl in the beginning and then you see a character transition from an innocent little girl to a devoted patriotic spy. As a part of a surveillance operation, Sehmat is married to Iqbal Syed(played by Vicky Kaushal Of Masaan), which provides her an opportunity to spy on the activities of her in-laws. This kind of spying is much different from using burner phones, hacking cameras & using hi-tech technology to send messages to the handlers. Vicky Kaushal plays the role of a Pakistani Army officer with ease and he blends into it perfectly. This movie hooked me up at each and every second, the best part about this movie is that you will feel a little bit of patriotism in your heart when the dialogue is given “Watan ke aagein kuch bhi nahin” meaning “Nothing else matters for the sake of the country”. In some scenes, Alia will make you feel sympathetic to her character when she regrets killing the loyal servant of the family and her brother-in-law who wants to find the person responsible for their servant’s death. You will fall in love with this movie and I hope Alia will walk away with a Best Actress Award at the awards post Highway & Udta Punjab. Reviewed By: Rohan Muralidhar
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