With not even a week to go for the upcoming movie Raazi to hit the cinemas, fans are brimming with excitement. An unusual treat from the house of Dharma Productions, Raazi is an espionage thriller starring Alia Bhatt & Vicky Kaushal in the lead role. Inspired from the real life events, the film is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat. Alia Bhatt will be seen essaying the role of Sehmat who is married to a Pakistani man (played by the talented Vicky Kaushal).
The film promises to be a nail-biting spy thriller. While there are many reasons why we can’t wait for the movie to release, we are listing down the top 5 reasons that will make you want to watch the drama unfold right now!
A Never Seen Before Avatar of Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt who has delivered impeccable performances in Highway, Udta Punjab, 2 States, Kapoor & Sons and Dear Zindagi is ready to deliver yet another jaw-dropping performance in Raazi. We will see her playing the character of Sehmat. The movie will show her portraying every facet of Sehmat’s life. In the trailer, Alia has successfully showcased every emotion the girl goes through, be it the innocence of a daughter, the love & respect coming from a wife or the fearlessness of a spy.
Stellar Star Cast
Another important reason to watch Raazi is its star cast. We will see the very talented actor Vicky Kaushal opposite Alia Bhatt. This is the first time that the two actors will be seen sharing screen-space together. Vicky will be seen playing a Pakistani officer who loves his family & country the most. Raazi also stars a bunch of brilliant actors like Jaideep Ahlawat, Ashwath Bhatt, Amrutha Khanvilkar and Soni Razdan. Interestingly, this is the first time that Alia Bhatt will be seen with her mother Soni Razdan on screen.
Based on a True Story
Raazi is based on a true story of a young girl, who was sent to Pakistan as a bride in 1971, to source out any information she could, as war was imminent between India and Pakistan. Her father trains her to be the “eyes and ears” for the country. She provided the most important information of Pakistan’s plan to sink INS Viraat. Raazi brings to life the journey of an ordinary Indian girl, in extraordinary circumstances.
Story of an Unsung Hero
There are a plenty of unsung heroes who have sacrificed their lives to save the country. Such martyrs who may not get medals or awards but they register their valour in the history. Raazi portrays a story of one such young hero. The story also traces the ultimate test of patriotism for her family, who puts their daughter in an extremely challenging position. The sacrifices and courage of such patriots can never be forgotten.
Meghna Gulzar’s Direction
The power-packed spy thriller is directed by Meghna Gulzar. She is also credited for the screenplay and the dialogues in the film. Her previous outing as the director Talvar was highly appreciated by the critics and audience alike. Raazi is touted as one of her most anticipated films of the career.
Produced by Vineet Jain, Karan Johar, Hiroo Johar and Apoorva Mehta, Raazi is slated to release May 11.