Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees, a gangster drama in which he played the role of a bootlegger, is showing no signs of stopping at the Box Office. On the second Monday since its release on 25 January, Raees is reported to have minted Rs 3 crore in the domestic market. With this addition, the movie now stands at a grand total of over Rs 146 crore.
The film set in 1980’s Gujarat, Raees was the story of a ruthless bootlegger Raees Alam. His yearning to not to settle for anything less than deserving made Raees one of the most feared gangsters in the area. But apart from being feared, Raees was also loved by the masses.
It was this love that received Raees made his enemies envious.
The film directed by Rahul Dholakia was a complete package of Bollywood’s style of entertainment. Raees locking horns with ACP Majmudar (played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui) was another highlight of the film. Their confrontation scenes were full of power packed dialogues, which will be remembered by cinephiles for a really long time.
It was the result of this complete package of entertainment which helped the movie rake in more than Rs 250 crore worldwide.
On a related note, Raees has been banned in Pakistan. The censor board of the neighboring country said that the film showed Islam in bad light and Muslims as wanted criminals. Before the ban was imposed, the film’s actress Mahira Khan said she was really glad her film would be released in her country. But with the film not getting a green signal from the Censor Board would obviously leave her distressed.