Raees trailer is out and has received tremendously well by the audience and critics. The film which looks like a total blockbuster masala, is releasing on 25 January. Apart from Shah Rukh Khan in his larger-than-life avatar, Raees also features Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub in pivotal roles. The movie will also mark Pakistani actress Mahira Khan’s Bollywood debut.
The two minutes 46 seconds trailer is filled with everything from action to drama, emotions to romance and heavy dialogues to humour. There’s nothing that SRK is not doing here but what stands out the most is the chemistry between Shah Rukh and Mahira. One watch of the trailer and you know how stunning they look together. Just look at these expressions:
Neither Katrina Kaif in Jab Tak Hai Jaan nor Deepika Padukone in Chennai Express could spread the magic that SRK and Mahira are weaving with merely a few minutes of presence in the trailer. The fact that such a chemistry is visible becomes more important because Raees does not fall into the romantic genre. It’s more about Shah Rukh’s badass character than his pairing with Mahira. In fact, actresses are usually not given much screen space in the trailer when a superstar like Shah Rukh or Salman Khan is the lead. The male stars become the film’s sole selling face.
However, the treatment meted out to the trailer shows how the makers didn’t actually try to hide Mahira’s presence in the film, unlike Karan Johar’s treatment of Fawad Khan in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Gauri Shinde showcasing Ali Zafar in Dear Zindagi.
Though Mahira doesn’t have many dialogues like Nawazuddin or Shah Rukh, her expressions did all the talking. Honestly, the actress didn’t make it to the list of reasons to watch Raees initially. However, after watching her in the trailer, let’s shout out and welcome Mahira to Bollywood!