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Raazi Review: Alia amazes once again as a naive spy

Raazi

Life of young soft-hearted girl that tries to save a squirrel is suddenly put to spying on a country they are at war with. Based in 1970, when tension was railing high between India and Pakistan, a dual agent spying on pakistan decides to put her daughter to same task and complete his job. A set target that she agrees to complete, going by her name Sehmat and the name of the movie Raazi. The movie beautifully portrays her love for her country and emotional developments after her marriage in Pakistan.

Plot

Sehmat (Alia Bhatt) agrees to marry a Pakistani boy Iqbal (Vicky Kaushal) after she is informed of her father’s ailing condition. She is raazi to complete his pending mission for the nation- ready to spy. The movie forwards by her marriage to a high end Pakistani family of a Brigadier. She lands in a house where she can easily access all the information of an upcoming Indo-Pak war that led to Bangadesh’s liberation.

What makes the movie an emotional drama parallel to a thriller is the family she is married into. A loving husband and family which she has to betray for the call of nation and her duty makes it a heart wrenching drama.

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Cast

Alia Bhatt is as amazing as all her other movies, she fails in no role and not in this one either. still there were a few scenes where her deep breaths and teary eyes were more melodramatic than one would like to see in the eyes of a spy.

Vicky Kaushal was a loving charming husband but has no significant role to make a mark in the movie. Only Alia’s trainer Hamid Mir (Jaideep Ahlwalat) is other than her who brings out patriotism and sense of nationality in the viewers.

Verdict

Raazi is a movie that pleases both the rustic thriller lovers and the emotional ones. It has the right balance of patriotism, struggle, sacrifice and emotions with a little over dose of drama. I give Raazi 3.5 of 5 stars. Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi is a good watch.

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