Meghna Gulzar has directed the movie in a very good manner. The film is good and is fleshed out the characters directly from that era. Sehmat is married and the tension is build up as she goes as an undercover agent in Pakistan.
There are patriotic films and it is shown as the only thing ever in Bollywood. It is preached more and more and the audience also accepts it with equal enthusiasm, whistles and applause. The box office is happy and rarely in a need to make different films. They make movies that patriotic and yet feature no hidden with men showering bullets from across enemy lines.
Raazi is a film that portrays the behind-the-scenes action. Based on Harinder Sikka’s novel, Calling Sehmat, the film, right in its trailer, establishes Sehmat as a spy.
Alia Bhatt plays the character of Sehmat who is a spy by accident. She is living a sheltered life in Delhi, when a call from her dying dad lands her in a spy-training programme, where she must not only learn to be sharp and alert but also brutal. Her would-be husband is a military officer, on whom she is expected to spy in order to find out as to what is their country planning against her country.
Sehmat, being a dutiful daughter, takes up the assignment quite sportingly, waxing eloquent about how she comes from a family of patriots.
Alia Bhatt is the soul of Raazi and there are no two ways about it. Her turn from an innocent, naive student to a seasoned, ruthless spy is the stuff legends are made of. She has her hand on the pulse of the audience and holds them by the throat as she takes one risk after the other.
When the movie ends, one would want to do three things. They are live with the character of Sehmat. Second is you have to reach the conclusion that Sehmat is only Alia Bhatt and you have to hand over the best actress award of the year to her already.
Unlike other movies, Raazi doesn’t lose track of certain details.
This is a movie worth watching. Laughing colours gives it a 4 on 5.