Raid trailers (updated)

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21 Responses to “Raid trailers (updated)”

  1. tonymontana Says:

    Dikha to aise rahe hai jaise poore hindustan ka corruption khatam kar dia is raid ne

    Situation is even worse now than it was in the 80s


  2. The movie is shot in Lucknow, where Yogi is bajaoing solid danda on the gangsters and Gundaas of UP
    Saaley badey chaudey hue pad rahe they, now these Gundas would rather stay in Jail than come out and get shot.
    This should be fun watch !!
    Singham !!!!!


  3. Yogi’s police is rocking !!


  4. Special 26 hangover!!


  5. any links to the real incident or is this fiction based in 81?


  6. Have always liked Ajay in this moustache look.
    Raid will be interesting. Not sure about BO.

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  7. Staying relevant in industry is difficult, says Raid actor Ajay Devgan
    Ajay Devgan was known as the man of few words and one who creates quite the impact being on the big screen.

    The actor has had a really long and good career and he recently opened up about how difficult it is to stay relevant in the changing times at the trailer release of his upcoming movie Raid. Devgan plays an Income Tax officer in the film set in the 1980’s.

    Bollywood actor-producer Ajay Devgan, who has spent more than two decades in Bollywood, believes that remaining relevant in this competitive industry is not an easy task. You just cannot take things easy. You have to work hard for it and if you achieve something, it doesn’t mean it will last with you forever. You have to keep struggling and be where you are and try to move forward till you can because there will be a point where you will start moving backwards” Ajay said at the trailer launch of Raid in Mumbai. The movie releases on March 16, 2018.

    Ajay has been setting benchmarks with his parts in films like Singham and Drishyam. On Raid, he stated, “I don’t know about the benchmark or perception that this movie might create, but the real struggle with a film was that the character is very heroic, but real at the same time. We tried to keep it real even with the punchlines. It doesn’t feel you’re watching a movie. The challenge was to follow the character as realistically as possible.” The film, which additionally includes Ileana D’Cruz, is set in the 1980s period. It recounts the account of an Income Tax officer. “Especially during 1980s’ era, when the environment wasn’t good, it was not easy. I am sure Ritesh (Shah) and Rajkumar Gupta can tell you incidents when income tax officers were brutally murdered. They use to go through a very hard time,” he said.

    Ajay said the movie producers associated with genuine Income Tax officers to build up the part. As the motion picture depends on pay impose, sharing a few hints for fans on paying their charges, Ajay stated, “I am sure people will cuss me later for saying this, but the film is right on the point, where it says that you should be fair about tax. If you earn, then pay the tax. Sometimes the fault lies on both the sides, taxpayer and government, but both should be fair about it”

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  8. Honestly, Ajay is the only one who comes close to Khan stardom, no matter how much Akshay/Hrithik fans may deny or argue

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  9. IdeaUnique Says:

    Yeah Ajay is the only sincere actor who really chooses scripts well….his pairing with Ileana is striking the cord since the rashke qamar….and AD does well with those Golmaal kind of films too…unfortunate that he hasn’t tasted any 250-300 cr success….but IMO, the best actor we have today alongsie Aamir….who goes deep into character…


  10. For me Ajay, Akshay and Salman are the best star actors we have in Hindi film industry. They are the Top 3 at the moment.


  11. Ritesh Shah, screenplay-script-dialogue writer of Raid, tells Suranjana Biswas how filmmakers can reach out to the audience by balancing content with entertainment

    What kind of research went into writing this script?

    There were two kinds of research. One is the procedural research, where we had to acquaint ourselves with what leads to a raid and how exactly a raid is conducted, and that meant many surveys had to be done. For example, the officer may get his information from an informer, he may find out details himself or rely on other sources.

    So, we met some IT officers who had conducted raids and we also did ample research on the web about the procedure. There are booklets and manuals on how to carry out a raid like this. The film was a mixture of research and writing because you don’t want to get it wrong.
    Dialogue plays an important role in Raid as it is about a serious subject and had to make an impact on the audience. What did you keep in mind while writing the dialogue?

    I wrote according to the characters and I also wrote according to the period. People were a little more articulate then, especially about the Hindi language. I couldn’t have got away with Hinglish or loosely framed sentences. The character (of Amay) is educated and knowledgeable, and he can quote Premchand. There are things he knows and says that befit someone who has passed the IAS exam. The character of Tauji spoke in a way that a bahubaali from that era speaks, whether mythology or that khaas andaaz from UP.

    Some of the lines are impactful because the characters are impactful. Nobody wanted that much dialogue baazi. It worked because people liked what they (the characters) did. My whole effort was to keep it entertaining. I didn’t want to make it dry. It was a complex subject based on an income-tax raid, so it was a challenge to maintain a balance. I still feel I didn’t write anything out of character.



    Debutante Pushpa Joshi from Raid tells Suranjana Biswas that she has a long way to go after her first acting gig at the young age of 85

    It is uplifting to see someone debut at the age of 85. You are truly an inspiration.

    Jiyo, magar zinda dili se jiyo! I believe that whatever has to happen will happen. I will keep working till I can. Kaam karte karte chale jayen upar toh aur achcha!

    What was your first reaction when you were offered the film?

    I was thrilled to get this opportunity at this age. I had no clue that life would take a turn like this. I am so thankful to the filmmakers for considering me for this role. I was absolutely elated to work with such big stars in the film. I still cannot get over it. It was a lot to shoot but the team took very good care of me
    What was it like working with Ajay Devgn and the others in the film?

    I loved the experience of working with Ajay Devgn. Everybody was so warm and cordial. I have a small scene with Ajay Devgn where I ask him to get me coal for my hukkah. Although he is a superstar, he made me feel very comfortable in front of the camera and that helped me deliver my lines without any difficulty.


  13. Flexing his acting chops in Raid, Saurabh Shukla tells Bhakti Mehta what it was like to play a full-fledged negative character in the film, for which he has earned much praise
    Since we are talking about reactions, what was yours when you first heard the script?

    When I first heard the script, I was very excited to do this. I knew it was a big part and at par with the protagonist. I was very excited but, at the same time, I was also a little apprehensive because it was the first time I was doing an out-and-out negative role. The tough choice when you are playing such a character is – do you do everything negatively? Do you laugh like a villain? Smile like a villain? Or look like a villain? This makes for one colour, which is very boring. Seeing people in one single colour, in one single dimension, is not interesting enough. The challenge was to portray the character in a way that everything he does is wrong, negative, but he doesn’t lose the human touch. That was the most challenging part and people have taken note of it and are talking about it.

    The way you balanced your negative character with subtle humour is applause-worthy.

    First, I want to say that I am very lucky that I got to work with director Raj Kumar Gupta, who welcomes improvisation. He let me participate in the script in that, if there was something I didn’t understand, he was open to the idea of reinterpreting things my way. He understood where I was coming from. Of course, he also made me see many things in the film. And, in any case, it was a wonderfully written script by Ritesh Shah. It was a tight, gripping script. It was a very interesting and happy space to work in.

    The protagonist-antagonist chemistry you share with Ajay Devgn in the film is very interesting. How did you pull it off?

    Although we have worked together before, it is the first time that Ajay and I have worked on such a long project. We just struck a chord. We have always liked and respected each other. I have always admired him as an actor because he has done many types of films. He is commercially very successful too.

    He has done typical masala films too like Golmaal and Singham but he has also done films like Gangaajal and Apaharan, which are hardcore, realistic and gritty. As actors, the feeling of admiration is mutual. I had a brief encounter with him as a director. When he made Shivaay, I played a small role in it. Due to this mutual understanding and respect for each other, our chemistry translated very well on screen.


  14. Livewire Says:

    For Filmy addicts –

    Ajay Devgn Traces His Journey From A Reluctant Actor, To Non-Stop Stardom Of 27 Years!

    In this edition of Sit with Hitlist, Ajay Devgn speaks about being forced into his debut at 18, the bad actor that Mahesh Bhatt is, the freak manner in which Company happened, and much more

    “……What’s the maximum number of films that you’ve done at one time?
    Must be 15 or 16. We would do three shifts, which is [effectively] three hours of work on one film [in a day]. Toh jo jeans pehni hai subah, wahi teenon ki teenon film mein; kaun change karega yaar? (The pair of jeans I’d start my day’s first shoot in, I’d end up wearing for all three films’ shoots; who’s going to change?). Those days, there would be no place to change on an outdoor shoot. You just had to go [to the set], and start work.

    So you did Jaan (1996), Jung (1996), Jigar (1992), Diljale (1996), Dilwale (1992)… Do you think films get lost in that quantum, any that you may want people to watch now?
    There are lots. Some that you’ve mentioned, for instance. Dilwale was actually a very good film. Did very well too. But if you’re talking about a specific film that they [audiences] should revisit, then there’s Zakhm (1998), which got appreciated a lot. Did decently well. Not great, because those kinds of films didn’t really do that well then. And, honestly, in the ’90s, I must’ve been the only actor who started doing what is now no more called parallel cinema — Zakhm, Thakshak (1999), Raincoat (2004), nobody used to touch those films. I never bothered about risks. My mindset has always been towards good cinema. I also learnt a lot from directors. [Director] K Vishawanath, for instance, I think, is one of the best actors in the country. He would perform every line for you with four different expressions. Aisa lagta tha ki inhone toh kar diya; ab hum kya karenge?

    “……Let’s look at a pantheon of Bollywood’s top stars: Mr Bachchan’s mother was an actor [on stage]; Shah Rukh Khan’s father had auditioned for Mughal-e-Azam (1960); Salman’s father was in Bollywood to be an actor…
    Even my father. When he came from Punjab, he wanted to be an actor; but he ended up being a fighter. Maybe that’s why he wanted me to be an actor. My father was very close to Manoj (Kumar) saab, and was also second unit director with him. Manoj saab gave dad his first break as an action director.

    That’s a recurring story with big stars, isn’t it? [As second generation], they were essentially fulfilling their parents’ dreams?
    Yes, but I don’t think any of us were doing it [with the idea of] trying to fulfill our parents’ dreams. If they wanted us to do that, of course, we would. But at 18-19, none of us cared much. Like I said, I was forced into it.

    Were you a gunda in college?
    Full-on. I have been behind bars — twice inside a lock-up; even sneaked out my father’s gun. And guys, that’s illegal.

    Also, why did you change your name from Vishal [that you were born with] to Ajay [for the screen]?
    I’ll tell you why. In 1991, a couple of actors with the name Vishal were being launched. One of them was Manoj (Kumar) saab’s son. There was major confusion. One of us had to change our name. So I did!”


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