Ajay Devgn's Raid, which released on Friday, March 16, will see Ileana D'Cruz as the female lead. This is Ajay and Ileana's second collaboration after Baadshaho.
The crime-thriller drama is inspired by a true story about money laundering. The buzz around the movie is positive given the extensive promotion by the team.
Raid is expected to remind viewers of Neeraj Pandey's directorial Special 26, which has an ensemble cast with Akshay Kumar in the lead. Though both the movies and their plot might look similar, they are completely different from each other.
The movie is a crime drama and the story looks powerful. The review by audience is out. Ajay Devgn's powerful performance has left the viewers impressed. Critics praised Saurabh Shukla for his terrific performance.
Box office collection:
Raid releases around 3,400 screens across the country, and collected Rs 10.04 crore on its opening day at the Indian box office. The film witnessed good growth in its business on the second day, earning Rs 14 crore (approximately) on its day 2.
Since there is no big ticket movie release alongside Raid at the box office, the movie has a great opportunity to bring in more money and audience in the theatre over the weekend.
The movie revolves around the story of Sharda Prashad Pandey, an income tax commissioner in Lucknow, who had raided the house of businessman Sardar Inder Singh in 1981 and recovered assets worth Rs 1.60 crore in cash and gold. The raid went on for 18 hours with 45 people present only for counting notes.
Ajay plays the role of a fearless IT officer who carries out a non-stop raid at the mansion of the most powerful man in Lucknow. Whereas Ileana D'Cruz plays the role of Ajay's wife.
The Raid trailer garnered appreciation for its punchy-oneliners and hard-hitting dialogues which were delivered efficiently by the lead actors. Apart from the main cast, the movie also features renowned theatre artists from Lucknow to make the story look more credible and realistic.
Cast & crew:
Raid features Ajay, Ileana, Saurabh Shukla, Saanand Verma and Gayathri Iyer and is helmed by Raj Kumar Gupta.