With just a week left to the release of Ajay Devgn and Ileana D’Cruz starrer Raid, we bring you some interesting facts about the film.
We bet the buzz for the film is high given its amazing trailer and song. But if you yet need a reminder as to why you should watch it, here are 5 good reasons why not to miss it.
1. It is based on a true case
The movie is based on the income tax raid of Congress MLA Sardar Inder, from Kanpur on 16 July 1981. 90 experienced Income Tax officers, under the leadership of the then Income Tax Commissioner of Lucknow, Sharda Prasad Pandey, carried out this raid.
2. It is the longest raid conducted in Independent India
The raid on which the movie is based went on for more than 18 hours. 45 people were present, just for the counting of the notes.
3. Saurabh Sukla plays the villain
When we think Saurabh Sukla, we picture a comic guy who is sure to make us laugh soon. But, in this film Suklaji plays the villain – a character full of grey almost black shades.
4. The actual protocols of a raid are shown in the film
The manner in which a raid is actually conducted by the IT department of the country is depicted in the film. Special attention has been paid to include the minute details as well.
85 year old, Pushpa Joshi from Lucknow makes her debut with Raid. She will be seen essaying the role of Saurabh Shukla‘s mother in the film
6. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Ajay Devgn, And Ileana D’Cruz come together to create magic
As of now, two songs that were originally sung by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan are a part of Raid. Nusrat’s nephew Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has sung the new versions featuring Ajay and Ileana have been released.
The first song Sanu Ek Pal, beautifully captures the emotions of Ajay Devgn and Ileana D’Cruz’s characters. Their chemistry is remarkable throughout the song.
The next song Nit Khair Manga offers a glimpse into the onscreen couple’s life. The song has been shot across Lucknow including locations such as Hussainabad Clock Tower, Rumi Darwaza, Bada Imambada, Kudiya Ghat and Residency.