Raazi is a terrific piece of cinema that works big time due to the plot, performances, shock value and emotional quotient. It stands out from the rest of the spy films as the protagonist is ready to go to any lengths for her country, even compromising with her morals. The intermission point is outstanding. The second half too has its moments but at this point it gets a bit slow and even unconvincing. If these aspects were taken care of, Raazi would have been another Talvar from Meghna Gulzar! Alia Bhatt delivers a yet another powerful performance after Highway and Udta Punjab. She effortlessly comes out with flying colours in the most difficult of scenes. Vicky Kaushal is very endearing and wish he had more screen time. Jaideep Ahlawat is great and good to see him after a hiatus. Shishir Sharma is very impressive while Rajit Kapur shines in a small role. Arif Zakaria leaves a huge mark. The song Ae Watan is quite exhilarating and same goes for the background score. Don’t miss!
My rating – **** out of 5!