Raazi (2018) is an Indian Hindi-language spy thriller film directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Vineet Jain, Karan Johor, Hiroo Yash Johar, and Apoorva Mehta under the banner of Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions. It stars Alia Bhatt and features Vicky Kaushal, Rajit Kapur, Shishir Sharma, and Jaideep Ahlawat in supporting roles.
This film is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s 2008 novel Calling Sehmat, a true account of an Indian Research and Analysis Wing.
(RAW) agent who, upon her father’s request, is married into a family of military officials in Pakistan to relay information to India, prior to the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
Principal photography of Raazi began in July 2017 in Mumbai and was completing on 27 October 2017. It was shot across several locations including Patiala, Nabha, Malerkotla, and Doodhpathri.
Raazi was released on 11 May 2018. Made on a budget of ₹35 crores (US$4.9 million), Raazi went on to gross ₹196 crores (US$27 million) worldwide, emerging as one of the highest-grossing Indian films featuring a female protagonist.
Raazi (2018) Cast:
- Alia Bhatt as Sehmat Khan.
- Vicky Kaushal as Iqbal Syed.
- Jaideep Ahlawat as Khalid Mir.
- Rajit Kapur as Hidayat Khan, Sehmat’s father.
- Shishir Sharma as Brigadier (later, Major-General) Syed.
- Soni Razdan as Teji Khan.
- Amruta Khanvilkar as Munira Syed.
- Arif Zakaria as Abdul.
- Ashwath Bhatt as Mehboob Syed.
- Aman Vasishth as Nikhil Bakshi.
- Rajvir Chauhan as ISI Officer.
- Rajesh Jais as Sarwar.
- Kanwaljit Singh as older Nikhil Bakshi.
- Sanjay Suri as Samar Syed, Sehmat and Iqbal’s son.
- Pallavi Batra as Mitali.
Raazi (2018) Movie Info:
- Directed by: Meghna Gulzar
- Produced by: Vineet Jain, Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar, and Apoorva Mehta
- Screenplay: Bhavani Iyer, Meghna Gulzar
- Dialogues: Meghna Gulzar
- Based on: Calling Sehmat by Harinder Sikka
- Starring: Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal
- Music by: Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy
- Cinematography: Jay I. Patel
- Edited by: Nitin Baid
- Production Company: Junglee Pictures Dharma Productions
- Distributed by: AA Films
Related: Sanju (2018)