Ajay Devgn is impressive in the Raid trailer with the role of no-nonsense IT Officer Amay Patnaik, he has the perfect nemesis in the form of Saurabh Shukla.
The trailer for Ajay Devgn’s upcoming thriller Raid has hit the screens. While Ajay grabs your attention from the get-go in his role of a no-nonsense Income Tax Officer Amay Patnaik, he has the perfect nemesis in the form of Saurabh Shukla.
Based on one of the most high-profile and well-crafted Income Tax raids of the country, Raid explores the struggle an upright Income Tax Officer has to go through to conduct a raid on one of the wealthy goons of a city, in this case, Shukla. But that does not mean Ajay Devgn is any less badass. The 1-minute-long trailer is full of punchy dialogues with the proper accentuation of U.P. Accent the actors have taken on.
Raid also stars Ileana D’Cruz in the role of Ajay’s wife who supports her husband through thick and thin. The film takes action in the 1980s Uttar Pradesh. Bhushan Kumar and Kumar Mangat are bankrolling the project. Ritesh Shah who also has super-hits like Pink and Airlift to his name is responsible for the scripts. Raid is raring to go and will release on March 16, 2018.
Talking about the film, director Raj Kumar Gupta had said, “Raid is a story that needs to be told on the big screen. I am looking forward to my collaboration with Ajay sir, Bhushanji, Kumarji and Abhishek on this film.” If this hasn’t got you excited, let us tell you that Raj Kumar Gupta is the man behind 2011 hit No One Killed Jessica and Rajeev Khandelwal’s Aamir.
Talking about working with Ajay Devgn again for Raid, Ileana was all praise for him in an interview.
“Working with Ajay has been really really smooth. He is one of those people who is just so easy to work with. You forget the fact that he is this big superstar because he is super easy to work with. And, it is a great role for me, it is very different. It is out of the 1980s, so it is very interesting. I think I have done so many films from the 1970s and 1950s, and now 1980s. But I think it is a great film. And it was a great experience working with Raj Kumar Gupta as well. And it is a great story, I think it is something that people want to see now, they want great stories, great content. So, the film has got great content.”