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Total Votes: 101
Release Date 25 January, 2017
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Budget ₹95 crores
Box Office India ₹139 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹291 crores
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Synopsis

The film is set in the early 80’s and 90’s in Gujarat. The fictitious story of a man who builds an empire in the state of Gujarat, the only state that still follows prohibition.Criticizing the prohibition of alcohol, prostitution and illegal drugs, this film unfolds the story of a cruel and clever bootlegger, whose business is highly challenged by a tough cop.

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹20.42 crores
Saturday₹15.61 crores
Sunday₹17.80 crores
First Weekend₹59.83 crores
Monday₹8.25 crores
Tuesday₹7.52 crores
First Week₹121.78 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹139 crores
Worldwide Gross₹291 crores
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Movie Reception

Raees opened strongly at the box office and was a non-Friday release. The film did a very good business over its extended first weekend and easily took its first four day total over Rs. 90 crores. The positive word of mouth helped the film to earn well in the theatres and it crossed the mark of Rs. 100 crores in its first week.

However, in the second week, the film dropped and repeated the similar story in the third week. In its lifetime, it only managed to earn Rs. 139 crores at the box office. Raees fared extremely well in the overseas market and collected little below Rs. 300 crores in the theatres.

Full Cast & Characters

ACTOR NAMECHARACTER NAME
Shah Rukh KhanRaees Alam
Mahira KhanAasiya
Nawazuddin SiddiquiIPS Jaideep Ambalal Majmudar
Mohammed Zeeshan AyyubSadiq, Raees' friend and confidante
Sheeba ChaddhaAmina Alam, Raees' mother
Atul KulkarniJairaj Seth

Fun Facts & Triva

  • The film is inspired by a real-life story of a criminal, Abdul Latif.
  • This is SRK's first biopic film.
  • Mahira Khan made her debut in Bollywood with this film.
  • Mahira Khan was not the first choice. Ankita Shorey was approached first.
  • Raees was first slated to release on Eid. The release date was postponed due to Salman Khan's Sultan.
  • Fardeen Khan was approached for the role in the film but he declined the offer. Then, Nawazuddin Siddiqui was selected for the role of an IPS officer in the film.
  • Following tensions due to the ban on Pakistani artists in India, the Pakistani actress Mahira Khan could not appear for the promotions of the film.

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