After winning hearts with heist film Baadshaho last year, Ajay Devgn is back with Raid, this time playing an IT officer, just the kind of role his fans love to see him in. The actor pairs up with Ileana D’Cruz once again and their chemistry in the songs Nit Khair and Sanu Ek Pal and the trailer promised to give audience some feels. Directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, who has given us impressive films like Aamir and No One Killed Jessica in the past, the expectations were high. Did Raid meet those? Is it worth your time and money this week? Read reviews below:

DNA gave Ajay Devgn’s latest offering 4 stars and stated in the review, “Watch Raid because despite the corruption around us, we still believe we can win the war against black money hoarders. Also, watch it for Ajay Devgn’s intensity. He is sincere, relentless and doesn’t blink even once. One star in the rating is reserved only for him.”

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BollywoodLife gave the film 3 stars in its review, “The film keeps you riveted throughout. You are always kept guessing as to what will happen next, which is a great thing for a film like this. Being a film about an income tax raid, it would be impossible for Raid to avoid comparisons with Special 26. And, though fake, the raids in Akshay Kumar’s film were more glossy and awe-inspiring. Despite knowing that they were crooks, you wanted to cheer them on. That drama seems to be missing from the raid conducted in the Ajay Devgn-starrer. Besides, a thriller like this demands a dramatic background score, which seems to have gone completely for a toss here. Raid is a great watch if you want inspiration to file your IT returns on time. Raid is a decent watch, even otherwise. However, don’t expect it to bowl you over.”

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Zoom gave the film 3 stars and said, “Make no mistake, Raid is no Gangaajal or Drishyam, but it has enough meat to keep you hooked throughout its runtime. This fast paced crime drama will keep you entertained for the major part. And if not for anything else, watch it for the banter and power packed performances from Ajay Devgn and Saurabh Shukla.”

Trade analyst and senior film critic Taran Adarsh gave Raid 4 stars and said, “Aamir and No One Killed Jessica director Raj Kumar Gupta delivers a solid film. Raid is his best work to date. Also, the dialogue-baazi is sure to be greeted with whistles and claps… Word of mouth will help the business grow. Raid works for two major reasons: Watertight screenwriting + sharp performances [Ajay Devgn and Saurabh Shukla are brilliant]… The face-off between the two is the USP… Ileana is decent… Amongst the supporting cast, actor portraying Saurabh Shukla’s mother is tremendous.”

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Times Of India gave Ajay’s Raid 3.5 stars in the review, “Ajay Devgn plays Amay Patnaik with characteristic intensity and resolve. In Raid, the battle takes place between the ideals of one man and the belief of the other. The hero is the voice of justice and righteousness while the villain is on a power trip. Their banter, their clash and their conflict makes for an engrossing watch. But this politically charged film is at times a little too predictable. The second half especially gets a little too melodramatic.”

IANS gave the film 4 stars in the review that said, “It is this spirit of passive resistance that the narrative so virilely assumes that makes “Raid” a riveting watch. The more Devgan’s goodness shines down on the plot, the more Shukla’s decadent corruption showers its reeking beneficence down on the plot that ironically gets its sustenance not from Devgan’s Rama-like heroism but Shukla’s Ravan-esqe rhetorics. Don’t miss “Raid”. One of its many pleasures is to watch the two principal actors in full control of their characters, even as the director guiding their exchanges, stands back to let the plot grow hot without burning itself out.”