Raees (English: Wealthy) is an upcoming 2016 Indian crime-thriller film directed by Rahul Dholakia and produced by Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Gauri Khan under the banners of Excel Entertainment and Red Chillies Entertainment. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mahira Khan in the lead roles. The film is scheduled to be released on 8 July 2016.
Set in 1980s Kalyan, it shows the story of a cruel and clever bootlegger (played by Shah Rukh Khan) whose business is seriously challenged and eventually thwarted by a tough cop Ghulam Patel (played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui).The film criticizes the prohibition of alcohol, prostitution and illegal drugs in Gujarat.The film is loosely based on the life of Ahmedabad-based Don Abdul Latif.
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