Raees is an upcoming 2017 Indian action thriller film directed by Rahul Dholakia and produced by Gauri Khan, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar under their banners Red Chillies Entertainment and Excel Entertainment. The film that is a period crime drama has Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mahira Khan in its cast list. It is slated to release on 25th January 2017.

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Dholakia is super thrilled about his upcoming movie and revealed that the film is set in the 1980s and is based on true life events. Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s cop character is also inspired from real life. Dholakia added “I have taken elements from here and there to add to his character from a cop who has passed away.”