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'Raazi' Movie Review: Alia Bhatt Aces As Vulnerable But Determined Spy 'Sehmat'

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| May 11 , 2018 , 15:13 IST

Alia Bhatt's Sehmat is 'Raazi' (willing) to take over her father Hidayat's (Rajit Kapur) mission of transferring relevant information from Pakistan to India. In the year 1971, when India and Pakistan were under to prospect of war, multiple secrets were lurking within their borders.

Indian intellects were in dire need of an agent who'd be able to reach the crucial national security documents from Pakistan for providing India with an upper hand in case of war. Amidst all the tension, Hidayat suggests sending his teenage daughter to Brigadier Syed's (Shishir Sharma) den.

An untrained college student goes along with her father's scheme and gets married to Brigadier’s son, Major Iqbal Syed (Vicky Kaushal), which acts as her official ticket inside the Syed household. Despite her vulnerability, the innocent girl skilfully passes crucial information to India.

Passing through multiple roadblocks and ditching the glitches, Sehmat enters a dangerous territory, cue the tears, shivers and a brave facade. She starts getting attached to her in-laws and mostly her husband, who is neither evil nor harbours any villainous intentions.

Nonetheless, above all the temporary distractions is Sehwat's love for her country and the instinct to protect it at all costs, even her loved ones. After saving INS Vikrant from Gazi Attacks, the courageous woman finishes off her enemy and later weeps for her personal sacrifice.

Meghna Gulzar’s directorial based on Harinder S Sikka’s novel 'Calling Sehmat' keeps the viewers on toes with the anticipation of something exciting happening every other second. Music by composer trio-Shankar, Ehsaan-Loy complemented with Gulzar's lyrics make 'Raazi' a must watch.