Raees has been an ambitious film for many reasons. But one of the biggest reasons was it got Shah Rukh Khan to play the anti-hero, a genre popularised by him in the 90s, after a long time. His Darr and Baazigar are still considered clutter breakers of that decade. There is an inexplicable charm in watching SRK go bad on screen. He does it so perfectly well that you will start rooting for him despite knowing he is the wrong man. And a bad man like him needs a sprawling Den which Raees had in plenty. Set in a bygone era, the film had a certain setting and Raees Alam’s surroundings in it were brilliantly done. And now we know how. (Also read: Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone: casting suggestions for Dhoom 4)
Red Chillies Entertainment has released a video of the set design of the film which will make you watch the film again, just to get the feel of it all. It has Rahul Dholakia the director, instructing the designer to plan the settlement in such a way that it focuses on Raees’ activity. Mahira can be seen gushing about how she has never worked in a set like this. Even Ritesh Sidhwani makes an appearance in the footage trying to understand Dholakia’s vision. But we did miss Shah Rukh Khan in it. The actor is not be seen anywhere here but we are pretty sure he was involved in every step of the way. Check out the video right here.
Raees was supposed to end the lull at the box office for SRK. Fan was the biggest disappointment of his career in recent times and Raees was seen as his redemption. The film became more than that. Apart from being the first Rs. 100 crore film of 2017, it also helped January end with a bang. Good news is we will get to meet SRK again on the big screen this year in August when his Imtiaz Ali film with Anushka Sharma releases.