Yes Shahrukh Khan’s Raees is an old world mafia drama. It is about a man who runs an illegal liquor trade but this man is a robin hood and a huge patriot as well as his dialogues in the film make clear,
At some point in the film when communal riots break out in Gujarat Raees decides to feed the whole town and he does. Funds are drying up one day his right hand Sadiq played by Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub asks if they can stop the free food. Raees answers not one Hindu or Muslim will starve in this town.
IN Raees He wants to build his Neverland Apni Duniya he calls it and as he explains to Mahira Khan in the film it will be, a colony where everyone will celebrate Id and Diwali, where there will be an English medium school, where everyone will have access to a hospital. In Raees his dream is to one of communal harmony and peace .
In fact toward the end of the film there is an epic dialogue where Shahrukh Khan says ,
"Main dhandha karta hoon, magar dharam ka dhanda nahin."
This is not the first patriotic dialogue mouthed by Shahrukh Khan in the films there are quite a few
"Mujhe states ke naam na sunai dete hai na dikhai dete hai… sirf ek mulk ka naam sunai deta hai I-N-D-I-A"
"Woh kehte hai yeh tera desh nahi, phir kyun mere desh jaisa lagta hai ... woh kehta hai main us jaisa nahi, phir kyun mujh jaisa woh lagta hai"
"Main nahi manta hamara desh duniya ka sabse mahaan desh hai … lekin yeh zaroor manta hoon … ki hum mein kabliyat hai, taqat hai, apne desh ko mahaan banane ki"
Main Hoon Na
"Nafrat bahut soch samajhkar karni chahiye … kyun ki ek din hum bhi wahi ban jaate hai, jise hum nafrat karte hai.”
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