- Ajay Devgn's film opened across 3,400 screens
- Raid is based on the true incident of the longest raid in Indian history
- The film's business is expected to grow over the weekend
After an ordinary start in morning shows, #Raid jumped post noon onwards... Evening/night shows saw super growth... A double digit start for a non-masala, realistic film is heartening... Strong word of mouth should boost numbers on Sat and Sun... Fri 10.04 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 17, 2018
Raid, which opened across 3,400 screens in India, also got the third highest opening for 2018:
In Raid, Ajay Devgn plays the role of Amay Patnaik, the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax of Lucknow, who is known to be a strict and honest officer, who aims to recover as much black money as possible. Amay Patnaik, who has been "transferred 49 times in seven years" in his quest to uphold the law, is fearless and one should clearly not mess with him. Film critic Saibal Chatterjee reviewed Raid for NDTV and wrote: "Ajay Devgn's brooding presence, which shores up film, is reminiscent of the actor's Najaayaz and Zakhm days." He gave the film 3.5 stars out of five.
Ajay Devgn's wife Kajol and their seven-year-old son Yug also reviewed the film. Kajol tweeted that she "Loved it" and she "laughed and clapped" but it was Yug's review which made us go ROFL. "I learnt about income tax," Kajol tweeted on Yug's behalf.
My review of Raid:-— Kajol (@KajolAtUN) March 15, 2018
Loved it. Laughed, clapped and wanted to take Amma home with me !
I learnt about income tax!
Raid is inspired by a real life event of the longest raid in Indian history.