Ajay Devgn’s ‘Raid’ has got his fans excited after the release of the first trailer. In ‘Raid’ Ajay Devgn plays an honest government officer who takes on political corruption in an individual. The movie is based on a real-life incident in the 80’s. It was one of the longest IT raids on a politician that were conducted by the Indian Revenue Services.

"Raid" was written by Ritesh Shah and directed by Raj Kumar Gupta. It features Ajay Devgn, Ileana D'Cruz, Saanand Verma and Saurabh Shukla. The movie is set to release this Friday, March 16.

Raid has a powerful cast

There is no doubt that this movie will render a powerful performance considering the stalwart actors in this movie. We need to wait with anticipation and watch how the real incident has been adapted for the big screen.

Talking about the real-life stories, last month Akshay Kumar's Padman was released. The movie was a huge box-office hit with a powerful social message. Padman was based on a man, Arunachalam Muruganantham, a Coimbatore school drop-out who made low-cost sanitary napkins to poor women across rural India. His life was well- depicted in the movie which told the story of the man, his struggles and how he managed to fulfill his dream.

Other movies based on real life

There are several movies which are based on a true-life story like "No One Killed Jessica," "Talvar," "Once Upon a Time in Mumbai," and so on. Most of these movies did a fair representation of the real incident. Let's wait and watch what ‘Raid’ has to deliver.

Here is the trailer that was shared by Ajay Devgn on his Twitter channel.

Here is something you didn’t know about the real event

  • The IT raids were conducted on Sardar Inder Singh, 91, a leading Kanpur businessman and Congress MLA on 16 July 1981.
  • The raids were carried out under the leadership of the then Income Tax Commissioner of Lucknow, Sharda Prasad Pandey with over 200 police officers.
  • This raid went on for more than long 18 hours. The value of the haul which was unaccounted money was a total of Rs 1.6 crore and was just cash. The other assets (gold, etc) were separate. The raid was termed as one of the most successful raids in the history of the IT department.
  • Apparently, a special room was set aside and 45 people including some officers were organised to count the cash and it took 18 hours to conclude.
  • The Reserve Bank of India had to lend their cash vans along with armed gunmen to transport the haul.