Raees is an upcoming 2017 Indian action thriller film directed by Rahul Dholakia and produced by Gauri Khan, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar under their banners Red Chillies Entertainment and Excel Entertainment. It stars Shah Rukh Khan, Mahira Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Raees, is based on the life of criminal Abdul Latif.
Plot: The film is set in 1980s Gujarat. It tells the story of the bootlegger Raees Alam whose business is highly challenged and eventually thwarted by a police officer, ACP Ghulam Patel.
The film was scheduled to be released on Eid, 6 July 2016,but was postponed due to clash with Salman Khan starrer Sultan. The film was then rescheduled to be released on 26 January 2017, but again falls in the trap of clash with Hrithik Roshan starrer Kaabil. Later, the release of both the films preponed to 25 January 2017, one day before.