Raazi: A Story About A Girl Following Her Father’s Footsteps To Become A Spy In Pakistan


New Delhi:Delhi University girl follows her father’s footsteps and decides to become a spy in Pakistan. It’s not just the sacrifice of a life full of promises, but also the end of basic securities. This is a tradition she has picked in her house of Kashmiri patriots. Somewhere in the middle of being a vulnerable wife and a trained agent, she is walking the razor’s edge. One mistake and her cover is blown. What is even more scary is that she’s slowly losing out to her emotions, and it could cost her dearly.

This is 1971. The diplomatic relationship between India and Pakistan is tense because of MujiburRahman’s activities in East Pakistan. The two countries are on the brink of a war and information is their most lethal weapon. Sehmat Khan (Alia Bhatt) is married in a family of high-rank Pakistani army officers. Her assignments include trespassing the uncharted territories and making key information available to the Indian government.

Based on HarinderSikka’s book Calling Sehmat, Raazi is an account of the life of Indian agents of that time. Though the focus is on Sehmat, director MeghnaGulzar also ensures that Raazi gives us a peek into the dangerous life other agents of the time led.

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