RAEES | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 143m 26s

Release date 07/02/2017

Ratings Info moderate violence, occasional bloody images

Genre(s) Crime, Drama

Director(s) Rahul Dholakia

Cast includes Shah Rukh Khan, Sunny Leone, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Farhan Akhtar, Mumtaz Sorcar, Zeenat Aman

Summary RAEES is a Hindi language crime drama about a bootlegger who builds an empire in Prohibition Gujarat.

Cut This work was cut. The cuts were made at the request of the distributor to achieve a particular category. To obtain this category cuts of 0m 57s were required. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

  • Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 28/01/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

RAEES is a Hindi language crime drama about a bootlegger who builds an empire in Prohibition Gujarat.


Scenes of moderate violence feature several shootings and attacks with sticks and knives.

Injury detail

There is some bloody injury detail after characters are attacked, and in a scene which shows men whipping themselves as part of a religious ritual.

There is mild bad language, including uses of 'harami', 'God', 'darn', 'crap', 'freaking' and 'saala'.

Mild sex references includes a scene in which a woman dances seductively in a bar.

Precuts information

During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

This film was seen for advice prior to its submission for formal classification. The company was advised that the film was likely to be passed 15 uncut but that their preferred 12A classification could be achieved by reducing a number of scenes of strong bloody violence. When the film was submitted for formal classification most of the scenes highlighted at the advice stage had been acceptably reduced. However, one scene had not been acceptably reduced and further cuts were therefore required in that scene.

Cuts information

Company chose to make reductions to strong bloody violence and injury detail in order to obtain a 12A classification. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 was available.


Di5 Ltd
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