Synopsis: The film is set in the early 80's and 90's in Gujarat. The fictitious story of a man who builds an empire in the state of Gujarat, the only state that still follows prohibition. It's a story about his rise and his relationships, which help him become the single most powerful man in the state.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Rahul Dholakia
Production: Red Chillies Entertainments
  1 win & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
143 min


Light a fire.

Fire it up.

Work it up.

Hey kids! How are you?

- All good?

- All good.

You didn't even greet me, raees.

Got down straight to work, eh?

Salaam aleikom!

Waleikom asalaam!

Who gathered the most today?

We brought you the entire market.


Hey, add some more chemical here.


A state in independent India

where every day is a 'dry day'

dry day means no

trading of liquor.

The penalty for selling liquor

is ten years imprisonment.

However, prohibition

begets rebellion.

Even today gujarat is

considered a liquor-free state.

Yet, illegal liquor worth 250

billion is sold here every year.

This would've been impossible

if it weren't for raees.

Take a bath, raees.

From umbergaon to kutch,

the longest coastline of India

stretching 1600 kilometres

is part of our gujarat.

Raees, you read.



In the north of gujarat...

Come here.

I don't want to, but you

boys compel me to beat you.


Read now.


P - r. - Very good.

Step down, son.

Nothing to worry, aminaben.

Raees' eyesight is weak.

He just needs glasses.

I hope it's not urgent...?

Ammi, I won't go to

school without glasses.

- Relax.

- Why?

Is it a new idea to bunk school?

For his weak eyesight,

the kid is quite sharp

I can't see what's written on the board.

Miss ratna beats me.

What are you saying?

She hits my tiger?

How much will it cost?

Don't worry about

the money, aminaben.

You can pay me later.

No, doctor. I don't want him

to have a borrowed vision,

but a clear one.

We'll get it done in a few days.

If I sense trouble,

I'll holler 'bhaijaan'

that's your cue.

Make it fast.



- Bhaijaan!

- Hey!

Who's there?

Are you stealing the spectacles?


Are you stealing the glasses?

Stop, you thief! Hail gandhiji!


Idiot. Where did you

get this frame from?

- From gandhiji.

- Gandhiji?

It won't work.


Why don't you come tomorrow?

I'll make real glasses for you.

Go on.

I have no money.

No money?

2 bucks fees is a must.

Rule is rule, no?

Take it and make the payment.

Problem solved.

Give me five!

Go on... hey, idiot.

Come back here.

Give gandhiji back his frame.

He needs it more.

Go on.

It's awesome, sadiq.

Just like binoculars!

Look! Gandhiji is smiling.

Qasim is cleaning the car.

Chakor is inflating the tyres.

Look! The cops are going

to raid ilyas' liquor den.

Our business is in danger, sadiq.

Let's hurry.

Jamil, clean it up.

Clear everything.

Boxes, bottles...

Hide everything!

Leave nothing outside! Hurry up!


- No one escapes!

- Salaam aleikom.

- Spread out!

- Not again!

Find out where he's hidden the liquor!

Are you looking for some treasure?

Check the sacks!

There's nothing, sir.

Open it!

What are you looking for?

Hurry up! Search well.

Anything there?

You! Come here.

You like to whistle, eh?

Shall I make you whistle?

What say?


- Why did you slap him?

- Ask him.

Ask him why I slapped him.

What's inside? What is it?

Goods. It's my business. Goods?

Or, is it fodder for riots?

Scum! It is a ruse for your

shady business, isn't it?


Being a cop is your job,

selling scrap is my business.

Get this loud and clear.

For us, no business is small.

And no faith is

greater than business

140 people died in fatehpura last

night after drinking spurious liquor.


Police arrested ilyas, a bootlegger.


The government has carried out raids

all over gujarat in a move to wipe

out the illegal liquor business.

Is it true that no

business is small?

And no faith greater

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Rahul Dholakia

Rahul Dholakia (Gujarati: રાહુલ ધોળકિયા) is an Indian film director-producer-screenwriter, most known for his National Film Award-winning film, Parzania (Heaven & Hell On Earth) (2005), prior to which he also made documentaries like Teenage Parents and New York Taxi Drivers. more…

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