Razakar Movie Review

Starring: Raj Arjun, Markand Deshpande, Bobby Simha, Anasuya, Vedhika, Tej Sapru, Indraja, Thalaivasal Vijay

Director: Yata Satyanarayana

Producer: Gudur Narayan Reddy

Music Director: Bheems Ceciroleo


Set in the aftermath of India’s independence in 1947, “Razakar” delves into the period when Hyderabad, the largest princely state, remained independent under the rule of the Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan (Markhand Deshpande).

The refusal of the Nizam to sign the accession agreement leads to the emergence of the Razakars, a paramilitary force led by Qasim Razvi (Raj Arjun), which inflicts terror and atrocities on Hindus, supporting the Nizam’s stance. The film unfolds the brutalities and religious conversions perpetrated by the Razakars, culminating in the Indian Army’s Operation Polo to annex Hyderabad.


The film offers a shocking portrayal of the lesser-known genocide during the Nizam’s rule, leaving a lasting impact on viewers.

Detailed writing and thorough research bring to light the traumatic experiences of innocent victims, with Operation Polo depicted in a goosebump-inducing manner.

Provides clarity on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s role in integrating Hyderabad into India, without targeting any particular religion.

Stellar performances by Raj Arjun and Markhand Deshpande, along with commendable support from the ensemble cast, enhance the gripping narrative of the second half.


The first half’s pacing suffers due to repetitive scenes, focusing primarily on Razakars’ brutality against Hindus.

Not suitable for those seeking entertainment, as the film’s graphic portrayal of atrocities may be disturbing for some viewers.

Technical Aspects:

Impactful music by Bheems Ceciroleo and effective cinematography by Ramesh Kushendar complement the narrative’s emotional depth.

Despite budget constraints, the film boasts high production quality, with commendable VFX and meticulous attention to period detail.

Director Yata Satyanarayana’s conviction in presenting the genocide on screen reflects in the informative and heart-wrenching portrayal, showcasing the bravery of unsung heroes.


“Razakar” offers an honest depiction of the horrifying genocide in Hyderabad during the Nizam’s reign, shedding light on a lesser-known historical chapter. While the first half may drag at times, the film’s impactful narrative and strong performances make it a compelling watch, particularly for history enthusiasts.