Set in the early ’80s and ’90s in Gujarat, India, ‘Raees’ is a fictitious story of a crime lord named Raees, who builds an entire empire from scratch, and a police officer who is determined to bring him down.
Sanjay (Govinda), an honest police officer, is determined to bust the crime world which has taken over the city. Criminals have made a mockery of justice. His father (Shashi Kapoor), a senior police officer himself, makes heroic efforts in the fight against crime and initially arrests kingpin Jagannath, but winning the battle does not win the war. Sanjay feels fed up and goes after Jagannath himself. He quits the police department and becomes a vigilante, losing his girlfriend in the process. Can he win back his girlfriend and his mother's love in his fight for justice?