Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Ae Watan, the first song of Raazi, starring Alia Bhatt, released on Wednesday and it has hit the right patriotic chords with viewers. The song, which is composed by Shankar Ehsaan and Loy and sung by Arijit Singh, elucidates why Sehmat (played by Alia) agreed to become a spy for India at great personal risk. 
"Watan kea age kuch nahi... Main bhi nahi," says Sehmat. In the visuals of the song, viewers get a glimpse of how Sehmat's life changes after her brave decision. We see her more in the role of a spy than a daughter or wife. Alia Bhatt plays the part exceptionally well. 
Raazi is based on Harinder Sikka's novel Calling Sehmat, which narrates the story of Indian spy Sehmat married to a Pakistani army official (played by Vicky Kaushal). Sehmat's character is inspired by a real life spy, who played an instrumental role during India-Pakistan war of 1971.