Sleeping with the enemy acquires literal meaning in Raazi, Talvar director Meghna Gulzar’s latest movie. Raazi, written by Gulzar and Bhavani Iyer, is set in 1971, before the Indo-Pak war. Alia Bhatt plays Sehmat, a Kashmiri woman recruited by the Research and Analysis Wing to gather intelligence about Pakistan’s plans for the war. Encouraged by her father Hidayat (Rajit Kapur), Sehmat is married to a member of the Pakistani Army (Vicky Kaushal). Her father-in-law too happens to a high-ranking member of the defence forces. Before leaving for Pakistan, Sehmat gets trained in surveillance and self-defence, skills that she will need as she steps into a hostile environment.

The movie is an official adaptation of Harinder S Sikka’s 2008 novel Calling Sehmat. The cast includes Jaideep Ahlawat as Sehmat’s handler and Arif Zakaria. Raazi will be released on May 11.