The Raid: Redemption( Indonesian :''Serbuan maut'') is an Indonesian martial arts action film directed by Gareth Evans and starring Iko Uwais which was released worldwide in March of 2012. This is the second collaboration of Evans and Uwais after their first action film,Merantaureleased in 2009. Both films showcase the traditional Indonesian martial art Pencak Silat . The fight choreographers ofThe Raidare Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian who also worked onMerantau. The U.S. release of the film features music by Mike Shinoda of nu metal band Linkin Park and Joseph Trapanese .
After its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), critics and audience alike hailedThe Raidas one of the best action films in years.
Due to a trademark issue in U.S. and the plan of a trilogy, the original English title for U.S. distribution has been slightly changed toThe Raid: Redemption.
Deep in the heart of Jakarta 's slums lies an impenetrable derelict apartment building which became a safe house for the city's most dangerous murderers, killers and gangsters. The rundown apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the police. It all changes when an elite team is tasked with raiding the building in order to take down the notorious crime lord Tama Riyandi who runs it.
Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, rookie officer Rama and a 20 man SWAT team, led by Sergeant Jaka, arrive at the apartment block under the guidance of Lieutenant Wahyu. Starting from the ground floor and moving up, they slowly and tactfully infiltrate the apartment block until they reach the sixth floor. The team is spotted by a child who runs off to warn Tama.
Tama hears of the presence and announces to the whole block that he will grant sanctuary to those who kill the SWAT team. Sergeant Jaka soon learns that the mission was not sanctioned by the department but only by Lieutenant Wahyu, thus no reinforcements or rescue. After a lengthy battle the team is stranded on the 6th floor in which they are; outnumbered, out of ammunition and being hunted down. The members that survived the ambush are: Sergeant Jaka, Lieutenant Wahyu, Bowo, Dagu and Rama. After narrowly escaping an explosion, the team split into two groups: Jaka with Wahyu and Dagu on the 5th floor and Rama with Bowo finding safety on the 7th floor.
After Rama survives an attack by a machete gang, he is captured by Andi, Tama's right hand man. At the same time, Jaka and his group are found by Mad Dog, Tama's ruthless henchman. Wahyu and Dagu get away as Mad Dog fights and eventually kills Jaka. Andi is revealed to be Rama's estranged brother who chose to leave the family and left no trace of his whereabouts. Andi lets Rama know when it will be safe as he meets up with Mad Dog. Tama learns of the betrayal and lets Mad Dog take care of Andi.
Rama regroups with Wahyu and Dagu and assault the 15th floor where Tama is located. Rama frees Andi from Mad Dog as they engage in a brutal fight. Wahyu and Dagu approach Tama but Wahyu kills Dagu leaving the two men discussing their position in the criminal underworld. Rama and Andi approach the two, and it is revealed that Tama was supposed to kill Wahyu while Wahyu wanted to do the same to Tama. Wahyu kills Tama and tries committing suicide but fails. Andi calls off the attack and helps Rama, Bowo and the arrested Wahyu out of the block.