‘Raees’ trailer crosses 11 million views; Twitter is on boil

Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Raees’ is definitely a highly-anticipated film and it has been further proved with its trailer crossing 11 million views and counting, well before 24 hours of its release. It has also set twitteratis on a frenzy, who have been expressing their excitement on the micro-blogging site.

Shah Rukh, accompanied by co-star Nawazuddin Siddiqui, released the trailer yesterday afternoon amidst much fanfare at a live event which was also relayed through video conferencing at select cinemas across the country.   

Shah Rukh plays the titular character of Raees Alam, a liquor baron in Gujarat, while Nawazuddin plays ACP Ghulam Patel who is out to destroy Raees’ illegal trade. Pakistani actress Mahira Khan plays Raees’ love interest Mohsina. The three leads leave an impact in the trailer and the action-packed scenes and Shah Rukh’s badass, cool dialogues has already made a huge impression on fans.

Directed by Rahul Dholakia, ‘Raees’ is loosely based on the real character of Ahmedabad-based don Abdul Latif, who ran the illicit liquor business in Gujarat during the peak of Prohibition in the 1980s. The crime thriller is set to hit screens on January 25.

It is not just movie buffs and fans going crazy over the trailer, but even celebrities have appreciated it. Filmmaker Karan Johar tweeted, “OMG!!! SHAHRUKH KHAN!!!! Amazing can't wait to see the film!!! http://bit.ly/Raees_Trailer  #Raess @iamsrk @ritesh_sid @FarOutAkhtar.” Veteran actress Shabana Azmi wrote, “Inshallah,” and tagged a link of another tweet which said ‘Raees’ has ‘blockbuster written all over it.’

Here are some more tweets by fans about ‘Raees’:

“Whoever saying #RaeesTrailer isn't great, YOU'RE LYING TO YOURSELF!”

“Raees Bhai @iamsrk maar dala bas! Saw the #RaeesTrailer twice at the screening and we've got just one word for it – OUTSTANDING.”

“#RockingRaeesTrailer srk wanted to remake deewar but it seems he made a modern day classic raees.”

“#RockingRaeesTrailer ppl who r crying for cash will suddenly become cashrich for raees #Demonitization.”

“RAEES BHAI ki Action nhi dekhi to, Kya Dekha ?#RockingRaeesTrailer THANK YOU BaadShaH @iamsrk for Everything.”