Well done India. While torrents are a’ blooming literally in every corner of the world, India and Pakistan really do love to thrive on pirated content. While we’re guilty of it too, India just took the crown with their 2017 most-watched film, starring nonother than our gem Mahira Khan.
Director Rahul Dholakia took to Twitter to announce the good news, that Bollywood film ‘Raees’ was the most pirated film of 2017
— rahul dholakia (@rahuldholakia) January 17, 2018
Starring King Khan and Mahira Khan, ‘Raees’ was both a commercial and critical success
It marked Mahira’s Bollywood debut, and what an impressive debut it was – opposite Shah Rukh Khan, a man with tremendous star value.
Producer Ritesh Sidhwani responded with a sly little statement that suggested a sequel to the film was in the works (but we legit think he might be trolling everyone)
Look at the brighter side the audience we have for the sequel #RaeesReturns
— Ritesh Sidhwani (@ritesh_sid) January 17, 2018
Fans wished for a second ‘Raees’
sir we want raees return
— #SRKfan?07 (@naved_srkian77) January 17, 2018
Sir Please Make Raees 2
— Pranay Kapadia (@kapadia_pranay) January 17, 2018
With many condemning piracy but declaring the results of the poll a sound consequence of the popularity of the film
Piracy is bad & sad ! Anyway it shows popularity of movies!#RAEES DESERVES THIS POPULARITY bcoz it s very beautiful movie??!
— Veve (@Ekinorev51) January 17, 2018
Others suggested that it was also pirated the most because of Shah Rukh’s production company that didn’t really do justice
Thanks to poor strategy of red chillies and excel.
Secondly it wasn't release in Pakistan so they had no other option to watch the film
— No More (@ideathdreamer) January 17, 2018
And others suggesting it was because of us (true, in a way)
I am sure its because it was not released in Pakistan. It would have been a blockbuster there. Its a shame that art suffers coz of politics.
— Roza T (@shah_roz) January 17, 2018
Because had the film been released in Pakistan, then it might not have been torrented!
Mainly Because Of The Huge Fan Following Of @iamsrk In The World There Are Many Countries Where Indian Films Don’t Release And Fans In These Countries Can’t Wait For Months To Get The DVD..So They Have No Other Choice But To Watch Pirated..But When DVD Is Out They Always Buy It!!
— ADITYA (@AdiSRKian_) January 17, 2018
Fans of Shah Rukh revealed how the actor’s films immediately get pirated
Actully srk ki pirated movie first day hi aajati hai…..aur woh bhi full hp print
— ahmad ali koti (@nokiaahmedali) January 17, 2018
…Because after all, it is a Shah Rukh starrer!
— ℣αɱριя౯ (@SRKsCombatant) January 17, 2018
There were a few haters (as per the norm)
Film achha banaya hota toh log theatre me jaake dekhta….film hi bekar banaya tune
— Aryabhat's digit (@RealZer0_) January 17, 2018
— DK (@vasukhare1) January 17, 2018
Well done piracy. Well done!
Do you think the film wouldn’t have been pirated, had the film released in Pakistan?