Over the weekend, a teaser for a Pakistani movie named “50 Crore” was shared on Twitter by Aijaz Aslam, one of the cast members and a popular television actor and model. 

The teaser and the posters for the movie immediately caused a buzz on the social media platform. 

https://twitter.com/aijazz7/status/1317499398473969665

Naveed Raza, another cast member, shared the full teaser.

https://www.facebook.com/naveedraxa/videos/10157455307900776

Pakistani Money Heist In Making

The movie ’50 Crore’ has already attracted the attention of the public and not in a positive way because of the fact that the concept and the posters share a striking resemblance to Money Heist, a famous Spanish television series.

Mugshot of Sergio Marquina A.K.A. The Professor
Posters for Money Heist
Promotional posters for ’50 Crore’

Last year, La Casa de Papel, a Spanish TV series otherwise popularly known as “Money Heist” gained huge momentum and fan following in India. It was trending on Netflix for weeks and everybody was talking about it. 

For those who don’t know, Money Heist is a Spanish crime/drama television series created by Álex Pina. It revolves around a group of robbers led by the Professor (Álvaro Morte), who try to pull off the biggest heist in history, first in the Royal Mint of Spain, then another in the Bank of Spain.


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Not just the mugshots, but the character names as they appear in the posters of the upcoming Pakistani movie was also inspired by Money Heist. Each character is named after a city in Pakistan.

The cast stars Aijaz Aslam as Rahimyar Khan, Omer Shahzad as Duska, Saboor Aly as Sahiwal, Naveed Raza as Lala Musa, Asad Siddiqui as Mirpurkhas, Faryal Mehmood as Chaman, Anoushay Abbasi as Bela,  Noman Habib as Sheikupura, and Zhalay Sarhadi as Mianwali. 

Faysal Qureshi will play the role of a chief, parallel to the professor, everybody is assuming.

Twitter’s Trolling 

Users were quick to notice this uncanny resemblance and thus began a weekend full of trolls, suggestions, criticism, and memes.

https://twitter.com/devangp2/status/1318411675565879296

https://twitter.com/Eeza_here/status/1317964991878864897

https://twitter.com/lordmahnoor_/status/1317846946481143809

https://twitter.com/D_mariable/status/1317814225931206656

We could also see fans creating theories over the movie, some showed their support for the movie as well.

Aslam’s Response

In response to the trolling, Aijaz Aslam came forward to address the accusation of blatantly copying the popular Netflix series.

In a video message, the actor said, “I am coming with a new project with other celebrities. It’s a different project and lots of fans are impatient and they are not getting it. They are being judgmental and calling it a copy of Money Heist. It’s a request for everyone to please wait for 8-10 days and you will see then.”

He further goes on to say, “After that, you can share your views whether it’s right or not. But please before its release you shouldn’t judge. Please appreciate different projects or else you would have to see the same type of things and get bored.”

He thanked his fans for the appreciation of his new look, “I am receiving appreciation on my get up, thank you for that.


Image Credits: Google Images, Twitter

Sources: India Times, Dainik Jagran, Twitter

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