A few months ago, when Raees was expected to release on Eid, everyone associated with Bollywood was talking about the clash of Salman Khan’s Sultan and Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees, both became a hotly debatable topic. Though Shah Rukh Khan was close to YRF production, similarly SRK and-and Sallu Bhai also had a very good friendship patch up. But, both were reluctant to leave the race despite trade analysts considering this clash as suicidal for them. Nevertheless, it was a matter of ego that instigated them to refuse to stay away from their stands.
Just prior to that presumed clash, Raees schedule for January 2017 was announced by SRK and Excel Entertainment. According to public opinion, the fear of clashing with Salman Khan finally did SRK in, especially after Dilwale lost to Bajirao Mastani in the Christmas box office clash, while fans cited another reason for the change in dates for Raees.
Still, the true reason for Raees’ postponement is that Shah Rukh Khan’s injury during the shooting of the film, that’s why some portion of the film was left to be shot before recovery of his injury. The move was made with the purpose that they do not intend to rush the job just to ensure that the film releases on the scheduled date and making an inferior product consequently.
Though the move pleased many of Salman fans while left SRK fans disappointed, and this is the best thing that could have happened to Raees.
Here are the reasons for this move being beneficial to Team Raees!
Preventing clash with Sultan
Sultan emerged a huge movie with a tremendous business. Sultan has become Salman Khan’s most golden run of career, but if Raees became a bit inferior in terms of plot development than Sultan, SRK would have faced a huge loss in terms of business.
The rest of 2016 major releases.
Some really major releases have already blocked the rest of the major holidays of 2016, in which some are clashing too. On the Independence Day weekend, Akshay Kumar’s Rustom and Hrithik Roshan’s Mohenjo Daro are going to release. While Diwali weekend will have Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay, whose trailer has left everyone superbly excited, and last to mention, Karan Johar’sAe Dil Hai Mushkil is going to release. Afterward, during Christmas will be Aamir Khan’s Dangal, and SRK won’t dare even to touch!
People will almost forget the debacle of FAN
SRK’s FAN debacle appeared as an unexpected turn of events, no one was having the knowledge about the first trailer when it came out, and not touching even Rs 100 crores at domestic box office. Every fan’s mind still has the panic which will be soothed by the time Raees releases in January 2017.
Dear Zindagi is going to be released this November.
By whatever time Raees may be coming next year, but this year another SRK film is coming up, Dear Zindagi. In the film, he will only be seen in an extended cameo, playing life coach to Alia Bhatt, just think of Alia’s star power along with him. Yet, rumour left no space empty and said that he will have a special appearance in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Its Kaabil clash-matter will not hold bundle of thanks to Mohenjo Daro’s dismal showing
Now, Raees might be clashing with anything big on its new rescheduled date, in spite of SRK and Farhan Akhtar’s best attempt to make the Roshans realize to move Kaabil to a different date. But the clash with Kaabil is comparatively strong as with Sultan. One reason that Kaabil’s director, Sanjay Gupta, is not having a great run with his last couple of releases taking big time. Hrithik Roshan’s box office power will all depend on the performance of Mohenjo Daro and what will happen here, ultimately a decline.
So, what will you comment about the postponement of Raees to 2017? Is it actually great for Shah Rukh Khan?