The Raees trailer was publish with great advertising across multiple Indian cities on Wednesday, 7 December.
Apart from the trailer itself — which has definitely energise fans’ anticipation for Raees — what also grabbed a lot of attention was the release date mentioned at the end: 25 January 2017.
The Raees-Kaabil clash has been talked about for quite some time; both films were expected to release on Republic Day 2017.
However, just a few days before the Raees trailer was released, Rakesh Roshan and Hrithik Roshan unveiled a new plan for Kaabil, along with its new poster reveal.
To cash in on the Republic Day public holiday, they decided that Kaabil would be in theatres on 25 January, starting with a 6 pm show, to cash in on the public holiday the very next day.
Raees’ trailer has made evident that the SRK film too will come to theatres on exactly the same day. The move is being considered a direct salvo at the Roshans, whose home production Kaabil is.