- '#Raees will surely be the first hit of 2017,' read a tweet
- 'Mahira Khan, may you shine,' tweeted Ali Zafar
- 'Outstanding acting by Shah Rukh Khan,' read another tweet
#Raees = SURE-SHOT HIT... SRK and Nawazuddin are the lifeline... A must must watch!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 24, 2017
Meanwhile, some on Twitter were live tweeting from the theatre while others were unhappy about having missed the first show. Raees was described in phrases like "Clap worthy dialogues" and a movie with "tremendous climax." Nawazuddin, who stars as a police officer, was also widely hailed on Twitter.
#Raees outstanding craze about raees ,sure shot blockbuster,srk to cha gaya ji......— Harshal Mahire (@HarshalMahire) January 25, 2017
#Raees is getting blockbuster reviews from early morning shows, wow— Raees Rahul (@ItsMeTheRahul) January 25, 2017
#Raees = Outstanding acting by SRK Clap worthy dialogues tremendous climax Superb music. A must must watch movie— NOOR KHAN (@Noor96KHAN) January 25, 2017
All The Vry Best To #Raees— #Mahesh23 (@prince_abhimani) January 25, 2017
Directed by Rahul Dholakia, Raees is set in Gujarat and centres on a liquor baron, Raees Alam, who operates with an undaunted spirit. Raees marks the Bollywood debut of Mahira Khan, the Pakistani star. Mahira features as Raees Alam's wife in the film. Sunny Leone features in a special song Laila O Laila, which is a reprised version of Zeenat Aman's hit song from Qurbani.
Shah Rukh Khan was seen in last year's Fan and his next project is Aanand L Rai's film in which he'll reportedly be seen as a dwarf. He also has Imtiaz Ali's film with Anushka Sharma lined up to be released on August 11.