Holding striking similarities with Spanish crime drama television series La Casa De Papel, popularly known as Money Heist, the first teaser for 50 Crore began trending in Pakistan for all the wrong reasons.
With a star studded cast, the ad film's cast includes popular names such as Faisal Qureshi, Ijaz Aslam, Saboor Aly, Zhalay Sarhadi, Faryal Mahmood, Asad Siddiqui, Naveed Raza, Mehmood Aslam, Noman Habib, Anoushey Abbasi and Umer Shehzad in leading roles.
However, where audiences are grateful for a representation away from suppressed housewives and troubled family dynamics, the lack of original content remains alarming in a country otherwise brimming with talent.
Some think it's a no-no
While others have their own casting suggestions
Some have logistical concerns
While others are just grateful for different content
The plagiarism brigade is upset
Bella Ciao or Bhangra Paao?
While initially audiences thought it was a film, however, it appears to be a PR stunt. Nevertheless, people are talking.