By Arré Bench Oct. 21, 2020
The year 2020 is the epitome of “expect the unexpected”. Case in point, the upcoming Pakistani film 50 Crores, which Twitter has labelled “Pakistani Money Heist”. Is imitation the best form of flattery here?
The year 2020 is the epitome of “expect the unexpected”. Ten months on, and it feels like we’ve seen it all. Case in point, the upcoming film 50 Crores or as Twitter believes, “Pakistani Money Heist”.
Pakistani actor Aijaz Aslam had been sharing pictures with his fans and followers to promote his new film, 50 Crores.
— aijaz aslam (@aijazz7) October 16, 2020
But it was his recently shared teaser video that made everyone do a double-take. The nine-second clip posted on Twitter has an uncanny resemblance to Netflix’s megahit series, Money Heist, and netizens aren’t quite sure if imitation could really be the best form of flattery here.
— aijaz aslam (@aijazz7) October 17, 2020
However, once the photoshoot of 50 Crores went viral, netizens were convinced of a rip-off of their favourite Spanish show in the making. Starring some A-list actors, the shoot of the Pakistani star cast posing with mug-shots that named them after Pakistani cities was all the confirmation the Twitterati needed.
— Syed Noman (@iam_syednomi) October 18, 2020
#MoneyHeistPakistan soon found a spot on Twitter trends, and a meme fest was set in motion.
In Pakistani Money Heist, Professor's team goes to the State Bank of Pakistan, only to find that there is no money in the vault..
— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) October 20, 2020
From La Casa de Papel to La Casa de Photocopy real quick.
— Orooj Fatima (@UroojFatimaaa) October 19, 2020
Soundtrack of the year.
Bella ciao in Money heist
Bhangra paao in 50 crore 🤣
— Arnold (@dapakiguy92) October 18, 2020
Khali haath aaye the hum, khali haath jayenge.
Money heist pakistan wale ALLIED BANK jyenge or jawab milega
"Abhi paise ni aye baad me aana"
— Bunny❤️ (@ashumaddy7) October 19, 2020
Money Heist Pakistan waale bank mein jaane lagen gy lekin guard unhe bahir line mein sab se peechay kharha kar de ga. https://t.co/eSN5mbYVIT
— Umair (@MUmairNawaz) October 19, 2020
Money heist Pakistan walay bank main jayenge aur wahan jummah break chal rahi hogi
— zohair (@shayadzohair) October 18, 2020
The truth can hurt sometimes.
Stop ridiculing Pakistani Money Heist because its not a copy, its parody.
— Sibtain Asif (@sibtain_asif) October 20, 2020
This edit explains everything.
Omg what did I see, "Pakistani Money Heist" 🤣🤣
Time to leave the earth. pic.twitter.com/NxoaDLRQcJ
— 🕊️ (@LadiesFirsttt) October 20, 2020
The saga of 2020 continues.
— Arooﺝ SiddiqUi 🇵🇰 (@Aroojsidd) October 20, 2020
However, here’s a plot twist we did not see coming. According to entertainment portal, Galaxy Lollywood, 50 Crores isn’t even a film! Apparently, it’s an ad and the resemblance to Money Heist is all a part of the marketing strategy.