Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan in a still from Raees.Red Chillies Entertainment/ YouTube screenshot

Shah Rukh Khan's Raees trailer has received praise from all quarters and by now you must know why. Loaded with action, romance and drama, the almost three-minute-long clip is a winner and is being loved by all.

It is unfortunate that the film has been delayed for almost a year, but the wait was worth it. The Raees trailer was released on December 7, Wednesday, a little after noon and has garnered over 20 million views on Facebook and YouTube in less than 24 hours.

Not just that, the trailer has achieved a new feat in terms of the number of likes on YouTube. As of now, Raees trailer has garnered 245, 741 likes on the video-sharing website; it had crossed 100,000 likes in just three hours and 35 minutes of release, making it the fastest trailer on YouTube to have done so. According to a Hindustan Times report, the engaging trailer has left Sultan, Dangal, Shivaay and MS Dhoni: The Untold Story behind.

"We are extremely happy that the trailer has got such a phenomenal response, the team has worked very hard on the film and we all are extremely excited," a spokesperson of Raees told the leading daily.

In other news, Raees release date has been a talking point among industry insiders. The crime-thriller film was earlier scheduled to release on January 26, but will now arrive in theatres a day before. This move is being criticised heavily by Rakesh Roshan as he had moved Kaabil release date to January 25, hoping to cash in from the evening shows.

However, Roshan has said he doesn't own a date and it's okay if the makers of Raees wish to release their film on the same date. Khan, on the other hand, said the decision to release Raees on January 25 was done weeks ago adding that there's no bad blood between team Raees and Kaabil.

Watch the Raees trailer here: