“That states they are proud of us"
K-Pop girl group BLACKPINK will be releasing their film Blackpink: The Movie in cinemas across India on November 12, 2021.
It has already been released in other countries.
BLACKPINK is a quartet comprised of Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and Lisa.
The K-Pop group has shattered records and continues to attract new fans.
The group’s music video for ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ surpassed 1.7 billion views on YouTube, making it the first K-Pop group music video ever to achieve the feat.
While the K-Pop group’s film is a celebration of BLACKPINK’s debut as a group, it is also a special gift for their fans, called Blinks.
The film shows unforgettable memories and performances as well as behind-the-scenes moments of the group on tour.
Blackpink: The Movie is broken down into sequences focusing on each member at a time.
‘The Room of Memories’ segment looks back on five years of memories since their debut.
‘Beauty’ compiles shots of all four members with their distinct characteristics.
The ‘Exclusive Interviews’ segment includes individual messages from the Blackpink members to the fans.
Blackpink: The Movie will also provide fans with the opportunity to watch live performances from BLACKPINK’s shows ‘In Your Area’ and ‘The Show’.
Blackpink: The Movie was released in 100 countries and 3,000 cinemas on August 4, 2021.
The countries that recorded the highest footfalls were Mexico, the United States, Turkey, Brazil and Japan. India is also expected to pull in large numbers.
Fans flocked to social media to share their excitement.
On Twitter, a fan wrote: “Indian blinks! We don’t even have that much of a large fanbase but they still included us.
“That states they are proud of us and want to know more about us. I am touched.”
Another fan said: “India welcomes BLACKPINK! I can’t wait to watch the movie in a theatre, I have been a Blackpink fan since their debut.”
In October 2020, the group released their documentary Blackpink: Light Up The Sky on Netflix, including in India.
The hashtag #IndiaWelcomesBlackpink trended on Twitter in October 2020 after India was included in the list of countries highlighted in the documentary’s teaser video.
The K-Pop group released a teaser with the caption:
“BLACKPINK around the world. Coming soon!”
PVR Pictures is set to release the film in India across its cinemas on November 12, 2021.
BLACKPINK faced scrutiny from Indian fans in July 2021 regarding the music video for their hit single ‘How You Like That’.
In the music video, BLACKPINK member Lisa was seen to be sitting next to a statue of the deity Ganesha.
The music video was hit with accusations of exploiting the Hindu religion for aesthetics.
We are aware of the issue in How You Like That MV.
We Belive that it's Offensive to usage of Lord Ganesha's Idol and we will try to contact YG Entertainment regarding it pic.twitter.com/UB2IC35XjM
— Blackpink India ( ??? ) (@BLACKPINKIndia) June 26, 2020
One Twitter user said: “We have to make them pay for degrading our god for them to make money.”
Whilst another netizen saw a different perspective:
“I felt proud that Lord Ganesha is being made famous through this popular music video.”
As the debate increased, BLACKPINK’s management company YG edited the video with YouTube and covered up the controversy – much to the relief of Indian fans.