A few weeks back, a Netflix show Messiah made waves on social media after the release of its official trailer.
The show has finally been released and it is getting a mixed response from Twitter users in Pakistan. Earlier, there were talks of how the show portrays Dajjal.
The storyline description by Netflix reads:
A wary CIA officer investigates a charismatic man who sparks a ritual movement and stirs political unrest.
According to Netflix, the story starring Mehdi Dehbi as Al-Masih and Michelle Monaghan as Eva Geller is a work of fiction and not based on true events (obviously).
Let’s have a look at how people have reacted on Twitter:
I am also watching #Messiah I mean @Netflix original Messiah, so please do not bother yourself by thinking Messiah is coming through your screens into your home. There are hundreds of signs still remaining to see original Messiah, not created by #Netflix
So Chill and a HNY pic.twitter.com/YzUGbh28Ao
— Majid Khanzada (@Majidkhanzada19) January 2, 2020
Is the messiah of Muslims a murderer or is it just a blow to defame Islam and Muslims?Whereas according to Islam, Messiah would be the follower of Prophet Muhammad, not the role that Netflix is showing.#Messiah
— Student of the Democracy (@democrate_1993) January 2, 2020
Really disappointed with this #Messiah show on Netflix. The script is clunky and a bit cheesy at some points. It just feels like a missed opportunity for something great. They probably didn’t have the biggest budget but them fake ass cgi stand ins were laughable. 😂😂😂
— Bri (@Bladesxbombz) January 2, 2020
Can we as Muslims watch the series or is it disrespectful towards our religion? I'd really like to know what story they're telling but I'm also scared.. #Messiah
— Maryam (@BefourMaryam) January 2, 2020
If you’re looking for Islam and its teachings, #Messiah is the last thing you should be watching :’)
— Raja Ali (@rajaali_10) January 2, 2020
— sarfaraz ahmad (@Sarfaraz102) January 2, 2020
Come on people for God's sake, our faith isn't this weak to be threatened by a fictional TV series. Its entertainment, so chill out. #Messiah
— Dr. Shahin Iqbal (@Shahin_e_Iqbal) January 2, 2020
Others fell in love with the show.
When you binge watch a whole season of the #Messiah in one night.🧐
— abuiliazeed (@abuiliazeed) January 2, 2020
Anyone watching the #Messiah on Netflix that is an awesome show we bingeed all 11 episodes today😂
— AZ_Blue (@alimor999) January 2, 2020
Some believe its time for Ghazwa-e-Hind.
It's time to Gazwaye hind.
— Umer Latif (@Mhar_UmerLatif) January 2, 2020
What are your thoughts on the show? Let us know in the comments section.