Pathaan movie release, movie review LIVE UPDATES: Shah Rukh Khan is returning to the screens after four long years with Siddharth Anand’s Pathaan. Also starring Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Dimple Kapadia and Ashutosh Rana, the film is a part of YRF’s spy universe. Salman Khan is expected to have an extended cameo in the film and Shah Rukh had previously confirmed that the two actors shot together for the Siddharth Anand film. It is yet to be seen if Hrithik Roshan will also appear in a cameo in the film as War also belongs to the same universe as Tiger and Pathaan.
In Pathaan, Shah Rukh Khan plays a RAW agent who has been on a sabbatical for a while but returns to duty after John Abraham’s Jim poses a threat to the nation. The trailer promised an action packed film with Shah Rukh at its centre.
Before the trailer, YRF released the first song of the ‘Besharam Rang’ which ignited a lot of controversy. The colours of SRK and Deepika’s costumes in the song had many political outfits opposing the release of the film unless the makers made changes to the music video. The makers then released the dance number, and also the theme song of the film ‘Jhoome Jo Pathaan’.
Shah Rukh Khan starrer Pathaan is releasing on a Wednesday but it is expected that the film will see a rise in footfalls the next day because of Republic Day.
Ajay Devgn tweeted, “Dear @iamsrk, thank you for your love and presence. I value the bond we share as much as you do. Pathaan collections look poised to go through the roof. I’m happy that as an industry things are looking up for us.”
Now 2nd HIGHEST FILM… 5,21,000 tickets sold at national chains. #Pathaan https://t.co/Z5dEIPCt0m
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared that Pathaan has sold over 5,21,000 tickets at national chains.
Producers Guild of India CEO Nitin Tej Ahuja shared on Twitter, “With #Pathaan all set to storm screens worldwide, here’s wishing the team the very best. May it herald a new, brighter era not just for them, but also the Indian box office and film industry!”
Atul Kasbekar tweeted, “The marketing buzz on #Pathaan has been genuinely terrific. Always happy when people find reason come back to the theatres.”
Deepika Padukone arriving at YRF Studios for #Pathaan screening pic.twitter.com/m93smdMKx1
All set for the biggest action spectacle? A humble request to everyone to refrain from recording any videos, sharing them online and giving out any spoilers. Experience #Pathaan only in cinemas!
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Gautam Gulati tweeted, “Show some love to @iamsrk @TheJohnAbraham @deepikapadukone @yrf tomorrow ❤️ All the best team #Pathaan 25 th January.”
Bachpan mein saari filmein single screens par hi dekhi hain. Uska apna hi maza hai. Duas, Prathna aur Prayers karta hoon…aap sabko aur mujhe kaamyaabi mile. Congratulations on your re-openings. pic.twitter.com/LuF2TsCjvh
Pathaan music director Sheykhar Ravjiani posted on Twitter, “Can’t begin to describe how stoked I am to be finally watching #Pathaan today in its glorious entirety along with the entire team! Super excited to watch my favourite @iamsrk in action. My #kursikipeti is firmly fastened for this ride! Bring it on! 👊🏼.”
“Pathaan marks Shah Rukh Khan’s return to the movies after 4 long years. He has had very limited exposure to people in these four years and the hunger to see him is at an all-time high. It’s palpable and that’s what has contributed in a big way to the buzz that people are saying Pathaan has today,” said Siddharth Anand in an earlier statement.
Katrina Kaif’s character from the Tiger series wrote a message for Pathaan and requested the audience to not share any spoilers. “My friend Pathaan is on a dangerous mission. It is very important in the interest of national security that you don’t reveal anything about this. You are all part of this classified mission now,” she wrote.
During #AskSRK, one of the fans shared a video and photo from SRK’s house Mannat where the star often greets his fans from the balcony. The fan then asked the star how the view was from up there, and Shah Rukh replied in a philosophical vein that it was like a “balancing act.” Shah Rukh wrote, “Like a balancing act….the edge I stand on is very small!!!”
A fan asked Shah Rukh Khan about a shared universe with SRK, Salman Khan, Varun Dhawan and tweeted, “#AskSRK @iamsrk SIR what if #pathaan encounters #Don in a mission .. and they both find out they are judwaa … well then they meet @BeingSalmanKhan judwaa randomly where @Varun_dvn judwaa also appear … Will it be called JUDWAA 3 OR 4? 😂 And who would direct the film? 🤣”
To this, Shah Rukh tweeted, “Aisi film toh aap hi direct kar sakte ho…baaki actors milenge ya nahi…I am not sure. All the best.”
A journalist asked Shah Rukh Khan for an interview during #AskSRK on Twitter. To this, Shah Rukh replied, “Don’t have anything new to say…when I do, will start interviews again.”
“#Pathaan creates HISTORY- SOLD 4.30 Lakh + tickets at National Chains for day 1 in Advance by surpassing #War All time record (Hindi) of 4.10 lakh . It is all set to surpass Post Pandemic Record of #KGF2 ( 5.15 lac) by evening & might challenge BB2 record of 6 Lac + . #SRK,” tweeted Sumit Kadel.
Pathaan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, is set to release in 100+ countries, which is the highest for any Indian film ever. Nelson D’Souza, Vice President, International Distribution, reveals, “Pathaan is the widest release for any YRF film ever in the overseas territories. In fact, it is the widest release for an Indian film globally. Shah Rukh Khan is hands down the biggest superstar internationally and there is unparalleled demand for Pathaan to be released across the world given the hype that the film is carrying.”
If Pathaan works, it could reshape Bollywood forever. Multi-starrers with A-listers, regional unity, cross-border appeal — all of this would be more easily achievable, and financially more justifiable, if Shah Rukh Khan’s movie actually ends up making a boat-load of money. READ MORE
Talking about Pathaan, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh said, “As we all know, Shah Rukh Khan is returning to the screen after four years in an out-and-out action entertainer, and the promotional material has done the trick. People are talking about the film. Since it’s the first big release of 2023, all eyes are on it.” He is expecting the film to open with a collection of Rs 40-50 crore. READ MORE
The Central Board of Film Certification has revised the “obscene song” and “lewd words” in Pathaan and hence the right-wing groups will no longer protest against its release, the Gujarat VHP’s secretary Ashok Raval said in a statement. READ MORE
Trade analyst Girish Johar previously told indianexpress.com that Pathaan will earn Rs 175-200 crore in the domestic market in the first five days and will easily collect Rs 350 crore globally. READ MORE
Pathaan is directed by Siddharth Anand, who was appreciated for making the 2019 film War starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff. The director had previously made films like Bang Bang!, Anjaana Anjaani, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Ta Ra Rum Pum and Salaam Namaste. Siddharth had earlier spoken about casting John Abraham as the villain in the film. “For Pathaan to be larger than life, we needed to have a towering villain who is equally larger than life. We wanted someone who is ruthless and suave, and commands an electric presence on screen. So, the villain in Pathaan was written keeping John Abraham in mind,” he said in a statement.
He added, “He (John) was our first and only choice, and we were certain that we wanted a villain that the audience would cherish forever. I am delighted to see the response that people have showered on John as he takes on Shah Rukh Khan in a blood-soaked, adrenaline-pumping rivalry that will be epic in every sense possible. John is the perfect opposite of Pathaan on screen and we have made their rivalry look deliciously edge of the seat. It will be one hell of a thrilling showdown.”