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.
Fans are in awe of Deepika Padukone’s action avatar in the film Pathaan. So much so, fans have started a campaign on Twitter calling her ‘ranisa of Bollywood’. The name has a reference to Deepika’s film Padmaavat, in which she played the role of a Rajput queen.
Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan has opened to a strong response by loyal Shah Rukh Khan fans and audience. While early estimates show that the film is likely to collect Rs 50 crore on opening day, many on social media continued to trend the hashtag of #BoycottPathaan. Some parts of the country like Karnataka and Indore have seen protest at theatres as well.
Actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu shared an excited post for Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan. Celebrating the film’s release, she posted the film’s poster and wrote, “It’s Pathaan day”!
Protestors belonging to Hindu Jagran Manch threw stones at a theatre screening Pathaan in Karnataka’s Kalburgi area, as per reports. Security has been increased at Shetty theatre.
Raveena Tandon shared her review of Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Pathaan, ‘#pathan OMG ! Blown away! Just fantastic ! @iamsrk
@deepikapadukone #johnabraham. Just fantastic! Thank you being the reason for the industry to celebrate again!
#Pathaan is not only the film , it’s festival.#ShahRukhKhan𓀠 #SRK𓃵 pic.twitter.com/XhYeCPQcmU
Fans are thrilled to watch Salman Khan’s cameo as Tiger in Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan.
The best thing about #Pathan is #SalmanKhan’s Cameo As #Tiger 🔥
Can’t wait to see Salman as iconic TIGER character in #Tiger3 #SalmanManiaInTheatres #PathaanReview pic.twitter.com/JhgtIXMjd2
Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan has got a great opening at theatres on Wednesday. According to industry tracker BoxOfficeIndia, the film saw 60 per cent opening in morning shows, which is the second highest after KGF 2 in terms of post-pandemic releases. This is still a considerable feat for the film, considering its release is on a non-holiday Wednesday, as opposed to KGF 2, which was a holiday release.
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Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap watched Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan first day, first show and came out feeling happy and content. He said, “Shah Rukh Khan itna haseen, itna sundar pehle kabhi laga nahi. Toh hum toh usko dekhne aaye the aur dil khush ho gaya. Aur itna khatarnaak action hai, Shah Rukh ke liye pehli baar aisa role hai.”.. Read more
Raees director Rahul Dholakia shared his Pathaan review. “6 years ago we released #Raees – today was Day One for #Pathaan. An incredible experience watching it in a house full show on a huge IMAX screen, with the die-hard fans of @iamsrk @deepikapadukone @TheJohnAbraham @BeingSalmanKhan!! Madness !!!” he wrote.
Filmmakers Raj and DK wished Shah Rukh Khan as Pathaan released. “Have always been huge fans of King Khan But this one, after his long hiatus, is uber-special. Go #Pathaan go! May you win more hearts and shatter more [email protected],” they tweeted.
The trailer of Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, which came out with Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan today, will be shared on social media today afternoon. Salman Khan, the film’s lead, has also appeared in a cameo in Pathaan.
“Tbh have never been this excited for a film. Go Pathaan,” tweeted Alia Bhatt as Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone film landed in theatres today.
Morning shows of Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Pathaan were cancelled at some theatres in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore city on the day of the film’s release on Wednesday following protests by right-wing organisations, reported PTI.
Trade analyst Komal Nahata called Pathaan a ‘slap on the face of Boycott Bollywood gang. “They thought Bollywood could not come back on track now,” he said as he spoke about box office performance of the Shah Rukh Khan starrer.
Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback movie Pathaan will now be available to watch at world’s highest altitude theatres located at a height of 11,562 ft. Speaking about the same, Mr Sushil Chaudhary, CEO and Founder, PictureTime Digiplex, said, “The entire nation is thrilled to watch Pathaan and so are the beautiful people of Leh. It’s been our continued effort to bring marquee cinematic titles to the interior locales of India. The fandom of Shah Rukh Khan spreads far and wide, and it’s the first time one of his recent movies is being released in Leh. We are also doing similar screenings in Asifabad, Sardarshahar ( Rajasthan) and in Arunachal. This is a happy occasion for all Shah Rukh Khan fans to come and watch their favourite star on the big screen!” (Photo: PR Handout).
Craze for #ShahRukhKhan is unbelievable.
His Fans celebrating the Movie #Pathan like festival.#PathaanReview #PathaanFirstDayFirstShow #SRK66 #SRKians @SRKUniverse @SRKFC_PUNE pic.twitter.com/40Vlb7EFs1
Fans record screen even as a number of them stand in front of the screen to dance to Pathaan track Jhoome Jo Pathaan.
For a houseful first day first show of Pathaan at Mumbai’s IMAX, the first person to arrive on the property was, funnily enough, a gentleman named Aamir Khan. Before the 7am show kicked off, PVR officials greeted the audience and gave a reward to Aamir Khan for braving Mumbai winter chill and show up early to watch Shah Rukh Khan in action on the big screen after four years. Hundreds of Shah Rukh Khan fans joined him at the houseful screening.
When Pathaan, the big budget action spectacle also starring John Abraham and Deepika Padukone, started rolling, the emotions in the auditorium were palpable. “We didn’t sleep the entire night,” said a fan, “Because this feels like an exam,” he added. Strangers greeted each other with a nervous smile, some prayed softly under their breath, others requested the friendly PVR staff to start the show as soon as possible.
Elated fans in Kolkata celebrate the release of Pathaan. (Photo: Premankur Biswas)
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.”