Review: Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan sets records, Salman's cameo thrills audience

It is truly a feast for all the Shah Rukh Khan fans! Deepika and John Abraham set the screen on fire with their spectacular performances.

By Bhavana  Published on  25 Jan 2023 10:52 AM GMT
Review: Shah Rukh Khans Pathaan sets records, Salmans cameo thrills audience

Hyderabad: The long-awaited Shah Rukh Khan movie Pathaan hit the silver screen today. With booking sales of over Rs 50 crore, the movie already broke the opening day sales record of previous Shah Rukh Khan films.

Director Siddharth Anand chose an all-star cast with Shah Rukh and Deepika Padukone as protagonists and John Abraham as the principal antagonist.

Story:

The Pakistani government and the head of the private agency Outfit X, Jim (John Abraham), are planning to use a weapon of mass destruction, Raktbeej, in India's Tier-1 cities. The only hope the Indian government has of stopping them is Pathaan (Shah Rukh Khan), a supposedly rogue spy.

Another person of competing interest, ISI Agent Rubina (Deepika Padukone), also wants Raktbeej. Pathan's story revolves around how these two natural rivals fall in love and manage to save their countries.

Performances:

Does Shah Rukh's performance need a special mention here? No! Because it is Shah Rukh Khan, and he needs no introduction. Zero, released in 2018, was the last movie where he played a significant role. He had a cameo in Bhrahmastra in 2022 but has yet to star as an action hero in quite some time. Consequently, his fans were exhilarated to see him back on the big screen.

It is truly a feast for all the Shah Rukh Khan fans! Deepika and John Abraham set the screen on fire with their spectacular performances. Dimple Kapadia and Ravi Kishan also play vital roles. All the actors in the film live up to expectations. The audience was also in awe of Salman Khan's (Tiger) cameo appearance.

Analysis:

Fans went gaga over Salman's cameo. He was on screen for almost 15-20 minutes, but the action sequences that Salman and Shah Rukh had together would give anyone an adrenaline rush. Their fans will remember their banter for a long time.

Deepika's character has been written well. Unlike other Bollywood films where the hero is invincible, Pathaan has a strong hero but a stronger villain. It's been a while since John Abraham graced the screen, and fans were delighted to have him back. Director Siddharth Anand made it evident that Pathaan is set in the same universe as his previous film, War.

In the movie, there is mention of Kabir (Hrithik Roshan) from War. In the climax, it is hinted that Tiger, Pathaan, and Kabir will join forces in the next film. That dialogue made the audience scream with excitement and anticipation. It would be a visual treat to watch these three brilliant actors in the same frame.

There are two songs in the film, and both are great. Action scenes and stunts are the most important things to talk about when reviewing Pathaan. It's bound to get your heart pumping.

Shah Rukh Khan has made an incredible comeback. He has undoubtedly bounced back better than ever. We cannot wait for Pathaan's sequel!

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