The much-anticipated Yash Raj Films’ “Pathaan” starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham, released on January 25th, 2023 to a thunderous response.
SRK makes a comeback to lead role after a gap of four years and fans claim the wait to see their beloved actor has been worthwhile as ‘Pathaan‘ is total ‘paisa-vasool’ entertainer.
The spy thriller has not only broken all previous records, but has also created a new one by recording the biggest ever Day 1 for a Hindi film release in Indian box office.
The total collections of Pathaan on the first day in India amounted to an impressive Rs. 57 crore nett – Rs. 55 crore coming from the Hindi version, and Rs. 2 crore from the dubbed versions of Tamil and Telugu combined.
Pathaan is creating records at overseas market as well as it has registered the biggest opening day for any Hindi film released overseas. According to Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh, Pathaan has collected $ 4.50 mn [36.69 cr Indian rupees] on its first day at overseas market, highest for a Hindi-release.
It is clear that Pathaan is here to rule the box office in next few weeks, and is sure to be the one of the biggest Bollywood blockbuster ever. The word of mouth has been purely positive as Pathaan is set to break more records.
Pathaan has become the highest grossing first day release for Shah Rukh Khan, collecting Rs. 57 cr. It has surpassed the actor’s previous releases such as Happy New Year, which collected Rs. 44.97 cr, and Chennai Express, which collected Rs. 33.12 cr.
The opening of Pathaan, released on a Wednesday—a working weekday—has been termed extraordinary from trade experts. It has now emerged as the highest non-holiday grossing Hindi release ever, surpassing all expectations.
This opening response at the box-office marks a fresh look in SRK’s career and is sure to set expectations very high for his upcoming 2023 movies, ‘Jawaan‘ and ‘Dunki‘. It is also indicative of the actor’s enduring popularity and his unparalleled influence in the Indian film industry.
When Besharm Rang, the first song from Shah Rukh Khan’s movie Pathaan, was released, it met an unexpected amount of hate. The home minister of India’s BJP-ruled state, Madhya Pradesh, among other BJP leaders, threatened to not allow the film’s release, claiming it insulted Hindus. This sparked a boycott campaign from supporters of the party. Despite this, the Day 1 Box Office Collection of Pathaan have shattered previous records, proving the boycott gang wrong.
As the controversies surrounding the movie have begun to die down, people are turning up in huge numbers to watch the high-octane action entertainer. The high demand for the movie in certain states of India has made Yash Raj Films to increase the number of shows and add late night shows.
The nation is abuzz with the release of Pathaan – the ambitious spy universe movie from Aditya Chopra and brought to life by director Siddharth Anand. Featuring some of India’s biggest names – Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham in lead role – Pathaan has become one of Bollywood’s most celebrated theatrical releases in recent times.