2023 start with a bang! Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham’s Pathaan finally hit the screens yesterday and and both the fan-bases thronged the theatres to see their stars battle it out in an epic face-off.
Produced by Yah Raj Films, Pathaan also features Deepika Paduone, Dimple Kapadia and Ashutosh Rana. Pathaan was released on Wednesday, a day before Republic Day 2023, in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages.
Directed by Siddharth Anand, the film, which released on around 5500 screens, earned around Rs 57 crores ( Rs 55 crores from Hindi and Rs 2 crores from Tamil and Telugu), which is a phenomenal opening. The film has also released to positive reviews and word of mouth should help it do well over the weekend.
Pathaan has scored the biggest opening till date for Shah Rukh Khan, by going past his previous best, Happy New Year and the action-packed entertainer will also become his biggest grosser till date by zooming past the collections of Chennai Express. The YRF film will be targeting to enter the Rs 300 crore club at the box office in India, and attain the blockbuster tag in the long run.
The spy action film follows the story of an exiled RAW field operative, played by Shah Rukh Khan, who is assigned to take down a private terrorist organization that is planning a nuclear attack on India.