The excitement around Shah Rukh Khan’s much-anticipated Pathaan trailer hit on January 10. John Abraham and Deepika Padukone co-star in the Siddharth Anand-helmed movie is all set to hit the theatres on January 25, 2023, in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
It’s a 2 minute 37 second trailer packed with action sequences, scale, music and heroism,” revealed a trade source, adding further that the trailer will create urge among the audience to watch this action spectacle on the biggest possible screen.
“Pathaan is a true-blue theatrical event film, and the trailer will be a hint of why it warrants a big screen watch. It presents SRK in a manner that a superstar warrants – be prepared for some larger-than-life moments and confrontations between Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham, who plays the antagonist,” the source added. It’s a strategic move from YRF to unveil the trailer just 2 weeks prior to the film release.
Pathaan is touted to be one of India’s biggest action spectacles till date and is a part of Aditya Chopra’s ambitious spy universe, that kicked off with Ek Tha Tiger in 2012 followed by Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) and War (2019). Being the fourth film of the universe, it also marks the inception point for the crossover of characters from one film to the other, which eventually leads to a big ticket multi-starrer finale.
Salman Khan has an extended cameo in Pathaan, in his avatar of iconic spy, Tiger aka Avinash Singh Rathore. The spy universe then continues with the release of Tiger 3 starring Salman with Katrina Kaif and Emraan Hashmi during the Diwali 2023 weekend. The film will see an extended appearance from Shah Rukh Khan as Pathaan.