After a four-year-long hiatus, Shah Rukh Khan is back in and as Pathaan today. The Siddharth Anand movie which is based in the same universe as War and Tiger Zinda Hai has finally hit the screen amidst huge fanfare. And the good news is, first public reactions have been overwhelmingly positive.
SRK’s Pathaan has been in the news cycle for the last couple of weeks for both good and bad reasons. The movie was subjected to protests across states, with some asking for a complete ban on the movie. On the other hand, it also recorded a high number of bookings ahead of its release today.
In case you haven’t seen the trailer yet, here’s what the official synopsis reads like – “An Indian spy takes on the leader of a group of mercenaries who have nefarious plans to target his homeland.” The first teaser trailer of Pathaan dropped in November on SRK’s birthday and quickly climbed up to a million views within minutes of its release. Today, it seems the hype has paid off.
But before we get into the reactions, a reliable report has confirmed that Khan and his team are secretly working on a documentary based on the star’s popularity. And no, it is not a sequel to Zero.
Coming back to the story, Pathaan also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in leading roles, with Ashutosh Rana reprising his role from 2020’s War, starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff. Oh, *spoiler alert* did we mention that there’s also a (not so) secret cameo at the end?
Here’s what the internet has been saying –