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SRK is back to rule the box office with Pathaan!

By Suhani Gupta

Updated - April 19, 2023 4 min read

After 4 years of exile, SRK is back to rule the box office with Pathaan. The movie is set to release on the 25th of January, 2023 — strategically planned for the Indian Republic day weekend. If you’ve been missing the SRK magic of Main Hoon Na, Don, and Jab Tak Hain Jaan, Pathaan might end it. 


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In this article, we shall talk about some of the top buzz around the movie, and we will also share the magicpin’s BookMyShow and PVR vouchers to book an advanced Pathaan movie ticket. 


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Pathaan movie star cast

Shah Rukh Khan & Deepika

With a star-studded casting, Pathaan brings back the hit combo of Shah Rukh Khan & Deepika Padukone. This will be their fourth movie together after giving hits like Om Shanti Om, Chennai Express, and Happy New Year. Shah Rukh will be playing the role of a RAW field agent.


John Abraham

Pathaan also brings back John Abraham & Deepika after a long wait of 10 years. Fans loved them as love birds in Desi Boyz & as Siblings in Race 2. If you loved seeing John in negative roles — Pathaan is going to be exciting. Yup! He is the main antagonist in the movie.


Salman Khan

If this star cast was not already too glittery, Salman Khan is set to mark a cameo entry as the agent “Tiger” — “Shikaar toh sab karte hain, lekin Tiger se behtar shikaar koi nahi karta”.


Ashutosh Rana & Dimple Kapadia

Biggies like Ashutosh Rana and Dimple Kapadia will also play important roles in the movie Pathaan. By the way, do you too love the deep-toned Rana’s dialogue delivery? He’s playing a colonel in the Pathaan movie 2023.


Shaji Choudhary

Lastly, not to forget, our very own Maqbool Khan from planet Mirzapur is also part of Pathaan. Jalwa Hai Inka.


Pathaan movie controversies

VHP & Bajrang Dal

There are two universal truths — the sun rises in the east & the ‘Khan’ movies make controversies ;) 

Anyway, almost every movie these days causes some or the other controversy. People oppose the release of movies for various reasons, and luckily/unluckily Pathaan is in that zone where it is facing a lot of resistance (at least that’s what is apparent). And it is to the level that the Gujarat Govt. had to announce police protection to multiplexes for the release of Pathaan.

My undercover entertainment world agents say that VHP & BD are not happy with the use of the orange dress worn by Deepika (obscenity) in the song — they say it was purposefully done to disrespect the color Kesariya which is held auspicious within the majority community.

The song is titled Besharam Rang. The controversy was big enough to catch the attention of the Country’s supremo — Narendra Modi. He instructed his followers to keep away from making remarks about the movie.



Pathaan movie music

Pathaan has two main songs — Besharam Rang (of course), and Jhoome jo pathaan. It has a theme song too and an instrumental “Jim’s theme”. Kumar & Vishal Dadlani are the main guys behind the Lyrics. Vishal Shekhar & the Balhara duo have given music to the Pathaan songs. And the likes of Arijit Singh & Sukriti Kakar (Jhoome jo Pathaan ), Vishal, Shekhar, Shilpa, Caralisa (Besharam Rang) have given their voice.


Pathaan Movie Budget

Big star cast, big budget! Pathaan is made on a budget of INR 250 crores. To be a box office hit, it must make a minimum of INR 300 crores. Which is not a big target considering the star cast.



Movie plot or storyline

The main antagonist of the movie Pathaan is played by John Abraham (aka Jim) — who is leading a mission of the terrorist organization “Outfit X” to terrorize India with massive attacks. The lead hero (Shah Rukh) is brought back from exile to stop Jim. Deepika is observed assisting Pathaan in the mission against Jim.


10 facts about Pathaan that every movie buff must Know

  • Pathaan is a big-budget movie: It is estimated to be made on a budget of 250 Crores.
  • Pathaan is the 4th movie of Shah Rukh & Deepika together.
  • It is produced by YRF.
  • Shah Rukh & Deepika starring Pathaan also happens to be the first ever Indian movie to be shot in Siberia’s Lake Baikal — a rift lake.
  • Pathaan is the first Bollywood movie where IMAX cameras have been used to shoot the scenes.
  • Also, this will be the first time when YRF’s makes use of Dolby Cinema tech.
  • Pathaan is shot at multiple locations including Mumbai, Dubai, Spain, Mallorca, Cadiz, Afghanistan, Russia, Italy, and France. 
  • Pathaan’s trailer was also launched on Burj Khalifa.
  • Pathaan is Shah Rukh’s come back to the lead role after a long wait of 4 years.
  • Pathaan is released in Hindi, and Tamil & Telugu (dubbed).



Planning to watch Shah Rukh in action? BUY Pathaan movie PVR vouchers from magicpin, and hit the theatres on 25th January 2023 for thrilling action sequences & patriotic macho dialogues.


Happy Republic Day 2023!


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