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Pathaan (movie)

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Pathaan is a 2023 Indian Hindi-language action thriller movie. It was directed by Siddharth Anand. The movie was produced by Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films. It is the fourth movie in the YRF Spy Universe. The movie stars Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. Dimple Kapadia and Ashutosh Rana are also in the movie. It was written by Shridhar Raghavan and Abbas Tyrewala from a story by Anand. The movie is about an exiled RAW agent who must work with an ISI agent to stop a former RAW agent-turned-traitor from spreading a virus across India.

Principal photography for the movie began in November 2020 in Mumbai. The movie was filmed in locations in India, Afghanistan, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Russia, Italy and France.

Two songs in the movie were composed by the duo Vishal–Shekhar. The score for the movie was composed by Sanchit Balhara and Ankit Balhara. A music video was made for one song from the movie, "Besharam Rang", It featured Padukone in a saffron bikini. The video led to protests by right-wing Hindutva groups. They saw it as an insult and a call by them to boycott the movie.[source?] The Central Board of Film Certification said the the movie could be shown after certain edits were made to the song sequence. It is estimated that it cost ₹225 crores (US$28 million) to make the movie. Another ₹15 crore (US$1.9 million) was spent spent on distribution and advertising.[1] There was no media interactions or public events before the release of the movie.

Pathaan was released in India on 25 January 2023. This was the Republic Day weekend. The movie was released in IMAX, 4DX and standard formats. Version dubbed in Tamil and Telugu were also released at that time.[2] The movie got positive reviews from critics. It broke several Indian box-office records. It has the biggest opening day and opening weekend for a Hindi movie.[3][4] The movie grossed ₹1,004.39 crores (US$130 million)[5] worldwide. This ranks is as the highest-grossing Indian movie and the highest-grossing Hindi movie of 2023, It is also the highest-grossing Hindi movie in the original language of all time. The movie is also the second-highest-grossing Hindi movie worldwide and the fifth-highest-grossing Indian movie of all time. As of February 2023, it was the highest-grossing movie of Khan's career and of Yash Raj Films' releases.[6]

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  1. "How much did it cost to make Pathaan plus Deepika Padukone and John Abraham's acting fees, find out | Exclusive". India Today. Retrieved 2023-02-24.
  2. "Pathaan teaser: Shah Rukh Khan finally announces comeback film, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham introduce him". Hindustan Times. 2022-03-02. Retrieved 2023-02-24.
  3. Tartaglione, Nancy (2023-01-28). "Shah Rukh Khan's 'Pathaan' On Record-Breaking Box Office Spree In Comeback For Mega-Star". Deadline. Retrieved 2023-02-24.
  4. "Pathaan: Every box office record shattered by Shah Rukh Khan's blockbuster film, which now stands at Rs 231 cr worldwide". The Indian Express. 2023-01-27. Retrieved 2023-02-24.
  5. "Pathaan box office collection Day 27: Shah Rukh Khan's blockbuster enters Rs 1000 crore club, becomes fifth Indian film to achieve the milestone". The Indian Express. 2023-02-21. Retrieved 2023-02-24.
  6. "The Economic Times: Business News, Personal Finance, Financial News, India Stock Market Investing, Economy News, SENSEX, NIFTY, NSE, BSE Live, IPO News". economictimes.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2023-02-24.