It’s been hours now Shah Rukh Khan‘s Pathaan was released in theaters all over India and it seems that the craze is not going to die any time soon. Given the huge opening day response, Yash Raj Films has now added a show after midnight at 12:30am across the country from Wednesday to meet audience demand. Read also: Pathaan movie review: Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback movie is full of action, little logic
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the development, “PATHAAN’ MIDNIGHT SHOWS BEGINNING… #YRF adds late night shows from #Pathaan – starting tonight [from 12.30 am] – in #India to meet the unprecedented public demand.
Pathaan, directed by Siddharth Anand, marks Shah Rukh’s return to full-length film. It also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in lead roles. The film opened to massive celebrations among fans across India, followed by sessions of dancing, honking and even whistling in single-screen theaters and multiplexes, packed with crowds.
According to PTI, it opened on 5,000 screens covering major cities such as Delhi-NCR and Mumbai, starting with shows as early as 6am and 7am. Apart from this, more than 300 screens have been added to meet the demand, which now stands at 8,500 worldwide, according to Taran.
“It will be the first blockbuster of 2023. 2022 was disappointing for the Hindi film industry. But Pathaan will act as oxygen to the ailing lungs of the industry… Controversy puts your film in the spotlight. Don’t underestimate the audience,” Taran said during an interview with ANI. He also shared his first-hand experience of an early show, calling it a “larger-than-life, well-crafted entertainer.”
Apart from this, several celebrities have also praised the Shah Rukh Khan starrer and given a shoutout on social media. From Katrina Kaif and Karan Johar to Anurag Kashyap and Raveena Tandon, many were greatly impressed after watching the movie.
The Hindustan Times review of Pathaan said, “Pathaan doesn’t bore you but seems a bit stretched in the second half as you long to get to the climax. There are some dialogues that either make you laugh or sound too heavy , but the overall writing isn’t impressive enough to leave an impression Pathaan is action packed but it’s better if you don’t question the logic behind gravity defying lifts and drops because there isn’t any. a visual treat and a spectacle that immerses you without even trying too hard. It gets a little too unrealistic at times, but that’s what you get when filmmakers try to edit a movie on the scale of a Hollywood actor.”