4 minutes agoAuthor: Arunima Shukla
Shah Rukh Khan’s film Pathan is releasing on the big screen tomorrow. The boycott trend that started with the first teaser of the film, then the controversy over Deepika’s saffron bikini in the song Besharam Rang kept the film in limelight. This is the first time that Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone did not participate in the promotion of any of their films. Both the actors neither gave interviews to the media, nor were seen promoting Pathan in any show on TV channels.
Amidst all the controversies and boycotts, the advance booking for Pathan started from 20 January. It got tremendous response. 1.71 lakh tickets were booked on the first day itself. By the evening of January 23, this figure reached around 3.5 lakh. Pathan has become the biggest Hindi film in terms of advance bookings. Only KGF-2 is ahead of it, which had more than 5 lakh advance tickets booked.
A Shahrukh fan in Mumbai has booked an entire theater for the first show on January 25. Its tickets will be distributed to acid survivor girls and fans of Shahrukh. Meanwhile, trade analyst Tarun Adarsh has also given a big update on social media that with the release of Pathan, 25 such single screen theaters across the country are starting again which were closed during the Corona period.
Whether the film will be a hit or a flop, it will be clear in the next 4-5 days, but the way Pathan’s advance booking has been done, it has become clear that after a long time a Bollywood film is expected to get a bumper opening. Trade analysts estimate that Pathan’s opening day earnings could be around 45 crores. In the first 2-3 days itself, the film will touch the figure of 100 crores.
Shahrukh Khan is returning to the big screen as a hero after 4 years. Read on this occasion, from the controversy of Besharam Rang song to Shahrukh-Deepika’s film career in the last 10 years, what were the ups and downs.
SRK fan books theater for acid victims
There is tremendous enthusiasm among the fans regarding the film Pathan. Recently news has come that Amir Merchant, a person living in Mumbai, has booked the entire theater for Acid Victims on the release of the film Pathan. Apart from Acid Victims, some seats are also for die hard fans of Shahrukh Khan. This will be the first time that the Galaxy Theater will have a 9 am show.
I will commit suicide if I can’t see Pathan – SRK fan
A fan of SRK shared a crying video on social media in which he said that he is a big fan of Shah Rukh Khan. He loves her very much. He doesn’t have money to buy Pathan’s ticket. Threatening to commit suicide, he said that if he did not get to see the film, he would jump into the pond.
Fans put up 15,000 posters in 35 cities
A fan club of Shahrukh has put up 10 to 15 thousand posters in total in about 35 cities of the country for the promotion of Pathan. Javed Sheikh, the founder of this fan club, says that he will leave no stone unturned to make Pathan’s release grand.
He says that he is running a poster campaign in many parts of the country. Apart from this, Pathan will also be promoted through loudspeaker.
Now look at the advance booking of last 4 four days
This data is of sold tickets.
Different style of Shahrukh Khan’s promotion
Shahrukh is promoting the film Pathan in a different style. This time he is neither going to any reality show for promotion nor giving interviews in front of the media.
Shah Rukh this time around is interacting with fans and promoting the film through #AskSrk sessions, which he hosts on his Twitter handle. He also refused to appear on the show to the team of ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ and there is any hope of his going to ‘Bigg Boss 16’ as well.
Post Kovid, three films KGF 2, Brahmastra and Pathan have got strong advance bookings in the national chains.
This data is for the ticket on the first day of advance booking.
The film Pathan will be released on about 10,000 screens.
The film Pathan is releasing pan India on 25 January. It will release on around 4500 screens in the Hindi belt, while it will release on around 5000 screens including Tamil and Telugu screens.
Pathan’s shooting took place in the biggest sweet water lake
Some scenes of the film Pathan have been shot on the surface of Lake Baikal. This is the first such film, which has been shot here.
The specialty of this lake is that 20 percent of the fresh water present in the world is found in this lake. The length of this lake is about 636 km and the depth is about 1637 km. It is located in South Siberia.
Looking at the advance booking of the film Pathan, it is being speculated that it will even leave behind KGF 2 in terms of earnings.
Pathan revives single screen theater
Bumper advance booking of the film Pathan is happening. In view of the high jump in advance bookings, 25 single screens theaters which were closed in India are being re-opened.
Controversial journey of film Pathan
Controversy started after Deepika wore saffron bikini
Besharam Rang Song was released on 12 December. Deepika Padukone was seen in a saffron colored bikini in the song, after which a controversy started regarding this song. Some social media users are saying that saffron color is a symbol of Hindu religion and Deepika is dancing to the song with the lyrics of ‘Besharam Rang’ dressed in this color which is quite objectionable. Boycotters believe that it is not acceptable to use a holy color like saffron for bikini.
Accused of copying Besharam Rang
After the release of this song, there was a debate on social media that this song is not original but copied. Some trollers on social media compared this song with ‘Makiba’, a song by French singer Zain. Trollers say that the beat of Besharam Rang has been stolen from the song Kuch Kuch Makiba.
Fury among Muslims over shameless color
The people of the Muslim community also protested against the song Besharam Rang from the film Pathan. RTI activist Danish Khan lodged a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). He said that what people are calling saffron color is actually Chishti color and it has a lot of meaning in Muslim society. Danish had also demanded the removal of the song from the film.
Demand to remove Besharam Rang song from the film in many states
There was a huge protest in many states regarding Pathan. Demonstrations took place in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Maharashtra. In Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, five people including Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone were booked for hurting religious sentiments and spreading obscenity.
Shiv Sainiks in Chhattisgarh demanded removal of Besharam Rang song from the film. He said that if this was not done, he would not allow the film to be released in Chhattisgarh. The Hindu Mahasabha in Mathura, UP also protested against the film. Apart from this, big BJP leaders like Narottam Mishra, Ramkadam and Sadhvi Prachi also opened a front against it.
Shahrukh returns to the big screen after 4 years
Shah Rukh Khan is returning to the silver screen with Pathan after four years as the lead. He was last seen in the 2018 film ‘Zero’. This film proved to be a flop at the box office. In these four years, he did cameos in films like ‘Brahmastra’, ‘Lal Singh Chadha’ and ‘Rocketry’. As a lead, he is going to make a comeback with Pathan. The budget of the film is around 250 crores. The media rights of the film have been sold for around 100 crores.
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Censor board changed 10 scenes of the film
A few days ago, the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) changed 10 scenes of the film in view of the growing controversies surrounding the film. Apart from this, some dialogues have also been changed. This decision was taken by the board after the controversy over the song Besharam Rang.
Many words have also been changed in Pathan.
According to media reports, in this film, the word ‘Raw’ has been changed to ‘our’ and ‘lame lule’ to ‘broken’, ‘President or Minister’ instead of ‘PM’, ‘PMO’ has been removed from 13 places. . Not only this, ‘Ashok Chakra’ has been changed to ‘Veer Award’, ‘Former KGB’ to ‘Former SBU’ and ‘Mrs Bharatmata’ to ‘Our Bharatmata’. Apart from this, the word ‘Drink’ will be spoken instead of ‘Scotch’ and instead of the text ‘Black Prison, Russia’, the audience will now see only ‘Black Prison’.
Dimple Kapadia will also be seen in this film. However, no information has been revealed about his fees yet.
trade In the eyes of analyst Komal Nahata, Pathan…
Question- How much can be the opening day collection of the film Pathan?
answer- The opening day collection of the film can be around 45 crores. This film can also break the record of opening day collection of KGF 2. The way the film is getting bumper advance booking, anything can happen. In terms of advance booking, this film can break many records of earning.
The opening day collection of the film KGF 2 was 53.95 crores.
Question- Will the earnings of the film Gandhi Godse affect Pathan?
answer- no way. The reason is that the film Pathan is of Shah Rukh Khan, while the entire star cast of Gandhi Godse Ek Yuddh is new.
Question- Can Pathan’s earnings decline due to controversies?
answer- The controversies have had a positive impact on the film. It has been mired in controversy for a long time. Those who might have seen this film late, because of these controversies, they will also see the film first. He himself does not know how much the Boycott gang has helped this film. They will think that we wanted it bad, but because of us the film turned out to be good.
Although films flop not because of boycott but because of bad content. Take the example of Lal Singh Chadha, the film flopped because the story of the film was bad. Not even one percent of the credit for the flop should be given to the Boycott gang.
Question- Pathan can be the first hit of the list of hit films of 2023?
answer- Of course, there are also chances that this could be the first hit film of 2023.