Pathan is a Bollywood action thriller film directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Aditya Chopra, released in 2022. The movie stars Shah Rukh Khan as the lead character and also features Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. The film has received positive reviews for its action sequences and the performances of the lead actors. The movie’s soundtrack and background score were also well received by audiences. Overall, Pathan is considered a commercial success and has received favorable reviews from both critics and audiences.
The problem of carrying off a two-and-half hour film is evident in the places where you stifle a yawn (yes, it can happen even when everything is galloping along at break-neck speed). Just so there’s nothing missed out, we have Pathaan and Jim facing off in the air (many helicopters were hurt in the making of this film), skimming over ice-floes and under icy water, chasing each other down twisty roads. There’s some amount of roll-your-eyes silliness, par for the course for this kind of flick. Plus, the third person mention of ‘Pathaan’ starts getting tiresome (kitni baar bologe, yaar). Trust us, we got it the first time.