Themacforums – Shah Rukh Khan Movie Pathaan Review: SRK and Bollywood are Back with this Patriotic Spy Thriller. Movie Reviews, nonstop action, attractive protagonists, the hero who can rescue the world, and a high-octane set piece are all present in Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s spy thriller Pathaan.

The return of Bollywood is the main priority. Shah Rukh Khan has returned.

For a time now, Hindi films have been creating the “desi” versions of the Bond-Bourne series. However, it is “Pathaan” with Shah Rukh Khan acting as the action avatar and flaunting the floppy-hair-glittering-aviators-eight packs (or is it twelve?) look that has the spy movie-laced-with-heavy-doses-of-patriotism bouncing off the screen. Tiger has been “Zinda” in a pacey double-bill, Agent Vinod has done his part, BellBotto

That’s because it finally has everything an action film should have: non-stop action, glamorous leads, the ability to save the world, high-octane set pieces, and emo lines sprinkled throughout.

Bonus: Katrina Kaif, who delivered a serious ass kick in Tiger 2, faces heavy competition from the incredibly slender Deepika Padukone, who matches SRK stride for stride. Additionally, Dimple Kapadia plays the sassy counterpart to Moneypenny, building on her blink-and-miss performance in Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet.” And John Abraham, who portrays the main antagonist, makes the most of his opportunity to speak.

Numerous spies, sarcastic RAW directors (Ashutosh Rana), wicked ISI generals, and armed terrorists living in hotspots worldwide are all involved in the plot. Pakistan is refocusing on Kashmir (it will never learn, will it). Jim (John Abraham), an inhabitant of India, has an abandoned ship. Rubina, a stunning ISI agent played by Deepika Padukone, looks equally at home in a bikini and skin-tight spandex.

A lethal virus far more terrible than Covid 19 is being created in top-secret laboratories. Desh-ke-dushman is crawling all over the place, and there is a real threat. However, you may relax because Pathaan (Shah Rukh Khan), the best and bravest Indian, is nearby.

Shah Rukh Khan and Bollywood are Back with this Patriotic Spy Thriller

The scenes where you force a yawn are where you can see the difficulty in pulling off a two-and-a-half-hour film (yes, it can happen even when everything is galloping along at break-neck speed). Just to make sure nothing is left out, Pathaan and Jim engage in a battle in the air (many helicopters suffered injuries during the production of this movie), skim through ice floes and into freezing water, and pursue each other down winding roads.

There is some laugh-out-loud silly material, which is standard for this kind of movie. Additionally, it gets boring hearing about “Pathaan” in the third person (kitni baar bologe, yaar). We were successful the first time, so trust us.

The slack is swiftly tightened when a whole train is commandeered for a special starring Pathaan and a keffiyeh-clad spy whose signature maneuver had the audience cheering. And then there is that song, which sparked much debate weeks before it was released.

Shah Rukh Khan Movie Pathaan Review

There isn’t really anything new in it (YRF songs on beaches should legitimately be a separate Bollywood sub-genre), but there’s no denying that Pathaan and Rubina swaying and staring at each other on a Spanish beach is more of a potato than a hot proposition. But let me reassure those who are concerned: sadly, nothing besharam occurs even when there is only a gun between them.

The movie comes out at a time when SRK and Bollywood are under attack. ‘Pathaan’ is that sateek jawaab of this troubled pathaan, who pulls off a number of feats in his comeback following a number of medium-bad to terrible films: gives it to the #Boycott Bollywood brigade; pulls off the dishy-and-disheveled look rippling those abs; and gives us a laugh-out-loud moment (I won’t give it away, but it involves a line from an early SRK character, also in a YRF film, which would have become eminently meme-worthy if memes were a thing those days) and saves Bharat Mata.


Take that.

Pathaan movie cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Dimple Kapadia, Ashutosh Rana

Pathaan movie director: Siddharth Anand

Pathaan movie review: 3 stars