Shah Rukh Khan’s return to the big screen in the action-packed thriller “Jawan” has made a significant impact at the box office, marking his second film this year.
The Bollywood superstar, often known as the King of Bollywood, has once again demonstrated his ability to make a memorable comeback. “Jawan” swiftly surpassed his previous blockbuster “Pathaan” at the box office.
Upon its Thursday release, “Jawan” achieved an impressive $9.4 million in India from its Hindi version alone. Additionally, it was simultaneously released in Tamil and Telugu to cater to the South Indian audience, generating an impressive $1.3 million from the dubbed versions.
Shah Rukh Khan expressed his gratitude to his fans for the success of “Jawan” and encouraged them to continue sharing their experiences at the movies. The film’s global appeal is evident in its international performance, contributing to its astounding $15.6 million opening day earnings, securing the title of the highest-grossing opening day for a Hindi-language film.
Comparatively, “Pathaan” made waves in January, collecting $8.32 million in India and an additional $4.5 million internationally on its first day in theaters, resulting in a total opening day collection of $12.7 million.
Directed by Atlee, “Jawan” marks Shah Rukh Khan’s second project after departing from his iconic romantic roles. The film follows the story of Jawan, a soldier driven by a burning desire to combat corruption and deliver justice.
The film’s trailer offers limited insights into Jawan’s complex character, who appears to straddle the line between heroism and darkness.
Different facets of the character depict him as both strategic and calculating, as well as at times unhinged and consumed by anger. Jawan must also confront an antagonist with his own hidden agenda. Alongside Khan, the film features Deepika Padukone in a pivotal role, reuniting with Khan after “Pathaan,” and prominent figures from South Indian cinema, Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara.