The film 'Pathan' starring Shah Rukh Khan as the protagonist. This is the film coming from him after a gap of four years. After 'Zero' he appeared on screen in guest roles or special roles. The color of the bikini worn by heroine Deepika Padukone in the song 'Besharam Rang...' in this movie is controversial. And how was the movie? Has Shah Rukh given a strong comeback as a hero with 'Pathaan'? (Pathaan Review)
Pathan Movie Story:
A Pakistani colonel becomes enraged after the Indian government abrogates Article 370. The leader of a private agency, Outfit X, calls Jim (John Abraham) saying that it's time to make friends with the enemy. He wants Kashmir or else attack India. Jim plans a bio war on our country.
How did the Indian agent Pathan (Sharukh Khan) stop him? is the original story. Why was Pathan in hiding for some years away from Indian agents? What happened between Pakistani ISI agent Rubai (Deepika Padukone) and Pathan? Did she help 'Pathan'? Did you cheat? The answers to these questions should be known by watching the movie.
Pathan Movie Analysis:
'Ek Tha Tiger', 'Tiger Zinda Hai', 'War'... spy thrillers from Yash Raj Films became super duper hits. Now the latest is 'Pathan'. It was announced earlier that this movie is also a spy thriller and a movie in 'Spy Universe'. As the audience had an idea about the spy thrillers from Yash Raj Films, they made predictions about 'Pathan'. And how was the movie? As for...
'Pathan' has star power. There is glamour. There are massive action sequences. There are grand visuals. The songs are good. Background music is ok. So what? Will there be any exit from the theater? I mean... the story comes to mind. Among the spy thrillers of Yash Raj Films, the film made with a poor story is... 'Pathan'.
The story of 'Pathan' is very routine and predictable. The interval twist however reminded us of the twists in directorial duo Abbas Mastan's films (Race franchise). The other twists aren't all that great either. From starting to ending... action episodes, Shahrukh has made a film focusing on star power & mass.
Director Siddharth Anand got successful with 'War'. However, he followed his hit formula in the case of 'Pathan' as well. Some of the visuals & blocks are reminiscent of 'War'. But... 'Pathan' doesn't have as much emotion as in that movie. The heroine's flashback episode, the Afghanistan village drama didn't pan out as expected.
The interval is usually up to the front. After that, the speed of the movie increased. Before that, neither the hero's introduction nor the John Abraham and Shahrukh action sequences with two helicopters seem a bit overboard. Visual effects could be better in some places.
There is only one song in the movie. That is 'Besharam Rang'. That song placement is ok. The latter comes at the end of the movie. The background music is good. Even the cinematography!
How did the actors do it? : Style, action, attitude, acting... Shahrukh Khan showed full power in the role of Pathan. Acted to commemorate the release days of 'Don'. Appeared with a packed body. There were also laughs in between. Deepika Padukone glamor & action highlights. She did justice to the role of Rubai. John Abraham is okay as the villain character. Ashutosh Rana and Dimple Kapadia are impressive in other roles.
What entertains more than all the actors and actresses in the film is Salman Khan who comes in the train fight sequence after the interval. 'Tiger' appears again. The fight broke out. Comedy timing too!
Finally what? : After watching 'Pathan'... fans can boldly say that King Khan is back. It has been a long time since Shahrukh Khan did a mass movie of this range. The fire was shown in the fights. Deepika Padukone has done both glamour and action. You can go to the theaters for both of them.
There are chances that fans will like the movie. For those who want something special content, it is like regular spy thrillers for the general audience. Nothing more! Watching Shah Rukh, and Salman in the same frame is like a feast for the fans. The highlight is the dialogue between Shah Rukh and Salman at the end.