Pathaan – Shah Rukh and Deepika Padukone’s action blockbuster is worth every cent, even though it transcends physics and story.
King Khan is back after a long break of four years with another blockbuster. The high-profile, grandiose action film Pathaan lives up to the anticipation. Pathaan starts like a filmy Mountain Dew commercial with far-fetched dialogue. But it quickly finds its voice and is high on star power and elegance.
Pathaan: A thrilling tale of espionage and revenge
The story revolves around India’s decision to revoke Article 370 (the special status of Jammu and Kashmir). And how it affects a Pakistani officer who demands compensation from India for its “error.” He reaches out to Jim, a fearsome ex-RAW agent who has been wronged by his people. He is accompanied by his gorgeous partner, Rubai (Deepak Padukone), a former ISI agent with murky motivations.
The film complements the spy universe of Kabir (Hrithik Roshan) and Tiger (Salman Khan). Director Sidharth Anand, who previously oversaw the action thrillers War and Bang Bang, once again presents his characters in their most glammed-up versions, providing you with plenty of slobber sequences.
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Pathaan has too much to offer to let you grumble, even if you don’t dig too deeply for a deep tale or reasoning. From Deepika Padukone’s ensembles to John Abraham’s chiseled biceps to Shah Rukh Khan’s CGI-enhanced six-pack abs It’s remarkable how, at 57, he still portrays himself as a full-fledged action hero, letting his physique and his intensely expressive eyes do the talking.
Vishal and Shekhar’s music for the movie succeeds in reflecting the courage and bravado on exhibit, even though the background soundtrack doesn’t exactly feel in harmony with the scenes. John Abraham’s excellent performance as Jim in Pathaan is another standout. John, the villain, somewhat overshadows the hero through his Bane-like veiled entry or action sequences. However, the relationship between Deepika Padukone and SRK feels underdeveloped. Deepika Padukone can kick ass and is wonderfully positioned as the obedient, double-crossing, and ethically ambiguous gorgeous agent.