After a hiatus spanning four years, the renowned Shah Rukh Khan, fondly known as SRK, made a triumphant return to the silver screen with his action-packed blockbuster, "Pathaan," hitting theaters in January 2023. Following the resounding success of "Pathaan," SRK once again graces the screen in Jawan a vigilante action thriller film that marks a collaboration between the Hindi film industry and Tamil filmmaker Atlee.
 This cinematic gem made its global theatrical debut on September 7th and quickly ascended to become the second-highest-grossing film worldwide. "Jawan" delves into the tale of a vigilante determined to make lawmakers confront the consequences of their decisions. Leading an intrepid group of six women, they daringly seize control of a metro train, issuing demands to the government.
 The film exudes action-packed sequences reminiscent of the larger-than-life productions commonly seen in South Indian cinema over the past decade. SRK undertakes the dual roles of Azad, a local jailer in an all-female prison, and Vikram Rathore, a commando soldier (jawan in Hindi) who served in the Indian Army.
 With two compelling roles, SRK delivers a double dose of charisma. The film initiates a narrative journey, commencing 30 years in the past with a brief flashback before thrusting the audience into Azad and his female army's high-stakes train hijacking mission in the present day.
 The character arcs of three out of the six female members of Azad's team are deeply moving and poignant. However, the placement of these backstories feels somewhat disjointed as the film oscillates between contrasting emotions, toggling between comedy and drama, making it challenging to grasp the intended tone of each scene.
 The trailer shows an appearance by Deepika Padukone, and she certainly does not disappoint. The chemistry between SRK and Deepika is unparalleled, leaving viewers yearning for a full-fledged feature film with Vikram Rathore and Aishwarya after witnessing their on-screen chemistry.
 In essence, "Jawan" conveys a potent social message to the Indian audience, urging them to scrutinize the lawmakers they elect into power by exercising their right to vote. This film serves as a celebration of Shah Rukh Khan's undeniable superstar status and can be considered one of his most crowd-pleasing performances to date.
 Shah Rukh Khan's blockbuster "Jawan" has achieved a remarkable milestone, surpassing the $100 million mark at the global box office. Producers Red Chillies Entertainment have reported a worldwide gross of $103 million, with $68.5 million generated in India alone.
Tickets on KenyaBuzz

About The Author

The Editor

Subscribe to our newsletters

  • Events
  • Movies
  • KenyaBuzz Kids
  • Whatsapp/Telegram

    The latest buzz and hottest trends in a bite-size daily message