Pathan Hit or Flop: ‘Pathan’ Could Be a Superhit for These 5 Reasons But If One Goes Wrong, Lutia Will Sink for These 5 Reasons

Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Pathan’ release is just a few days away. King Khan’s return to the big screen after four years is highly anticipated among his fans. Of course, the future of ‘Pathan’ has a lot at stake, from its producer Aditya Chopra to Shah Rukh Khan. Shahrukh’s film has not been a superhit for a long time. Meanwhile, post-Covid, Aditya’s company Bunty Aur Babli 2, Jayesh Bhai Jordaar, Samrat Prithviraj and Shamshera have all been flops. Talking about the numbers, the craze of the movie ‘Pathan’ was awesome at the time of the release of the song ‘Besharam Rang’ but the trailer of the movie was not well liked. While the teaser of the film ‘Pathan’ was watched by 7 crore people, its first song ‘Besharam Rang’ was seen by 22 crore people. Meanwhile, the film’s second song ‘Jume Jo Pathan’ was watched by 125 million people. 50 million people watched the trailer that was released earlier. Experts in the film industry say that the audience has become very sensitive these days. Now everything depends on the content of the movie. If the film succeeds, it will create new records for the five-day weekend. But if the film doesn’t do well, it will be limited to the first weekend itself. However, ‘Pathan’ will compete with Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff starrer ‘War’, Aditya Chopra’s Spy Universe’s previous film in the year 2019, which earned Rs 53 crore on its first day.

Why is ‘Pathan’ a hit?

1. Fans of Shah Rukh Khan, who is returning to the big screen after four years, are booking tickets for their favorite star across the globe. After the failure of his 2018 film Zero, King Khan took a break from the film industry. This year he is making a comeback with three films ‘Pathan’, ‘Jawan’ and ‘Dungi’. Shahrukh’s films have been doing well overseas since the beginning. The film ‘Pathan’ has also created new records in advance bookings abroad.

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2. In the age of social media, the reach of any film among the youth is measured by its YouTube views. Against this background Besharam Rang, the first released song from Shahrukh’s film Pathan, received huge publicity. There was a lot of controversy about this song, but due to this, the song has created a record of 22 crore views on YouTube. After this, those who were not interested in the film came to know that Shah Rukh’s film is coming.

Controversies due to statements he made

3. Shah Rukh has faced controversies due to statements he made in media interviews or press conferences before the release of his previous films. Due to this, his films with King Khan also suffered at the box office. Perhaps to avoid these controversies this time Shah Rukh avoided any kind of interview or press conference before the release of his film Pathan.

4. Patriotic films have always performed well at the Hindi box office. Shahrukh is playing the role of an Indian intelligence detective in the movie ‘Pathan’. The film is a part of Aditya Chopra’s spy universe. Under this, he will rope in his previous films ‘Tiger’ and ‘War’ stars Salman Khan and Hrithik Roshan as his secret spies in his upcoming film. It is also being discussed that Salman will appear as a tiger in Pathan.

5. Along with Hindi, the film Pathan is releasing in Tamil and Telugu, and the makers are all set to reach out to Shah Rukh Khan’s fans in South India as well. While the Telugu trailer of the film was released by Telugu superstar Ramcharan, the Tamil trailer was released by Tamil superstar Dalapathy Vijay. Also SS Rajamouli is supporting this film. Apart from this, Shahrukh also promoted his film on Telugu TV channel.

Why the risk of flop

1. Shah Rukh Khan is considered among the superstars of Bollywood. But it has been a long time since he proved his mettle at the box office. His last 200 crore grosser film Happy New Year released in 2014, almost 9 years ago. His subsequent films Dilwale, Fan and Raees did not do well at the box office. On the other hand, Jab Harry Met Sejal and Zero didn’t even enter the 100 crore club.

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2. The trailer of the film Pathan has been watched by five crore people on YouTube so far. After this, the trailer of Karthik Aaryan’s film Shehzada has been seen by six lakh people. This film is a remake of Allu Arjun’s Telugu film. After the use of heavy VFX in the trailer of Pathan, many people criticized it on social media. It is believed that people did not like the trailer of the film as expected.

3. It got huge publicity because of the song Besharam Rang from the movie Pathan. But family class audience didn’t like this song because it has very bold style of Deepika Padukone. At the same time, the film is likely to suffer some damage due to the boycott trend associated with the film. Even before this, many of Shahrukh’s previous films failed at the box office due to boycotts by various organizations.

Will it be hit?

4. Shah Rukh Khan is considered as the king of romance who has ruled the box office for decades. But he is making a comeback in an action avatar in Pathan. Experts in the film world believe that even today Shahrukh has no equal when it comes to love. But if he is seen doing action on the big screen, he will definitely be compared to the young stars of Bollywood and the superstars of southern cinema. So the competition is fierce.

5. Pathan’s budget is said to be around 250 crores. To be a box office hit, it needs to earn more than 300 crores. After Corona last year, the films of all the big stars of Bollywood did nothing special in open theatres. Now Shah Rukh Khan needs to earn at least Rs 36 crore on the opening day of last year’s Ranbir Kapoor’s Brahmastra to retain his superstar status.

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