SRK says, 'a soldier asks what he can do for his country'
By DECCAN CHRONICLE | Ajit Andhare
The wait is finally over for legions of SRK fans as the trailer of his upcoming highly-awaited Pathaan was released today
The wait is finally over for legions of SRK fans as the trailer of his upcoming highly-awaited ‘Pathaan’ was released today. The excitement was palpable as fans scrambled to view the 2.34-minute-long trailer which is high on dialoguebazi and VFX effects and immediately took to social media to express their joy.
The movie headlined by Shah Rukh Khan, also stars veteran actors Dimple Kapadia, and Ashutosh Rana besides Deepika Padukone and John Abraham.
The trailer gives us an ample idea of what to expect from the action movie, which will be SRK’s first movie in four years. The 57-year-old King Khan is seen playing a soldier called Pathaan who was caught and tortured during his last mission. Dimple is playing a character similar to Madam M of James Bond who declares that it’s time Pathaan came out of his exile as Outfit X, a terror group has planned to attack India. Outfit X is headed by John Abraham who is once again shown strutting in his shorts, a la ‘Dostana’, and wielding sleek weapons.
Next, we see high-octane action sequences by SRK who says if the party is at his house, obviously he will greet all with fireworks, promising oodles of hi-tech dishum dishum to his fans.
The trailer also reveals Deepika’s character. She is also playing a soldier who wants Pathaan to join hands with her in the mission. The entire trailer which also shows chase sequences shot in snow gives a feel of a James Bond movie. Helicopters are shot down; vehicles are blown up.
Giving a patriotic touch, the trailer ends with SRK’s dialogue which is bound to go viral, “A soldier does not ask what his country can do for him, he asks what he can do for his country.” The dialogue is a spin on John F. Kennedy’s famous quote, “Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.”
‘Pathaan’, the next installment of the YRF Spy universe, has been produced by Aditya Chopra and directed by Siddharth Anand. Siddarth had directed ‘War’ last.
In just an hour of its dropping on youtube, the trailer had garnered lakhs of views. Mostly all users went ga-ga over the teaser, with a few disliking it and comparing it with a video game. One YouTube user Shourya commented, “Sheer goosebumps all throughout! SRK’s each glimpse is simply fire, Deepika looks gorgeous, and John is killing it... can’t wait to experience this combo in the theatre! (sic)
Another user, Manojkumar Mahendran, “Finally a proper action-packed movie done properly from Bollywood. Movie sure shot Blockbuster. Massive respect to SRK for doing such action sequences at this age ” (sic)
The trailer which is trending on social media has been shared, viewed, and liked by millions. User amolshinde1956 risked predicting the day 1 collection of the movie. “60cr in first-day collection,” he tweeted. (sic) . Another user @KSaheb4 said, “Great action and dialogue. Looking forward to experiencing it on the big screen.”
Earlier, two songs and a small teaser were out last year. One of the songs, ‘Beshram Rang…’ led to a huge controversy. The movie, scheduled to hit the theatres on January 25, will be released in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil.