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The Baadshah of Bollywood's Triumphant Return: Pathaan Review by Sunil Chandurkar

"Pathaan" marked a triumphant return for the "Baadshah of Bollywood", The Shahrukh Khan. After a long hiatus, it was a pleasure to see him back in action on the big screen. The film is an action-packed and visually stunning spectacle that is full of jaw-dropping swags from all the lead actors and plenty of great visual effects. The film has an Indian version of Mission Impossible vibe to it with all the action and visuals minus the story 😔. The star-studded cast led by Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone is undoubtedly the highlight of the film. The chemistry between the two actors is electric and they both give powerful performances. Siddharth Anand's direction is definitely commendable and the bigger plus goes to an amazing background score by Sanchit Balhara and Ankit Balhara. This duo is super amazing!!

John Abraham, Dimple Kapadia also give good performances, their characters are well-written and their performances are well-executed. The screenplay, Camera work, Art Direction every aspect was aptly done. The film is a visual feast, with some truly breathtaking action sequences that will leave you on the edge of your seat. The VFX is top-notch and adds to the overall grandeur of the film. Yash Raj's VFX Studio (YFX) delivered the best of their visuals. Unfortunately no one stay back until end of the scrolls but when I saw it, there were hundreds and hundreds of players from this team involved making visuals for Pathaan. Kudos to all of you guys from YFX. Very well done. Looking forward to even bigger dream visuals in upcoming films.

However, the film is not without its flaws. The story and dialogues are weak and do not do justice to the film's potential. The story feels like an afterthought, and the dialogues are not that great either. This had a work to do, because the film's talented cast and incredible visual effects deserved better. But let's be honest, who watches an action-adventure film for the story? It's all about the action and the visuals, and "Pathaan" delivers on that front.

In conclusion, "Pathaan" is a thrilling film that is elevated by its talented cast, grandeur background score and incredible visual effects. If you're a fan of Shahrukh Khan and if you want to watch an action-packed film of a good star cast performances, then Pathaan is a good pick to spend your weekend with.

PS: Its a part of YRF Spy Universe, will write separate blog about it, but stay tuned for more blockbusters from this universe.

Author: Sunil Chandurkar (

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Jan 26, 2023
Rated 4 out of 5 stars.

Well described .

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