‘Pathaan’: SRK Film Hits Century With Release In More Than 100 Countries

New Delhi: One of the most awaited films of 2023 starring Shah Rukh Khan, ‘Pathaan’ is part of Aditya Chopra’s ambitious spy universe. YRF’s adrenaline pumping entertainer, ‘Pathaan’, is set to release worldwide tomorrow in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu and it has already created a new record in the overseas territories!

‘Pathaan’ will release in more than 100 countries, the highest for any Indian film ever!

Nelson D’Souza, Vice President, International Distribution, reveals, “Pathaan is the widest release for any YRF film ever in the overseas territories. In fact, it is the widest release for an Indian film globally! Shah Rukh Khan is hands down the biggest superstar internationally and there is unparalleled demand for Pathaan to be released across the world given the hype that the film is carrying.”

He adds, “This is a very heartening sign, especially post pandemic, keeping the theatrical business revival in mind. Pathaan will release in 100 + countries. It is the fourth film of YRF’s spy universe and it is amazing to see how our prized franchise is growing from strength to strength with every film. We are very bullish about Pathaan and what it can collect from the overseas territories. It should be able to bring the cheer back in the theatrical distribution business at the start of the year.”

The hype around ‘Pathaan’ is unprecedented. Given the enthusiastic response of movie-goers in advance booking, industry experts are confident that Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Pathan’ will open somewhere between Rs 45 to 50 crore at the box office.

The advance bookings for ‘Pathaan’, backed by Yash Raj Films, opened from January 20. The film is reportedly set to be released across India in 5,000 screens. It is a first Shah Rukh Khan film to have 6am shows.

Trade expert Taran Adarsh said ‘Pathaan’ will revive Bollywood and will mark the beginning of a fantastic 2023 for the industry, which went through a lean period during covid and in 2022.

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