Pathaan Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Pathaan Review: It is more than 4 years long that we have seen actor Shah Rukh Khan on screen in a full length role. His fans have been waiting for so long to watch him on screen, though he appeared in few movies in cameo roles.  After the teaser and trailer of Pathaan movie has released, expectations on the movie reached sky high, despite few controversies about the song ‘Besharam Rang’. Pathaan has finally released in theatres, let us get into the detailed review of this movie to know if Shah Rukh Khan is able to score a blockbuster after almost 4 years of gap.

Pathaan Review


Pathaan, a former RAW field operative now living in exile, has been tasked with destroying “Outfit X,” a private terrorist group that is plotting a nuclear attack against India. How did Pathaan handle the situation and manage to stop the biggest attack on India is what forms the rest of the story.

Cast & Crew

Pathaan movie stars Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in the leading roles, while other cast of the movie Includes Dimple Kapadia, Ashutosh Rana, Siddhant Ghegadmal, Gautam Rode, Gavie Chahal, Shaji Choudhary. This movie is directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Aditya Chopra on Yash Raj Films production banner.

Music of this movie is composed by Vishal & Sheykhar and Director of Photography is Satchith Paulose. Dialogues of this movie are provided by Abbas Tyrewala and screenplay by Shridhar Raghavan. Aarif Sheikh is the editor of the film.

Movie Name Pathaan
Director Siddharth Anand
Music Director Vishal & Sheykhar
Producer Aditya Chopra
Genre Action, Thriller, Drama
Cast Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham
Cinematography  Satchith Paulose


Watching a big star on screen is an obsession for many people in India. No matter what the situation is, fans always try to watch their favorite stars in theatres irrespective the story and making. Pathaan is one such movie that can be watched just for Shah Rukh Khan, who looks stunning on screen and the movie contains some breathe taking visuals and action scenes that will surely entertain the audience in theatres.

Story of this movie has been watched in many movies that released in the past. An agent despite of many hurdles helping his country to come out of a deadly situation and so on. Pathaan looks special as Shah Rukh Khan is seen in such powerful role with many action scenes in the movie and there is a special surprise in the movie about the spyverse from Yash Raj films that has to be seen in the theatres only.

While it comes to acting performances, Shah Rukh Khan as always did his best to entertain the audience with his acting & style, but the styling of Shah Rukh Khan looks odd in few scenes. Deepika Padukone has done what is needed for the role, but the charm in her is completely missing on screen in this movie. John Abraham is okay with his performance, but looks good in action sequences. All other actors did their part well as required for the characters.

Technically Pathaan movie looks good. Songs composed by Vishal & Sheykhar are good, but might feel unwanted disturbing the flow of the movie. Cinematography by Satchith Paulose is one of the major highlights in the movie. Fights composed by Casey O’Neill, Craig Macrae, Sunil Rodrigues [ROD] are an eye feast for audience. Production values from Yash Raj films are good, but could have focused a little more on the VFX.

Director Siddharth Anand once again tried to deliver an out & out action movie which has very simple storyline. Though his making impresses with few action scenes, story and screenplay will surely disappoint.

Overall, Pathaan is stunning with brilliantly choregraphed action scenes that will definitely entertain SRK fans.

Plus Points:

  • Action Scenes
  • Cinematography
  • Shah Rukh Khan

Minus Points:

  • Weak story
  • Screenplay
  • VFX

Rating: 2.75/5

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Bhargav Reddy

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