Atlee broke all records at box office with "Jawan" as it surpassed Rs 735 crore globally in just nine days. The director's Bollywood debut proved to be a successful one and thus he has decided to make "Jawan 2" with Shah Rukh Khan again.
In the first week, Jawan, featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Nayanthara, and Vijay Sethupathi in lead roles, earned a whopping ₹468.9 crore in India. Since its release on September 7, the film has created a massive impact at both the domestic and global box offices. Film industry expert Manobala Vijayabalan reported that Jawan crossed the ₹700 crore mark in global gross earnings within just nine days of its release, making it the fastest Bollywood film to achieve this milestone, following Shah Rukh Khan's earlier film, Pathaan.
The initial releases from this partnership consist of the thriller series "The Railway Men" and the film "Maharaj."
The 1990s witnessed the phenomenon created by Shah Rukh Khan's performance in the song “Chaiyya Chaiyya” from Mani Ratnam’s directorial film “Dil Se”. The iconic dance sequence featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Malaika Arora atop a moving train still holds a special place in everyone's hearts. Even today, this song continues to circulate on various social media platforms.
The top-grossing film across the world might be “The Nun II” now, with $62.7 million, but Shah Rukh Khan's “Jawan” has become the second highest-grossing film.
Shah Rukh Khan is riding high after the blockbuster releases of "Pathaan" and "Jawan". The success of "Jawan", in particular, has been receiving accolades from fellow film stars, with the latest addition being Akshay Kumar.
"I don't have any competition," Shah Rukh Khan told film critic Rajeev Masand in an earlier interview. This remark remains true today, as his latest film, "Jawan", smashes box office records.
For Bollywood fans, there are several nostalgic moments throughout the film, and many pop culture references to look out for. From old Hindi songs and iconic SRK films to “Money Heist”, “Shahenshah”, “Ram Lakhan”, and finally, “The Lion King”— it scores big in terms of establishing instant connections with cinephiles.
“A well-made film will always engage audience in theatres—this is a proven fact, and we have also witnessed so during the last two Eid festivals,” said Ferdous.