Pathaan, starring Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, and John Abraham, has been making waves at the box office around the world. Breaking the Rs 500 crore mark internationally in its first weekend of release, the YRF spy thriller also starring Deepika Padukone and John Abraham has made a significant dent at the box office.
Controversy and its Impact
The launch of the song “Besharam Rang” is considered to be the beginning of the controversy surrounding the movie. The right-wing forces have asserted that Deepika Padukone’s attire is intended to offend the Keshariya Rang (Bhagwa). They further blamed that the Chhapak famed star has visited Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2020 during the JNU attack and belongs to so called Tukde Tukde Gang.
Many BJP part member and ministers have publicly called to buycott the multi starer thriller by Yash Raj Film. The Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma even said who is Shah Rukh Khan when asked about his view on the movie. Another BJP member and Madhya Pradesh Cabinet Minister – Home, Jail, Parliamentary Affairs & Law Department publicly asked his supporter to buycott the movie.
BJP workers should pay attention to every word and sentence that Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, according to Narottam Mishra, who is the one who called for a boycott of the film Pathaan starring Shah Rukh Khan. This comes just one day after the Prime Minister of India cautioned BJP leaders against making “unnecessary comments” on films.
Why Pathaan’s Success Matter
The success of Pathan is not only significant for the people who worked on the movie and for the people who made the film, but it is also significant for the Bollywood industry as a whole. With a few notable exceptions, such as Brahmashtra and Drishyam Two, the recent trend in box office collection demonstrates that the Hindi film industry did not perform well in the post-pandemic period. There were a lot of movies that dealt with the warmth of the Boycott gang in India in 2021 and 222.
In this day and age, when anti-minority hate agendas are being advanced at a faster pace than ever before, it is imperative that we rejoice in the accomplishments of the film. It is imperative that we rejoice in the accomplishments of the film. The screening of the film is being turned into a festive occasion by having the audience members dance in time to the music while they watch the film. This is a response to the contentious agenda, which can be found at the link provided in the previous sentence. Despite this, the depiction of patriotism in movies such as this one and others is still up for debate and can be evaluated according to a variety of different criteria. Is it even possible for our conception of what the term “patriotism” actually means to be expanded in any way?
Kumar Pankaj is a independent writer and PhD scholar at Jawaharlal Nehru University