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Fighter

January 25, 2024
2hr 46min
Status: released

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Fighter Movie Details:

Movie NameFighter
Country India
Language Hindi
GenreAction
Release Date25 January 2024
Running Time2hr 46min
CertificateU/A
CastDeepika Padukone
Hrithik Roshan
Anil Kapoor
Directed by Siddharth Anand
Story byRamon Chibb
Siddharth Anand
Screenplay byRamon Chibb
Dialogues by
Hussain Dalal
Abbas Dalal
Produced bySiddharth Anand
Mamta Anand
Jyoti Deshpande
Ajit Andhare
Anku Pande
Ramon Chibb
Kevin Vaz
Cinematography by Satchith Paulose
Edited by Aarif Sheikh
Music byScore:
Sanchit Balhara and Ankit Balhara
Songs:
Vishal–Shekhar
Production CompanyViacom18 Studios
Marflix Pictures
Distributor Viacom18 Studios

Fighter Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Hrithik Roshan as Squadron Leader Shamsher “Patty” Pathania
  • Deepika Padukone as Squadron Leader Minal “Minni” Rathore
  • Anil Kapoor as Group Captain Rakesh “Rocky” Jai Singh
  • Karan Singh Grover as Squadron Leader Sartaj “Taj” Gill
  • Akshay Oberoi as Squadron Leader Basheer “Bash” Khan
  • Rishabh Sawhney as Azhar Akhtar
  • Sanjeeda Sheikh as Saanchi Gill, Taj’s wife
  • Ashutosh Rana as Abhijeet Rathore, Minni’s father (special appearance)
  • Geeta Agrawal as Usha Rathore, Minni’s mother
  • Talat Aziz as Patty’s father
  • Sharib Hashmi as Wing Commander Varthaman
  • Sanjeev Jaiswal as Majeed Khan
  • Baveen Singh as Squadron Leader Sukhdeep “Sukhi” Singh
  • Mahesh Shetty as Squadron Leader Rajan “Unni” Unnithan
  • Seerat Mast as Squadron Leader Naina “Enjay” Jai Singh, Rocky’s sister and Patty’s ex-fiancée
  • Nishan Khanduja as Flying Officer Manoj “Birdie” Bhardwaj
  • Chandan K Anand as Wing Commander Harish “Nauty” Nautiyal
  • Mushtaq Kak as Maqsood Abrar
  • Vinay Varma as Air Commodore Debyajyoti Biswas
  • Harish Khatri as Prime Minister of India
  • Ramon Chibb as Air Commodore Abhi, IAF Head Hyderabad
  • Chandra Shekhar Dutta as RAW agent Yafeth Selim AKA Zarina Begum
  • Samvedna Suwalka as Bella, Bash’s wife
  • Geeta Sodhi as Bash’s mother
  • Gurmeet Chawla as Chief of the Air Staff

Storyline:

An aspirational young man named Shamsher Pathania must overcome his obstacles after enlisting in the Indian Air Force in order to become a hero of the Indian Armed Forces.

Fighter Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget₹250 crore
Opening Day₹22.5 crore
India Collection₹176.61 crore (US$22 million)
Overseas Collection₹67.75 crore (US$8.5 million)
Worldwide Collection₹244.36 crore (US$31 million)

About Fighter Movie:

Fighter is a Hindi action film directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Viacom18 Studios and Marflix Pictures. The film stars Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan, and Anil Kapoor, and serves as the first film in a planned aerial action franchise.

Siddharth Anand narrated this idea of making a big-scale action thriller against the backdrop of fighter jets while shooting the film War (2019).

Hrithik Roshan loved the basic premise of the story. During COVID-19 lockdown in India, Anand worked on developing the story further and narrated it to Roshan, who later confirmed for the film. In December 2020, it was reported that Siddharth Anand and Hrithik Roshan is going to reunite for a film after War (2019).

Fighter was officially announced on 10 January 2021, on the occasion of Hrithik Roshan’s birthday. The film is India’s first aerial action film. It is the first installment in its franchise.

The film is being made on a budget of ₹250 crore.

Siddharth Anand, the director of the film stated, “We have gone on a different level. The audience has not seen something like this before in India at all. It is something we have not attempted before. It’s just impossible to make a film like this at the cost which we are making it at. It’s not possible. Certain things we are exploring is really special. I can’t talk about it as I want the people to see it when we launch the teaser. Hopefully, it will just blow their mind.” The film is designed for a global audience, and would see the latest technology and filming techniques.

Ramon Chibb, an ex-army officer and writer, wrote the story with help of Siddharth Anand. Later, Anand and his team of writers developed a screenplay of the film in the lockdown under the supervision of Hrithik Roshan.

Akshay Oberoi said that the film has “much heavier” action scenes than Pathaan (2023).

In September 2022, Roshan started taking workshops and had continued 12-week simulator training and learned the nuances of playing a fighter jet pilot. His training was supervised by Kris Gethin, developing his abdominal muscles and losing weight.

In November, he visited air base and the Air Force training academy in Telangana, and also spent time with the pilots and cadets to observe their demeanour and understand the way that they function.

The real life Indian Air Force cadets have worked for the film. The cadets have flown in from Delhi’s IAF headquarters and Dundigal Air Force Academy near Hyderabad.

The film has references to 2019 Pulwama attack, 2019 Balakot airstrike and 2019 India–Pakistan border skirmishes.

Principal photography began on 14 November 2022 in Assam. Roshan, Padukone and Kapoor joined in this schedule, that took place in Tezpur Air Force Station. The team returned to Mumbai on 28 November 2022 after wrapping 10–days first schedule in Assam.

For the second schedule team moved to Kashmir on 6 February 2023. Akshay Oberoi also joined this schedule. Team returned to Mumbai on 12 February, after filming at Pahalgam in Kashmir, where a song and few action sequences choreographed by Sunil Rodrigues were shot.

The third schedule was held at Dundigal Air Force Academy in Hyderabad, to shoot Roshan’s character, as an Air Force cadet undergoing training. The third schedule was wrapped in Hyderabad on 6 March.

On 19 March, the Roshan began filming in a Chembur bungalow for the fourth schedule, in Mumbai. In this schedule, Talat Aziz joined and some emotional scenes were taken. It was reported that the month-long schedule would end on 24 April. The team also shot 25-minute-long climax scenes with action sequences, which reportedly took 120 hours (5 days) to shoot.

Post-production for the film will begin by early-June 2023, once the film completes its shooting and will go on for six months as the film involves extensive computer graphics and visual effects. The VFX work of the film is done by DNEG.

Fighter was originally scheduled for a theatrical release on 30 September 2022 but was delayed due to production delays owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was theatrically released on 25 January 2024, coinciding with the Republic Day weekend.

The film was banned across the countries in the GCC excluding the UAE.

While writing the script, the makers decided to make it a franchise. In May 2023, it was reported that the production of the sequel film titled Fighter 2, would begin after Anand had finished shooting Tiger vs Pathaan.

Fighter Movie Songs

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1.“Sher Khul Gaye”Kumaar, Mellow DVishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani, Benny Dayal, Shilpa Rao3:00
2.“Ishq Jaisa Kuch”Kumaar, Mellow DVishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani, Shilpa Rao, Mellow D2:49
3.“Heer Aasmani”KumaarVishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani, B Praak3:24
4.“Dil Banaane Waaleya”KumaarVishal Dadlani, Sheykhar Ravjiani, Arijit Singh, Jonita Gandhi3:44
5.“Mitti”KumaarVishal Dadlani, Sheykhar Ravjiani3:34
6.“Dil Chah Raha Hai”KumaarVishal Dadlani, Sheykhar Ravjiani, Vishal Mishra, Shilpa Rao3:29
Total length:20:00

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