Pathaan Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Songs, Budget, Collection


January 25, 2023
2hr 26min
Status: released

Trailer, Teaser & Videos

Where to Watch Pathaan (Stream)

Amazon Prime Video

Pathaan Movie Details:

Country India
Language Hindi
Release date25 January 2023
Running time2hr 26min
StarringShah Rukh Khan
Deepika Padukone
John Abraham
Dimple Kapadia
Ashutosh Rana
Directed by Siddharth Anand
Screenplay byShridhar Raghavan
Dialogues byAbbas Tyrewala
Story bySiddharth Anand
Produced byAditya Chopra
Cinematography by Satchith Paulose
Edited by Aarif Sheikh
Music byScore:
Sanchit Balhara
Ankit Balhara
Production CompanyYash Raj Films
Distributor Yash Raj Films

Pathaan Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Shah Rukh Khan as Pathaan, a RAW agent
  • Deepika Padukone as Dr. Rubina “Rubai” Mohsin, an ISI agent
  • John Abraham as Jim, leader of “Outfit X” and a former RAW Agent
  • Dimple Kapadia as Dr. Nandini Grewal, head of the Joint Operations and Covert Research (JOCR)
  • Ashutosh Rana as Colonel Sunil Luthra
  • Prakash Belawadi as Dr. Sahani
  • Prem Jhangiani as Dr. Farooqui
  • Shaji Choudhary as Raza, member of JOCR
  • Ekta Kaul as Shweta Bajaj, hacker and member of JOCR
  • Diganta Hazarika as Joseph Mathews, sniper, and member of JOCR
  • Viraf Patel as Rishi Arya, intelligence analyst and member of JOCR
  • Aakash Bhatija as Amol, member of JOCR
  • Rajat Kaul as Raafe, Jim’s henchman and a former GID agent
  • Manish Wadhwa as General Qadir
  • Rumi Khan as Jim’s henchman
  • Mansi Taxak as Jim’s wife
  • Grace Girdhar as young Rubai
  • Ashutosh Singh as Rubai’s father
  • Amanpreet Hundal as Rubai’s mother
  • Keith Sequeira as Captain Mehra
  • Rakesh Khatri as ATC Supervisor
  • Mustafa Aksari as Fayyed, an African arms dealer
  • Jeffrey Adams Goldberg as Anton
  • Rachel Ann Mullins as Alice
  • Nikhat Khan as Sabba, Pathaan’s foster mother
  • Salman Khan as Avinash “Tiger” Singh Rathore (cameo appearance)


In 2019, the Indian Government revoked Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The news impacts a cancer-ridden Pakistani army general, Qadir, who decides to exact vengeance against India and signs a contract with Jim, a former RAW agent-turned-rogue leader of “Outfit X”, a private terror organization. Jim agrees as he also wants to seek revenge against India for not trusting him as an agent during his tenure. Due to the ongoing threat, Nandini, the head of “Joint Operation and Covert Research” (JOCR) and RAW joint secretary, Colonel Sunil Luthra, summon Pathaan, an exiled field operative, to bring Jim down and destroy Outfit X. Pathaan, along with ex-ISI agent, Rubina Mohsin, begin to investigate the matter. They soon find out about Jim’s plan to spread a deadly lab-generated virus, dubbed “Raktbeej”, across India. The duo heads to apprehend Jim and stop Outfit X.

Pathaan Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget₹240 crore
Worldwide Collection ₹1,050.3 crore

About Pathaan Movie:

Pathaan is a Hindi action thriller film directed by Siddharth Anand from a screenplay by Shridhar Raghavan and a story by Anand. Produced by Aditya Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films, it is the fourth installment in the YRF Spy Universe.

It stars Shah Rukh Khan, John Abraham, and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles alongside Dimple Kapadia and Ashutosh Rana. India Today reported that Pathaan was made on an estimated production budget of ₹225 crore (US$28 million) with a further ₹15 crore (US$1.9 million) spent on print and advertising. Against the norm, pre-release publicity was limited with no media interactions or public events.

Principal photography of the film began on 17 November 2020 in Mumbai.

The film was shot in various locations in India, Afghanistan, Spain, UAE, Turkey, Russia, Italy, and France.

Pathaan is the fourth installment in the YRF Spy Universe.

The film will mark Shah Rukh Khan’s return to the silver screen after his 2018 film Zero.

Yash Raj Films, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham officially announced Pathaan on 2 March 2022 at their social media accounts, revealing the release date of 25 January 2023 with a first look teaser

Shah Rukh Khan was cast in the film in September 2020. Deepika Padukone joined production that November, while John Abraham rounded out the main cast in June, joining filming in Mumbai. Dimple Kapadia was cast in December 2020. Salman Khan was confirmed to make a cameo appearance in November 2020, reprising his role as Avinash Singh Rathore from the Tiger franchise.

The release date of Pathaan was revealed on 2 March 2022 through an announcement teaser. A first-look motion poster was revealed on 25 June 2022.

The teaser of the film was released on 2 November 2022, coinciding with Shah Rukh Khan’s 57th birthday. The film’s teaser received 22 million views and more than 1 million likes in less than 2 days on YouTube.

The official trailer of Pathaan was released on 10 January 2023. The film’s trailer was also showcased on Burj Khalifa on 14 January 2023. Against the norm, pre-release publicity was limited with no media interactions or public events.

Pathaan was the first Indian film to be released in a novel ICE theatre format.

The film was released on 8000 screens worldwide, which included 5000 screens in Hindi and 450 screens in Tamil and Telugu versions within India.

The digital rights of the film were acquired by Amazon Prime Video, where it is scheduled to be released on 25 April 2023.

“Besharam Rang” became controversial after right-wing Hindutva groups alleged that the song promotes obscenity and that it disrespects the saffron color as Padukone features in a saffron bikini in the song.

India Today reported that Pathaan was made on an estimated production budget of ₹225 crore (US$28 million) with a further ₹15 crore (US$1.9 million) spent on print and advertising.

Pathaan was theatrically released in India on 25 January 2023, coinciding with the Republic Day weekend, and received positive reviews from critics who praised its action sequences, music and cast performances.

It set several box office records for a Hindi film, including the highest opening day, highest single day, highest opening weekend and highest opening week for a Hindi film in India. It eventually emerged as the highest-grossing Hindi film of all time in India and set records in all major overseas markets.

Pathaan grossed ₹1,050.30 crore (US$130 million) worldwide, becoming the second highest-grossing Indian film of 2023, the third-highest-grossing Hindi film of all time, and the fifth-highest-grossing Indian film of all time as well as the highest grossing movies in his career.

The theatrical runtime of the film was 146 minutes. However, on Amazon Prime Video, it was released with an extension of +2 minutes (148 minutes).