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Pathaan fever has gripped India as Shah Rukh Khan fans were seen across various Indian cities to be dancing to “Jhoome Jo Pathaan" song inside theatres.

Fans in cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Aurangabad were seen grooving to the Pathaan song and celebrating the movie inside theatres.

Pathaan, directed by Siddharth Anand, is off to a fantastic start across the country. The opening day numbers of the SRK-starrer rank among the best of all time, surpassing those of War (2019), which made 50 crore, and KGF 2 (Hindi), which made 52 crore. Early estimates indicate that Pathaan in Hindi made an incredible 51 crore on its opening day at the domestic box office.

The largest non-holiday opening before Pathaan was Bahubali: The Conclusion (Hindi), which means that Pathaan has turned out to have broken massive records at the box office.

Meanwhile, both critics and viewers have given rave reviews to the Yash Raj Films *YRF) production, which also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. Various Bollywood celebrities have praised the film that has started the year with a bang after a dull 2022.

Farah Khan called the movie a blockbuster while Kangana Ranaut said movies like Pathaan should work at the box office. Raveena Tandon was “blown away" by the movie. Moviegoers were asked by Katrina Kaif not to divulge spoilers for the movie. For Anil Kapoor, “Pathaan is not just a film, it’s an emotion!"

The Pathaan craze has hit the roof among SRK fans, who have been waiting for a King Khan blockbuster for a really long time. After the “first day first show", around 300 screens were added to meet the demand.

YRF, Given the overwhelming reaction on the first day, decided to add a 12.30 AM show nationwide to satisfy demand.

Pathaan opened on 5,000 screens, with early morning performances in major cities like Delhi-NCR and Mumbai. After the addition of 300 extra screens to accommodate the demand, the number of screens currently totals 8,500 worldwide, as per trade analyst Taran Adarsh.

Sounak Mukhopadhyay
Sounak Mukhopadhyay, who also goes by the name Sounak Mukherjee, has been producing digital news since 2012. He's worked for the International Business Times, The Inquisitr, and Moneycontrol in the past. He's also contributed to Free Press Journal and TheRichest with feature articles. He covers news for a wide range of subjects including business, finance, economy, politics and social media. Before working with digital news publications, he worked as a freelance content writer.
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Updated: 26 Jan 2023, 09:56 AM IST
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