Jawan – Film

About Jawan – Film

Jawan

Jawan Film Details 

Jawan (transl. Soldier) is a 2023 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film co-written and directed by Atlee as his first Hindi film. It is produced by Gauri Khan and Gaurav Verma under Red Chillies Entertainment. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan in a dual role as father and son doppelgängers who team up to rectify corruption in society. Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Deepika Padukone (billed as a special appearance), Priyamani and Sanya Malhotra appear in supporting roles.

Principal photography commenced in September 2021 with filming taking place in Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Rajasthan and Aurangabad. The film’s soundtrack and background score were composed by Anirudh Ravichander, with cinematography by G. K. Vishnu and editing by Ruben. A few scenes were simultaneously re-shot for the Tamil version of the film, particularly Khan’s appearance in the song “Zinda Banda” (“Vandha Edam” in Tamil), Sethupathi’s portions and scenes featuring Yogi Babu.

Jawan was initially planned for release on 2 June 2023, but was postponed due to unfinished post-production work. It was theatrically released on 7 September 2023 in standard, IMAX, 4DX and other premium formats, coinciding with Janmashtami. Jawan received critical acclaim from critics who praised its cast performances, screenwriting, action sequences and musical score. The film set several box-office opening weekend and first week records for a Hindi film, overtaking those set by Khan’s previous release Pathaan (2023). Grossing over ₹907 crore (US$110 million), it emerged as the second highest-grossing Indian film of 2023 and the seventh highest-grossing Indian film.

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PRODUCTION

Development

In late 2019, it was rumoured that Shah Rukh Khan would team up with Tamil film director Atlee. Atlee confirmed the project while promoting Bigil. During COVID-19 lockdown in India, Atlee narrated the story to Khan in 2020, through Zoom call. In May 2021, it was reported that the filming would commence soon. The film is produced by Gauri Khan under Red Chillies Entertainment, while Gaurav Verma serves as a co-producer. The company made a public announcement on 3 June 2022, confirming the project. The film is being made on a budget of ₹300 crore.

Atlee co-wrote the film’s script along with S. Ramana Girivasan, in his fourth consecutive collaboration with the director. Sumit Arora contributed the dialogues. Atlee further retained most of his norm technicians including cinematographer G. K. Vishnu, editor Ruben, art director T. Muthuraj and stunt director Anal Arasu. Spiro Razatos, Craig Macrae, Yannick Ben, Kecha Khamphakdee and Sunil Rodrigues also were hired as stunt directors. Dance choreographers of the film includes Farah Khan, Vaibhavi Merchant, Shobi and Lalitha.

CAST

  • Shah Rukh Khan in a dual role as
    • Captain Vikram Rathore, an ex-commando
    • Azad, the jailer of a woman’s prison and Vikram’s son
  • Nayanthara as Narmada Rai, the head of Force One
  • Vijay Sethupathi as Kalee Gaikwad, an arms dealer
  • Deepika Padukone as Aishwarya Rathore, Vikram’s wife (special appearance)
  • Priyamani as Lakshmi
  • Sanya Malhotra as Dr. Eeram
  • Sunil Grover as Irani
  • Riddhi Dogra as Kaveri, Azad’s foster mother
  • Sanjeeta Bhattacharya as Helena, an ethical hacker
  • Girija Oak as Ishkra, an artist
  • Lehar Khan as Kalki
  • Aaliyah Qureishi as Jahnvi
  • Mukesh Chhabra as Pappu
  • Yogi Babu as Pappu (Tamil version)
  • Eijaz Khan as Manish Gaikwad, Kalee’s brother
  • Sangay Tsheltrim as Juju
  • Seeza Saroj Mehta as Suchi Rai, Narmada’s daughter
  • Priyansh Vatiani and Arijit Gaurav as Young Azad
  • Utsav Narula as Mahaveer Jain
  • Viraj Ghelani as Dubey
  • Bharat Raj as Irai Anbu
  • Kenny Basumatary as Naazir Ahmed
  • Jaffer Sadiq as Sudhir
  • Naresh Gossain as Agriculture Minister
  • Ashwin Kaushal as Health Minister
  • Sukhi Garewal as Murad (Voice by Manoj Pandey)
  • Abhishek Deswal as Abdul
  • Sai Dheena as Kalee’s henchmen
  • Ashlesha Thakur as Alia Gaikwad, Kalee’s daughter
  • Smita Tambe as Kalki’s mother
  • Omkar Das Manikpuri as Kalki’s father
  • Vivek Raghuvanshi as Commando Alif
  • Ravindra Vijay as Mukund Menon, District Collector
  • Sharad Vyas as Judge
  • Dorendro Loitongbam as Village Physician
  • Abiral Limboo as young Juju
  • Sanjay Dutt as STF officer Madhavan Naik (special appearance)
  • Atlee as himself in the song “Zinda Banda” (cameo)

RELEASE

September 7, 2023

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