CBFC Rating: UA
Run-Time: 2 Hrs 49 Mins
Release Date: 07-09-2023
Banners: RedChillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd
Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Deepika Padukone, Sanya Malhotra, Priyamani, Girija Oak, Lehar Khan, Sunil Grover, Ridhi Dogra and Others
Music: Anirudh Ravichander
Cinematography: GK Vishnu
Editor: Anthony Ruben
Producers: Gauri Khan, Gaurav Verma
Written & Directed By: Atlee
Shahrukh Khan’s latest offering is Jawan after the blockbuster Pathaan. Jawan is having a huge craze among the audiences. The film is directed by Kollywood director Atlee. Nayanthara is making her Hindi debut with Jawan. Anirudh Ravichander has composed the music. Gauri Khan has produced the film under SRK’s banner Redchillies Entertainments. The Film released in huge number of screens on 7th September. Lets get into the review.
Jawan begins with a mysterious man hijacking a metro train in Mumbai with the help of his gang of women comprising Laxmi (Priya Mani), Eeram (Sanya Malhotra), Ishkra (Girija Oak), Kalki (Lehar Khan), Helena (Sanjeeta Bhattacharya) and Janvi (Aaliyah Qureishi). He calls himself Vikram Rathore asks the government for Rs. 40,000 crores and donates the amount to a certain economically disadvantaged class. Intelligence officer Narmada (Nayanthara) is given charge to deal with the situation. He once again strikes by kidnapping a health minister demanding to provide all amenities to government hospitals. On the other hand, Kalee Gaikwad (Vijay Sethupathi), one of the biggest arms dealers in the world, is in search of Vikram Rathore. What is their past and how did Rathore settled scores with Gaikwad forms the rest of the story.
Jawan is Shah Rukh Khan’s one man show. He did the role of a powerful mass hero for the first time. He is seen in many avatars in the film. All his looks are entertaining and add a lot to the mass quotient of the film. He exudes swag and evokes emotions at the same time.
Vijay Sethupathi showed his mark in the second half. Nayanthara looks amazing and delivers a solid performance. She performed action sequences effortlessly. Deepika Padukone did a crucial role and leaves an impression. Priya Mani, Sanya Malhotra and Lehar Khan leaves an impression.
Atlee’s Commercial Treatment
Anirudh ‘s BGM
Gets predictable at times
Portions in second half
Director Atlee has come up with a vigilante story which has neatly blended with all commercial elements. The first half runs in back and forth screenplay technique which keeps the viewers engaging about happenings onscreen. He perfectly extracted desired emotion in flashback portions. Watching Shahrukh Khan in a powerful massy role is a treat. Especially the introduction and interval episodes are electrifying.
The second half opens with the flashback and runs on a predictable note. Several moments gives a Deja Vu feeling. Gradually the film gets back on track and has a couple of exciting episodes. The climax is again a bang on.
Anirudh’s music is not upto the mark but it is compensated with lavishly picturised songs. But, his background score has enhanced action sequences and took them to a whole new level. G K Vishnu’s cinematography looks lavish. Production values by Gauri Khan and Gaurav Verma are top-notch.
Rating: 3.5 / 5
Bottom-line: SRK In A Never-seen-before Explosive Actioner