After exciting audiences with its first teaser, the movie Pathaan just dropped its first trailer and, from the looks of it, the film promises to be an absolute blockbuster. The Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer has been trending ever since its first teaser was released, with its first song ‘Besharam Rang’ courting further controversy. Now that Pathaan’s trailer has finally dropped, let’s take a closer look at what it showcases about the upcoming action-thriller.

What Pathaan’s movie trailer teases


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The trailer is an action-packed showcase for its lead stars Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham. The plot of the film centres around a terrorist organisation by the name of Outfit X, led by John Abraham’s character. Outfit X is planning a massive attack against India, the likes of which the country has never seen. To foil their plans, RAW decides to bring back one of their elite agents from exile, the titular ‘Pathaan’ played by Shah Rukh Khan.

Deepika Padukone, also essaying the role of a RAW agent, can be seen joining forces with Pathaan to protect India from Outfit X’s sinister plan. A different look of Deepika is also revealed in the trailer, where she is sporting a blonde wig. The trailer also reveals other cast members like Dimple Kapadia who is reuniting with Shah Rukh Khan after nearly three decades and Ashutosh Rana who is reprising his role from WAR.

The Pathaan trailer gets a thumbs-up from Bollywood

Members of the film industry have also given their approval to the Pathaan trailer.

‘Besharam Rang’  had earlier courted controversy


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Pathaan has already been in the eye of the storm, thanks to the controversy courted by its first song ‘Besharam Rang’. The song created quite a stir because of a saffron-coloured outfit worn by Deepika. After much controversy, the Censor Board of Film Certification advised the producers to make some cuts to the song.

More about the YRF Spy Universe that Pathaan is part of

Pathaan is the latest movie to be part of the expanding YRF Spy Universe. In development for more than a decade, this universe is centred around a series of action-thrillers that focus on RAW agents as the primary protagonists. Ek Tha Tiger, released in 2012, was the first entrant to this universe. Its 2017 sequel Tiger Zinda Hai and the 2019 Hrithik Roshan starrer WAR are the other films that are part of this universe.

What is Pathaan’s release date?

Pathaan is all set to release on 25 January 2023. The film will see Shah Rukh Khan returning to the big screen after four years. His last release was the Anand L. Rai directorial Zero. The film will also see Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan reuniting after 2014’s Happy New Year.

You can watch Pathaan’s trailer below:

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: When will Pathaan release in theatres?

Answer: Produced by Yash Raj Films, Pathaan is all set to hit theatres on January 25, 2023.

Question: What is the genre of Pathaan?

Answer: Pathaan is an action-thriller that is part of the expanding YRF Spy Universe. Other films in this universe include Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda Hai, and WAR.

Question: Who is in the cast of Pathaan?

Answer: The cast of Pathaan is led by Shah Rukh Khan in the titular lead. Deepika Padukone and John Abraham also star in lead roles.

Question: Is the trailer out for Pathaan?

Answer: Yes. Yash Raj Films dropped the trailer for Pathaan on January 10 at 11 am.

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Aayaan Upadhyaya

Senior Editor - Growth, Augustman
Aayaan Upadhyaya enjoys writing about pop culture, wellness, and lifestyle. In his spare time, you can find him listening to true crime podcasts, playing RPG video games, or reading an engrossing novel. A graduate of journalism and mass communication, he is a senior editor who has previously worked with Times Internet.