“Pathaan”: The Best New Blockbuster of 2023


Riya Dasgupta, Staff Writer

“Pathaan” is an amazing movie that has received critical acclaim for the unique storyline and outstanding performances by the actors. Released on Jan. 25, the movie is directed by talented filmmaker Siddharth Anand, and produced by Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films. The plot of “Pathaan” revolves around a young man named Aryan who embarks on a journey to find his roots. Aryan was adopted as a child and has always felt like something is missing in his life. His search for identity leads him to a small village in India where he discovers a hidden secret about his family and their past.

“Pathaan” is not fully in English, with Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu words thrown in at different times in the film. The subtitles; however, are more than adequate to provide for non-native speakers.

One of the standout elements of the film is the breathtaking cinematography, which captures the beauty and richness of the Indian countryside. The film’s art direction and production design are also noteworthy, adding depth and authenticity to the story. The performances in “Pathaan” are top-notch, with each actor delivering a memorable performance. The lead actor, Shah Rukh Khan, gives an especially emotionally charged performance, conveying the character’s journey with nuance. The supporting cast also shines, with Bollywood staples like Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, and Ashutosh Rana that are able to bring the film to life. Another aspect that sets “Pathaan” apart is the aesthetics, which are an integral part of the film’s storytelling. The music complements the mood and tone of the film, adding yet another layer of emotion to the story.

In conclusion, “Pathaan” is a must-watch for fans of drama and world cinema. With the captivating story, stunning visuals, and powerful performances, this movie is sure to leave a lasting impression on audiences.