The action-drama Jawan, which has already shattered a number of box office records, is just a few days away from becoming the second-biggest Hindi film ever made globally and the highest-grossing Hindi picture of all time in its native India. Jawan was always intended to draw a larger audience than the one that Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan is accustomed to, and the effort (and money) seems to have paid off. Jawan stars SRK, who is affectionately referred to among his followers as SRK.
In the first two weeks of its release, Jawan has raked in 937 crore ($113 million), according to SRK’s production company Red Chillies Entertainment. This means that Jawan will soon surpass SRK’s own Pathaan ($130 million globally), which is currently the biggest Hindi film of the year, and Dangal ($250 million), which is currently the second-biggest Hindi film of all time. China, where neither Pathaan nor Jawan were made available, is where Dangal generated the majority of its revenue.
Jawan was designed for crossover success and was directed by Atlee, who is best known for his blockbuster films in the Tamil language. But even SRK acknowledged in a recent IMDb video that the film might be a little overpowering for viewers who aren’t used to the garish style of south Indian films. In contrast to the popular motion pictures made in the south of the nation, which is the region that gave birth to last year’s RRR, even Hindi-language films, or Bollywood movies as they are better known internationally, are a little more controlled. But this time, SRK was going for a similar tone.
Additionally doing well at the domestic box office is Jawan.
He performs the dual parts of his army veteran father and a vigilante cop in the movie Jawan, who are reunited after a lifetime apart. To get revenge on a dishonest guns dealer, played by Vijay Sethupathi, they band together. The film has received mainly favorable reviews, with compliments on its political allegory and SRK’s star power. The way Atlee handled the situation was also commendable. Even by Indian standards, the production budget for Jawan was reportedly around $36 million, which is neither particularly expensive nor particularly low.
In contrast, RRR reportedly cost $70 million to make and made about $160 million in worldwide sales. The legendary epic Adipurush, which flopped earlier this year, had a projected budget of $70 million as well. The next Kalki 2898 AD, with an estimated budget of $75 million, is expected to break all previous records for highest budgeted Indian film. On the approach of surpassing RRR’s $14 million lifetime domestic total, Jawan is now earning more. However, with little more than $12 million already in the bank, it is still unclear whether the film will be able to surpass Pathaan’s $17 million lifetime domestic box office haul. For additional developments, keep checking Collider.