According to a review by Indian Express, Pathaan is a patriotic spy thriller that has finally got what’s needed in a spy thriller -- non-stop action, glamorous leads, the guy who can save the world, a high-octane set piece, and an emo line at a time⁵.
Shah Rukh Khan is back and how! Embroiled in controversies, anticipation and many records in the making, King Khan’s spy thriller film Pathaan released worldwide today. The film marks Shah Rukh Khan’s entry into YRF’s one of a kind spy verse and marks SRK’s foray into the world of action films².
Source: Conversation with Bing, 3/22/2023(1) Pathaan Movie Review: King Khan Back With A Bang; Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham. https://english.jagran.com/videos/film-reviews/pathaan-review-king-khan-back-with-a-bang-shah-rukh-khan-deepika-padukone-movie-review-697.html Accessed 3/22/2023.
(2) Pathaan movie review, Pathan review: Shah Rukh Khan is back. https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/movie-review/pathaan-movie-review-shah-rukh-khan-back-with-patriotic-spy-thriller-8403468/ Accessed 3/22/2023.
(3) 'Pathaan' Review: So Furious and Chaotic It Makes 'RRR' Look Classical .... https://bing.com/search?q=pathaan+movie+review Accessed 3/22/2023.
(4) Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Pathaan’ Earns $135 Million In 50 Days: A Look At The Film’s Politics. https://www.forbes.com/sites/swetakaushal/2023/03/17/shah-rukh-khans-pathaan-earns-135-million-in-50-days-a-look-at-the-films-politics/ Accessed 3/22/2023.
(5) Pathaan box office collection Day 48: Shah Rukh Khan's film sees a steep drop on Monday. https://www.msn.com/en-in/entertainment/bollywood/pathaan-box-office-collection-day-48-shah-rukh-khan-s-film-sees-a-steep-drop-on-monday/ar-AA18AEax Accessed 3/22/2023.
(6) 'Pathaan' Review: So Furious and Chaotic It Makes 'RRR' Look Classical .... https://variety.com/2023/film/news/pathaan-review-shah-rukh-khan-john-abraham-1235507420/ Accessed 3/22/2023.