Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

With only two days left for Pathaan ’s release, movie lovers seem to be quite excited to welcome back Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on the silver screen after a gap of four years. Amid the call for boycott and ban, as well as the uproar over different controversies, Pathaan is all set for a grand opening. 

Considering the reports of advance booking of tickets for Pathaan from across the country, it can be said that the makers are all set for a grand opening weekend, with selling over 300500 tickets only on the opening day and in multiplexes. 

Ticketing website ‘BookMyShow’ announced that it had already sold one million Pathaan tickets in advance bookings. 

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"After a long 4-year wait, superstar Shah Rukh Khan is all set for an electrifying comeback with Pathaan jet-setting on advance sales. The much-awaited action-thriller has crossed 1 million tickets in advance sales on BookMyShow already,” said Ashish Saksena, COO - Cinemas, BookMyShow.

He further stated that advance sales for Pathaan have been opening up in phases with over 3500 screens available on the platform. Considering the surge in demand, several theaters across India have added early morning shows for the film.

Apart from the multiplexes, there are hundreds of single-screen theatres across the country releasing Pathaan. The demand for Pathaan across the country seems to be terrific. 

Cine critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh in his latest Tweet claimed that Pathaan is all set to revive the single screens and the theatrical business. Further, he also informed that as many as 25 single screens across India, which were shut, will reopen with Pathaan this week.

Certain media reports also claim that the response from the south belt for the SRK -starrer is tremendous. 

Considering all these reports, it can be said that Pathaan will set new records of business on opening day as well as opening weekend.