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Why Dunki Released After Jawan Despite Finishing First?

Shah Rukh Khan, the undisputed “King of Bollywood,” has recently unleashed a cinematic storm with back-to-back blockbusters like Pathaan and Jawan. But a hidden mystery lies in the release order of these films, and Dunki, initially shot before Jawan, hit the theaters later. Let’s untangle the timeline and decode the puzzle.

Pathaan (2020-2022): The whispers of a YRF-SRK collaboration started in August 2020, initially sparking rumors of a “Dhoom” revival. However, clarity arrived in January 2021 with the official shoot launch, concluding in October 2022.

Jawan (2021-2023): In a surprising twist, Atlee’s Jawan overlapped with Pathaan’s filming. Jawan’s journey began in September 2021 and wrapped up on July 21st, 2023. Notably, within a mere 30 months (January 2021-July 2023), SRK completed both Pathaan and Jawan!

Dunki (2020-2023): The “Hirani-SRK dream team” news broke as early as February 2020, solidifying in July 2021. Though the official teaser launch was in April 2022, the film, shot within a tight budget, wrapped up by April 2023 in just 75 days (SRK contributing 60).

The Intriguing Twist: Here’s the catch! Dunki finished filming nearly three months before Jawan, yet Jawan released first. Why the seemingly illogical switch?

This is where the speculation begins. Some possibilities include:

  • Post-production complexities: Jawan might have required more extensive post-production work, delaying its release.
  • Strategic release plan: YRF and Red Chillies Entertainment might have chosen a staggered release to maximize hype and avoid audience fatigue.
  • Content considerations: Jawan’s potentially darker theme might have been deemed a better fit for a post-Pathaan audience.

The definitive answer remains locked within the studios, but the question itself fuels the intrigue surrounding Shah Rukh Khan’s cinematic universe. Dunki, now playing in theaters, promises a heartwarming experience after the action-packed ride of Jawan. This unique release sequence, whether strategic or circumstantial, showcases the meticulous planning and careful execution that go into delivering cinematic magic.

Mohd Ziyaullah Khan
Mohd Ziyaullah Khanhttps://justbollywood.in/
Is a Mechanical Engineer by education but a writer by passion and hobby. He has been into the field of Content Writing and Marketing since a decade and loves to write on a wide range of genres. The entertainment genre remains his favorite as he has developed an expertise in writing about B Town and its celebrities.


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