Vegamovies: 2023 A soldier caught by enemies and presumed to be dead comes back to complete his mission, accompanied by old companions and old foes. Pathaan पठान.
Pathaan is an upcoming Hindi-language spy action-thriller film written and directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Aditya Chopra under his banner Yash Raj Films. Starring Shah Rukh Khan, in his comeback to cinema after a 5 year hiatus, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, it is the fourth installment in the YRF Spy Universe. Salman Khan reprises his role as Tiger in an extended cameo appearance.
Yash Raj Films, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham officially announced Pathaan on 2 March 2022 on their social media accounts, revealing the release date with a first look teaser. It was previously teased by other cast members, including Salman Khan and Vishal Dadlani, on various occasions before. Dadlani announced the film on Twitter, stating, “No number from the past matters, no number in the future is too big. The whole world is waiting for Shahrukh, more importantly, we’re all working on a kickass film with great songs.” This film is YRF’s first Dolby Cinema release and the first Bollywood film to be shot with IMAX cameras.
Khan was cast in the film in September 2020. Padukone joined production that November, while Abraham rounded out the main cast in June, joining filming in Mumbai. Dimple Kapadia was cast in December 2020. Salman Khan was confirmed to make a cameo appearance in November 2020, reprising his role as Avinash Singh Rathore from the Tiger franchise.
Principal photography of the film began on 17 November 2020 in Mumbai. In January 2021, filming moved to Dubai. Some of the major action sequences including a long chase sequence were shot in the same schedule. On 12 April 2021, after some crew members of the film tested positive for COVID-19, further schedules of the film were postponed. The filming resumed on 25 June 2021. Later, in July 2021, another schedule of the film began. A song was scheduled to be shot from 7 October 2021 in Mallorca and Cádiz, but the schedule was postponed.
In February 2022, production moved to Spain to shoot action sequences including Khan, Padukone, and Abraham. Filming then took place in Mallorca and Cádiz. The Spain schedule was completed in March 2022, with the Mumbai schedule completed in Yash Raj Studios as the film wrapped. In October 2022, reshoots and additional scenes were completed. The film was shot in multiple locations across India, Afghanistan, Spain, UAE, Turkey, Russia, Italy and France.