Early morning queues, whistles and cheers, SRK's 'Pathaan' opens to big crowds

Updated: Jan 25 2023 3:51PM

Early morning queues, whistles and cheers, SRK's 'Pathaan' opens to big crowds

New Delhi, Jan 25 (PTI) The audiences queued up from early morning, some groggy eyed with lack of sleep, others bright and brimming with enthusiasm at the start of a new day -- and a new Shah Rukh Khan film that bested boycott calls for a record opening.

"Pathaan" released on Wednesday in 5,000 screens across India and to 6 am and 7 am shows in several cities, including Delhi-NCR and Mumbai, with industry insiders hoping house full theatres for the film signals not just the return of SRK the hero after four years but also good times for the battered Hindi film industry.

It appeared to be back to glory days at the 6.55 am show at PVR Select Citywalk with whistles, hooting and loud claps as the film unspooled.