In Bollywood, the clash of cinematic titans has become a common spectacle. This year, the spotlight is on Rajkumar Hirani’s Dunki, Shah Rukh Khan’s third film of the year, pitted against Prashanth Neel’s Salaar: Part 1-Ceasefire. As the curtains rise, the battle at the box office unfolds, promising a riveting face-off between two highly anticipated releases.
Dunki, featuring the stellar ensemble of Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, Boman Irani, Anil Grover, Vikram Kochhar, and Dia Mirza, stands as one of the most anticipated films of the year. What adds to the anticipation is the fact that this marks Rajkumar Hirani’s return to the director’s chair after a hiatus of five years.
Shah Rukh Khan, the undisputed king of Bollywood, has already set the stage on fire with his previous releases, Jawan and Pathaan, both crossing the remarkable milestone of Rs 1,000 crore at the global box office. As Dunki graces the theatres, expectations soar high, fueled by the success of its predecessors.
The real showdown, however, lies in the clash between Dunki and Salaar. Prashanth Neel’s Salaar, starring Prabhas, has already created waves, amassing nearly 50 crore rupees from advance bookings before the curtains have even lifted. On its first day, Dunki made an impressive 30 crore rupees, setting the stage for a nail-biting competition.
A notable distinction between the two films is the language in which they are presented. Dunki is exclusively available in Hindi, while Salaar boasts a multi-language release. This language dynamic adds an interesting dimension to the competition, catering to diverse audiences.
Shah Rukh Khan Responds To A Fan From Nepal Who Watched Dunki With His Daughter At Midnight
Shah Rukh Khan’s connection with his fans is legendary. Through SRK sessions and active engagement on social media, the megastar ensures a personal touch. A heartwarming tweet from a fan in Nepal, who watched Dunki with their daughter at a midnight show, garnered a response from SRK himself, showcasing the actor’s genuine appreciation for his audience.
“May not be the youngest fan of @iamsrk though my daughter claims to be 😁. Watched #Dunki with her almost at midnight show 👏👏👏 from here in #Nepal” – Fan’s Tweet
SRK’s Reply: “Thank u and big hugs to the two of u!!! Hope u enjoyed the film!!”
— Shankar Dahal (@Dahal_Shankar) December 22, 2023
Thank u and big hugs to the two of u!!! Hope u enjoyed the film!! https://t.co/igJOXtDs6D
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) December 22, 2023
As the curtains draw on the first-day collections and fan reactions pour in, the ultimate box office verdict remains uncertain. Dunki and Salaar, each with its unique appeal, vie for the top spot, creating an electrifying atmosphere in the cinematic landscape.