Director Atlee’s latest movie, ‘Jawan,’ starring Shah Rukh Khan has taken the cinema world by storm! After its long-awaited release on September 7, the film made a sensational debut at the box office, raking in an impressive Rs 75 crore in India on its very first day. Not stopping there, ‘Jawan’ continued its winning streak globally, amassing over Rs 150 crore. In light of this tremendous success, the film’s director, Atlee, has shared his thoughts on the achievement.
Atlee’s Reaction to the Blockbuster Achievement of ‘Jawan’
Renowned trade analyst Ramesh Bala, sharing his insights on X (formerly Twitter), indicated that ‘Jawan’ was on track to achieve an astonishing opening of over Rs 150 crore worldwide. Notably, the film also triumphed in Australia, where it grossed AUD 400,000 on Thursday, making it the first Indian movie to claim the top spot at the Australian box office. Clearly, ‘Jawan’ has earned the status of a blockbuster. Recently, Director Atlee was spotted by paparazzi, and when asked about the film’s remarkable success, he modestly credited it to Shah Rukh Khan, saying, “It’s all because of Shah Rukh sir.
Insights into the Film ‘Jawan’
‘Jawan‘ made its global debut in cinemas on September 7, 2023, releasing in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu languages. This action-packed film, directed by Atlee, boasts a star-studded cast that includes Shah Rukh Khan, Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara, Sanya Malhotra, Priyamani, and an extended cameo by Deepika Padukone. Positioned as a high-energy commercial entertainer, ‘Jawan’ showcases Shah Rukh Khan in a dual role, portraying both an intelligence officer and a cunning thief. The movie’s production took place in various locations, including Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Rajasthan, and Aurangabad. Notably, Anirudh Ravichander took on the role of solo composer for the film, marking his debut in Bollywood.
Ranking Atlee Kumar Films by Box Office Collection, Highest to Lowest
Raja Rani, a Tamil romantic comedy featuring Nayanthara and Arya in lead roles, marked Atlee’s directorial debut, earning an impressive Rs. 32 million on its first day of release, despite being screened in just 350 theaters in Tamil Nadu. The film’s overall box office collection is estimated to have reached approximately Rs. 500 million.
Mersal, a 2017 Tamil action thriller co-written by Atlee along with RRR writer V. Vijayendra Prasad and S. Ramana Girivasan, featured Vijay in a triple role, alongside Nithya Menon, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, and Kajal Aggarwal. The film achieved remarkable success, raking in an impressive Rs. 31.3 crores in India and Rs. 47.1 crores worldwide on its opening day, according to an IBTimes report. Despite controversies regarding inflated figures, Mersal is rumored to have amassed approximately Rs. 200 crores in global box office earnings.
Released in 2016, ‘Theri,’ a Tamil action thriller inspired by Mani Ratnam’s ‘Chatriyan,’ featured Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, and Amy Jackson. The film made history by collecting a remarkable Rs. 150 crores at the box office, marking Vijay’s inaugural entry into the Rs. 150 crore club and ranking as the second highest-grossing Tamil film of the year.
In 2019, ‘Bigil,’ a Tamil action sports drama penned and directed by Atlee, featured Vijay, Nayanthara, and Jackie Shroff in prominent roles. This blockbuster film reportedly achieved a box office milestone, grossing an impressive Rs. 300 crore, surpassing ‘Petta’ to become the top-grossing Tamil film of 2019 and marking Vijay’s first entry into the Rs. 300 crore club.