New Delhi: Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan is finally in the theatres and the whole nation is talking about the same. On its first day itself, the movie stormed the BO and made history by becoming the biggest Bollywood opener of all time.
Amid fans hailing Jawan as one of the most politically sound movies the industry has ever produced, the Aam Aadmi Party has linked one of its dialogues with Delhi’s CM and its Supremo Arvind Kejriwal’s speech. This politicization of SRK’s Jawan by the party hasn’t gone well with King Khan’s fans who are now bashing it for the same.
During Jawan’s climax, Shah Rukh Khan delivers a monologue in which he asks the masses to choose their leader on the basis of development made by them.
Now, trying to relate the same dialogue with one of the speeches given by Arvind Kejriwal, the political party on Friday dropped a tweet claiming that what Shah Rukh has said in Jawan is something Kejriwal has been saying for years.\
The tweet read, “What Arvind Kejriwal has been saying for years has been repeated by Shah Rukh Khan too in his movie Jawan. Jawan’s dialogue: Instead of voting on the basis of fear, money, religion and cast ask these question from anyone who comes to you and ask you to vote for them”
- What will you do for me in the next 5 years?
- If someone in my family fell sick what would you do for his treatment?
- What will you do to get me an employment?
- What will you do for the country’s development?
Now listen to Arvind Kejriwal’s speech:
Jawan का Dialogue:
“डर, पैसा, जात-पात, धर्म, सम्प्रदाय के लिए वोट देने की बजाय जो आपसे Vote मांगने आये, आप उससे सवाल पूछें
– पूछो उससे कि मेरे लिए अगले 5 साल में क्या करोगे?
– अगर… pic.twitter.com/ttufzwR1ac
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) September 7, 2023
While Kejriwal’s speech did have some similarities with Shah Rukh’s words in Jawan, fans were left annoyed by this unnecessary comparison of their superstar’s dialogue with a politician’s speech.
Criticizing the same, one fan wrote,” Jawan film is for entertainment purpose.!!Don’t drag SRK into your so-called political agenda.!!.We as SRKians and cinema lovers don’t want any controversy”
#Jawan film is for entertainment purpose.!!
Don’t drag @iamsrk in your so called political agenda.!!
— Vinita sharma (@vinitasrkian) September 7, 2023
Another said, “If you think this movie is so good Arvind Kejriwal, why don’t you suggest that Jawan be released on YouTube just as you had for TheKashmirFiles, but will you?
— Dinesh Bakshi (@Dinesh_Bakshi) September 7, 2023
Wrote a third user, “So, all that Arvind Kejriwal said so far was nothing but film dialogues. Yeah, it resembled the governance he delivered.”
So, all that @ArvindKejriwal said so far was nothing but filmi dialogues.
Yeah, it resembled the governance he delivered.
— Kannan (@rkpTheGod) September 8, 2023
Here are some more reactions:
— Nirmalyo Banerjee (@Nirmalyo) September 7, 2023
AAP party has no morals to talk like this. You promised for clean government but failed. You have spent heavily on your personal comfort. You are using Punjab Government airoplane for your political ambitions. Punjab public money is wasted. CAG should ask questions
— Anil (@Anil35577283) September 8, 2023
yes … true . He is vishnu s avatar krishna in kaliyug …. Order @iamsrk … to release his film #jawan on Youtube . This is the right time for Vachanpurti … same thing krishna ji ne the kashmir story ke liye boli thi … Ab puri karke dikhaye to 2024 me PM kejri hi banenge
— Dr Vasant Bikkad (@DrBikkad) September 8, 2023
Aur jo 45crore ka sheesh Mahal banaya,us par bhi bol,naye school kitne banaye hain yeh bhi batade
— Meghraj Mittal (@meghraj_mittal) September 8, 2023
Thanku Mr Kejriwal 4 working on education, medical, poor upliftment n women empowerment, this is India shining! However pls keep animal welfare too on ur agenda. As Mahatma Gandhiji said, greatness of the nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way animals are treated.
— Pooja Gupta (@pooja_g18) September 7, 2023
For gods sake don’t use SRKs name to peddle your own agendas. don’t bring any hate to him… keep your political agendas to yourself!!!! Movies are meant to deliver a message, not as a toolkit for politicians… https://t.co/1KcbaDPcnd
— शांतनु (@WhyShantanu) September 7, 2023
Jawan’s monstrous opening day
King Khan’s magnum opus saw a monstrous opening day at the box office and minted a colossal sum of ₹150 crores globally. In India alone, the Atlee directorial rewritten history by collecting ₹75 crores with a solid overall occupancy of 58% on Thursday and becoming the biggest Bollywood opener of all time.
Breaking down the movie’s domestic figures, we see that Jawan, on its opening day, has garnered around ₹65 crore (Net) from its Hindi shows while the movie’s Tamil and Telegu shows have brought in ₹5 crore each.
Speaking about Jawan’s overseas dominance, the Vijay Sethupathi starrer has minted ₹2.11 crore from Australia, ₹1.30 crore from Germany, ₹3.16 crore from the United Kingdom and ₹39 lakhs from New Zealand on its opening day. Besides that, the film is also having a dream-run in the North American markets of the US and Canada.