Shah Rukh Khan’s recent comedy-drama, Dunki, is set to hit small screens soon after its December release alongside Prabhas’ Salaar. Despite high expectations, the film, a collaboration between Shah Rukh Khan and Raj Kumar Hirani, failed to captivate audiences in theaters and lacked successful promotional efforts.
Dunki faced challenges with its genre, failing to engage viewers, and competition with Salaar, a mass entertainer. Unlike Shah Rukh’s recent blockbusters like Pathaan and Jawan, Dunki fell short at the box office. However, anticipation is building for its OTT release and the latest news is that the film is scheduled for February 16th, after Jio Cinema secured the streaming rights. So people who missed it in theatres can probably watch the film from Feb 16th on Jio Cinemas.
With a substantial budget of around 85Cr (excluding remunerations), Dunki is a significant venture for Shahrukh Khan and Raj Kumar Hirani. The film, focused on illegal immigrants, known as the Donkey Flight, depicts individuals attempting to enter the USA and Canada through unconventional means due to document challenges. Despite theatrical setbacks, Dunki has a promising non-theatrical business and respectable theatrical numbers.
Directed by Rajkumar Hirani and written by Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani, and Kanika Dhillon, the film is produced by Gauri Khan, Rajkumar Hirani, and Jyoti Deshpande. The star-studded cast includes Shah Rukh Khan, Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, Boman Irani, Dia Mirza, Satish Shah, Vikram Kochhar, Anil Grover, and Jyoti Subhash. Pritam composed the music, featuring voices like Arijit Singh and Sonu Nigam.