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Decoding Dunki Drop 1: Shah Rukh Khan’s charm reminds us of DDLJ, Zero and more of his romantic movies

On the occasion of his 58th birthday, Shah Rukh Khan treated his fans with the teaser of Dunki. Here is what is special about it.

Decoding Dunki Drop 1: Shah Rukh Khan’s charm reminds us of DDLJ, Zero and more of his romantic movies

Shah Rukh Khan as Hardy from Dunki.

Last Updated: 08.30 PM, Nov 02, 2023


Shah Rukh Khan’s fans are bouncing with joy. Today, the Bollywood superstar is celebrating his 58th birthday. On this occasion, he treated his fans with the teaser of his upcoming movie, Dunki. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the teaser features SRK, Vicky Kaushal, Taapsee Pannu and Boman Irani in key roles. While the teaser continues to trend on social media, here’s how the 1 minute 47 second video reminds us of SRK’s romantic movies.

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

In one of the stills, Shah Rukh Khan can be seen swinging his body outside the train. The train was about to get in motion. After witnessing this scene, movie buff recalled SRK’s iconic movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.



Did you check out Shah Rukh Khan’s look in a black pathani kurta in Dunki teaser? It draws resemblances from Shah Rukh Khan’s popular movie, Raees.

Still of Shah Rukh Khan and his team from Dunki.
Still of Shah Rukh Khan and his team from Dunki.


Shah Rukh Khan’s appearance as ‘Hardy’ in the movie has striking resemblances from his character in 2018 movie ‘Zero’.

Shah Rukh Khan's look from Dunki.
Shah Rukh Khan's look from Dunki.

About the movie

Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani is set to unwrap a tale of love and friendship this Christmas with his latest film, "Dunki." The film's first look, titled 'Dunki Drop 1,' was revealed on Shah Rukh Khan's birthday, adding an extra layer of celebration for fans.

Rajkumar Hirani, renowned for his mastery in storytelling and endearing films, presents "Dunki" as another charming gem filled with heart and humor. A delightful collaboration between two beloved artists, Shah Rukh Khan and Rajkumar Hirani, the film aims to recapture the sweetness and nostalgia of cinema, invoking cherished memories.

The unveiled Dunki Drop 1 offers a sneak peek into Rajkumar Hirani's enchanting world—a heartwarming tale of four friends embarking on an arduous yet life-changing journey to foreign shores in pursuit of their dreams. Rooted in real-life experiences, "Dunki" weaves a saga of love and friendship, intertwining wildly disparate stories with both hilarious and heartrending answers.

The video unit takes audiences on a whirlwind roller-coaster ride, introducing colorful characters portrayed by an exceptionally talented ensemble cast, including Boman Irani, Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, Vikram Kochhar, Anil Grover, and Shah Rukh Khan.

Beyond the vibrant characters, the sneak peek offers a glimpse into an enchanting, heartwarming, and unique tale—a return to storytelling in cinema, set to unfold worldwide this Christmas!

Presented by JIO Studios, Red Chillies Entertainment, and Rajkumar Hirani Films, and produced by Rajkumar Hirani and Gauri Khan, "Dunki" is a collaborative effort in writing by Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani, and Kanika Dhillon, slated for release on December 22, 2023.

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