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Shah Rukh Khan's Dunki divides fans - While some are busy with epic celebrations, others leave theatres in dismay

Helmed by Rajkumar Hirani, Dunki stars Shah Rukh Khan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal. 

Shah Rukh Khan's Dunki divides fans - While some are busy with epic celebrations, others leave theatres in dismay
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Last Updated: 01.18 PM, Dec 21, 2023


This year, actor Shah Rukh Khan has given two extremely successful performances in a row. King Khan has been unstoppable, impressing fans with Jawan and starting the year with Pathaan. With the release of his latest project Dunki on December 21, the actor is now prepared to light up the big screen once more.

However, the initial reactions to Shah Rukh Khan's third film of 2023 have been mixed. As reviews from critics are still pending, many people who saw the movie on the opening day shared their thoughts on social media.

An X user, who was unhappy with the movie, wrote, “#Dunki is definitely #RajkumarHirani's weakest film till date! The humour is unfunny and the script and execution is dull! #Taapsee and #ShahRukhKhan literally have 0 chemistry which was important for a film like this! #VickyKaushal was the only saving grace.”

“As a #ShahRukhKhan fan totally disappointed with #Dunki. #RajkumarHirani's weakest film till date. The film is strictly average. The search of a Classic for #SRK continues,” wrote an SRK fan.

Another user wrote, "#DunkiReview Solid Concept married by shoddy execution. #VickyKaushal and the supporting cast shine as the saving grace in an otherwise lackluster movie. #ShahRukhKhan is a huge letdown due to forced Punjabi accent. #RajkumarHirani didn't live up to expectations & lacked consistency in maintaining its theme. #TaapseePannu as Manu felt like a total misfit. She struggled to hold the emotional scenes in #Dunki. Overall it's a one time show."

Check out a few more reactions of the dissapointed audience here -

It's not that everyone is disappointed with the movie, though, as many others really enjoyed Dunki and found it to be very entertaining. A user hailed the movie as a "family entertainer" and stated, "Just caught Dunki and it's fantastic! SRK shines with an outstanding performance. A definite family entertainer!"

Similar thoughts were expressed by another user, who said, "SRK's performance in #Dunki is phenomenal! This film is a guaranteed SUPER DUPER HIT! Don't miss it!"

“You laugh & cry at the same time. #Vickykaushal will be remembered and yes ‘Hardy namuna nahin hain’ – he is King Khan. Missing home,” wrote another user.

Take a look at the positive reactions here -

About Dunki

Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani, and Kanika Dhillon are the co-writers of Dunki. This endearing tale tells the story of four friends, Manu, Sukhi, Buggu, and Balli, who want to move to London to lead a better life. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan, Taapsee Pannu, and Vicky Kaushal, among others.

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