Jawan can now be viewed anytime on Netflix. Here’s how the OTT film is different from the theatrical.
Shah Rukh Khan in Jawan. (A still from the movie.)
At midnight, Shah Rukh Khan treated his fans by announcing that his latest film, Jawan, can be viewed anytime only on Netflix. This announcement coincided with his 58th birthday. Taking to his social media handles, Shah Rukh Khan said, ‘Birthday Jawan ka hai par gift sab ke liye.’ Interestingly, this OTT film features extended cuts that could not be viewed in the theatrical.
What’s new in Jawan’s OTT version?
As compared to the theatrical, Jawan’s OTT version is just 10 minutes longer than the original. The extended version showcases full songs unlike in the theatrical. Not only this, but the extended cut also showcases the Health Minister's kidnapping scene in detail.
Here’s how social media users are decoding the deleted scenes.
"Jawan" is a 2023 Indian action thriller film, marking Atlee's debut in Hindi cinema as both co-writer and director. Produced by Gauri Khan and Gaurav Verma under Red Chillies Entertainment, the film features Shah Rukh Khan in a dual role, portraying a father-son duo determined to eradicate corruption from society. The ensemble cast includes Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Deepika Padukone (in a special appearance), Priyamani, and Sanya Malhotra in supporting roles.
Anirudh Ravichander is credited for the film's captivating soundtrack and background score, while G. K. Vishnu handles cinematography and Ruben takes charge of editing. Notably, certain scenes, including Khan's presence in the song "Zinda Banda" ("Vandha Edam" in Tamil), Sethupathi's segments, and those featuring Yogi Babu, were simultaneously re-shot for the Tamil version.
Initially scheduled for release on June 2, 2023, "Jawan" faced a postponement due to ongoing post-production work. It eventually hit theaters on September 7, 2023, across various formats, including standard, IMAX, and 4DX, aligning with the celebration of Janmashtami. The film garnered critical acclaim, with praise directed at the cast's performances, well-crafted screenplay, dynamic action sequences, and musical score.
"Jawan" went on to set multiple box-office records for a Hindi film, surpassing the benchmarks set by Khan's earlier release, "Pathaan" (2023). With a staggering gross of over ₹1,146.78 crores (US$140 million), it emerged as the highest-grossing Indian film of 2023 and the second-highest-grossing Hindi film since the 2016 blockbuster, 'Dangal.'