Jawan is a Hindi-language Indian film directed and co-written by Atlee and released in 2023. Gaurav Verma and Gaura Khan unanimously share the honor of its production under Red Chillies Entertainment. The Jawan film is basically about the rectification of corruption in society, filming Shahrukh Khan in a double role as a father and son. Supporting casts include Deepika Padukone, Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara, Priyamani, and Sanya Malhotra.

The shooting spots for the movie were Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Rajasthan, Chennai, and Aurangabad, where the principal photography began in September 2021. Anirudh Ravichander composes not just the soundtrack but also the background score, with cinematography by G.K. Vishnu and editing by Ruben.



The Jawan film becomes more interesting because of some reshoots for some Tamil versions of the movie. Initially, Atlee, the director of the movie, released the movie on June 2, 2023. But because of the incompletion of some important post-production elements, its release was delayed. It was later released on September 7, 2023, in its usual format of IMAX, 4DX, and other formats.

Jawan film gets positive feedback from both the audience and critics. Especially in terms of cast performance, musical rhythms, action perfection, and screenwriting. Jawan also breaks many of Shahrukh’s set records, especially in his previous movie, Pathan (2023). It earns an income of approximately 1,148.32 crore (US$140 million) and emerges as the 2023 most-grossing movie and the second-highest Hindi film grossing at such a pace.

It also earns the credit of being the fifth-highest-grossing Indian film. The Jawan film received 14 nominations at the 69th Filmfare Awards, and it includes Best Film and Director awards as well.


The story of the Jawan film follows the hijacking of a local Mumbai metro train by a group of six inmates led by Azad, including teammates Lakshmi, Eram, Ishkra, Kalki, Helena, and Janhvi. Azad, the jailor of the women’s prison, now demands 40,000 crore from the agricultural minister to save the lives of passengers on the metro train.


Alia, the daughter of a global arms dealer, is also among the hostages present on the train, whose father, Kalee Gaikwad, immediately agrees to pay the money. As the movie proceeds further, Azad donates all the money to 700,000 farmers and escapes from the spot. While revealing his name, Vikram Rathore, to Alia to tell her father.

Narmada and her younger daughter, Suchi, meet Azad, and they both marry together. The next move Azad makes is the kidnapping of the health minister to forcefully demand the betterment of the healthcare system. And an immediate health emergency in the hospitals for the poor. All the demands are immediately approved, and Azad escapes again.

Narmada, after many years of marriage, finally comes to know about Azad’s real identity, and Manish, Kalee’s brother, captures him and does some torture. Vikram, Azad’s friend, saves him here, and Narmada finally learns about their intimacy together. Vikram Rathore identifies as an ex-Indian army officer working in the Special Operations Unit.


Now the story unfolds as Vikram and Kalee’s old rivalry comes out. The whole story reveals the casualties Vikram had faced because of the Kalee illegal weaponry business. And how Vikram gets isolated from his wife, who later gives birth to a child, Azad, in jail. The situation now becomes distorted, and a new era of violence begins.

Vikram finally recovers his health and joins his son to fight against Kalee. They looted a truck full of money, especially for winning the election influence for Kalee. Some voting machines disappear, and Azad demands the shutting down of some factories to return these voting machines. Which the government immediately accepts. At the end of the movie, a fight between the group begins. Finally, Vikram kills Kalee and proves himself innocent.


The interval of the story marks the return of Vikram Rathore, a new character in the movie. Azad’s new identity comes in front of his wife, Narmada, who now becomes more curious to know further threads of Azad’s life and his reason for taking such actions.

She later comes to know about the whole story of Azad’s turning into that character because of the sad life he has lived since his childhood. It’s further revealed that Azad is the son of Vikram. Who was an army officer working in an important unit of the Indian army known as Special Operations. In a tragic event, Vikram loses his friends because of the use of some illegal weapons on them.

He files a petition against the owner of these factories, known as Kalee. Soon he faces a brutal attack in which he loses himself in a terrible situation. Later, the scene shifts to Ashywarya, the wife of Vikram. Who lives in jail and gives birth to a boy named Azad.

She prepares this child to fight against the system and to prove the innocence of his father. Now Narmada comes to know everything about the secret life and motivation of Azad’s life and his mission. Later, Azad gets captured by the brother of Kalee and is eventually safeguarded by his father. Vikram makes a comeback in the story and joins his son, hand in hand, to fight the tyrant politicians and Kalee.

Both father and son fight against Kalee’s agents. Now Azad captures some factories under the supervision of Kalee, producing some environmental disruptions and creating a mess for the masses. He forces the government to shut down these factories for voting machines. He has recently stolen from the government of Karwan.


The ending of the story is the victory of truth over tyranny and falsehood. Vikram and his family suffer all of their lives for the crimes they never committed once. They suffer misery, a lack of freedom, and respect, and people’s hatred toward them as traitors. It adds to the pain in their hearts and their psychological quest to get revenge for their mistreatment.

Vikram, who has lost the memory after passing through the loss of his family and friends. Lives in the northern parts of India until he comes to know about the acts of his son. Azad all efforts are to ensure that retakes the honor and credibility back that once his father had, as being part of a special unit in the Indian army.

He now is brutal and clear in his thoughts and actions as the time comes closer to the end of the movie. All the old mates join the new courageous team. Vikram and his old mates join young Azad, the passionate and revengeful youth, standing alongside each other.

Some factories, working in the interest of Kalee, get hijacked and demand to ensure the closure of these environmentally threatening factories in return for voting machines. The deal is easily successful but with the loss of Kalee. Whose vast empire is now shrinking day by day as both Vikram and Azad become a life threat.

Finally, the times come when the old arch-enemies meet each other face-to-face to wind up the old rivalry of destruction of lives. The fight ends with the death of Kalee and the evaporation of his whole empire into dust. Eventually, the whole family gets together, and a happy ending ensures the victory of truth.


  • Release date
    • 7 September 2023
  • Running time
    • 169 minutes
  • Country
    • India
  • Language
    • Hindi
  • Budget
    • ₹300 Crore
  • Box office
    • ₹1,148.32 Crore
  • Cinematography
    • By G. K. Vishnu
  • Edited
    • By Ruben
  • Music
    • By Anirudh Ravichander
  • Production Company
    • Red Chillies Entertainment
  • Directed
    • By Atlee
  • Screenplay
    • By Atlee and S. Ramanagirivasan
  • Dialogues
    • By Sumit Arora
  • Story
    • By Atlee
  • Produced
    • By Gauri Khan, Gaurav Verma
  • Starring
    • Shah Rukh Khan, Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi

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