Dunki (2023): Plot, Cast, and Release Date
With the highly anticipated release of Rajkumar Hirani’s Dunki, Shah Rukh Khan is making yet another spectacular debut at the box office. On December 21, 2023, it will open in theaters—perfect timing for the Christmas weekend. This means that in 2023, the King of Bollywood will appear on screen for the third time.
Plot of SRK’s Upcoming Film
It is set against the backdrop of a village, Laltu. The movie chronicles the adventures of Shah Rukh Khan’s character Hardy and his buddies Mannu (Taapsee Pannu), Sukhi (Vicky Kaushal), and others. Their shared dream is to travel overseas in search of better possibilities. In an attempt to facilitate their immigration, they therefore enroll in English coaching programs. They tried their best, however, they were unsuccessful in the immigration process. Nevertheless, they all choose to take the unlawful route—also known as donkey flight—to fulfill their ambition. It’s a non-traditional way of entering countries including the USA, UK, and Canada. Do they get successful or not?
Furthermore, SRK shared more details about the plot in a promotional event in Dubai. He said, “I know that a lot of you people have left your homes and have made Dubai your second home. From India, Bangladesh, the rest of the subcontinent, so many of you are here from Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Now you all are far from home, but you have acquired a new home. Still, you have a deep love for your home and have this longing to go back.”
Cast of Dunki
The film stars a stellar ensemble that includes, among others, Shah Rukh Khan, Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, Boman Irani, Vikram Kochhar, Anil Grover, Satish Shah, Dia Mirza, and Parikshit Sahni.
Rajkumar Hirani’s film has a captivating duration of two hours and forty-one minutes. In addition, the film’s budget is $9.29 million. Notably, recent early box office projections indicate that the movie’s entire revenue may be exceeded in the coming week.
Rajkumar Hirani Films, Jio Studios, and Red Chillies Entertainment are producing the film.
The film starring Shah Rukh Khan is scheduled to hit theaters during the third week of December. The film’s creators purposefully chose this date since the next weekend is full of events. The fact that the release date conflicts with Prabhas’ Salaar further heightens the anticipation. The latter will debut on December 22, 2023, one day later. Overall, moviegoers are hoping for a massive box office showdown between the titans of Indian cinema.