Dunki, a comedy-drama directed by Rajkumar Hirani and featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Taapsee Pannu, hit theaters on Thursday. It emphasizes themes of friendship, borders, nostalgia for home, and love. As of Monday, the film has surpassed ₹200 crore in global box office collections, marking a successful Day 4. It explores the concept of ‘donkey flight,’ an illegal immigration technique, and has resonated well with audiences worldwide.
Red Chillies Entertainment, on Monday, shared updated box office numbers on X (formerly known as Twitter). The poster revealed that the film has amassed a worldwide Gross Box Office Collection (GBOC) of ₹211.13 crore. The caption accompanying the post expressed gratitude for the audience’s love, considering it the best present of the year during the festive season. The film’s success at the box office reflects its widespread appeal and positive reception from viewers.
Dunki Cast And Production
The film features Shah Rukh Khan, Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, Boman Irani, Vikram Kochhar, and Anil Grover. The film, directed by Rajkumar Hirani and co-written by Kanika Dhillon and Abhijaat Joshi, is Shah Rukh Khan’s third and final release of 2023. Following the successes of “Pathaan” and “Jawan,” “Dunki” offers a different genre, being a comedy-drama that explores the themes of friendships, borders, nostalgia for home, and love.
The film, presented by JIO Studios, Red Chillies Entertainment, and Rajkumar Hirani Films, hit the screens on December 21. It narrates a heartwarming tale of four friends—Manu, Sukhi, Buggu, and Balli—who aspire to settle in London for a better life. However, their journey takes an arduous yet life-changing turn, leading to unexpected twists and turns. Despite facing box office competition, it has garnered attention and success, resonating with audiences globally.
Shah Rukh Khan About the Film
Shah Rukh Khan, days after the release expressed gratitude towards fans for the film’s success. On Sunday, he stepped out of his residence, Mannat, to greet fans with folded hands and blew kisses. Dressed in a blue sweater and denim, Shah Rukh waved at the multitude of fans who had gathered to catch a glimpse of him.
During an event in Dubai, Shah Rukh shared his sentiments about the film, describing it as his best film. He expressed a personal connection to the movie, stating, “So when I made Jawan, I thought I made a film for boys and girls but I didn’t make anything for myself, then I made Dunki. So this is my film. This film is very close to my heart,” as quoted by news agency ANI.