Shah Rukh Khan‘s Jawan is witnessing a blockbuster run in the theatres, breaking several box office records and earning rave reviews from critics and fans alike. The action thriller, directed by Atlee Kumar, features Shah Rukh Khan in a double role as father and son, along with Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi and Deepika Padukone in a special role. The film has been praised for its gripping storyline, mass elements, and electrifying action sequences.
Jawan’s OTT version to have a director’s cut and action sequence added
However, Jawan’s theatrical success is not the end of the story. The film is set to make its way to the OTT platform Netflix soon, but with a twist.
According to a media report by Zoom, the OTT version of Jawan will be longer and will feature some of the pivotal scenes from the film which were deleted from theatrical version. These scenes also include a major action sequence that was cut out to reduce the running time of the film in the theatres.
Atlee is currently working on a new director’s cut specifically for the OTT which will have a different rhythm and pacing from the theatrical. He is keen to present even more immersive and comprehensive cinematic experience.
Jawan’s OTT version to be 20 minutes longer
The OTT version of Jawan will have a running time in upwards of 3 hours, as compared to its original length of 2 hours and 45 minutes in the theatres. This means that the fans will get to see an extra 20 minutes of Jawan on Netflix, which will include some of the crucial scenes and sequences that were left out in the theatrical release. The decision to restore these scenes was taken by Shah Rukh Khan and Atlee Kumar, who wanted to give the fans a more extensive cinematic experience.
Shah Rukh Khan starrer Jawan’s OTT release date
The exact release date for the OTT version of Jawan is not yet confirmed, but it is likely to get postponed on Netflix by two months because of Jawan’s strong theatrical box office performance. The film is still going strong in the movie theatres, and it is expected to cross Rs 500 crore mark in Hindi soon. The film was released in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu languages on September 7, 2023. The fans are eagerly waiting for the OTT release of Jawan, as they are excited to see more of Shah Rukh Khan’s action-packed avatar on Netflix.
Atlee confirms ‘Jawan’ sequel to be made
In an exclusive interview with Pinkvilla, when asked if Atlee is thinking about a ‘Jawan’ sequel given that there’s an open ending in the film. He said, “Every film of mine has such kind of (open) ending, I have never ever thought of doing sequels to any of my films. But I’ve given an open arch to it, so if something strong comes to me, I will make a part two. I have kept an open end and I can come up with a sequel now or later. But definitely will come up with a sequel to Jawan one day.”
According to sources, Atlee has already started his work on the script of the sequel, Jawan 2. Even Shah Rukh Khan had already hinted at a possible sequel to the film. The superstar took to Twitter to thank his fans for their love and appreciation for Jawan and also teased them with a cryptic tweet.
A user asked, “Sir kaali ke saath ‘deal’ kyu nahi kar rahe.. I am a big vijay sethupathi sir fan !” To which actor quipped and replied, “I am a big fan of Vijay sir too… par Kaali ka kaala dhan toh le liya ab dekho doosron ke bhi Swiss banks se lekar aata hoon… Buss visa ka hi wait kar raha hoon. Ha ha!!!”
(Read more details here: Exclusive: Shah Rukh Hints At Jawan sequel; Read 3 Plot Possibilities For ‘Jawan 2’)
The tweet had already sparked a lot of speculation among the fans, who are wondering if Shah Rukh Khan is hinting at a twist in the plot of Jawan or a possible sequel to the film. Some fans have also replied to his tweet with their theories and guesses.
A Spin-off on Vikram Rathore?
Atlee also said if he had to make a spin-off, he will make it based on the character of Vikram Rathore, who is one of the two roles played by Shah Rukh Khan in Jawan. He said, “Vikram Rathore is my hero, may be I’ll plan a spin off on him” He also added, “I am a daddy’s boy and hence, I love to write strong father characters. You can see it in all my films.”
Vikram Rathore is a former army officer who suffers from memory loss and becomes a vigilante who fights for justice and social causes. He is also the father of Azad Rathore, who is the other role played by Shah Rukh Khan in Jawan. Fans have been gushing over this avatar of Shah Rukh Khan since its release and have been demanding a spin off film based on him.
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