‘Fighter’ Movie Review, Public Response and Day 1 Box Office Collection

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“Fighter” the Hindi movie directed by Siddharth Anand of “Pathaan” premiered on January 26, 2024, coinciding with India’s Republic Day.

Here’s the cast of the film:

Hrithik Roshan as Shamsher Pathania, an ambitious youngster who joins the Indian Air Force and sets his sights on becoming a hero.

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Deepika Padukone as Minni, a skilled pilot, and Shamsher’s love interest.

Anil Kapoor as Rocky, a veteran Air Force officer and mentor to Shamsher. Karan Singh Grover and Akshay Oberoi play supporting roles.

‘Fighter’ public response

Top Gun meets Mission: Impossible in the Indian Skies

“Fighter” follows the story of Shamsher “Patty” Pathania, a young, impulsive, and hot-shot pilot in the Indian Air Force. His talent is undeniable, but his recklessness often gets him into trouble. When tensions escalate with a neighboring country, Patty is given a chance to prove himself as part of an elite squadron called the “Air Dragons.”

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Assembling the Air Dragons

The Air Dragons are a diverse group of pilots, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. There’s Minni Rathore, a skilled pilot and Patty’s love interest; Sartaj Gill, a cool-headed rival; and Rocky, a tough-as-nails commanding officer who pushes his pilots to their limits.

Box office collections day 1

The box office collections in India for day 1 are expected to be in the range of Rs 22-Rs 25 crores. The reviews coming out from theatres are mixed and this could affect the collections negatively.

Day 1 overseas advance sales crosses $200K mark

USA/Canada – $100K

UK/Ire – $40K

Aus/NZ – $30K

UAE – $12K

Rest OS – $15K

Total OS pre sales gross ~$200K

The overseas collections is said to be above average and the full revenue for day 1 is still awaited. Stay tuned.

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Here are the pros and cons of the movie


Trade analyst Taran Adarsh praised the movie and termed it “Brilliant” by giving it 4.5 stars out of 5. But the word of mouth is mixed and watchers complained that the Deepika Padukone and Hrithik popular song as been removed from the film.

  • Visually stunning: The film is praised for its top-notch aerial action sequences, boasting impressive VFX and cinematography. Many reviewers found the dogfights thrilling and visually captivating.
  • Hrithik Roshan’s performance: Hrithik Roshan’s charisma and screen presence are considered highlights. He is commended for his action sequences and subtle acting.
  • Engaging pace: The film is said to be fast-paced and entertaining, with no dull moments. The director’s ability to keep the audience hooked is appreciated.
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  • Clichéd story: The narrative is criticized for being predictable and lacking originality. Some reviewers found the patriotic themes and love story to be formulaic.
  • Weak emotional depth: Despite some emotional scenes, the film is said to struggle to develop deeper connections with the characters and their motivations.
  • Music and background score: Some reviewers found the songs and background score to be underwhelming, particularly compared to the strong visuals.

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