Jawan

The Long Take

Sep 9 2023 • 29 mins

We didn’t enjoy the Shah Rukh Khan-led Jawan as much as Pathaan, but it gave us enough to chew on.

We praise the film’s thrilling opening sequence, but complain about the unnecessary flashbacks and Vijay Sethupathi’s poor performance as the villain.

We also talk about how effective the film’s political messaging could be, and appreciate Khan for sticking his neck out when most of his colleagues would be happy staying quiet.

Later, we call out the film’s problematic feminism, and note how mellow Jawan is compared to writer-director Atlee’s earlier work.

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