Woot, teaser trailer and release date announcement! As I suspected, YRF was trying to avoid a Brahmastra and didn’t want to announce ANYTHING until they successfully managed to finish filming during pandemic, and were able to pick a safe theatrical release date. Better to wait and then announce one time, for sure and certain, then go to early and have to keep changing it.
First, the teaser itself. As we would expect from a YRF/SRK combo, it is patriotic without being jingoistic. Woot! Our hero has no religion, no name (meaning no caste, ethnicity, etc.), he is only Indian. Very old school Nehruvian view of National Identity. Also old school, Republic Day release. Not Independence Day, Republic Day, all Congress-y and stuff.
Okay, now here’s what I got distracted by! After the announcement, SRK’s twitter did an ASKSRK. And I truly can’t say why, but I am POSITIVE it is not SRK himself responding. Something is missing, something is wrong. Does anyone else feel like that? Those of you who also usually read ASKSRK twitter exchanges? Does this one feel different?
Compare with this:
Am I crazy or is there really something different?
And the other burning question, how many times will I forget the third “a” in “Pathaan”? I’m gonna say….150 times?