Dunki movie: A look at the movie cast, release date and plot

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King Khan has had a fantastic year so far when it comes to releases. The buzz began in January, when Pathan made its mark in theaters. Then came Aajawan, which also turned out to be a blockbuster hit. And now, Shah Rukh Khan is gearing up for another release in 2023, titled “Dunki,” directed by Rajkumar Hirani. There’s speculation that this film might be his hat-trick for the year.

The announcement for Dunki came in 2022, leaving fans eagerly waiting for more details about the release date, plot, and cast. It wasn’t until November 2023 that Shah Rukh Khan and the cast started sharing more information about Dunki. First came the teaser, followed by two songs, and finally, today, the film’s trailer has been released.

The trailer for Dunki introduces the characters and the story. A charismatic Shah Rukh Khan steals the show as Hardy Singh Dhillon, narrating the tale of four friends with dreams of going abroad. In the three-minute trailer, glimpses of romance, drama, and action promise an exciting experience that will surely leave you eager for more. Let’s see what this SRK-starrer has in store.

Details about Dunki Movie cast, release date and plot

Dunki, released in 2023, marks the first collaboration between Rajkumar Hirani and Shah Rukh Khan. Prior to this, SRK had turned down roles in films like Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003) and 3 Idiots (2009), directed by Hirani. Produced under the banners of Red Chillies Entertainment and Jio Studios, the film was reportedly shot with a budget of 85 crores.

Who’s part of the cast of Dunki?

In Dunki, Shah Rukh Khan appears as Hardayal “Hardy” Singh Dhillon. Taapsee Pannu is the other star cast member, playing the role of Hardy’s crush and friend Manu. Vicky Kaushal is also part of the film, portraying the character Sukhi, a friend of Hardy. Boman Irani appears as English teacher Gulati, and Vikram Kochhar plays Buggu Lakhnapal, Hardy’s friend. Anil Grover is another good friend, Balli, while Satish Shah, Pareekshit Sahani, and Jyoti Subhash play prominent roles. There are rumours that Diya Mirza is also part of the film.

Why is the plot of Dunki interesting?

The film revolves around a group of friends from a village in Punjab who dream of going to England. However, the catch is that none of them has the visa or ticket to fly abroad. Hardy promises to take them to the land of their dreams through an illegal entry strategy called the “Dunki Flight.” The film unfolds the illegally of the group making an unauthorized entry into England and confronting obstacles as they navigate their way back home.

What is the film’s release date?

There were speculations that the film would release in 2024. However, during a press release conference for Aajawan, Shah Rukh Khan dismissed these rumors. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, Dunki is set to hit theaters on December 21, 2023. The film’s promotions include six “drops”: a teaser, two songs, and finally, the trailer. 4 more promotional videos are yet to be released.

Where did the team shoot the film?

The main photography for the film took place in Mumbai. The second schedule happened in Budapest and London. A 12-day scheduled shoot in Saudi Arabia covered locations like Jeddah and Neom. Afterward, the team shot for three days in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. The shooting in Kashmir, featuring a four-day schedule, covered Srinagar, Pampore, Sonamarg, and Thajiwas Glacier in Pulwama. The film also includes a sequence shot in Kashmir for a song.


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