Shah Rukh Khan’s much-awaited movie Pathaan is all set to release in theatres in less than a week now on January 25th, 2023. However, a few days ago a petition was filed in the Delhi High Court seeking a few changes to be made in the movie before its theatrical release. In reply to the petition, the counsel representing producer Yash Raj Films in the court accidentally revealed April 25th, 2023, to be Pathaan’s OTT release date.
There has been no confirmation from Amazon Prime Video or YRF with regard to the Pathaan OTT release, but we can assume it’ll be on or around April 25th.
Pathaan and its songs have already created a lot of buzz amongst netizens and its trailer has crossed 50M views on YouTube. You can watch the trailer right here:
Pathaan court case leads to OTT release date reveal
A petition was filed in the Delhi High Court demanding the Pathaan filmmakers to incorporate subtitles, close captioning, and audio descriptions in Hindi to the movie before its theatrical release in order to make the movie accessible for visually and hearing impaired people. Consequentially, as a reply to the said petition, the counsel for Yash Raj Films presented the argument that it would be very difficult to incorporate those changes to the movie at such short notice when the theatrical release of the movie is due in less than a week.
Hence, the Delhi High Court then directed the filmmakers to make the said changes in the OTT version of the movie and it was in reply to this very direction by the Hon’ble court that the Yash Raj Films counsel inadvertently mentioned that Pathaan will release on the OTT platform on April 25th, 2023 i.e., three months after its theatrical release.
Where to watch Pathaan on OTT?
According to previous reports, the worldwide OTT digital streaming rights of Pathaan have been bagged by Amazon Prime Video. Based on recent trends, Amazon Prime Video may first release Pathaan on its platform on a rent basis before making it free for Prime subscribers.
The movie stars Shah Rukh Khan as the lead Pathaan, a RAW field agent, and John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Dimple Kapadia, Adam Driver and Ashutosh Rana in supporting roles. Salman Khan will also reportedly make a cameo appearance in the movie. Further, Pathaan is produced by Aditya Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films, directed by Siddharth Anand and is the fourth instalment in the YRF Spy Universe.