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Fighter review and release highlights: Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone's action film wows Rakesh Roshan and fans alike

Fighter review and release highlights: Hrithik Roshan, Anil Kapoor and Deepika Padukone-starrer released exactly a year after the 2023 blockbuster Pathaan.
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Hania Aamir, Adnan Siddiqui and many other Pakistani actors have criticised the Fighter trailer. "So sad and unfortunate to know that there are artists out there in this day and age who are aware of the power that the cinema holds and still go ahead and feed the riff between the two countries. I feel sorry for the artists who try to bridge the gap by trusting their art as a medium. Distasteful; let art breathe," Hania Aamir wrote on Instagram Stories soon after Fighter trailer was release on January 15.

Without mentioning the name of the movie, Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui said that it was 'disheartening' to see Bollywood portray Pakistanis as villains. He had tweeted recently, "Once celebrated for love, Bollywood now crafts hate-filled narratives, portraying us as villains. Despite our love for your films, it's disheartening. Art transcends boundaries; let's use it to promote love and peace. Two nations, victims of politics, deserve better."

Fighter review and release highlights: Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone and Anil Kapoor's action film is directed by Siddharth Anand.
Fighter review and release highlights: Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone and Anil Kapoor's action film is directed by Siddharth Anand.

Fighter review and release highlights: Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone-starrer Fighter was released on Thursday, a day before Republic Day 2024. Early Fighter reviews and first reactions all praised Hrithik and Deepika's action film. Directed by Siddharth Anand, Fighter is about an elite Indian Air Force (IAF) unit, Air Dragons. It features Hrithik's Squadron Leader Shamsher and Deepika's Squadron Leader Minal Rathore alongside Anil Kapoor as Group Captain Rakesh Jai Singh....Read More

Fighter is billed as India's aerial action. It also features Karan Singh Grover, Akshay Oberoi, Sanjeeda Sheikh and Ashutosh Rana, among others. The aerial action film has primarily been shot at air bases in India with real Sukhois, Indian fighter planes.

Fighter's trailer was unveiled by the film's team 10 days before the film's release and featured intense aerial action sequences, as expected. In December 2023, the makers had unveiled the official teaser for the film. The Fighter teaser showcased the lead cast flying high in their jets and doing aerial stunts. It also shared a glimpse of a party track featuring the lead cast and a kissing scene featuring the lead pair – Hrithik and Deepika. The teaser ended on a high note with the tune of Sujlam Suflam playing in the background as Hrithik unfurled a tricolour from his aircraft.

Fighter's official synopsis read, “Militant activities are going out of control in the Srinagar Valley, so a new and elite unit, Air Dragons, is commissioned by the Air Headquarters. They are now the first responders to any hostile activity. They comprise of the best combat aviators handpicked from across the IAF. Fighter is the story of Air Dragons, who are willing to give it their all for the nation while going through the highs and lows of their internal and external battles.”

Fighter marks Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan's first collaboration. It marks Deepika's third film with Siddharth Anand after 2008's Bachna Ae Haseeno and the 2023 blockbuster Pathaan. Hrithik Roshan and Siddharth have collaborated on projects such as Bang Bang (2014) and the 2019 action film, War.

Hania Aamir, Adnan Siddiqui and many other Pakistani actors had criticised the Fighter trailer. Defending Fighter's trailer, Siddharth Anand said recently, "When it comes to the trailer, you do put out a few lines. You cannot play out the whole film. Then why will you go to the theatre? You do raise some questions, some sparks so that people can come and watch the film. Hence, our trailer has serviced exactly that motive. So, in a way, I am happy it's done that. It's made them inquisitive, and I would tell them to come to theatres, and all your questions would be answered. You will understand the content and emotions behind it."

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Jan 25, 2024 4:47 PM IST

Fighter review live: Hrithik, Deepika flaunt abs in Fighter

Fighter review live: Director Siddharth Anand, at a recent promotional event for Fighter, said it was 'not that easy to convince' Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone to show their abs in the film. He admitted they were a little reluctant, but looked 'gorgeous' on screen.

Jan 25, 2024 4:28 PM IST

Fighter review live: Deepika poses with paparazzi

Fighter review live: Hrithik Roshan with girlfriend Saba Azad, Deepika Padukone, Anil Kapoor, and more celebs attended Fighter's screening in Mumbai on Thursday. Deepika also posed for pictures with paparazzi. The lead cast was in Delhi yesterday, when Shah Rukh Khan and others were spotted at a special screening in Mumbai.

Jan 25, 2024 4:13 PM IST

Fighter review: Sonam Kapoor sends a shoutout to father Anil

Fighter review: Actor Sonam Kapoor took to her Instagram Stories on Thursday and shared a still of her father Anil Kapoor from the movie. She wrote, “Rocky has taken the flight!” She also tagged Anil and said Fighter is in cinemas now.

Jan 25, 2024 3:55 PM IST

Fighter review: Siddharth Anand says his film is ‘Made in India’

Fighter review: Amid rave reviews, director Siddharth Anand posted on X, “Made IN INDIA hai yeh. Garv se! (tiranga emoji).” He previously said that comparisons with Top Gun are a ‘compliment’ because they made Fighter on a miniscule budget compared to the Tom Cruise-starrer.

Jan 25, 2024 3:41 PM IST

Fighter review: Fans love chemistry between Hrithik, Deepika

Fighter review: Reactions for Fighter have been pouring in. Fans are also praising the chemistry between Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone in their first film together. One fan said, "I love the chemistry between Hrithik and Deepika. It is killer".

Jan 25, 2024 3:25 PM IST

Fighter review: Box office collection

Fighter review: Box office estimates of the Siddharth Anand directorial are here, and according to a report by Sacnilk.com, Fighter may collect in the range of 25 crore on its first day. Read full story

Jan 25, 2024 3:12 PM IST

Fighter review: Fighter not releasing in UAE too?

Fighter review: The release of Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone-starrer Fighter is currently suspended in the UAE as well, after it was reported to have been banned in all Gulf countries.

Jan 25, 2024 2:59 PM IST

Fighter review: Vaani Kapoor hails Fighter

Fighter review: She shared a couple of notes on Instagram Stories on Thursday. About Hrithik, she wrote, "How can I not be in awe of you? It’s exhilarating to see you breathe life in every frame by displaying a whirlwind of emotions bringing the perfect blend of strength and vulnerability to Patty (his Fighter character)."

Jan 25, 2024 2:46 PM IST

Fighter review: Fans pages post about action film

Fighter review: The film's screenings are being attended by members of fan clubs in different parts of the country on its first day.

Jan 25, 2024 2:32 PM IST

Fighter review: Film is high on patriotism

Fighter review: Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone's action film keeps you invested and engaged to a point that you barely focus on the loopholes. Read full review here

Jan 25, 2024 2:06 PM IST

Fighter review live: Hrithik poses with Saba

Fighter review live: Actor Hrithik Roshan was joined by girlfriend Saba Azad at special screening of Fighter as the film released across the country.

Jan 25, 2024 1:55 PM IST

Fighter review live: Deepika steals the spotlight at Fighter event

Fighter review live: Deepika Padukone arrives for a special screening of Fighter. She was in a beige and white look.

Jan 25, 2024 1:38 PM IST

Fighter review live: Morning shows' occupancy

Fighter review live: Details of Fighter day 1 Hindi (IMAX 3D) occupancy in theaters have been reported by Sacnilk.com. The morning shows had 28.67 percent occupancy.

Jan 25, 2024 1:24 PM IST

Fighter review and release live: Film makes ₹5.9 crore in day 2 advance

Fighter review live: This film's advance booking for day 2 is here. As per a report by Sacnilk.com, Fighter sold 1.85 lakh tickets for day 2 and earned roughly 5.9 crore nett in India for it.

Jan 25, 2024 1:06 PM IST

Fighter review and release live: Hrithik says he 'copied' Deepika

Fighter review live: Deepika Padukone joined Hrithik Roshan for Fighter promotions recently. Here's what they said about working with each other for the first time. Read full story

Jan 25, 2024 12:50 PM IST

Fighter review and release live: Top Gun comparisons

Fighter review live: Director Siddharth Anand has addressed the first reactions to Fighter, and said that comparisons to Hollywood film franchise Top Gun starring Tom Cruise were 'inevitable’, while also adding that the audience needs to treat Indian films with more ‘respect.’ Read full story

Jan 25, 2024 12:37 PM IST

Fighter review and release live: 'All time blockbuster'

Fighter review live: Fans have taken to X and are making 'Fighter First Day First Show' trend on the platform. One wrote about Fighter, "All time blockbuster." Other are praising the film's 'impressive' action sequences.

Jan 25, 2024 12:26 PM IST

Fighter review and release live: Fans praise Deepika

Fighter review live: One wrote, "Deepika Padukone's impressive feat of flying an aircraft onscreen truly underscores her status as India's best actress. Learning to fly a chopper is a testament to her versatility and dedication. Admiration and love for you, Deepika!"

Jan 25, 2024 12:16 PM IST

Fighter review and release live: ₹25 crore box office opening

Fighter review live: According to a report by Sacnilk.com, Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone-starrer Fighter may collect in the range of 25 crore nett on its first day in India. Read full story here

Jan 25, 2024 12:05 PM IST

Fighter review and release live: Ayushmann Khurrana and daughter dance to Fighter song

Fighter review live: Deepika Padukone reacted as actor Ayushmann Khurrana danced with his daughter to Fighter song Sher Khul Gaye. She wrote with their video on Instagram Stories, "Gosh! This little one has got some serious swag!"

Jan 25, 2024 11:55 AM IST

Fighter review and release live: Gulf countries ban

Fighter review live: As per Girish Johar, film trade analyst, Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone-starrer Fighter has been denied release in all Gulf countries, except UAE, as of now.

Jan 25, 2024 11:48 AM IST

Fighter review and release live: Fans dance inside theatre

Fighter review live: In new videos, moviegoers can be seen breaking into a dance at a theatre in Mumbai as Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan's Fighter song Sher Khul Gaye played on screen.

Jan 25, 2024 11:37 AM IST

Fighter review and release live: Deepika Padukone lived at IAF base

Fighter review live: Deepika Padukone recently talked about her experience, while filming for Fighter at Tezpur Air Force Station in Assam. Deepika lived in staff quarters, played badminton while working on the film in Tezpur.

Jan 25, 2024 11:27 AM IST

Fighter review and release live: Fans hail 'insane' first half

Fighter review live: One X user tweeted, "Fighter 1st half is total insanity (fire emoji). Barring a couple of forced internal interactions of rival commanders, everything about Fighter is absolutely amazing so far."

Jan 25, 2024 11:19 AM IST

Fighter review and release live: More aerial action films

Fighter review live: A look at some Hollywood films with cool aerial stunts, including movies from Tom Cruise's Top Gun franchise. Read full story

Jan 25, 2024 11:05 AM IST

Fighter review and release live: Sussanne Khan reviews the film

Fighter review live: Hrithik Roshan's ex-wife Sussanne Khan took to Instagram Stories to share her Fighter review on Thursday after watching the film at a special screening on Wednesday. She wrote, "Big congratulations... fabulous mega movie!"

Jan 25, 2024 10:56 AM IST

Fighter review and release live: Watch Fighter trailer

Fighter review live: Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone give it their all in an intense air battle over Kashmir. The film has primarily been shot at air bases in India with real Sukhois, Indian fighter planes. Watch Fighter trailer to know more about the film.

Jan 25, 2024 10:48 AM IST

Fighter review and release live: Fighter got U/A certification after two cuts

Fighter review live: The CBFC reportedly demanded two cuts in Fighter, starring Hrithik Roshan-Deepika Padukone. The film is set to release on January 25. Reacting to which, filmmaker Siddharth Anand said there are certain guidelines that the censor board operates on and one needs to to accept that.

Jan 25, 2024 10:39 AM IST

Fighter review and release live updates: Fans praise Deepika

Fighter review live: A fan watching the film shared a clip on X, and wrote, "Deepika Padukone flying aircraft speaks volumes about her being the no. 1 actress of India; indeed Deepika learned how to fly a chopper!"

Jan 25, 2024 10:30 AM IST

Fighter review and release live: First reactions are positive

Fighter review live: One of the Fighter movie reviews on X (Formerly Twitter) read, "Those who are waiting to make fun of Fighter jet sequences by comparing it to Top Gun: Maverick will be mighty disappointed. TERRIFIC results the makers have achieved in a fraction of a budget compared to Top Gun."

Jan 25, 2024 10:24 AM IST

Fighter review and release live: Screening held for IAF officers

Fighter review live: Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone posed together at a special screening of Fighter in Delhi for IAF officers. Director Siddharth Anand and actor Anil Kapoor were also present at the screening, which was held at a theatre in Chanakyapuri.

Jan 25, 2024 10:17 AM IST

Fighter review and release live: day 1 advance booking

Fighter review live: Fighter is expected to perform well at the domestic box office on its opening day. This film's advance booking for day 1 was shared by Sacnilk.com – with 27.9 lakh tickets sold, the film will likely earn 8.4 crore nett in India.

Jan 25, 2024 10:03 AM IST

Fighter review live: Fans demand Fighter in Telugu

One tweeted, "Why this film Fighter was not released in Tamil and Telugu. We are eagerly waiting to watch this movie in our language with family at theatres. Very disappointed." Others compared Fighter with Drishyam 2.

Jan 25, 2024 9:58 AM IST

Fighter review and release live updates: Celebs at screening

A day before Fighter's release, a special screening was organised. From Shah Rukh Khan to Hrithik's girlfriend Saba Azad and his ex-wife Sussanne Khan rooting for his film, many were snapped by the paparazzi. Read full story here

Jan 25, 2024 9:46 AM IST

Fighter review and release live updates: Fans review film

One tweeted, "Just watched Fighter... star power, style, scale, soul, substance and surprises. what an EXPERIENCE. Siddharth Anand visuals, action scenes are beyond imagination, performance of Hrithik Roshan is just spectacular..."

Jan 25, 2024 9:36 AM IST

Fighter review and release live updates: Trailer controversy

Siddharth Anand recently defended the Fighter trailer, and said his film stands against terrorism. He clarified the action movie was not 'jingoistic' or against Pakistan, as was alleged by some Pakistani actors. Read full story here

Jan 25, 2024 9:28 AM IST

Fighter review and release live updates: Plot, runtime, other details

As Fighter releases in theatres worldwide on Thursday, here's a look at all the details we know so far about the Siddharth Anand directorial. Read full story here

Jan 25, 2024 9:19 AM IST

Fighter review and release live updates: Rakesh Roshan reviews film

Hrithik Roshan's father, filmmaker Rakesh Roshan shared his Fighter review on Thursday. He tweeted, "Watched… Fighter the best Hrithik the best. Deepika the best. Anil the best. Sid (Siddharth Anand) the bestest. SALUTE to all."

Jan 25, 2024 9:12 AM IST

Fighter review and release live updates: Fans call it blockbuster

Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone's fans have been tweeting about the film, sharing clips from the action film and calling it 'mega blockbuster' already.

Jan 25, 2024 9:06 AM IST

Fighter release live: Film banned in Gulf countries

There's bad news for Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone's fans living in Gulf countries. Fighter has been denied release in all Gulf countries except UAE as of now. Read full story here

Jan 25, 2024 8:59 AM IST

Fighter release live: SRK at special screening

Shah Rukh Khan made a superstar entry at Fighter's special screening in Mumbai on Wednesday night. He arrived in his Rolls Royce, accompanied by security and police.

Jan 25, 2024 8:49 AM IST

Fighter release live: Fans watch first show

Fans have been sharing glimpses of watching Fighter's early morning shows. The hashtag 'Fighter First Day First Show ' is also trending on X (formerly known as Twitter).

Jan 25, 2024 8:41 AM IST

Fighter release live: first reactions

Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Thursday, "Siddharth Anand scores a hat-trick… aerial combat, drama, emotions and patriotism, Fighter is a KING-SIZED ENTERTAINER..."

Jan 25, 2024 8:31 AM IST

Fighter release live: box office

Hrithik Roshan's Fighter releases in theatres on January 25. according to the report by Sacnilk.com, Fighter may collect in the range of 25 crore on its first day. Read full story here

Jan 25, 2024 11:05 AM IST

Fighter review and release live: Sussanne Khan reviews the film

Fighter review live: Hrithik Roshan's ex-wife Sussanne Khan took to Instagram Stories to share her Fighter review on Thursday after watching the film at a special screening on Wednesday. She wrote, "Big congratulations... fabulous mega movie!"

Jan 25, 2024 10:56 AM IST

Fighter review and release live: Watch Fighter trailer

Fighter review live: Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone give it their all in an intense air battle over Kashmir. The film has primarily been shot at air bases in India with real Sukhois, Indian fighter planes. Watch Fighter trailer to know more about the film.

Jan 25, 2024 10:48 AM IST

Fighter review and release live: Fighter got U/A certification after two cuts

Fighter review live: The CBFC reportedly demanded two cuts in Fighter, starring Hrithik Roshan-Deepika Padukone. The film is set to release on January 25. Reacting to which, filmmaker Siddharth Anand said there are certain guidelines that the censor board operates on and one needs to to accept that.

Jan 25, 2024 10:39 AM IST

Fighter review and release live updates: Fans praise Deepika

Fighter review live: A fan watching the film shared a clip on X, and wrote, "Deepika Padukone flying aircraft speaks volumes about her being the no. 1 actress of India; indeed Deepika learned how to fly a chopper!"

Jan 25, 2024 10:30 AM IST

Fighter review and release live: First reactions are positive

Fighter review live: One of the Fighter movie reviews on X (Formerly Twitter) read, "Those who are waiting to make fun of Fighter jet sequences by comparing it to Top Gun: Maverick will be mighty disappointed. TERRIFIC results the makers have achieved in a fraction of a budget compared to Top Gun."

Jan 25, 2024 10:24 AM IST

Fighter review and release live: Screening held for IAF officers

Fighter review live: Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone posed together at a special screening of Fighter in Delhi for IAF officers. Director Siddharth Anand and actor Anil Kapoor were also present at the screening, which was held at a theatre in Chanakyapuri.

Jan 25, 2024 10:17 AM IST

Fighter review and release live: day 1 advance booking

Fighter review live: Fighter is expected to perform well at the domestic box office on its opening day. This film's advance booking for day 1 was shared by Sacnilk.com – with 27.9 lakh tickets sold, the film will likely earn 8.4 crore nett in India.

Jan 25, 2024 10:03 AM IST

Fighter review live: Fans demand Fighter in Telugu

One tweeted, "Why this film Fighter was not released in Tamil and Telugu. We are eagerly waiting to watch this movie in our language with family at theatres. Very disappointed." Others compared Fighter with Drishyam 2.

Jan 25, 2024 9:58 AM IST

Fighter review and release live updates: Celebs at screening

A day before Fighter's release, a special screening was organised. From Shah Rukh Khan to Hrithik's girlfriend Saba Azad and his ex-wife Sussanne Khan rooting for his film, many were snapped by the paparazzi. Read full story here

Jan 25, 2024 9:46 AM IST

Fighter review and release live updates: Fans review film

One tweeted, "Just watched Fighter... star power, style, scale, soul, substance and surprises. what an EXPERIENCE. Siddharth Anand visuals, action scenes are beyond imagination, performance of Hrithik Roshan is just spectacular..."

Jan 25, 2024 9:36 AM IST

Fighter review and release live updates: Trailer controversy

Siddharth Anand recently defended the Fighter trailer, and said his film stands against terrorism. He clarified the action movie was not 'jingoistic' or against Pakistan, as was alleged by some Pakistani actors. Read full story here

Jan 25, 2024 9:28 AM IST

Fighter review and release live updates: Plot, runtime, other details

As Fighter releases in theatres worldwide on Thursday, here's a look at all the details we know so far about the Siddharth Anand directorial. Read full story here

Jan 25, 2024 9:19 AM IST

Fighter review and release live updates: Rakesh Roshan reviews film

Hrithik Roshan's father, filmmaker Rakesh Roshan shared his Fighter review on Thursday. He tweeted, "Watched… Fighter the best Hrithik the best. Deepika the best. Anil the best. Sid (Siddharth Anand) the bestest. SALUTE to all."

Jan 25, 2024 9:12 AM IST

Fighter review and release live updates: Fans call it blockbuster

Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone's fans have been tweeting about the film, sharing clips from the action film and calling it 'mega blockbuster' already.

Jan 25, 2024 9:06 AM IST

Fighter release live: Film banned in Gulf countries

There's bad news for Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone's fans living in Gulf countries. Fighter has been denied release in all Gulf countries except UAE as of now. Read full story here

Jan 25, 2024 8:59 AM IST

Fighter release live: SRK at special screening

Shah Rukh Khan made a superstar entry at Fighter's special screening in Mumbai on Wednesday night. He arrived in his Rolls Royce, accompanied by security and police.

Jan 25, 2024 8:49 AM IST

Fighter release live: Fans watch first show

Fans have been sharing glimpses of watching Fighter's early morning shows. The hashtag 'Fighter First Day First Show ' is also trending on X (formerly known as Twitter).

Jan 25, 2024 8:41 AM IST

Fighter release live: first reactions

Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Thursday, "Siddharth Anand scores a hat-trick… aerial combat, drama, emotions and patriotism, Fighter is a KING-SIZED ENTERTAINER..."

Jan 25, 2024 8:31 AM IST

Fighter release live: box office

Hrithik Roshan's Fighter releases in theatres on January 25. according to the report by Sacnilk.com, Fighter may collect in the range of 25 crore on its first day. Read full story here

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