Dunki, An Unusual Journey of Four Friends from Punjab to England

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Dunki, An Unusual Journey of Four Friends from Punjab to England
Dunki, An Unusual Journey of Four Friends from Punjab to England

jfid – Shah Rukh Khan is back on the big screen with his latest film, Dunki, directed by Rajkumar Hirani.

The film tells the story of four friends from a village in Punjab who share a common dream: to go to England. However, they do not have visas or tickets.

They then meet a soldier who promises to take them to their dream country in an unusual way: Donkey Flight, a strategy for illegally entering countries like England, Canada, and the United States.

The film combines elements of comedy and drama with touches of emotion and dreams. The cast includes Shah Rukh Khan as Hardayal “Hardy” Singh Dhillon, Taapsee Pannu as Manu Randhawa, Vicky Kaushal as Sukhi, Boman Irani as Geetu Gulati, Vikram Kochhar as Balindar “Buggu” Lakhanpal, and Anil Grover as Balli Kakkad.

The film is based on a true story that took place in 1995 when a group of Indians tried to go to England using Donkey Flight, a dangerous route involving travel through deserts, seas, and mountains. Many of them failed, and some even died on the journey.

The film showcases the dark side of Donkey Flight and how illegal immigrants face various challenges and risks.

In addition, the film also features a love story between Hardy and Manu, who meet when Hardy comes to Punjab to find the person who saved his life.

Hardy, who is a soldier, then helps the four friends to go abroad, both legally and illegally. On their journey, they also form close friendships and feel homesick.

The film has received various responses from critics and viewers. Some praised the performances of the actors, especially Shah Rukh Khan, who appears in two roles, as young and old Hardy.

Some also appreciated the message conveyed by the film, about the importance of valuing dreams, friendship, and love.

However, some criticized the film’s plot, which was considered shallow and not up to the standard of Rajkumar Hirani, known as a director who can present interesting and entertaining stories.

The film was released on December 21, 2023, throughout India and several other countries. The film is predicted to collect around 30 crore rupees on the first day of its release. The film also received a rating of 7.9 out of 10 on the IMDb site, based on 52 thousand reviews from users.

Dunki is a film worth watching for fans of Shah Rukh Khan and Rajkumar Hirani, or for anyone who wants to witness the unusual journey of four friends from Punjab to England. This film will make you laugh, be moved, and think about the meaning of life and dreams.

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