Advance booking of tickets for Jawan opened on September 1 and the film has received a fabulous response at theatre chains in Hindi-speaking markets and from audiences in southern states like Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Given the current trend of ticket sales, Jawan may become the most successful Hindi film to be released in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
Jawan is directed by Atlee, who has worked on many successful Tamil films. In addition to Shah Rukh Khan, who enjoys pan-Indian fame, the film also stars Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi, who are immensely popular amongst audiences in South India.
Ruban Mathivanan of GK Cinemas, Chennai said to Bollywood Hungama “The advance booking is very good. It’s seen as a Tamil film here. If the content clicks, there will be no stopping Jawan in Tamil Nadu. It could become another RRR (2022) or KGF (2018)." He added, “Jawan can emerge as the biggest Hindi film. The buzz picked up after the event in Chennai and after the trailer was out.”
Venkat Prasad, Senior Manager - Programming at Prasads, a popular theatre in Hyderabad told the portal “The advance is tremendous. We opened the booking for very limited shows. And all 8 shows were sold out, in a very short span of time." Prasad added, "The advance booking is more than any Hindi film and also quite fastest. Even the shows of the weekend are fast-filling. We’ll slowly increase the shows now.”
Jawan will be released in theatres in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on September 7.