King Khan has done what no one else has done till now. Shah Rukh Khan’s “Pathaan” comeback after a four-year hiatus has broken all records around the world. The ripple effect is seen in Kashmir as well, where movie halls were shut for over three decades. The film has brought smiles to the hall owners as the “houseful” board returned to the valley. , “Pathaan,” starring Shah Rukh, Deepika Padukone, and John Abrams, had a strong first day, earning 57 crore rupees, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh. With each passing day, the film sets a new record as audiences across the country show their undying affection for this spy thriller. One of the biggest multi-plex chains in India, Inox Leisure Ltd, shared a post on its Twitter handle on January 26 mentioning how the film has helped to churn money in Kashmir after a long break. The post said, “Today, with Pathaan frenzy gripping the nation, we are grateful to King Khan for bringing the treasured “House Full” sign back to the Kashmir Valley after 32 long years! Thank you, Pathaan The Film #YRF50 ShahRukhKhan @iam-, Srk @thejohnabraham @, Deepika Padukone @YRF @ , Inox Shivpora in Kashmir has seen two or three of their shows sell out in the last few days. A similar trend was found on Sunday (January 29) as well, as one of the noon shows was “almost filled up” as per the online ticket booking platform, Book My Show. Before the militancy surge that crippled Kashmir in 1989, forcing cinema hall owners to close their doors, Kashmirians used to flock to theaters and enjoy cinema as much as the rest of the country. The cinemas were banned by a militant group called “Allah Tigers,” and the youth of the state were deprived of the main dose of entertainment for nearly three decades due to political turmoil. Thankfully, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, who inaugurated the Inox embassy in Srinagar on September 20 last year and described it as a “historic” day, The Amir Khan starrer “Laal, Singh Chaddha” was shown as the first movie over there. Sinha stated at the time that all districts in Jammu and Kashmir would have 100-seat cinema halls for youth entertainment. 

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