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'Dunki' premiere: Fanfare and mixed reviews set stage for Shah Rukh Khan's final release of the year

08:15 PM | 23 Dec, 2023
'Dunki' premiere: Fanfare and mixed reviews set stage for Shah Rukh Khan's final release of the year
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As 2023 draws to a close, Bollywood's iconic superstar, Shah Rukh Khan, reflects on a year filled with both triumphs and challenges in his cinematic journey. The year's final release, "Dunki," directed by the acclaimed Rajkumar Hirani, marks the culmination of an eventful year for the King of Romance.

"Dunki" made its theatrical debut with considerable anticipation, generating a "good start" at the domestic box office, as reported by Sacnilk.com. The film, delving into the theme of illegal immigration, offers a unique blend of comedy and drama. However, it opened with INR300 million nett on its first day across all languages, making it Khan's lowest opening of the year.

In comparison, his earlier releases in 2023, "Pathaan" and "Jawan," set the bar high with INR570 million and an impressive INR895 million on their respective opening days. The initial collections of "Dunki" may have fallen short of its predecessors, but the journey has been far from lackluster.

The premiere of "Dunki" on Thursday was a spectacle of fanfare, with drumbeats, dancing, and confetti. However, the film received a mixed bag of reviews from critics, suggesting that it may not reach the same fever pitch as Shah Rukh's previous blockbusters. Despite the varied critical reception, the enthusiastic response from fans during early screenings in cities like Udaipur, Mumbai, and Jammu highlighted the enduring appeal of the beloved actor.

Fans indulged in celebratory acts, from garlanding and pouring milk on massive cutouts of Shah Rukh Khan in Kolkata to cake-cutting ceremonies in Guwahati, commemorating the release of "Dunki." Mumbai's Gaiety Cinema witnessed a unique event organized by Shah Rukh's fan club – a special "first-ever 5.55 am" screening, attesting to the unwavering passion of the actor's fanbase.

The film boasts a star-studded cast, including talents like Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, Boman Irani, Vikram Kochhar, and Anil Grover. The film faces stiff competition from "Salaar: Part 1 - Ceasefire," an action-packed period drama starring Prabhas and Prithviraj Sukumaran, scheduled for release on Friday.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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