Jawan director Atlee opens up about Shah Rukh Khan’s iconic monologue from movie: ‘I’m just describing…’

Jawan director Atlee recently opened up about Shah Rukh Khan's iconic dialogue from his mass actioner. The filmmaker extensively spoke about his intentions behind writing it.

Akhila Menon
Written by Akhila Menon , Journalist
Updated on Oct 06, 2023 | 07:07 AM IST | 111.9K
Shah Rukh Khan, Atlee, Jawan
Shah Rukh Khan in Jawan, Atlee (Credits: Red Chillies Entertainment, Instagram)
Key Highlight
  • Shah Rukh Khan's monologue on voting in the climax of Jawan, won millions of hearts
  • Recently, director Atlee opened up about the idea behind creating the powerful scene

Jawan, the mass actioner that hit the theatres in September, has emerged as one of the biggest blockbusters in its leading man Shah Rukh Khan's acting career. The project, which marked the Bollywood directorial debut of Tamil filmmaker Atlee, has also garnered attention with the epic monologue mouthed by King Khan's character Azad Rathore, in the climax.

As expected, the monologue on casting votes touched the audiences deeply, thanks to the brilliant performance by leading man Shah Rukh Khan, and powerful lines penned by dialogue writer Sumit Arora. During his recent appearance at the India Today Conclave, director Atlee extensively spoke about the idea behind creating the climax of Jawan and the much-loved monologue.

Atlee reveals the idea behind Shah Rukh Khan's Jawan monologue

The hitmaker, who addressed the press at the India Today Conclave, opened up about the idea behind the Jawan climax monologue on casting votes. Atlee revealed that his idea is not to make films that only provide entertainment. "I am also part of the press and media. So I should make entertainment with responsibility. If it is only entertainment, I feel that I am not doing my job," explained the director. 


"I just get the real emotions. Like, what is going around and what we are doing as a society to counter it. I am not specifying anything but I am talking about real issues. One should know who to vote for and how to vote and read the manual. I am just describing what responsibility is," Atlee further added.


About Jawan

Shah Rukh Khan appeared in the roles of Captain Vikram Rathore and his son, Azad Rathore IPS, a jailer in the Atlee directorial. Nayanthara, the lady superstar of the South film industry made her Bollywood debut with the blockbuster outing. Deepika Padukone appeared in an extended cameo role, as Vikram's wife and Azad's mother, Aishwarya Rathore. 

Vijay Sethupathi appeared as the lead antagonist Kalie Gaekwad in Jawan, which features a stellar star cast including Priya Mani, Sanya Malhotra, Sunil Grover, Yogi Babu, Ridhi Dogra, Mukesh Chhabra, Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, and many others in the supporting roles. Anirudh Ravichander composed songs and the original score for the movie, which is produced by Red Chillies Entertainment.

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Hopelessly in love with Indian cinema, Akhila Menon grew up watching Malayalam and Tamil films, and those are


Credits: India Today Conclave / Red Chillies Entertainment / Atlee Instagram

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