The British Board of Film Classification has rated Yash Raj Films’ Pathaan starring Shah Rukh Khan with a 12A classification. Yash Raj Films will release the film across UK cinemas in Hindi and Tamil in IMAX 2D and 2D with English subtitles.
The BBFC rating of 12A means that the film is not generally suitable for children aged under 12. For Pathaan the classification means that no one younger than 12 may see the film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. The total run-time of the Siddharth Anand directorial is reported at 145m 36s Hindi version, 144 36s Tamil version.
Interestingly, the 1m 24s trailer of Pathaan currently showing in UK cinemas is rated at 15, meaning no one younger than 15 may see it in a cinema.
Yash Raj Films initially submitted a version rated 15 of the film for general release. The Indian distributor chose to make cuts to scenes of strong violence in order to receive their preferred 12A classification. The cuts in the film were made in accordance to BBFC guidelines and policy.
Pathaan features injury detail, sex references and jokes, threats, and violence.
Pathaan has become one of the most anticipated Hindi films to release worldwide in a long, long time. Touted as one of the biggest ever action spectacles that audiences will see in cinemas, the visually spectacular Yash Raj Films’ action extravaganza, Pathaan, is part of Aditya Chopra’s ambitious spy universe and has the biggest superstars of India Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in it.
The film will release in UK cinemas from 25th January 2023 in Hindi and Tamil, in IMAX 2D and 2D.