Shamsher Pathania fulfills his lifelong dream and becomes a member of the Indian air force. As he faces rigorous challenges, Patty must rise above his own limitations to become a true hero.
Release date: January 25, 2024 (India)
Director: Siddharth Anand
Producers: Siddharth Anand, Jyoti Deshpande, Ramon Chibb, Ajit Andhare, Anku Pande, Kevin Vaz, Mamta Bhatia
Music by: Score: Sanchit Balhara and Ankit Balhara; Songs: Vishal–Shekhar
Budget: 2.5 billion INR
Distributed by: Viacom18 Studios
Fighter is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language action film. directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Viacom18 Studios and Marflix Pictures. The film stars Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan and Anil Kapoor, and serves as the first film in a planned aerial action franchise.
The film was announced on 10 January 2021. The pre-production was much delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Principal photography finally began in November 2022 with filming proceeding in various schedules across Assam, Hyderabad, Jammu and Kashmir and Mumbai, and wrapped by late-October. Real life Indian Air Force cadets worked for the film. The film has references to 2019 Pulwama attack, 2019 Balakot airstrike and 2019 India–Pakistan border skirmishes. The film’s soundtrack album composed by the duo Vishal–Shekhar consists of five songs, with Satchith Paulose as the cinematographer. The visuals are handled by DNEG.
Fighter was originally scheduled for a theatrical release on 30 September 2022 but was delayed due to the production delays owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is scheduled to release theatrically on 25 January 2024, coinciding with the Republic Day weekend.
Deepika Padukone as Squadron Leader Minal “Minni” Rathore
Hrithik Roshan as Squadron Leader Shamsher “Patty” Pathania
Anil Kapoor as Group Captain Rakesh Jai “Rocky” Singh
Karan Singh Grover as Squadron Leader Sartaj “Taj” Gill
Akshay Oberoi as Squadron Leader Basheer “Bash” Khan
Sanjeeda Sheikh as Bash’s wife
Talat Aziz as Patty’s father
The music is composed by the duo Vishal–Shekhar. The album consists of five songs, including one emotional song.The music rights are bagged by T-Series.
The first single titled “Sher Khul Gaye” was released on 15 December 2023. The second single titled “Ishq Jaisa Kuch” was released on 22 December 2023. The third single titled “Heer Aasmani” was released on 8 January 2023.
Fighter is a Hindi language aerial action thriller, a story of top Indian Air Force (IAF) aviators coming together in the face of imminent danger, to battle the country’s internal and external forces. As Militant activities were going out of control, a new unit, Air Dragons was commissioned by the Air Headquarters, as first responders to any hostile activity, comprising of the best combat aviators handpicked from across the Indian Air Force. FIGHTER unfolds the story of Patty and his mate’s camaraderie, brotherhood, and going through the highs and lows of their internal and external battles.
Genre: Action, Mystery & thriller
Original Language: Hindi
Director: Siddharth Anand
Producer: Siddharth Anand, Mamta Bhatia, Ramon Chibb, Anku Pande
Writer: Ramon Chibb
Release Date (Theaters): Jan 25, 2024 Limited
Runtime: 2h 40m
Distributor: Viva Entertainment
Production Co: Marflix, Prime Focus Media, Betterfly Films, Viacom18 Studios
Sound Mix: Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio: Digital 2.39:1