As Shah Rukh Khan celebrates his 58th birthday, he surprised his fans with a teaser for his upcoming movie, “Dunki.” Directed by the maestro of storytelling, Rajkumar Hirani, the teaser promises a heartwarming journey into the lives of four friends.

The movie, firmly rooted in real-life experiences, weaves a tale of love and friendship, uniting disparate stories with a blend of humor and heartache.

The teaser shines a spotlight on Rajkumar Hirani’s storytelling prowess, promising a return to emotionally resonant cinema, appealing to both Indian and NRI audiences. “Dunki” strikes a chord with those who hold India in their hearts, no matter where in the world they reside.

However, not everyone is convinced, with some critics drawing parallels to SRK’s last disaster, “Zero.” They cite concerns about his appearance. The Zero vibe will surely dent if it continues in other promotional material.

The real intrigue lies in the clash of the titans, as “Dunki” squares off against Prabhas’ “Salaar” this Christmas weekend.

The teaser hints that “Dunki” may not pose a threat to “Salaar” in mass circuits and Telugu states. Still, it has the potential to make waves in multiplexes and overseas markets if it receives a positive word-of-mouth boost on its first day.

Salaar is a front-loaded actioner so it would definitely trounce Dunki in terms of opening day collections. But the real test will start after the first weekend when the public’s word of mouth will come into play. The film with better content and entertainment will win the clash.