What is the Meaning of Dunki, The Rajkumar Hirani- Shahrukh Khan Next Venture

dunki meaning

Dunki is an upcoming Hindi language venture of Shahrukh Khan and Taapsee Pannu. The film will be made in the direction of Famous Film Director Rajkumar Hirani who is known for directing historical films like 3 Idiots, Munna Bhai MBBS, Sanju, and PK. While ‘Dunki’ is marked to be the first collaboration between Rajkumar Hirani and Shahrukh Khan.

The makers of the film have released a short amusing video on their social media which left SRK’s Fans super excited, while the video intrigued audience to know more about the subject of the Film!

The announcement of Dunki is getting a positive response from fans and critics. As Finally SRK and Hirani are heading to work together on a project. SRK’s fans always wanted to see him in Hirani’s directorial. While according to Hirani, “Shah Rukh Khan was always there in my wish list and after trying to collaborate several times in the past, we were finally destined to have dunki to mark our partnership.”

As Taapsee Pannu is playing a significant role opposite SRK in the film, she said, “I am beyond excited to embark on this journey and be a part of this very special film. It`s my first time working with Rajkumar Hirani and Shah Rukh Khan, two people who I deeply respect and admire.”

Dunki Movie

Rajkumar Hirani’s films have unique concepts with social message. Most of the time his projects revolve around social issues which makes his movies even more thrilling for his fans. This time too, his first collaboration with SRK won’t be any different. We can expect Dunki a combo pack of emotions, comedy, and romance that will convey a sort of social message to the audience.

As per a 2021 report in Peeping Moon, Dunki is a social drama based on ‘Donkey Flight’, a border immigration issue. 

What is Donkey Flight? Well, Donkey Flight is referred to as the illegal method, a backdoor route adopted by immigrants to enter a foreign country via multiple stops in other countries after years of failing to enter the target country via legitimate means. Hirani’s Movies resolutes to focus on social issues so we can expect Dunki to be based on ‘Donkey Flight’.


GenreEmotional comedy-drama film
Main CastShah Rukh Khan and Taapsee Pannu
Directed byRajkumar Hirani
Produced byAditya Chopra, Maneesh Sharma
Release Date22nd December 2023
BudgetRs.100 Crore (Estimate)
Distributors Jio Studios, Red Chillies Entertainment

The film is written by Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Joshi, and Kanika Dhillon. It is a Jio Studios, Red Chillies Entertainment, and Rajkumar Hirani Films presentation.

Dunki Title Announcement

Title Announcement Poster of ‘Dunki’ Movie

Even at the end of the announcement video when the title of the movie is revealed, a large number of people are shown walking in a desert, seemingly trying to cross a border as a plane is seen flying above them. The visual gives a hint that the film is based on Donkey Flight.  

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Dunki Release Date

The first schedule of ‘Dunki’ will start this April. While the next schedule is destined to be shot in Punjab and the film is set to release on 22 December 2023.

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