Some online users have picked out identical shots in the films Pathaan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, and Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning Part 1, starring Tom Cruise.
Tom Cruise performs many risky feats in the Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One official teaser, which was just published. Although it was a pleasure for action movie enthusiasts and followers of the franchise, several Netizens believed that some scenes were lifted from Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan.
Particularly, the moment involving the train set and starring Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan has drawn comparisons to that scene from Pathaan.
A few Twitter users pointed out the similarities by posting screenshots from the Pathaan and Mission: Impossible- Dead Reckoning Part One trailers. Fans have been reminded of Pathaan by the train accident scene and the one when Tom Cruise is seen dangling over a cliff. One person tweeted, “Few days ago, I saw the whole twitter making fun of #Pathaan train scene just because it accidentally has similarity with Jackie Chan cartoon. But now that #MissionImpossible also has similar action scenes, nobody will say anything,” while another one shared the screenshot of similar scenes in the two films and wrote, “Bollywood should be proud.”
However, on Reddit, many other users had contradictory opinions. A user commented to this, and wrote, “Train falling of a bridge with people on top was not invented by Tom Cruz or srk.. it’s been an old stunt or action sequence .. that’s like saying ohh these two songs have the same scale.” Another user commented, “I am sorry what?! I thought Pathaan was a Indian copy of all Mission Impossible films? The entire train sequence is a scene-to-scene make of a Jackie Chan animation.”