‘Jawan’: The behind-the-scenes story of 6 action directors

‘Jawan’: The behind-the-scenes story of 6 action directors

According to Yash Raj Films (YRF), its latest Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Jawan’ has been choreographed by as many as six of the film industry’s best action directors. Spiro Razatos, Yannick Ben, Craig Macrae, Kecha Khamphakdee, Sunil Rodrigues and Anal Arasu, who have choreographed the action for some of the biggest films globally, have brought their Midas tough to the latest SRK thriller now.

Their action sequences incorporate a wide range of formats, encompassing hand-to-hand combat, exhilarating bike sequences, heart-pounding truck and car chases, and more. These meticulously conceived action sequences are integral to the film's narrative, adding depth and realism to the cinematic experience. With the combined talents of these six exceptional action directors, ‘Jawan’ is poised to be an out an out action entertainer, the filmmakers said.

‘Jawan’, which hits the cinemas next month, is pitched as a visual spectacle with high quality action sequences.

Spiro Razatos, celebrated for his work on Hollywood blockbusters like ‘The Fast and the Furious’, ’Captain America’ and ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles', brings his mastery of high-octane action to the film.

Yannick Ben, recognised as a seasoned Parkour tutor, has choreographed action for films across Hollywood as well as Telugu and Hindi movies. ‘Transporter 3’, ‘Dunkirk’, and ‘Inception’, along with popular Telugu and Hindi movies such as ‘Raees’ and ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, his diverse skill set adds a unique dimension to the action caper.

Craig Macrae, the visionary behind the action sequences in iconic films like ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, lends his expertise to craft some awe-inspiring action moments.


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Kecha Khamphakdee is an English stunt director who has done prominent work in Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, English, and Telugu film Industry. He is known for his action in blockbusters like ‘Thuppakki’ and ‘Baaghi 2’ and is also a recipient of National Film Award for Best Action Direction in 2018 for ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’.

Sunil Rodrigues specialises in the creation, technical design, direction and production of action sequences. He is known for directing some marvellous action sequences in superhits like ‘Shershaah’, ‘Sooryavanshi’ and ‘Pathan’.

Finally, Anal Arasu is an Indian action choreographer who works in the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi film industries. He is popularly known for directing action in ‘Sultan’, ‘Kaththi’ and ‘Kick’.


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'Jawan' is a Red Chillies Entertainment presentation directed by Atlee, produced by Gauri Khan, and co-produced by Gaurav Verma.

The film will release worldwide in theatres on September 7 in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.

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