Gadar 2, the much-anticipated sequel to the iconic film, has stormed the box office on its opening day, amassing an astounding ₹40 crore in India. This impressive feat comes 23 years after the release of its predecessor, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, and marks a triumphant return for the franchise. Helmed by director Anil Sharma, Gadar 2 delves into the lives of Tara Singh (Sunny Deol) and Sakeena (Ameesha Patel) against the backdrop of the India-Pakistan war of 1971.
The film’s exceptional performance was reported by Sacnilk.com, revealing its remarkable ₹40 crore nett earnings on the first day of its release. With a substantial 60.81 percent Hindi occupancy on Friday, Gadar 2 made a resounding impact, rekindling the fervor that the original film had ignited back in 2001 during the partition of India.
Gadar 2 First Day Box Office Collection
Gadar 2 masterfully combines compelling performances, poignant dialogues, and the iconic imagery of the hand pump. It brings to life the legacy of Tara Singh and Sakeena, portraying their journey amidst the tumultuous Crush India Movement of 1971. Notably, the film also follows Tara Singh’s relentless efforts to rescue his son, Charan Jeet Singh (played by Utkarsh Sharma), from the clutches of the Pakistani Army, even crossing the border into Pakistan.
Critics and audiences alike have lauded Gadar 2 for its gripping narrative. The Hindustan Times review hailed it as a tale that encapsulates the enduring enmity between India and Pakistan, seen through the lens of a father’s unwavering bond with his son. As Lieutenant Colonel Devendra Rawat (Gaurav Chopra) seeks Tara’s aid in a critical mission at the border, the film takes audiences on a gripping journey fraught with tension and emotion. The captivating storyline culminates in a confrontation with Pakistan Major General Hamid Iqbal (Manish Wadhwa), who seeks retribution for the losses suffered during the climactic sequence of the original Gadar.
Sunny Deol, who reprised his role as Tara Singh, expressed his gratitude for being part of this iconic franchise. He described Gadar 2 as an inspiring tale of love, courage, and patriotism, and he hopes that audiences across the globe will embrace Tara and Sakina’s return with open arms, reaffirming the enduring legacy of this cinematic gem.