Gadar 2

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Gadar 2

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Cast: Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, Manish Wadhwa

Writer: Shaktimaan Talwar

Director: Anil Sharma

Plot: Gadar 2 is an upcoming sequel to the 2001 film Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, which was a romantic action drama set during the partition of India. The sequel will follow the same characters, Tara Singh, Sakeena and their son Charanjeet, as they face new challenges in the backdrop of the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War.

According to the official synopsis, Tara Singh travels back to Pakistan on a personal mission to save his son Charanjeet, who is imprisoned and tortured by the Pakistan soldiers under Major General Hamid Iqbal. The film will also explore the love story of Charanjeet and Muskaan, a Pakistani girl. The film is directed by Anil Sharma and stars Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, Utkarsh Sharma and Simrat Kaur in the lead roles.

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Star cast: Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, Utkarsh Sharma, Manish Wadhwa, Gaurav Chopra and Simrat Kaur

Director: Anil Sharma

Producers: Anil Sharma

Gadar 2 Box Office Review: Pre-Release Buzz & Impression

Gadar is an emotion and the all-time blockbuster has made its name registered in the record books of the Indian box office several years back. So, to touch such a film for a sequel, which has a huge legacy, was always a daring thing to do. But director Anil Sharma did it, and so far, he won’t regret his decision.

Yes, Gadar 2 managed to garner all the attention it deserved due to the goodwill of part 1. In fact, the craze has been unprecedented among the audience, especially in B and C centres. To be very honest, the trailer and all the revamped versions of old Gadar classic songs have received average responses from viewers, but that doesn’t really matter here. There’s nostalgia attached to the film and the character of Tara Singh, due to which the advance booking has been earth-shattering.

So, irrespective of the content, it looked like a bonafide blockbuster to me and a celebration for Gadar fans.

Gadar 2 Box Office Review: Initial Start, Positives & Negatives

As reported by us in advance booking stories, Gadar 2 has already amassed a hefty collection and is set for a humongous opening day. Even multiplex chains have joined the party, while single screens are already erupting like volcanoes. To share my own experience, this mass entertainer had around 60% occupancy for an 8:30 am show in a Cinepolis theatre. Most of the attendees were middle-aged, so it’s clear that Gadar fans will give at least one chance to the sequel.

Talking about the positives of Gadar 2, the film is enjoying a massive advance booking not just for the opening day but for the entire weekend. So, there are chances that the 100 crore mark will be crossed by Sunday itself. Not to forget, there’s a holiday on Tuesday, providing more boost at ticket windows. Considering the patriotic backdrop, the Sunny Deol starrer will be the first choice of moviegoers on Independence Day. During the first 5 days, the film would do enough business to get a success tag at the Indian box office. Yes, there’s competition in the form of OMG 2, but that film has an adult certification and won’t eat up in Anil Sharma‘s film business. Other than that, this Gadar sequel has an open run for two weeks until Ayushmann Khurrana’s Dream Girl 2 releases on the 25th of August.

Coming to the negatives of Gadar 2, the film falls flat when it comes to content. It’s just the euphoria of Tara Singh, and after the Independence Day holiday, a sharp decline would be seen. No doubt, collections are going to be huge, but a golden opportunity has been missed to turn a firecracker into a dynamite. Considering the pre-release buzz, the film had a huge potential to create history, but it won’t be happening now.

Gadar 2 Box Office Review: Final Verdict

On the whole, Gadar 2 got a perfect platform to do something unimaginable and go past the milestone of 300 crores or more, but the content isn’t just backing it up. After the hoopla during the extended weekend, the film won’t be able to rake in much. It is expected to earn between 150-170 crores at the Indian box office.

Must Read: Gadar 2 Movie Review: Not A Sunny Deol Film & It’s Only 2 Decades Late With The Release, Should’ve Released In The Next Week Of Part 1 With The Kind Of Efforts It Has Got From The Filmmaker

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Star Cast: Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, Utkarsh Sharma, Manish Wadhwa, Gaurav Chopra, Simrat Kaur

Director: Anil Sharma

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What’s Good: It has brought back some good memories…

What’s Bad: …only to murder them by turning into an unforgettable nightmare

Loo Break: Whenever you can’t find Sunny Deol in a scene (that’s almost 90% of the film)

Watch or Not?: Skip this if you have any respect for the OG masterpiece

Language: Hindi

Available On: Theatrical release

Runtime: *inserts Titanic meme* It’s been 84 years

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The year is 1971, 24 years after what happened in the classic cult film Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. Tara Singh (Sunny Deol) is the national hero living a simple life with his son Jeetay (Utkarsh Sharma) and wife Sakeena (Ameesha Patel) singing ‘Udd Jaa Kale Kaava’ to give the ultimate satisfaction to wifey (or that’s how it looks from her face in that song). He casually keeps meeting Army’s Colonel & gets hired to be a CHT (Civil Hired Transport).

Tara is allocated to supply ammunition to the Indian army struggling in the ’71 war but he faces a major blow making Jeetay go to Pakistan to save his ‘paape’ (father). Upon reaching there, he learns that Paape isn’t here and what transpires after that serves to be the basic crux of the film.

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Gadar 2 Movie Review: Script Analysis

Director Anil Sharma leaves no stone unturned to make you feel that it’s a sequel to Gadar, so much so that it feels like it’s nearly 22 years late with its release. With the kind of efforts put in by the filmmaker & the team, this should’ve been released in the next week of its prequel in 2001 & even then many would’ve asked the same question: “Why?” Sharma brings back Shaktimaan Talwar who’s best known to write Gadar and also Veer, Singh Saab The Great, Hero: Love Story Of A Spy and Ghayal Once Again. He uses every frame to make you feel like you’re watching a sequel to Gadar. That’s no problem in doing that but by being so much ‘at your face’, it’s like: Sakeena (breathes) and the scene would cut to how Sakeena used to love breathing in Gadar: Ek Prem Katha.

It’s only Sunny Deol’s roar that keeps this movie somewhat alive in some scenes. As expected Anil Sharma pulls off the bait-and-switch scheme by selling Utkarsh Sharma in the name of Sunny Deol. Sunny’s performance should be considered an extended cameo at best (extended being the keyword). When we thought we won’t get any competition against Prabhas’ Adipurush to take over the crown of having the tackiest VFX, Anil Sharma rose and shone bringing back 2001 in 2023 (such nostalgia!). He’s so stuck to milk nostalgia, he decides to keep the VFX even worse than what he did 22 years ago.

Gadar 2 Movie Review: Star Performance

Sunny Deol proves why even after 2 decades, he still has it to pull Tara Singh off with the same energy, style and conviction. Unfortunately, he fell for a bad script and should have thought better before agreeing to ruin a classic like Gadar. Happy for him as an actor, sad that he would choose to do this. Ameesha Patel after losing the charm she had for Sakeena, delivers an unidimensional disappointment at the best.

Utkarsh Sharma, because of whom, all this setup has been made disenchants everyone by hamming throughout his performance. He’s made to mimic Rajesh Khanna, Prithviraj Kapoor & Dilip Kumar, a thing even established actors would think twice before attempting it. Thought Simrat Kaur’s Muskaan sarcastically asks Utkarsh “Actor aur aap?” and a lot of us must’ve roared in unison “Exactly!” Manish Wadhwa as the evil Pakistani Army General doesn’t look like a person in a Bollywood film being directed in 2023, he looks, feels and talks like a stereotypical Pakistani army man from the Bollywood films of the 90s.

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