Sunny Deol’s ‘Gadar 2’ Roars At The Box Office With A Whopping Rs 39 Crore Opening Day Collection

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Mumbai, 12th August 2023: The highly anticipated film “Gadar 2,” starring Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel, lived up to its expectations by achieving remarkable success at the Indian box office on its opening day. According to a report by Pinkvilla, initial estimates indicate that the directorial work of Anil Sharma garnered an impressive Rs 39 crore on Friday, August 11.

This achievement positions “Gadar 2” as the second-highest opening of the year, trailing only behind Shah Rukh Khan’s “Pathaan.” The latter, which debuted in January of the same year, had raked in Rs 57 crore on its inaugural day in India.

Despite facing competition at the box office from Akshay Kumar’s “OMG 2,” “Gadar 2” clearly outperformed, surpassing “OMG 2” by a considerable margin. Reports suggest that “OMG 2” managed to collect Rs 9 crore on its opening day.

Notably, Salman Khan took to his Instagram account to extend his congratulations to Sunny Deol, praising his performance in “Gadar 2.” Salman wrote, “A punch like Dhai kilo ka haath translates to a whopping opening of forty million. Sunny Paaji, you’re killing it. Heartiest congratulations to the entire Gadar 2 team.”

First announced in October 2021, “Gadar 2” is an official remake of the 2001 film “Gadar: Ek Prem Katha.” The original film was set against the backdrop of post-partition India and narrated the poignant love story between a Muslim girl named Sakeena (Ameesha Patel) and an Indian Sikh boy named Tara Singh (Sunny Deol). In the prequel, Tara Singh had crossed the border to reunite with his wife. In this sequel, Tara Singh undertakes a similar journey, this time to bring his son back.

The film garnered a mixed response from both audiences and critics. A review by News18 Showsha states, “After 22 years, ‘Gadar 2’ arrived on the cinema screens this week, carrying the expectations of dedicated fans from the earlier instalment and even a new generation. However, disappointingly, ‘Gadar 2’ falls short compared to its predecessor. An underwhelming screenplay, weak script, and excessive redundant dialogue combine to create a recipe for disappointment in this sequel.”