Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, released over two decades ago, left an indelible impact on Bollywood. Its gripping storyline, heartrending performances, and resonant patriotic themes made it a cultural phenomenon. With the release of Gadar 2, the audience was treated to a nostalgic reunion with the characters they had come to love. The film brilliantly balances revisiting the past with addressing contemporary issues, a factor that greatly contributed to its successful opening. Thanks to this, Sunny Deol, has once again proven his mettle with the release of Gadar 2. In fact, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2001 blockbuster Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, has not only reignited the charm of its predecessor but has also etched a new chapter in Sunny Deol’s career.
In this box office report, we look at the opening day collections of Gadar 2 while comparing the same to Sunny Deol’s previous releases. Collecting a staggering Rs. 40.10 cr on its opening day the film has managed to overshadow the business of Sunny’s previous releases to emerge as the actor’s highest opening day grosser ever. In fact, the business of the film far out matches Sunny’s previous releases like Yamla Pagla Deewana which collected Rs. 7.95 cr, Ghayal Once Again which collected Rs. 7.20 cr, Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 which collected Rs. 7.5 cr, and Singh Saab The Great which had collected Rs. 6 cr.
This success of Gadar 2 is being attributed to more than just nostalgia. The film’s ability to tackle themes that continue to resonate with audiences played a crucial role in its triumphant opening. From patriotic fervour to emotional depth, the film explores a spectrum of emotions and experiences that strike a chord with viewers. Sunny Deol’s portrayal of a passionate and principled character strikes a chord with audiences, especially in the context of the current social and political climate.
Going forward, the business of the film is sure to see growth, in fact, with highly positive reviews, immense audience appreciation and strong word of mouth trade predictions state that the collections of Gadar 2 could see a meteoric rise over its opening weekend. Advance estimates claim that Gadar 2 will easily make it past the Rs. 100 cr mark by the close of its opening weekend.
Sunny Deol’s Top 5 Highest Opening Day grosser at a glance:
Gadar 2 – Rs. 40.10 cr
Yama Pagla Deewana – Rs. 7.95 cr
Ghayal Once Again – Rs. 7.20 cr
Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 – Rs. 7.5 cr
Singh Saab The Great – Rs. 6 cr
Chup – Rs. 3.06 cr