Gadar 2 is a Hindi film released in 2023, directed and produced by Anil Sharma. It's a sequel to the 2001 movie "Gadar: Ek Prem Katha." The film features Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, and Utkarsh Sharma, who reprise their roles from the original film. It falls under the period action drama genre and is written by Shaktimaan Talwar.



Synopsis:

During the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, Tara Singh returns to Pakistan to bring his son, Charanjeet, back home.



Movie Information:

Genre:  Action|Drama

Release Date:  August 11, 2023

Star Cast:  Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, Utkarsh Sharma

Runtime:  2h 50m

Language:  Hindi

Country:  India

Production Company:  Anil Sharma Productions, M.M. Moviez, Zee Studios

Distributed By:  Zee Studios



Filmmakers:

Director:  Anil Sharma

Writers:  Shaktimaan Talwar

Producers:  Kamal Mukut, Anil Sharma

Composer:  Mithun Sharma

Cinematographer:  Ravendra Singh Bhadauria, Najeeb Khan

Editor:  Ashfaq Makrani, Sanjay Sankla

Production Design:  Muneesh Sappel



Box Office Collection Day Wise:

Day Date Collection
Day 1 August 11, 2023 ₹40.10 cr.
Day 2 August 12, 2023 ₹45.4 cr.
Day 3 August 13, 2023 ₹47.30 cr.
Day 4 August 14, 2023 NoData
Day 5 August 15, 2023 NoData
Day 6 August 16, 2023 NoData
Day 7 August 17, 2023 NoData
Day 8 August 18, 2023 NoData
Day 9 August 19, 2023 NoData
Day 10 August 20, 2023 NoData


Budget and Box Office Collection:

Budget:  ₹100 crore

Domestic:  ₹85 crore

Gross Worldwide:  ₹93.71 crore



Gadar 2 Hit Or Flop Verdict:

"Gadar 2" with a budget of ₹100 crore has managed to collect ₹93 crore at the box office and is still collecting. Its IMDb rating of 6.6 reflects a moderate response. While not an outright flop, the film's performance could be deemed modest, falling short of blockbuster status.



Gadar 2 Review:

"Gadar 2" continues the journey of Tara Singh (Sunny Deol) as he once again crosses the border to Pakistan, seeking to bring his son Jeete (Utkarsh Sharma) back. Unlike its provocative predecessor, this sequel takes a more balanced approach under director Anil Sharma, likely influenced by the intense socio-political climate of today. The film sets itself against the backdrop of the Bangladesh War, emphasizing the need to move beyond the hate-fueled aftermath of Partition. Religion is critiqued as a tool for political agendas, focusing on individuals rather than entire communities.


However, while the original "Gadar" featured a tender love story between Tara and Sakina (Ameesha Patel) complemented by Uttam Singh’s impactful music, the emotional depth falls short in the sequel. The narrative lacks the same poignant core, and the attempts at emotional resonance don't quite hit the mark. Sunny Deol's portrayal of a wounded soul remains intense and compelling, but the script fails to provide substantial situations for him to shine.


Manish Wadhwa impresses as an antagonist, but his performance doesn't reach the heights of Amrish Puri's iconic presence. Utkarsh Sharma gets more screen time and adds a romantic layer to the film, yet his character largely revolves around Tara. Ameesha Patel's portrayal of Sakeena is convincing but lacks evolution, making her seem one-dimensional as the story progresses.


The music, provided by Sayeed Quadri and Mithoon, is enjoyable but doesn't quite capture the magic of the original's iconic tracks. While "Chal Tere Ishq Main" stands out, it doesn't compensate for the overall lack of emotional resonance. The climax of the film suffers from lazy writing, leaving the audience wanting more from the story's resolution.


In conclusion, "Gadar 2" attempts to find a middle ground in its portrayal of socio-political issues but falls short of recapturing the emotional depth and impact of its predecessor. Despite Sunny Deol's strong performance, the sequel struggles to strike the right chords with the audience, leaving Tara's legacy somewhere in between.