After 22 years, Sunny Deol returned as Tara Singh, and we were excited to relive the magic once again. Given the massive box-office success of the original movie, our expectations were sky-high when we streamed it on Zee5. However, all those expectations were brutally shattered when we embarked on the 2-hour and 50-minute long journey of Gadar 2. While there were many aspects that left us disappointed, here are 9 things we disliked the most about Gadar 2:
1. Gadar 2 Offers Nothing New
After spending almost three hours on the movie, you will definitely wonder why you even bothered to watch it. The main reason behind this feeling is that the movie offers nothing new. It’s old wine in a new bottle. Gadar 2 follows the same formula as the original, with the patriotic Tara Singh going on a rampage in Pakistan, this time to rescue his son (Sharma) from the clutches of the cruel Major General Hamid Iqbal (Wadhwa). This movie will definitely make you question why it was made in the first place.
2. Badly Written Screenplay
One key aspect that left us hugely disappointed is the poorly crafted screenplay. In simpler terms, the writing lacks cleverness. The screenplay often lacks logic, especially given the film’s setting from 1954 to 1971, a period marked by stringent border restrictions. If you’ve watched the film, you’d notice how conveniently characters cross the border. In the final scene, the Pakistan army enters India without even realizing it. How is that possible? That’s not all; in one scene, Tara Singh miraculously reaches India from Pakistan after surviving a river crossing – where’s the logic?
3. Utkarsh Sharma’s Weak Acting
Another department where the movie falters is the acting department. When it comes to acting, especially Utkarsh Sharma’s performance in the second half is disappointing. In an era when the audience has exposure to great talent, Utkarsh Sharma needs to learn many things if he wants to build a successful career. There are moments with horrible dialogue delivery that will make you question your decision to watch the movie.
4. No Good New Songs
Just like a recent Bollywood trend, the movie lacks good new songs. The only songs that stand out are ‘Udd Jaa Kaale’ and ‘Main Nikla Gadi Leke,’ which are the original songs from Gadar. Bollywood seems to have lost the magic of creating memorable songs, and Gadar 2 is just another example.
5. Too Long & Dragged
The movie feels so dragged that we tend to doze off in between but are jolted awake by the ear-splitting loud sounds. Gadar 2 falters in terms of story and its pace. At 2 hours and 50 minutes, it’s a tad long and could have been shortened by 30 minutes.
6. Dialogues Lack ‘Wow’ Factor
Frankly, Gadar won hearts with its hard-hitting dialogues. However, for Gadar 2, we must say we are highly disappointed with the dialogues. The dialogues lack any ‘wow’ factor, and those that elicit the most enthusiasm, like ‘Hindustan Zindabad,’ are ones we’ve encountered previously.
7. Very Very Loud Drama
Sometimes, it feels like Sunny Deol speaks loudly, whether in battles, different places, or even at home, just to show how powerful his voice is. Since Deol is a major character, the composer Monty Sharma uses very loud sounds whenever there’s action on screen. It seems like this creative composer has one main rule: make lots of noise to make the movie more exciting!
8. Sunny Deol’s Limited Screen Time
There are times when you miss Sunny Deol’s presence in the movie. With so much limelight given to Anil Sharma’s son, Utkarsh Sharma, the movie feels more like a launch vehicle than a sequel. There’s a whole chunk in the film when Deol just vanishes from the picture and returns only to go on a rampage in Pakistan to bring back his son. We wish we could have seen more of Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel.
9. Gadar 2 Has No Magic
The bottom line is you won’t feel a cinch of the magic that you felt when you watched Gadar – The Original. The movie may have made crores at the box office, but it failed to leave a mark on our hearts the way Gadar did. We are still Team Gadar (The Original) and won’t let Gadar 2’s disappointment ruin it.
Have you watched the movie? What did you think of it?