Sunny Deol’s indomitable charisma and fervor have once again left an indelible mark on the Bollywood box office, this time with his highly anticipated film Gadar 2. The movie brings back the iconic characters of Tara Singh and Sakeena, continuing their legacy against the backdrop of the Crush India Movement. The plot’s riveting twist sees Tara Singh embark on a daring journey to Pakistan to rescue his son.
From the very first day of its release, Gadar 2 has shattered records, clinching a thunderous opening with an astonishing Rs 40.10 crore at the box office. The cinematic frenzy didn’t wane as the film powered ahead, amassing an impressive Rs 43 crore nett on its second day. Industry tracker Sacnilk reports that this achievement propels the film’s domestic collection to a staggering Rs 83.10 crore – a significant feat for any Hindi film, especially in 2023, where few movies have achieved such monumental figures within their opening weekend.
Bollywood enthusiasts and critics are buzzing with speculation that Gadar 2 might surge past the Rs 175 crore mark within just five days, eventually joining the coveted Rs 300 crore club. Early estimates predict that the three-day opening weekend could hover around Rs 125 crore, an achievement that further cements Sunny Deol’s place as a powerhouse in the industry since the 1980s.
The celluloid triumph hasn’t gone unnoticed among Bollywood’s elite. Renowned figures like Salman Khan and Kangana Ranaut were quick to shower their admiration upon Gadar 2. Salman Khan took to Instagram, posting a striking poster of the film’s star, Sunny Deol, alongside a tribute that read, “Dhai kilo ka haath equals chalis cr ki opening” – a nod to Deol’s famous dialogue. Khan went on to praise the actor and the entire Gadar 2 team, a sentiment that resonated with fans and the industry alike.
Salman pens a note on Gadar 2
Salman shared a poster of Gadar 2 featuring Sunny Deol. He wrote in the caption, “Dhai kilo ka haath equals chalis cr ki opening (Two and a half kilo hand equals to ₹40 crore opening). Sunny paaji (brother) is killing it. Congrats to the entire team of Gadar 2. @iamsunnydeol @ameeshapatel9 @anilsharma_dir @iutkarsharma @zeestudiosofficial #TeamGadar.”
Kangana Ranaut, never one to mince words, lauded Sunny Deol’s prowess with her own twist of praise, hinting that the film’s first-day box office figures could have soared even higher. Sharing her thoughts on Instagram, she played the iconic song “Main Nikla Gaddi Leke” as the backdrop and applauded Deol’s performance as the quintessential ‘manly hero.’
Directed by Anil Sharma, Gadar 2 not only rekindles the spirit of its predecessor, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, but adds a fresh layer of intensity and emotion. The film aptly captures Tara Singh and Sakeena’s legacy amid the tumultuous Crush India Movement of 1971, while also showcasing Tara Singh’s audacious journey to Pakistan in a bid to rescue his son from the clutches of the Pakistani Army. [Also Read: What Is ‘Crush India Movement’ Shown In Gadar 2 Teaser? Here’s The Real Story Behind It]
With Sunny Deol’s enigmatic charisma at the forefront and the support of Bollywood’s elite, Gadar 2 is undoubtedly set to etch its name in the annals of Indian cinema history, proving once again that compelling narratives, masterful performances, and a dedicated fan base are the key ingredients for blockbuster success.