There is no stopping Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel`s latest film `Gadar 2` at the box office. Driving high on nostalgia, the film has shown its power on a Monday as well. The film which entered the 100 crore club on day 3 and maintained the momentum on its first Monday as well. The film collected Rs 38.7 crore on day 4 and is expected to touch Rs 200 crore on Tuesday, taking advantage of the Independence Day holiday.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to his Twitter handle to share the box office update of the film. “200 NOT OUT *TODAY*… #Gadar2 is UNSTOPPABLE… Continues its DREAM RUN on Monday… Monday *almost* AT PAR with Friday, UNBELIEVABLE… Sure to DEMOLISH *lifetime biz* of many biggies… Fri 40.10 cr, Sat 43.08 cr, Sun 51.70 cr, Mon 38.70 cr. Total: ₹ 173.58 cr. #India biz. Biz in *mass pockets* – especially smaller centres – is an EYE-OPENER, brings back memories of #Sholay and #Gadar,” he wrote. The film will easily cross Rs 200 crore on Independence day.
Directed by Anil Sharma and written by Shaktimaan Talwar, Gadar 2 is a sequel to the 2001 film Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, which starred Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel and Utkarsh Sharma, who reprise their roles in the latest film.
On Monday, the actor held a success press meet and spoke about the film to the media. The actor admitted to being nervous before the release of the film until he was made aware of the advance collections of the film. “When I got to know how the film is going to trend… Actually, I was very stressed before the release, like everyone is. I have always walked on the path of honesty which is also the toughest path because you’re all alone. But then the victory is also the sweetest. So when the film opened, I felt God within me. The entire evening, I kept crying, laughing. I met my father and told him, ‘Dad I’m not drunk! But I’m happy, I’ve gone mad with happiness.’ Main nikla gaddi leke, ek mod aaya, utthey mere naal mera rab aagaya,`” he said.
He further slammed the people who have been saying that the film is meant for a `mass` audience and said that such comments reek of elitism. “I promise all my fans that I’m only going to make good films like these. They say films for ‘masses’. What do you mean by that word?! Public is public and that means everyone. Aap usko mass bolke neeche kar rahe ho? Aap bade ho? Aapko sa***n ko akkal nahi hai jo apne aap ko alag karta hai, usko samajh nahi hai hindustan kya hai. Understand our country, understand our home,” he said.