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Gadar 2 Heading Towards Becoming The  Biggest Hit Of all Times, Sunny  Deol &  Critics React



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Leave aside the  500-crore club , Anil Sharma, Sunny Deol  and their producer Zee Studios are looking at Gadar 2: The Katha Continues becoming the  most  successful Hindi film of all times.

Sunny Deol who owns the Gadar franchise with the same solid grip as Arnold  Schwarzenegger  own the Terminator franchise,  says  he  is  still sorting out  the enormity  of  the  success.  “When we were making it we knew it was either going to be rejected  completely  or  it would become  a massive success. No  in-between  kind of  success for this. If  young audiences had rejected the film(Gadar 2) for being too closely related to a  film(Gadar Ek Prem Katha) that came twentytwo years ago, we  would have been  in trouble. Luckily for us,every generation of  viewers ,even  those who were not born  when the first Gadar was  released, have taken to the  film as if they own it.”

Critic Raja Sen  sees the  stupendous success of Gadar 2 as a  sign of the times. “We are in a time when audiences want to celebrate what they have already celebrated before : the films that are working are doing exactly what they promise on the label. Gadar 2 is the most effective kind of throwback that actually leans hard on nostalgia and uses characters and elements from the first film with affection, not irony. It harks back to cinema of a simpler time.. people are going to movie theatres in order, briefly, to time-travel.”

 Critic Mayank Shekhar says, “Gadar 2 is essentially loud, earthy, angry-man movie, with a credible, relatable working-class hero, that audiences can repose their leap of faith on (something Bollywood stopped manufacturing, post ‘90s). The love for this genre, I suspect, never left Hindi film audiences. Only those movies did.”

Roshan  Singh a prominent exhibitor  in Patna is  a diehard Gadar supporter. “In  its third week,Gadar 2 did  four times  the business  of Dream Girl 2  in its  opening week. Gadar is beyond anything I’ve seen in my lifetime.”

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