Mumbai, India – September 28, 2023
In a surprising turn of events, Sunny Deol’s highly awaited movie, “Gadar 2,” has taken the top spot at the Indian box office. This follow-up to the blockbuster “Gadar – Ek Prem Katha,” which ruled cinemas two decades ago, has now shattered the record previously held by Shah Rukh Khan’s “Pathaan,” firmly establishing itself as the most successful Hindi film in India.
“Pathaan” held this coveted record with an impressive collection of Rs 524.53 crore. However, “Gadar 2” managed to outshine its predecessor by a narrow margin, accumulating a staggering Rs 524.75 crore. While the difference may seem minimal, the significance of achieving this milestone in the Indian film industry cannot be overstated.
This cinematic showdown has added a layer of excitement to the race, as Shah Rukh Khan’s “Jawan” is trailing close behind, with reported earnings of Rs 519.69 crore. The competition for the top spot is fierce, and movie enthusiasts are eager to see how long “Gadar 2” can maintain its reign as the highest-grossing Hindi film.
Renowned film trade analyst “Taran Adarsh” turned to twitter to post updates regarding the impressive performance of “Gadar 2” at the box office. He wrote, “#Gadar2 crosses lifetime biz of #Pathaan #Hindi [₹ 524.53 cr] in #India… Now No. 1 HIGHEST GROSSING FILM in #Hindi in #India… Biz at a glance…️ Week 1: ₹ 284.63 cr ️ Week 2: ₹ 134.47 cr ️ Week 3: ₹ 63.35 cr ️ Week 4: ₹ 27.55 cr ️ Week 5: ₹ 7.28 cr ️ Week 6: ₹ 4.72 cr ️ Weekend 7: ₹ 2.75 cr [till Wed] ️ Total: ₹ 524.75 cr #India biz. Nett BOC. #Boxoffice.”
In an exclusive interview with ETimes, Anil Sharma, the director of “Gadar 2,” expressed his gratitude for the film’s monumental success. He humbly attributed the achievement to the blessings of God and his parents, emphasizing that he couldn’t take full credit for this remarkable feat. Sharma’s philosophical outlook on success and failure reflects his upbringing, where he was taught to embrace life’s ups and downs with equanimity. He believes that both good and bad times are part of one’s journey, and the key to happiness lies in facing them with a smile.
As “Gadar 2” continues its triumphant run, the Indian film industry eagerly anticipates the outcome of this box office battle, where records are broken, and legends are made.