Sunny Deol's Gadar 2 will clash at the box office with Ranbir Kapoor's Animal over the Independence day weekend. Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, one of the most renowned blockbusters in Hindi cinema, was produced by Sunny Deol and Anil Sharma in 2001. Sunny Deol, as Tara Singh, traveled to Pakistan to defend Sakeena (Ameesha Patel), the love of his life and rallied support from the entire country. Gadar witnessed multitudes attending the movie theatres. They came in buses and trucks, even from areas without movie theatres. The movie broke Sooraj Barjatya's Hum Aapke hai Kaun's seven-year-old record box office record. It became the highest-grossing movie in Indian cinema history.
With Gadar 2, Anil Sharma is reviving his Tara Singh after 22 years. The filmmaker has guaranteed that the sequel will live up to the hype. He said it will continue the legacy of the first part, and the movie is currently in the final stages of production. Gadar 2's release has been the subject of rumors throughout the past few months. The film's creators have set the release date for Gadar 2. Zee Studios has set the dates in coordination with the director Anil Sharma and actor Sunny Deol. A source informs, “Gadar 2 is all set to release on August 11, 2023. It will coincide with the Independence Day 2023 weekend. It’s a film that celebrates the sense of being an Indian. There’s no better period than Independence Day for its release. The editing work is underway. And an official announcement on the release date shall follow soon,” revealed a source.
It's interesting to note that a second movie, Animal, starring Ranbir Kapoor will also release on the Independence day weekend. Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, and Rashmika Mandanna also star in the film. Animal is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. “It’s going to be Sunny Deol vs Bobby Deol at the box office this Independence Day. While both films are big-scale saga’s appealing to the masses, the period is big enough to accommodate both of them. Even Gadar: Ek Prem Katha had clashed with Lagaan at the box office, and the history will repeat itself for Gadar 2,” added the source.