According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the much-awaited sequel to the 2001 hit ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’ had its highest single-day collections on Independence Day. The film collected a staggering Rs 55.40 crore on August 15.
In a tweet, Adarsh exclaimed, “MAKING HISTORY ON INDEPENDENCE DAY… Highest ever collection on August 15th… Yes, #Gadar2 delivers an exceptional performance on #IndependenceDay… Fri 40.10 cr, Sat 43.08 cr, Sun 51.70 cr, Mon 38.70 cr, Tue 55.40 cr. Total: ₹ 228.98 cr. #India biz… The BLOCKBUSTER RUN continues.”
Adarsh further highlighted the capacity challenges faced by #Gadar2 – not just on single screens, but also in multiplexes – on #IndependenceDay. He attributed this demand-supply mismatch to competition from #OMG2, which has secured a significant share of screens, shows, footfalls and revenues. He mused about the immense potential of #Gadar2 if it was released on its own.
The film’s total collection in India now stands at Rs 229 crore.
Sunny Deol took to Instagram to share a poster showing the film’s impressive collections.
The Gadar 2 team held a press conference on Monday to celebrate the film’s tremendous success. Recalling his initial reaction to the audience’s adoration for Gadar 2, Sunny Deol revealed, “I was quite apprehensive before the release of the film. On its release, I spent the whole night alternating between tears and laughter. My father was there and witnessed it. I told him, ‘I haven’t had any alcohol. I am just happy, what can I say?