In a remarkable turn of events, “Gadar 2” has taken the Indian cinema world by storm, building incredible anticipation through its advance booking numbers. The film marks the triumphant return of legendary actor Sunny Deol after an extended hiatus of 22 years since the release of “Gadar: Ek Prem Katha.”
The pre-release buzz around “Gadar 2” has been nothing short of sensational, with over 280,000 eager viewers expressing their interest in the film, according to reports from Bookmyshow. This surge of enthusiasm translated into impressive figures, as the film’s advance booking amassed a staggering 15 Crore net (18 Crore gross) for the upcoming weekend. On its opening day alone, “Gadar 2” raked in an impressive 9 Crore (7.5 Crore net).
The momentum of the film’s advance booking has shown no signs of slowing down. The evening of Wednesday saw an astonishing 140,000 tickets sold in national multiplexes alone, setting the stage for what is expected to be an explosive opening day. The anticipations are high, projecting a total of 200,000 tickets to be sold for the film’s debut, as reported by bollymoviereviewz.
Industry analyst Taran Adarsh reports that the film has already sold 141,500 tickets across three major national chains – PVR, Inox, and Cinepolis – for its opening day. Additionally, other multiplexes have contributed by selling 65,000 tickets by Wednesday at 9:30 pm.
Notably, the advance booking for “Gadar 2” at B&C tier single screens has even surpassed the advance booking of SRK’s “Pathaan,” as highlighted by film trade analyst Sumit Kadel on X. The surge in advance booking is particularly evident in national chains, with predictions hinting at a possible 3-3.5 lakh ticket sales at PVR, Inox, and Cinepolis by the night of August 10.
The film boasts a star-studded cast, including performances by the renowned Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, and Utkarsh. The buzz surrounding “Gadar 2” started a full 12 days before its scheduled release, aided by the re-release of the first installment of the film in cinemas.
The primary driving force behind the extraordinary anticipation is Sunny Deol’s comeback, promising an engaging blend of romance and action. Early ticket booking trends strongly indicate a robust performance upon the film’s theatrical release on August 11. The advance booking phase commenced 16 days ahead of the release, with a notable surge on July 30 that saw tickets selling out within just 14 to 15 hours, as reported by AWBI.
Cities like Bhopal, Nagpur, Lucknow, and Jabalpur have emerged as key contributors to box office bookings, witnessing rapid sales of thousands of tickets within hours.
According to a previous report from Bollywood Hungama, the advance booking ticket sales for “Gadar 2” are poised to exceed 200,000 tickets by Thursday night. The film is also predicted to achieve the second-largest opening of the year, trailing only behind “Pathaan.”
Numerous media reports speculate on the film’s potential opening figures, ranging from ₹20 to ₹25 Crore. Drawing insights from industry insiders, a DNA report suggests that the movie might even surpass ₹30 crore net on its opening day.
Scheduled for a release on August 11 alongside “OMG 2,” “Gadar 2” is directed by Anil Sharma and features the powerhouse trio of Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, and Utkarsh Sharma in significant roles. To whet the audience’s appetite, the film’s creators premiered the teaser alongside the re-release of “Gadar: Ek Prem Katha” on June 9. The three-minute trailer encapsulates the legacy of Tara Singh and Sakeena, set against the backdrop of the tumultuous ‘Crush India Movement’ of 1971. The trailer also shines a spotlight on Tara Singh’s journey to Pakistan to rescue his son, Charan Jeet Singh (portrayed by Utkarsh Sharma), from the clutches of the Pakistani Army.
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