Mumbai: “Gadar 2”, which marks Sunny Deol’s return as his iconic character Tara Singh, has raised Rs 40.10 crore net on its opening day, the makers said Saturday.
Directed by Anil Sharma, who also helmed the 2001 original “Gadar: Ek Prem Katha”, the film released in theatres on Friday.
“‘Gadar 2 featuring Sunny Deol, stormed the box office on Friday, boasting an extraordinary Rs 40.10 crore net collections in India,” the makers said in a press note.
Produced by Zee Studios, the movie also features Ameesha Patel reprising her role of Sakeena and Ukarsh Sharma as Charanjeet.
“Gadar 2” is set in 1971 and follows Tara Singh’s journey to Pakistan to rescue his son, Charanjeet Singh from the Pakistani Army. The original was set durting the Partition.
According to the makers, the film has emerged as the second biggest opening of the year till now. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s action film “Pathaan” made Rs 55 crore on the first day of its release.