Gadar 2 Trailer – Is this the Prem Katha we were all waiting for?

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Movie poster of Gadar 2

When the trailer of  Gadar 2 was released on the 27th of July, it surely did bring back quite a few nostalgic moments for the people who loved the original movie, Gadar, which was released in 2001. In a recent radio interview, Sunny Deol, the movie’s lead actor, addressed the question of why the sequel was released after 22 long years.  He stated that the movie’s team (including himself and director Anil Sharma) had to brainstorm various ideas and choose the right story that befits a sequel to cater to the changing tastes of the audience. Has the movie’s trailer managed to deliver on these lines? Keep reading to find that out.

The Plot

While Gadar focused on the love story of Tara Singh (Sunny Deol) and Sakina (Ameesha Patel), Gadar 2 focuses on Tara Singh’s efforts to rescue his son, Jeete (Utkasrsh Sharma) from Pakistan. The film seems to be set in the times of the Indo-Pak War of 1971. A father travels all the way to Pakistan, and fights against all odds (and some stereotypical Pakistani officials!) to get his son back to India safely. Tara promises an action-packed war to save his county’s and family’s honor in this film. What we did and didn’t like about the trailer? Here we go:

What we liked

With Sunny Deol at the helm of the affairs, we did expect a lot of fiery dialogues packed with power and punches. And the trailer has delivered on that front! The action sequences involving Sunny Deol using hand pumps and sledgehammers may give you a thrill if you love some desi action moves. The unique love story presented here (that between a father and son) is sure to bring a tear or two to your eyes. There is an ample dose of patriotism thrown in through the dialogues of the movie here and there for you to celebrate the Indian in you.

What could have been better?

The locales add a lot of value to a movie. Many movies have thrived on the authenticity of the places where they were shot. Gadar 2, however, falls behind in this aspect! The scenes, where Sunny Deol is shown fighting against the Pakistani soldiers, are actually shot in Lucknow’s Aishbagh area. It would have been better if the makers had made this part less obvious, and shot in real locations in Pakistan, instead! We hope this cost-cutting effort from the makers wouldn’t affect the movie severely.

Bottom Line Does the movie stand by its promise of double the emotions and entertainment of its original version? Do the makers make up for the absurdity of the locations with the storyline of the movie? Does Ameesha Patel have a meaty role in her husband’s journey to Pakistan to save their son? Let’s wait for Aug 11 to watch the movie on the big screens to find out the answers to these questions.

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