16th September 2023, Mumbai: ‘Gadar 2’ embarked on its journey with great expectations. Released on August 11th, this film was met with a wave of anticipation, and rightfully so. It wasn’t just any film; it was a sequel to a beloved classic, ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’. As it graced the silver screens, ‘Gadar 2’ roared to life, ruling the box office for an entire month, scripting history by raking in bumper profits.
Jawan VS Gadar 2
But as the old adage goes, every story must have a twist. In this case, the twist came in the form of Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Jawaan,’ which descended upon the cinematic stage on September 7th. It was a storm that ‘Gadar 2’ didn’t see coming. ‘Jawaan’ had such a resounding impact that it sent ‘Gadar 2’ stumbling, causing its earnings to come to a screeching halt, resulting in a loss of crores of rupees. It was a staggering fall from grace for ‘Gadar 2,’ a film that was once collecting in lakhs but was now reduced to mere lakhs.
Gadar 2’s Tickets Pricing Fall
The fifth week was particularly unkind to ‘Gadar 2,’ as its collections dwindled with each passing day. It was during this challenging period that the film attempted a bold move. The makers decided to reduce ticket prices, hoping to rejuvenate interest and boost sagging numbers. On September 15th, the ticket prices were slashed to a modest Rs 150.
Gadar 2 Box Office collection
However, despite this strategic maneuver, it appears that the audience’s enthusiasm for ‘Gadar 2’ had waned significantly. The film’s earnings continued their downward trajectory, barely managing to garner a handful of collections. It became evident that ‘Gadar 2’ was reaching the end of its cinematic jjourney On the 36th day of its release, the numbers spoke volumes. According to Sacknilk’s early trend report, ‘Gadar 2’ managed to collect a mere Rs 35 lakh. This figure was a far cry from its glorious heyday when it was setting box office records. With this, the total collection for ‘Gadar 2’ over 36 days stood at Rs 517.63 crore.
Jawan to takeover?
It’s a bittersweet ending for ‘Gadar 2,’ a film that soared to great heights before facing the harsh realities of competition. In the world of cinema, success and defeat often dance a delicate tango, and ‘Gadar 2’ experienced both sides of the spectrum. As ‘Jawan’ continues its successful run in theaters, it’s becoming increasingly challenging for ‘Gadar 2’ to hold its ground. The tides have shifted, and the once-mighty film now finds itself in the shadows. But such is the nature of the film industry – a constantly changing landscape where fortunes can rise and fall with the applause of the audience.
In the end, ‘Gadar 2’ will be remembered not just for its impressive box office numbers but also for the rollercoaster journey it took us on. It was a reminder that in the world of cinema, nothing is certain, and every film’s fate hangs in the balance of audience reception. As the curtains draw to a close, ‘Gadar 2’ remains a proof to the unpredictable, thrilling, and sometimes unforgiving world of Bollywood.
By Yashika Desai