Few movies stand the test of time and even fewer reach cult status, but Anil Sharma’s Gadar: Ek Prem Katha achieved both.
When the period love story was released in 2001. It became an instant hit, making it one of the biggest-grossing films of the year.
Almost 22 years after its release, the movie continues to captivate minds and hearts of viewers with its enigmatic storyline. Blending romance, action and drama with ease, the movie starring Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel and Late Amrish Puri in pivotal roles continues to rule hearts.
As the epic movie readies for the release of its sequel soon. Here’s a look at why we need to revisit the blockbuster hit currently streaming on ZEE5 Global.
A riveting love story
Romance that transcends borders enchants all, and that is what Gadar: Ek Prem Katha did with its riveting cross-border love story. Revolving around an Indian Sikh truck driver, Tara Singh and a Pakistani college student, Sakeena. The movie unravels during the violent Hindu-Muslim riots that occurred during the Partition.
High-octane action sequences
One of the biggest USPs of Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, remains its action sequences. From Tara Singh single-handedly beating a mob to a pulp to the iconic scene where he refuses to insult his motherland and uproots a hand pump in rage. The movie is resplendent with powerful action scenes that emote its underlying theme of patriotism and love.
Songs that played to our heartstrings
Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’s songs have stood the test of time, making them hummable even 22 years after their release. From soft romantic tunes like Udja Kale Kawa to fun road tunes likeMain Nikala Gaddi Leke. The movie offers these and many more top hits that resonate with listeners to date.
Sunny Deol has been immortalized in Bollywood for his pompous and impactful dialogues. In Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, he continues the streak with golden words like ‘Itne tukde karoonga ki pehchana nahi jayega’ and ‘Hamara Hindustan zindabad tha, zindabad hai, aur zindabad rahega!’. Making the movie a must-watch for its hair raising dialogues.
Family above everything
Aside a heartening love story, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, has family at its core. The movie strongly focuses on the bonds of fatherhood and motherhood. And how a family can go to great lengths to get united.