Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001)

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Amongst the communal riots that erupt in the city, Tara shelters a wayward Sakina from a crazed mob and a bond that blossoms into love is created. The two eventually get married and have a ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Tara Singh
Ameesha Patel ...
Sakeena (as Amisha Patel)
Ashraf Ali
Vivek Shaq ...
Darmiyaan Singh (as Vivek Shauq)
Utkarsh Sharma ...
Suresh Oberoi ...
Madhumalti Kapoor ...
Mushtaq Khan ...
Gul Khan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ishrat Ali
Usha Bachani
Rakesh Bedi ...
Abhay Bhargav
Dolly Bindra ...
Gul Khan's Wife


Amongst the communal riots that erupt in the city, Tara shelters a wayward Sakina from a crazed mob and a bond that blossoms into love is created. The two eventually get married and have a son. The happy family, now living in Amritsar, gets the shock of their lives when Sakina learns that her father (Amrish Puri), whom she previously believed died in the riots back in Amritsar, is still alive after seeing his picture in a tattered, old newspaper. Upon contacting him, Sakina's father, now the mayor of Lahore in Pakistan, arranges for his daughter to arrive in Lahore to see him. Sakina leaves for Lahore minus Tara and her son, and upon reaching the city, learns of her father's plans for her - plans that include forcing Sakina to forget about her family and start life anew in Pakistan. Then begins an extraordinary journey which will lead Tara to cross the border into Pakistan to find his love Sakina. Written by

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A saga of love during the Indo-Pak partition.


Action | Drama | Romance


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15 June 2001 (India)  »

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INR 185,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£36,396 (UK) (22 June 2001)


£110,040 (UK) (22 June 2001)

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Did You Know?


Govinda was the first choice for Sunny Deol's role. But after Maharaja flopped, Anil Sharma changed his mind. See more »


in the train chase scene near the end of the movie, the helicopter which is shown of the Pakistan army was not produced until the early 1970s. See more »


Spoofed in Kambakkht Ishq (2009) See more »

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A true patriotic Indian movie
28 August 2001 | by (Mumbai) – See all my reviews

Gadar is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Performances by Sunny & Amisha are superb. Sunny has delivered his best ever performance. He is equally matched by Amisha who looks very beautiful in the movie. The music is also superb. Gadar is a true story based on the partition of India.It is one of the biggest hits of bollywood and is a movie every Indian should see. Perhaps the only ones who wouldn't like this movie will be Pakistanis….

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