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Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001)

Set during the Partition of India in 1947, a Sikh truck driver falls in love with a Muslim girl belonging to an aristocratic family.

Director:

Anil Sharma

Writer:

Shaktimaan Talwar (as Shaktimaan)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sunny Deol ... Tara Singh
Ameesha Patel ... Sakeena (as Amisha Patel)
Amrish Puri ... Ashraf Ali
Lillete Dubey ... Shabana
Vivek Shaq ... Darmiyaan Singh (as Vivek Shauq)
Utkarsh Sharma ... Charanjeet
Suresh Oberoi ... Taya
Madhumalti Kapoor ... Tayee
Tony Mirrcandani ... Gurdeep
Mushtaq Khan ... Gul Khan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ishrat Ali
Usha Bachani Usha Bachani
Rakesh Bedi ... Vaidya
Abhay Bhargav Abhay Bhargav
Dolly Bindra ... Gul Khan's Wife
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Storyline

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 gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

A saga of love during the Indo-Pak partition.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance

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Details

Official Sites:

Zee Network

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Punjabi

Release Date:

15 June 2001 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Gadar See more »

Filming Locations:

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India See more »

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Budget:

INR 185,000,000 (estimated)
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Color (Eastmancolor)| Color
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Trivia

It happened thrice till date when a Sunny Deol and an Aamir Khan starrer movie release in a same month. 1) Ghayal, Dil (June 1990) 2) Ghatak, Raja Hindustani (November 1996) 3) Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, Lagaan (in this case even the date was same 15 June 2001) See more »

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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 »

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Referenced in Return Of Gadar - Ek Desh Premi (2002) See more »

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One of the Best Indian (Hindi) movies
15 June 2003 | by HeragSee all my reviews

If there is one movie that I would pick as one of the best movies that the Indian Film Industry has produced, it has to be-"Gadar-Ek Prem Katha." It is very sweeping statement to make, but I make it with conviction. The best movies are either fiction (Shawshank Redemption,) or portrayal of an event that left indelible scars and memories that is left for generations to cope. There were two people who put this masterpiece of a movie together, Anil Sharma and Nitin Keni, not necessarily popular names like Satyajit Ray and Raj Kapoor, but the sheer brilliance of the production, the reconstruction of the authenticity of the period, reminds me of David Lean production. It is difficult to relive part of the history that should be long forgotten, but to recreate this history is the genius of the director, in this case Anil Sharma. Sunny Deol, as (Tara Singh) is a performance of a life time for this actor whose talent has been under estimated and then we have Non Indian and idiot actors like Aamir Khan have been over estimated and put on a pedestal by morons of Mumbai media and these imbeciles for a cup of garam chai will worship anyone like pied pipers. Very few (Hrithik Roshan, Abishek Bachchan) can portray the raw emotions and bring a certain velocity to the character as Sunny Deol does here. He is matched by another thespian Amrish Puri, who is just an "Volcano" of talent. A new comer by the name of Amisha Patel, who gives a soulful, sobbing, stellar performance. She has subtlety and depth to her gaze and a femininity of emotion she brings to this character. Over-all, this is a masterpiece, that will be tough to be outdone.


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