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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.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Tara Singh
... Sakeena (as Amisha Patel)
... Ashraf Ali
... Shabana
... Darmiyaan Singh (as Vivek Shauq)
Utkarsh Sharma ... Charanjeet
... Taya
... Tayee
... Gurdeep
... Gul Khan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Usha Bachani
... Vaidya
Abhay Bhargav
... 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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A saga of love during the Indo-Pak partition.

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Action | Drama | Romance

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15 June 2001 (India)  »

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INR 185,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

Goofs

The film shows various members of Sakeena's family singing Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) during pre-partition India (pre-1947). However, this song was first published in 1956. See more »

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Referenced in Chalte Chalte (2003) See more »

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Sunny's best in a long time!
8 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

The issue the story tries to tackle is essential because from a historical standpoint, this really happened. The acting from Sunny Deol, Amita Patel, and Amrish Puri are awesome. The film deserved an award. The director Anil Sharma did a great job in creating different moods at appropriate times in the movie. I recommend it to everybody.


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