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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 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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Box Office

Budget:

INR 185,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)| Color
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Trivia

Gadar collected 143 crores after 18 weeks. Inflation adjusted in 2013 equals 475 crores. 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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Dhoondte Reh Jaoge (2009) See more »

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Sunny's best in a long time!
8 March 2003 | by prabhjotSee 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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