Gadar 2 Review: What we can affirm is that Sunny Paaji can still roar in an impactful manner, and there’s still power in that hefty hand-pump grip. We can also confirm the reappearance of the hand-pump
Seeing Sunny Deol filling the screen from one end to the other was truly marvelous; it took me back to the time when he did the same in the original “Gadar” where he single-handedly took away his ‘bride.’ His Pakistani father’s cowardly hands, portrayed by Amrish Puri, who was a master of even abusive language, added to it.
Gadar 2 is just like the original, where the patriotic Tara Singh once again stirs up chaos in Pakistan, this time to rescue his son (Sharma) from the clutches of the ruthless Major General Hamid Iqbal (Vadhwa). So here’s the question: Why would we want a repetition until it brings something new to the table?
It’s 1971, and the clouds of war loom large. Tara and Sakina (Patel) are content in their small corner, while their son Charanjit is eager to do something. When the aftermath of a skirmish at the border leaves Papa Ji Tara missing, they embark on a life-saving campaign. This ignites an endless chase of venomous Pakistanis with banging rifles, shouting soldiers, and insidious fog, designed to test both of them, giving them a chance to prove their bravery and patriotism.
At times, Amisha Patel, with tearful eyes, showers her love and affection on her father-son duo, and even the young Jeet is drawn to the lovely young Pakistani Miss Muskaan (Kaur). Some songs and dances are so captivating that they overshadow the blaring dialogues.
Even when “Gadar” was released 21 years ago, it was noisy and dramatic, exactly the kind of patriotism-driven film that director Anil Sharma was known for making: a style that was already moving out of fashion. This remake reminds you of that intense dialogue, the saucy sweetness, and the over-the-top lines that new Bollywood had started to shake, which we hoped were safely behind us. Clearly, they are not.
We can affirm that Sunny Paaji can still roar in an impactful manner, and there’s still power in that hefty hand-pump grip. We can also confirm the reappearance of the hand-pump. But for such a film, an Amrish Puri is needed, someone who truly knows how to be a competent villain. Mogambo was not pleased.
Gadar 2 Film Cast: Sunny Deol, Amisha Patel, Utkarsh Sharma, Simrat Kaur, Manish Vadhwa, Gaurav Chopra, Rakesh Bedi
Gadar 2 Film Director: Anil Sharma