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Sunny Deol's 'Gadar 2' beats Shah Rukh Khan's 'Pathaan' to become highest grossing Hindi film


Actors Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel's 'Gadar 2' had sprung up a surprise at the box office last month. The film that was released in theatres on August 11 along with Akshay Kumar's OMG 2 had a historic run at the box office. Now, the period drama has created a new record to become the highest grossing Hindi film earning Rs 524.75 crore nett in India. The period drama has beaten superstar Shah Rukh Khan's 'Pathaan', which was released in January this year, at the box-office. 'Pathaan', a spy action thriller, was the highest grossing movie ever in Hindi in India for months now.


However, there was chatter whether 'Gadar 2' or Shah Rukh's latest release 'Jawan' would make the record by dethroning 'Pathaan' on taking the top spot.


Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh on Thursday took to X, to set the record. He said the lifetime business of 'Pathaan' in Hindi was Rs 524.53 crore whereas 'Gadar 2' has raked in Rs 524.75 crore nett.


Adarsh wrote: "#Gadar2 crosses *lifetime biz* of #Pathaan #Hindi [Rs 524.53 cr] in #India… Now No. 1 HIGHEST GROSSING FILM in #Hindi in #India… Biz at a glance… Week 1: Rs 284.63 cr. Week 2: Rs 134.47 cr; Week 3: Rs 63.35 cr; Week 4: Rs 27.55 cr, Week 5: Rs 7.28 cr; Week 6: Rs 4.72 cr; Weekend 7: Rs 2.75 cr [till Wed]. Total: Rs 524.75 cr #India biz. Nett BOC. #Boxoffice."

'Gadar 2' is directed by Anil Sharma. A sequel to Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001), it stars Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel and Utkarsh Sharma, who reprise their roles from the previous film. In the film, Tara Singh returns to Pakistan in order to rescue his imprisoned son before the India-Pakistani War of 1971.

Meanwhile, 'Jawan' is also inching closer to record created by 'Gadar 2'. As of September 27, the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer had collected a total of Rs 519.69 crore at the domestic box office. The team of the Atlee-directorial recently announced a Buy-1-Get-1 free offer on the movie tickets which will only further boost the box office numbers of the film. Globally, the film has crossed Rs 1000 crore and beat the record set by Pathaan.

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