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The late Amrish Puri’s grandson Vardhan Puri speaks about Gadar: Ek Prem Katha re-releasing in cinemas

The Sunny Deol-Ameesha Patel starrer superhit film will be re-released in theatres on June 9 this year

The late Amrish Puri’s grandson Vardhan Puri speaks about Gadar: Ek Prem Katha re-releasing in cinemas

Last Updated: 08.32 PM, Jun 04, 2023


The year 2001 saw the release of the Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel starrer ‘Gadar’. In no time, the film went onto become one of the blockbusters of that year. What is remarkable about the film is that the film ‘Gadar’ did not have a solo release at the box-office. It was released alongwith yet another epic drama ‘Lagaan’, which starred Aamir Khan and Gracy Singh in the lead roles. And the historic fact about both the films was that, both ‘Lagaan’ and ‘Gadar’ went onto become all-time blockbusters at the box-office.

Speaking about ‘Gadar’, the good news is that, this film is now all set to re-release in theatres this year on June 9. And the best part about it is that, the film will now be released in remastered 4K edition. Besides the gripping storyline of the film, what was remarkable about the film was its superlative performances by its stellar cast. Who can ever forget Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel’s camaraderie in the film! Not to forget the roaring baritone voiced of the legendary (late) actor Amrish Puri.

Speaking about the late actor Amrish Puri was his grandson Vardhan Puri, who became completely emotional and also excited about it, as he will get to hear his grandfather’s voice once again on the big screen. Speaking about ‘Gadar’s re-release, Vardhan said, “It’s an absolute joyous moment to know that Gadar is re-releasing in theatres after 22 glorious years. It’s going to be something larger than life. Anil Sharma sir has re-mastered and reimagined the film in 4K and Dolby Atmos sound effect. That’s phenomenal. I cannot wait to watch the film in its renewed version with my family. It’s going to be overwhelming.”.

Vardhan Puri, while recalling the memory about the film’s premiere in the year 2001, Vardhan revealed, “I still remember when we watched ‘Gadar’ at a special preview in Mumbai, we were all short of words. It had released with ‘Lagaan’ which was also a great film. But the hysteria that ‘Gadar’ had when it released was something special. My grandfather received so much love and appreciation, not only from India but from all over the world, especially Pakistan. So, I think the idea of re-releasing the film is very unique and I know it’s going to be a massive success because there are so many emotions that carry the film. It has got such a fabulous mass appeal. Every time I watch the film, I cannot help but feel supremely patriotic. There is such a strong sense of motherhood and patriotism.”

And as far as the happy news about the film’s re-release is concerned, it was the film’s director Anil Sharma who shared the happy news with (late) Amrish Puri’s family in a special way. Vardhan Puri said, “Anil Sharma sir has been a thorough gentleman as when they announced re-release of ‘Gadar’, he sent us a beautiful gift with a personalised letter attached and told us that ‘Gadar 2’ is incomplete without my grandfather, but they could only make it because they have his blessings. So, all respect to the Sharma family, Sunny Deol sir and Ameesha Patel ji. I wish them all the best.”

Needless to say that Vardhan Puri is super excited to see his legendary grandfather on the big screen all over again. Speaking about the same, Vardhan said ecstatically, “I want to watch my Dadu on screen once again as the powerful antagonist with a beating heart for his daughter. I can’t wait to hear his roaring voice in the theatres. When I watched ‘Gadar’ for the first time, I was a child, and for me at that point he was just my grandfather. Every time I saw the screen, I was only looking at him. This time it’s going to be very different and I am sure ‘Gadar 2’ is going to be very special because I know the impact that ‘Gadar’ had on our Indian society and all the NRIs who live across the world and whose hearts beat for India.”

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