Gadar 2 and Pathaan are two of the biggest Bollywood releases of 2023. Both films were released in India on August 11, 2023. Gadar 2 is a sequel to the 2001 film Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, while Pathaan is a spy thriller starring Shah Rukh Khan in his comeback film after four years.
Gadar 2 is set in the backdrop of the 1947 Partition of India. It tells the story of Tara Singh (Sunny Deol), a truck driver who falls in love with Sakina (Ameesha Patel), a Muslim woman. The two are married, but their happiness is short-lived when Sakina is killed in a communal riot. Tara vows to avenge her death and rescue their son, who is taken away by the Pakistani army.
Pathaan is set in the present day. It tells the story of Pathaan (Shah Rukh Khan), a RAW agent who is on a mission to stop a terrorist attack. Pathaan is a skilled fighter and an expert in hand-to-hand combat. He is also a master of disguise and can blend in with any crowd.
Both films have been well-received by critics and audiences alike. Gadar 2 has been praised for its action sequences, emotional performances, and patriotic themes. Pathaan has been praised for its action sequences, stylish visuals, and Shah Rukh Khan's performance.
In terms of box office, Gadar 2 has been the more successful film. As of August 25, 2023, the film has grossed over ₹400 crore (US$50 million) in India alone. Pathaan has grossed over ₹350 crore (US$45 million) in India.
Here is a comparison of the two films:
|Genre||Action, drama, romance||Action, thriller|
|Setting||1947 Partition of India||Present day|
|Plot||Tara Singh's quest to avenge his wife's death and rescue their son||Pathaan's mission to stop a terrorist attack|
|Cast||Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, Utkarsh Sharma||Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham|
|Reception||Critically and commercially successful||Critically and commercially successful|
|Box office||₹400 crore (US$50 million) in India||₹350 crore (US$45 million) in India|
Overall, both Gadar 2 and Pathaan are well-made and entertaining films. They are sure to appeal to a wide range of audiences.