Gadar: Ek Prem Katha is a 2001 period action drama film starring Sunny Deol, Amisha Patel, and Amrish Puri, set in the time of the Partition of India in 1947. Made in ₹185 million (US$2.8 million), Gadar grossed more than ₹1.33 billion (US$20 million) during its initial theatrical run with a distributor share of ₹546 million (US$8.1 million) and after its theatrical run, was commercially one of the most successful movies in India when it was released.
Gadar: Ek Prem Katha is the second most watched Hindi film in India as it recorded more than 50 million footfalls in India. The shy role of Sunny Deol was admired and led to the Filmfare nomination for the best actor. According to Box office India, its adjusted gross is ₹4.86 billion (US$72 million) as per 2017 ticket sales. The story of this film is loosely based on the life of Boota Singh.
The film was released on the same day as Aamir Khan’s Lagaan.