The 2001 blockbuster ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’, starring Sunny Deol, will be re-released worldwide on June 15, according to an official.
The re-release of the Partition drama comes two months before its highly anticipated sequel ‘Gadar 2: The Katha Continues’ on August 11.
Anil Sharma, who also directed the original, directs the sequel, which is produced by Zee Studios.
The decision to release the first film on the same day it was released in 2001, according to a production company official, was made to generate buzz for ‘Gadar 2’.
As a prelude to part two of ‘Gadar,’ Zee Studios intends to re-release part one in a digitally restored format, similar to how ‘Avatar’ was re-released. The film will be released on the same day, June 15, according to a Zee Studios official.
Tara Singh (Deol) is a Sikh who falls in love with a Pakistani Muslim girl, Sakina, in ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’ (Ameesha Patel).
Both Deol and Patel will reprise their roles in the sequel.
‘Gadar’ was released on the same day as Aamir Khan’s ‘Lagaan’, resulting in one of the year’s biggest box office battles. However, the film was a huge box-office success upon its initial release.