A sequel to the blockbuster ‘Gadar’, the film had a box office face off with Akshay Kumar-Pankaj Tripathi starrer OMG 2– where both films emerged as winners at the box-office.
In an interview with Indian Express, R Balki revealed that ‘Ghoomer’ didn’t get sandwiched, it got smashed.
Sunny Deol, after the success of his film ‘Gadar 2’, went on a vacation to the US with his family. Rumors suggested that he was there for his father Dharmendra’s treatment, but a recent video on Instagram implies otherwise. In the video, Sunny playfully teases his friend about only ordering pizza.
Directed by Anil Sharma, Gadar 2 features Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, and Utkarsh Sharma in lead roles. It is the sequel to Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, which hit the screens in 2001. In Gadar 2, Tara Singh crosses the border in an attempt to rescue his son, who has been captured in Pakistan.
The filmmaker said that movies like ‘Ghoomer’ need time for the word of mouth to reach its target audience and subsequently should have enough showcasing for audiences to watch it in theatres.
Elaborating further, Balki added that they had no other date, if it came along with ‘Gadar 2’, the film may have been better off. Because ‘Gadar 2’ did better in the second week. He said that nobody expected this kind of a thing. This kind of tsunami was not expected.
According to him, films like ‘Ghoomer’ need enough time for word of mouth to travel. The word of mouth was too much for other films. Even ‘Ghoomer’ had that and it did make people go to theatres, it still is going on.
The filmmaker recalled his 2018 drama ‘Padman‘ also took a hit as Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ arrived on January 26, a date which was initially locked for the Akshay Kumar film. He added that it was such a wave, the same kind of tsunami, so we had to postpone. There was such good anticipation for the film but then this got released and suddenly everything went out of the window, Balki said.