Ahead of Independence Day, Sunny Deol and Akshay Kumar are expected to compete head-to-head at the box office. Gadar 2 and OMG 2 will arrive on August 11th, and advance reservations are now available. Based on the early trend, we can tell that Sunny’s movie is carrying an undercurrent since the ticket sales are unexpectedly taking a blockbuster turn. At the same time, Akshay Kumar’s movie is trailing significantly in the competition. OMG 2 ticket bookings started recently, while Gadar 2 advance booking started way before. Read on to learn more.
Gadar 2 Vs OMG 2 : A Desi Confrontation
We are prepared for a desi confrontation, just as the Barbenheimer wave drew sizable crowds and highly entertained viewers. The public is eager to witness Sunny as Tara Singh, who will ignite the big screens with his fists and ‘seetimaar’ speech. On the other hand, the Akshay Kumar and Pankaj Tripathi starrer is a movie that depends solely on word-of-mouth.
Gadar 2 is doing far above expectations in terms of day 1 pre-booking. As a result, we are set to witness Bollywood’s second or third-largest opening of 2023. The movie is proving to be a great surprise, and with six days left. It has already sold tickets worth Rs 2.60 crore in gross revenue nationwide (blocked seats excluded).
Regarding OMG 2, which stars Pankaj Tripathi and Akshay Kumar, it is still moving slowly and hasn’t begun gathering the necessary momentum in advance booking. For day 1 in India, it has already sold tickets totaling 42 lakhs in gross sales. It is far less than the Sunny Deol-starring film, and the picture is nearly unobscured, at least on opening day. The CBFC is reportedly being cautious with Akshay Kumar’s OMG 2. It scrutinizes vocabulary and scenes to prevent controversies similar to those surrounding the movie Adipurush.
Sunny Deol Comments On The Comparison
In a recent interview, Sunny Deol discussed how he feels about these conflicts and the parallels between movies. He talked about how people had previously compared his last film Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, and Aamir Khan’s Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India despite their disparate genres and audiences.
Sunny emphasized that good movies shouldn’t be compared to others. He recalled how Gadar had unfavorable pre-release opinions before becoming a popular movie. He also stated how some of his other movies, like Ghayal and Dil, had experienced this comparison culture. Sunny further said,
“What I am trying to say is that jo film zyada acchi hoti hai phir bhi aap usko doosre films ke barabari mein le aatey ho. Jis cheez ki barabari nahin hai, mat karo.”
Fans of the stars and the movies will probably anticipate their individual releases and box office results as the release date draws near. Box office competitions can frequently spark a lot of hype and interest in the business. However, it’s crucial to remember that each picture has appeal and should be valued on its terms.