Independence day week is on, tricolors are flying everywhere, winds of patriotism are blowing, if it seems that even filmmakers will only release movies wrapped in patriotic spice, then wait a minute, because filmmakers for any such occasion only and only cater to the sentiments of the audience. Make a profit for yourself. To unravel the complexities of film business mathematics, often filmmakers try to release films on certain big occasions of the year, the flavor of which is the prevailing wind of the day, so that the audience will connect with them. This is the reason why Diwali and Christmas are such fun-filled movies to watch with the family, because on such occasions people like to go to the theater with the whole family during the holidays. Similarly, 26th January and 15th August are considered auspicious for films dealing with national issues.
Audience craze about Ghadar 2
However, it is not that patriotic films will succeed only on these occasions or that they should be seen only on these two occasions. But the filmmakers definitely try to decide the release of their film according to its flavor. In regards to August 15th, the conspiracy to make the most of the occasion has been going on for some time, otherwise a film like ‘Sholay’ would not have been released on August 15th, 1975. However, a good patriotic or country-oriented film is rarely made here. This year marks the occasion with the spicy film ‘Gadar 2’, a sequel to the 2001 release ‘Gadar’. While the original film was a story of separation and reunion of a husband and wife in the backdrop of India-Pakistan partition, the scenes of protagonist Sunny Deol’s Hindustan Zindabad slogans and beating up the people of Pakistan brought much more. Boiling in the audience. Incidentally, the film released in the scorching summer of 2001 along with Aamir Khan’s ‘Lagaan’, which ignited patriotism on the pretext of playing cricket. Now ‘Gadar 2’ has a backdrop of 1971 and the current atmosphere of the country has a strong nationalistic nature. However, Akshay Kumar’s ‘OMG 2’, released alongside this, has nothing to do with patriotism.
These movies have been released on August 15th
‘Bachna Ae Hasino’ released in 2008, ‘God Tussi Great Ho’, ‘Kamine’ in 2009 or ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobara’ in 2013 had nothing to do with it. So this movie was showing the story of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. ‘Brothers’ in 2015, ‘Mohenjo Daro’ in 2016, ‘Toilet- Ek Prem Katha’ in 2016 were also not films released on the occasion of August 15. But in the meantime ‘Rustam’ in 2016, ‘Gold’ in 2018, ‘Satyamev Jayate’, ‘Batla House’, ‘Mission Mangal’ in 2019 were talking about the country from one angle. In fact, every year some films are made which talk about patriotism or country and the makers try to release them around 15th August, as during this period the patriotism fever is high among the countrymen.
‘Gadar 2’ and OMG 2
2012 saw the release of Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger in which Salman became an Indian intelligence agent. The upcoming Eid and the five days after that was a very lucrative deal for the film. By the way, it is a truism of the film industry that whether it is August 15 or Holi-Diwali, every holiday is an opportunity for filmmakers to garner more crowds at the box office. Now that crowd has gathered because of Sunny Deol of ‘Gadar 2’ or Akshay Kumar of ‘OMG 2’.