Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001) [Hindi ](2001)

Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001) [Hindi] (2001)

Film Name Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001)
Genre Action , Indo Pak , Period
Director Anil Sharma
Producer(s) Nitin Keni
Music Director Uttam Singh
Lead Cast See Full Cast
Release Date 15 June 2001 (India)
Movie Budget 18.5 Cr. (Estimated)
Box Office Collection 133 Cr. Approximately (Worldwide)
Rating IMDB: 7.2    Bollywood Product: 7.5   

Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001) [Film] Synopsis

Gadar: Ek Prem Katha [meaning: Rebellion: A Love Story)] is an Indian Hindi-language (Bollywood) Action Drama film released in cinemas on 15 June 2001.

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) issued a "UA" rating to the Hindi-language film Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, vide certificate No. CIL/2/17/2001-MUM dated 30 May 2001.

Gadar: Ek Prem Katha is a heart-touching Bollywood film that revolves around the powerful theme of love surpassing borders and religious divides. Set against the backdrop of the partition of India in 1947, the film captures the journey of love, sacrifice, and determination of its main character, Tara Singh (Sunny Deol), who goes to Pakistan to bring back his wife, Sakina (Ameesha Patel).

The 2023 Hindi film Gadar 2 is the sequel to Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. Sunny DeolAmeesha Patel, and Utkarsh Sharma reprise their roles in the sequel.

In Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, Tara Singh goes to Pakistan to bring back his wife. In the sequel, Gadar 2, he once again travels to Pakistan, but this time to get his son back.

Cast and Crew


Sunny Deol plays the lead role, whereas Ameesha Patel plays the female lead role in Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. The film features Amrish Puri, Lilette Dubey, Vivek Shauq, Mushtaq Khan, Vishwajeet Pradhan, and Utkarsh Sharma in pivotal roles.

Gadar: Ek Prem Katha also features Suresh Oberoi, Pratima Kazmi, Rakesh Bedi, Samar Jai Singh, Mithilesh Chaturvedi, Dolly Bindra, Madhu Malti, and many others in supporting roles.


  1. Anil Sharma - Director
  2. Shaktiman Talwar - Writer
  3. Nittin Keni - Producer
  4. Bhanwar Singh - Producer
  5. Bhaumik Gondaliya - Producer
  6. Uttam Singh - Music Director
  7. Anand Bakshi - Lyricist
  8. Najeeb Khan - Cinematographer
  9. A. D. Dhanashekharan - Film Editor
  10. Keshav Naidu - Film Editor
  11. Arun V. Narvekar - Film Editor
  12. Sanjay Dhabade - Art Director

Budget and Box Officer

The tentative budget of Gadar Ek Prem Katha was Rs. 18 Crore. The film became a blockbuster and earned approximately Rs. 133 Core at the Worldwide Box Office. Gadar: Ek Prem Katha became the 2nd Highest Grossing Hindi Film in 2001.

Gadar: Ek Prem Katha - Movie Plot

The Characters

Tara Singh (Sunny Deol): Tara Singh is a strong and patriotic man who lives in a small village near the newly formed border between India and Pakistan. He is known for his courage and unwavering commitment to his country.

Sakina (Ameesha Patel): Sakina is a beautiful Muslim girl who becomes the center of Tara's world. Despite their different religious backgrounds, she falls in love with Tara, and their connection turns into a symbol of togetherness and affection.

Ashraf Ali (Amrish Puri): Ashraf Ali is Sakina's father and a devout Muslim. He is protective of his daughter and struggles with the idea of her falling in love with a Sikh man.

Shamsher Singh (Amrish Puri in a dual role): Shamsher Singh is Tara's father. He is devastated by the violence and displacement caused by the partition. He becomes separated from his family during the chaos.

The Story

Tara Singh is a youthful, good-looking, and strong Sikh truck driver with aspirations of becoming a singer. Tara crosses paths with Sakina (Ameesha Patel), who initially tries to make him a fool. However, later Tara impresses Sakina with his singing. Sakina returns home after completing her graduation.

Communal riots during the partition

During the Partition of India, Sikhs and Hindus are attacked by Muslims in Pakistan when migrating to India by train from the railway station in West Punjab, Pakistan.

In response, the Sikhs and Hindus reply by killing Muslims migrating to Pakistan from East Punjab in India.

Sakina and her family

Ashraf Ali (Amrish Puri), father of Sakina, is a powerful man in undivided India. Ashraf Ali decides to leave for Pakistan during the communal riots. While Asraf Ali and his wife, Shabana Ali (Lillete Dubey), get onto an overcrowded train, Sakina (Ameesha Patel) fails to board the train.

In the meantime, Tara Singh also plans to kill Muslims but stops after recognizing Sakina Sakina from the little Taj Mahal antique in her hands, gifted by him.

Tara protects Sakina from the mob chasing her. As the mob attempts to kill her brutally, Tara Singh defends Sakina by applying blood (implying Sindoor) to her forehead to make Sakina his Sikh wife.

Sakina learns that her parents are killed before reaching Pakistan. Devastated, Sakina has no option but to live with Tara.

Love triumph

Tara faces opposition from his family to bring a Muslim girl to their home. He decides to escort Sakina to Lahore. However, Sakina falls for Tara and eventually refuses to go to Pakistan.

Tara successfully manages his family to agree to his marriage to Sakina. The couple gets married and blessed with a boy named Charanjeet (Utkarsh Sharma as a child).

Surprising Reunion

Years later, Sakina discovers that her family is alive and well in Pakistan. She reveals her marriage and child to her estranged father, who holds political power in Pakistan. The news sends shockwaves through the family, testing their bonds once again.

Forced Separation

Ashraf Ali, driven by political motives, compels Sakina to return to Pakistan alone. He orchestrates a scheme to prevent Tara and their son from obtaining visas, compelling Sakina to visit Pakistan alone. Moreover, he wants Sakina to marry again in Pakistan with a Muslim man.

The plan partly works because Tara Singh does not get Visa approved for him and his son. However, love prevails as Tara plans to cross the border illegally to meet his wife.

Quest for Reunion

Tara enters Pakistan with his best friend, Darmiyaan Singh (Vivek Shauq), and son Charajeet (Utkarsh Sharma). However, Ashraf Ali wants to stop his daughter Sakina from returning to India and has a plan to deal with Tara.

The Power of Love

Tara's unwavering commitment takes him through a series of trials as he embarks on a perilous journey. Gadar: A Tale of Love Across Borders explores the indomitable spirit of love that can bridge vast divides, transcending religion and politics.

Can Tara bring his wife back to India? The film Gadar: Ek Prem Katha narrates the rest of the story.

Full Cast and Crew of Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001)

Full Cast:

To be Updated Soon.

Other Cast(s):

Sunny Deol
Ameesha Patel
Amrish Puri
Lillete Dubey
Vivek Shauq
Utkarsh Sharma
Suresh Oberoi
Madhu Malini
Mushtaq Khan
Dolly Bindra
Rakesh Bedi
Vishwajeet Pradhan
Ishrat Ali
Pratima Kazmi
Samar Jai Singh
Gyan Prakash
Vikrant Chaturvedi
Tony Mirchandani
Kuldeep Sharma

Full Crew:


Anil Sharma


Nitin Keni


Music Director(s)
Uttam Singh

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