Leading South Asian streaming platform ZEE5 Global has declared Sunny Deol starrer 'Gadar 2' a raging success as its biggest blockbuster since its virtual release earlier this month.
It was watched in over 180 countries and trended across multiple countries including the US, UK, Australia, UAE, and Canada and has broken its streaming records with over 300 million watch minutes globally. To celebrate Sunny Deol’s birthday, his fans in India dressed up as the blockbuster’s lead character Tara Singh and performed the actor’s iconic dance moves to further celebrate the success of the movie.
"Fans have always made me feel very special on my birthday special but this year has been truly amazing. It's overwhelming to see the response and love I have received,” said Sunny Deol as he thanked his fans for being a part of this epic celebration.
He added: “Tara Singh's journey in ‘Gadar 2’ has been incredibly close to my heart, and witnessing the overwhelming response from my fans on my birthday is truly humbling. Their love and support have made this celebration an unforgettable one.
“I am immensely grateful for their constant encouragement and the opportunity to share this special moment with them. Moreover, the incredible watch minutes of ‘Gadar 2’ on ZEE5 Global is a testament to the enthusiasm of our audience; I express my heartfelt gratitude to all the fans of Tara and Sakina.”
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The film’s first instalment ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’ also witnessed a surge in viewership, recording a 5x growth in viewership during the period. Over 80 per cent of the viewership in international markets was driven by Connected TVs for the perfect large screen experience.
Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global, said: "We are thrilled by the global success of 'Gadar 2' marked by its record-breaking 300 Million+ watch minutes on our platform.
“The sequel to one of Hindi cinema's all-time blockbuster hits, ‘Gadar 2’ has made waves internationally and is yet another strong testament to our unwavering commitment to bringing the biggest stars and the best of South Asian content to our global audiences.”
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‘Gadar 2’ continues the saga of Tara Singh and Sakina's love amidst the India-Pakistan partition, portraying the challenges of a couple separated by the conflict. With an engaging narrative, the film offers a poignant portrayal of love transcending borders and time.
*Info: ZEE5 Global