Gadar: Ek Prem Katha is a 2001 Bollywood action movie starring Sunny Deol, Amisha Patel, and Amrish Puri set in the time of the Indian partition. Gadar: Ek Prem Katha was a box office phenomenon and sold more tickets at theatres in India than any film in history apart from Sholay (1975). When Gadar was released on 15 June 2001, producer for Zee Telefilms, Nitin Keni, director Anil Sharma, lead star Sunny Deol, assorted trade pundits, and seasoned film critics had no idea that the film, which was set during a turbulent time in modern Indian history, would create box-office history. Gadar clashed with Aamir Khan’s Lagaan at the box office. Made for ₹185 million (US$2.8 million), Gadar has made more than ₹600 million (US$9.1 million) and after its theatrical run, was commercially one of the most successful movies in India when it was released. It is in list of “One of the Biggest Blockbusters in Hindi Cinema”. Gadar: Ek Prem Katha is the most watched Hindi film in India as it recorded 5.05 crore footfalls in India. The shy role of Sunny Deol was admired and led to the Filmfare nomination for the best actor. The story of this film is loosely based on the real life of Boota Singh. The film is known for its anti-Pakistan sentiment and for showing Pakistan in a poor light. The film was also the big controversy for its name because a big school believe that the things shown in the film can’t be stated to be “Gadar”.