Gadar 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the iconic film, has swiftly carved its name in history by shattering norms and setting unprecedented records within the first three days of its release. The frenzy around the movie has prompted numerous cinemas, especially in smaller towns, to take a bold step by introducing post-midnight and early-morning screenings. While Mumbai has previously embraced this trend with films like Sooryavanshi, Gangubai Kathiawadi, and Oppenheimer, Gadar 2 has propelled even smaller centers into this cinematic wave.
From Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar to Surat and beyond, theaters such as AB Miniplex, Sanelite Cinemas, and Connplex Smart Theatre have boldly scheduled screenings between 12:05 AM and 2:00 AM. The enthusiasm is palpable, as more and more theaters join this unique endeavor. Notably, Inox Raj Imperial in Surat stands out as a trailblazer, dedicating all of its six screens to play Gadar 2 around the clock for 24 hours, featuring a staggering 13 shows from 12 AM to 8 AM. The fervor among moviegoers and the demand to witness the action-packed sequel firsthand has led to this groundbreaking move, with other exhibitors considering similar adaptations.
As Gadar 2 continues to rewrite the playbook of cinema distribution, it’s clear that the movie’s impact goes beyond the silver screen. The anticipation for midnight shows, the rush to experience the film’s magic, and the eagerness to be part of this historic cinematic movement all add up to a moment that’s etching its name in Bollywood history.