Last week it was "Udta Punjab," and this week Diljit Dosanjh's Punjabi film "Sardaarji 2" that has taken the box office by storm. The Punjabi film, which is a sequel to 2015 film "Sardaarji," has opened to phenomenal response at the worldwide box office.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted that the Punjabi film has opened to packed houses in India and in the international market. "Much-awaited Punjabi film #SardaarJi2 starts with a bang... Opens to packed houses... Screen count: India 350 screens, Overseas 200 screens," Adarsh tweeted.
The film, which was released on June 24, is directed by Rohit Jugraj. The film features Diljit in double role, while Sonam Bajwa and Monica Gill are the female lead actresses. Unlike its first instalment, "Sardaarji 2" is not fantasy drama. Diljit plays the role a farmer in this entertaining drama.
The previous version, which was released in 2015, had opened to thunderous response worldwide. "Sardaarji" had minted Rs. 5.21 crore in just two days run. The film went on to collect more than Rs. 30 crore in its lifetime run from the Indian box office. Following the success of "Sardaarji," the makers decided to go ahead with the second instalment, but now it remains to be seen whether the film will break the records of its first film at the box office or not.
Meanwhile, Diljit is riding high on the success of his Bollywood debut "Udta Punjab." The Bollywood film opened well in India, especially in the Northern region. But "Udta Punjab" is now facing a big competition at the Punjab box office from "Sardaarji 2." Though it's early to predict which film will dominate the other in Punjab, it can be said that Diljit will shine at the box office.
Watch the trailer of "Sardaarji 2" here: