Film: Son Of Sardaar (Hindi)
Cast : Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt, Juhi Chawla, Mukul Dev, Vindu Dara Singh
Music: Himesh Reshammiya
Studio : Ajay Devgn Ffilms, YRV Infra Media
Producers : Ajay Devgn, N.R.Pachisia, Pravin Talreja
Director: Ashwni Dhir
Screenplay by : Robin Bhatt
Based on : Maryada Ramanna(telugu) by S. S. RajamouliDistributed by : Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Eros International
Release date : November 13, 2012
Running time : 139 minutes
Budget : 80 crore (US$15.12 million)
Watched Theater: Bollwood A/c, Guntur
Rating: 3 / 5
Ajay devgn new bollwood film Son of sardar movie review:
Son of Sardar, directed by Ashwani Dhir is a complete masala entertainer, with North Indian tadka! SOS, like Rowdy Rathore entertains you as long as you don’t search for story and logic! Anyways, who wants to watch an intellectual and emotionally stimulating movie this Diwali!
Son of Sardar, originally made by Rajmouli in Telugu as Maryada Ramanna was remade in Kannada and Bengali languages as well. As we all know, South Indian movies are usually much more colourful and exaggerated than Bollywood films. However, director Ashwani Dhir has made sure that version has enough of Bollywood tadka. Whether it is the brilliant and superman sort of entry or the powerful action packed blows by the hero, Son of Sardar doesn’t put you down at all in areas of humour, action, drama, song and dance. SOS is a 2.20 hour fun filled potboiler film that you wouldn’t regret watching.
So much unlike the original, Son Of Sardaar is about Jassi (Ajay Devgn), a happy go lucky Sardar (of course) who leaves London to return to his heartland Punjab to claim his ancestral property. However, it isn’t as normal a process as he thinks. He enters his village only to fuel a raging family-fuel spanning generations. Billu (Sanjay Dutt) the most powerful man of the village who is seeking revenge from the last torch-bearer of the Randhawa family stumbles upon Jassi, who is by then a good friend of Sukh (Sonakshi Sinha), Billu’s sister for having met her in the train. Without realizing his true identity Billu, who is known for his hospitality, invites him over for lunch. Now as predictable as it can be, just because Billu adheres to the age old saying ‘Atithi devo bhava’, Jassi decides to stay put for his own safety. Whether Billu avenges his brother’s death and breaks his oath of 25 years of not marrying his sweetheart Pammi (Juhi Chawla) or not follows through the rest of the plot.
All actors have done their part very well, but it is Mukul Dev as a drunkard who
stands out. Ajay Devgn is good, but not brilliant. Sonakshi Sinha seems to be
repeating her role in Dabangg and Rowdy Rathore. She is
undoubtedly a very talented actress, but must try and avoid being stereotyped.
Tanuja and Juhi Chawla are two other stars who stand out. They are outstanding.
Technical and Other Departments:
The Punjabiyat shown in the film is replete with cliches, the dialogues being banal and the Sikh aspect used to the hilt. Every second sentence in the film is a definition on Sardar. The actors do not speak a single dialogue without saying Oye Pappe. Music was average. Screenplay and cinematography was also Average.
Ashwini Dhir, who has films like One, Two, Three and Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge to his credit, deploys all possible tools that have made for masala entertainers in the past. However, shoving almost every formula makes this film a raucous and rancid ride. In a bid to show male machismo, he actually instills unrealistic fight sequences with people flying around, and I literally mean FLY, and getting beaten to pulp by the brawny Ajay Devgn. Over the top action takes a whole new level in this film.
Even the humour in the film ranges from banal, imbecile to utter stupid. Except for a few gags (especially in the first half) that have you in splits, there’s absolutely no comedy whatsoever. While the first half at least comes across as a little breezy and moves at a reasonably fast pace, it’s the second that is supremely long drawn and stretched beyond imagination.
To sum it up, Son of Sardaar gets mired by cliches and formulas. In a bid to make for a mass entertainer. Those who appreciate over the top, loud and raucous gags may enjoy this one too.