November 13, 2012

Son Of Sardar movie review

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Keep off to protect your Diwali 
You may get depressed to find your action hero of Singham fame Ajay Devgan talking foolish without much sense. Son of Sardar doe not smack of ill-humour, it is stupidity out and out.

Son of Sardar is an attempt at comedy but ends up as tragedy for the audience at least. The film is laboured and effort to evoke laughter is so artificial that one feels like crying instead.

Not that it has not impressive cast—Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Juhi Chawala to name a few. Each of them has also tried to do well. But they had little chance as the script was hardly enabling.

If your effort to crack a joke fails, everybody knows what happens. The film is precisely that. The main protagonist Ajay Devgan comes back form UK to sold a piece of land in Phagwara of Punjab.

But he lands in a trouble as a family is waiting for him to settle old scores. The revenge of a family murder committed by the father of Jassi (Ajay Devgan) is to be taken. The family which offers him recluse is the one which wants to murder him.

But this family has a ludicrous tradition of not killing a guest till he is in the confines of its house. It leads to subsequent dramas, each beating the other in stupidity and mindlessness.

Sanjay Dutt who had given sparkling performance in Munna Bhai looks so stupid attempting to look innocent that one’s heart goes out to him. So is Sonakshi Sinha who has befriended Jassi on way from Delhi in train but discovered that her family is after his life.

It is indeed tough to make a successful laughter show as your creativity is stretched to its limit. The attempt at Son of Sardar is at best feeble. The combined effort of some of the bollywood finest actors has failed to deliver. Want to protect your Dipawali, keep off Son of Sardar.

Ajay Devgn’s typical masala entertainer defies logic, but doesn’t fail to tickle your funny bone 

If mindless entertainment is what you are seeking this Diwali then Ashwni Dhir’s Son Of Sardaar-starring Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt and Sonakshi Sinha-is the perfect pick. So keep both your snobbish taste and your common sense aside to enjoy this extremely predictable, over-the-top filmy and sporadically entertaining drama. What makes Son Of Sardaar worth a watch is the simplicity of its narration, its inherently nonsense humour and its quirky characters who know where todraw the line. Add to this the much-needed tadka of some larger-than-life action sequences coupled with fine camera work and snappy editing and the movie holds your attention, even if it does so in parts. 

So you have Jassi Randhawa a happy-go-lucky young Sardaar (Ajay Devgn) who has no idea whatsoever about his family’s action-filled murky past and the legendary feud between his family, Randhawas and the archrivals Sandhus. It is only when his colleague discloses certain secrets that Jassi learns about his family and about his ancestral property at his native place in Punjab. He decides to go the village. On his journey, Jassi bumps into Sukh ( Sonakshi Sinha) and both fall in love with each other, but neither confesses their true feelings. Once landed in his Village, Jassi realises that Sukh belongs to the Sandhus’ family headed by the mighty Ranvijay Singh ( Sanjay Dutt). Things become worse when both Jassi and Ranvijay know that they are enemies because of that infamous bloody saga that took place 25 years ago. 

Ranvijay is now thirsty for Jassi’s blood,but can’t kill him so long as Jassi remains his guest. (Atithi Devo Bhav, you see!) Even Jassi knows that the moment he steps out of Ranvijay’s house he will be chopped into pieces by his otherwise warm, welcoming and large-hearted host. If one tries every trick in the book to stay inside the house, the other uses every possible strategy to drive the young Sardaar out. Son Of Sardaar is the tale ofwho outwits the other and how. Will Jassi win Ranvijay over with his values, his might and his honesty to marry the mundi ( Sonakshi) from the house, and most importantly to escape from the almost certain clutches of death. 

It’s a no brainer to guess what conclusion can one expect of this typical churn-off-the-mill-looking entertainer. But Son Of Sardaar has its moments mainly because of the characters involved who give their best to make this ordinary tale look impressive. Ajay Devgn portrays the vulnerable and ready to fight-if-instigated Sardaar really well. Sanjay Dutt’s comic timing and his personality stay with you even hours after you leave the theatre. Sonakshi Sinha is impressive and looks an authentic Panjabi mundi. A special mention here for Juhi Chawla, Mukul Dev and Vindu Dara Singh who hold your attentionwith their antics. Sajid Wajid’s music is melodious, but far from impressive. 

Over all, Son Of Sardaar revels gleefully in its silliness.Watch it, if you will, for the comicalsketches of its characters, some gravity-defying-fights and most importantly for its genuine intention to entertain!

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  1. bhai ek baat bataao...hasnaa chaahte ho ... fight dekhnaa chaahte ho....go n watch Son of Sardaar....full paisaa vasool...mera toh ho gayaa....some friends went for Jab tak hai jaan unkaa nahin huaa...SOS has sooooperb 1st hour and some slow 15 minutes in 2nd hour but u will not evn notice that....baahar nikloge toh happy ho jaaoge. Ajay is mindblowing and same is Sanju baba...Tittu teh Tony (Bindu Dara Singh and Mukul Dev) ne dhamaal machaa di. 5 stars for full on entertainment. What else do we ask for????


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