Son of Sardar Movie Review by Taran Adarsh
Directed by Ashwni Dhir
Produced by Ajay Devgn, N.R.Pachisia, Pravin Talreja
Screenplay by Robin Bhatt
Cast – Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt, Juhi Chawla, Mukul Dev, Vindu Dara Singh
Music by Himesh Reshammiya
Studio – Ajay Devgn Films, YRV Infra Media
Distributors – Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Eros International
Release date – November 13, 2012
Running time – 139 minutes
Budget – INR 80 crore
The film is a remake of Telugu movie ‘Maryada Ramanna’ directed by S. S. Rajamouli, which in itself is a remake of the 1923 American silent movie ‘Our Hospitality’ starring Buster Keaton and Natalie Talmadge. On an interview, director of the film, Ashwni Dhir replied that it was only the plot, the rest was changed. The movie is a satire on Sikh community and their mentality.
Jassi (Ajay Devgn) a happy-go-lucky sikh works with Salman Khan’s uncle in London. One day he gets a message that he has a piece of land in India which he inherited from his family. He decides to go back to Punjab to sell the land but little does he know that following the old family feud the men of Sandhu family, Ranvijay Singh (Sanjay Dutt) and his brothers are waiting to kill Jassi, the only surviving member of the Randhawa family. Jassi’s father had killed Ranvjay’s brother who was also Sukh’s (Sonakshi Sinha) father.
While getting to Punjab from Delhi by train Jassi meets a loud and colourful Punjabi girl, Sukh and he falls for her. Both get along well but have no idea about each other’s background. Soon you see Jassi at Sandhu’s home being well fed following the mehmaan bhagwan hote hain tradition. In no time Ranvijay finds out that Jassi is the person they have been waiting to kill and of course only then will Ranvijay marry Pammi (Juhi Chawla). But the mehmaan bhagwan tradition is taken a bit too seriously in this house so Ranvijay can’t kill Jassi till he steps out of the four walls and then starts the predictable cat and mouse chase to get Jassi out, who by now knows if he steps out he will be killed brutally by Ranvijay and his goons.
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 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.
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.
Watch Son of Sardar for the ‘entertainment’ factor. Don’t watch it if you are looking out for quality and classy cinema!