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Son Of Sardaar Movie Review
Devgn and his turban!
Himesh Reshammiya and Sandeep Chowta
Sameer Anjaan, Irshad Kamil, Manoj Yadav, Shabbir Ahmed and Ashwini Dhir
Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Juhi Chawla, Sonakshi Sinha and Salman Khan (special appearance)
November 13, 2012 06:42:40 PM IST By Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial
Somewhere in a London Pub, Rajveer Singh (Ajay Devgn) is giving gyaan to a fellow sardar, surrounded by English goons. One of them (goons) goes for his turban. Singh seethes: "Sardar par joke karna, par joker mat samajna."
You are then treated to a full-fledged Tamil ishtyle fight sequence with Rajveer even bouncing one English goon like a tennis ball! Well, you can't really blame the makers for this dynamic influence because SON OF SARDAAR is a remake of a south film.
During the fight, towards the end, he is helped by his friend (Salman Khan) to knock out the last baddie. Then comes his uncle with a letter stating that Rajveer has to go to India to settle a property dispute. The price of the property is just Rs 50 lakhs, and we are given to understand that it is quite a bit of open land.
Rajveer is surprised about this new-found bounty. He is then told a story he is not aware of. His father had killed Ranvijay Singh's (Sanjay Dutt) uncle and was in turn killed by Ranvijay. They were looking to wipe out the entire family but Rajveer was sent to London and for 25 years Ranvijay has not tied the knot because he promised his family that until he kills the last person from that family, he will not rest.
As fate (read script) would have it, Rajveer lands in Ranvijay's house and then begins the action. For Ranvijay, a guest is like God, so they cannot kill Rajveer as long as he is in their house. When Rajveer learns about this fact, he designs ways and means to stay put in the house. Also, he has added reason to stay in the house -Sukh(Sonakshi Sinha), who he helped get into a running train, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayege style.
SOS is hilarious in parts but is mostly contrived humour. How long can you stretch a joke, which ultimately becomes a joke on the one narrating it!
The sets are grand and colourful, the star power is there but with such a flimsy plot, SOS goes nowhere. This fact, even the characters know because even after their role has been accomplished they are hanging around for number's sake.
Being the protagonist, Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Dutt have something to bite on to in their role. But for the rest, it's a stand and stare fest! Arjan Bajwa has this confused expression on his face all throughout his stay on the screen, while an established actress like Tanuja is left tied to the cot, hallucinating.
Sonakshi Sinha is proving to be a good influence on the screen. She has this hatke charm. She is neither sexy nor hot. But there's something about this girl that makes you want to look at the screen whenever she is on. She is cool in a typical Indian sense!
The film is loud, dramatic and over-the-top. It is designed especially for the festive holiday crowd. It is also a calculated business move with an eye on the business module of film-making. At the end of the day, the moolah that is raked in will be the deciding factor, not the ratings given by the critics!
PS: Before SOS began, we were treated to trailers from DABANGG 2 and KHILADI 786. The common factor in all these three films is the digitalized, dramatized fights that turn humans into cannon balls!