Son Of Sardaar Movie Review

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Martin D'Souza By Martin D'Souza | 18 Mar 2017 15:39:31.1830000 IST


SPEEDY SINGH, I AM SINGH...and off-course the blockbuster SINGH IS KINNG, are the flicks that glorified the might of Singh's and created a different genre of its kind in big B-town. SON OF SARDAAR (SOS), an official remake of Telugu blockbuster MARYADA RAMANNA, rekindles back the spirited enthused feisty feel of 'Sikhism' with a spicy blend of stylish-packed action and comedy. After getting terrific box-office responses to flicks like SINGHAM and BOL BACHCHAN in recent years, it brings back the B-town action hero Ajay Devgn again in the lead role along with strong line-up of stars like Sanjay Dutt, Juhi Chawla and Sonakshi Singh, making this as one of the most bankable preposition of this year. Himesh Reshammiya, the man behind musical success of BODYGUARD and BOL BACHCHAN is the key music composer of this flick along with Sandeep Chowta as guest composer. Sameer Anjaan, a favorite with almost every Reshammiya album, along with renowned names like Shabbir Ahmed, Irshad Kamil, Manoj Yadav and director Ashwini Dhir are the lyricists of this album. Outrageously smart and immensely stylish, promos and teasers of the songs have promised truckloads of 'dhamakedar' entertainment for listeners, will this be another funky musical bandwagon to hit big on charts. Let's find out...

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Poetry-in-action, yes indeed with that added 'bhangra-funk'! SOS pumps loads of energy in the first track SON OF SARDAAR, a chivalrously drawn peppy title track that lionize the feats and endeavors of SON OF SARDAAR in most boisterous singing way. Himesh Reshammiya's adroitness in pitching Sufi-funk elements in 'bhangra' beat patterns plays a pivotal role in making this an amusing musical piece. The prelude has lead actor Ajay Devgn mouthing out few spicy one-liners, later it triggers off animatedly with loads of UK 'bhangra' buzz, chirpy wordings and racy vocals. Promising Aman Trikha's energetic voices leads the show with Himesh's jingoistic back-up vocals, adding more gleam and thump to the track. Despite the fact that it is primarily a situational number, Reshammiya starts off optimistically with a big bang and its stylish video has already created a big rage among cine-lovers, waiting baited-breathily for its arrival on big screen. Bombastic!!

Tunefully tangy and bombastically catchy, Mika Singh's playful roguish voice is at the helm of affairs in creating a bedlam of funny romantic happening in massy sounding 'Rani Tu Main Raja'. Nonsensical to core in Sameer's hilariously impish lyrics, it comes more like a colorful comical romantic anecdote, exuded with witty flair and frolicsome arrangements. Mika's nasal twang has the desired boyish roguish feel that work and connects well with newbie Bhavya Pandit's demure singing. Yo Yo Honey Singh's repetitive back-up vocal supports at intermittent places too work and smoothens the flow of the track. 'Rani Tu Main Raja (remix)' is immensely likable in its fervently loud electronica-filled disco-beat fillers that not only lifts the mood but also gives many reasons to shake booty on floors. It reminds couple of finely crafted 'club-remixe' number that played a pivotal role in Reshammiya's lucky phase; overall this one comes out as a real 'paisa-vasool' musical entertainer and should be one probable chartbuster hit in days to come Chartbuster!!!

'Po Po'
, a garishly boisterous 'bhangra' number, maintains the flamboyant Punjabi celebratory feel of the album. Like a couple of recent heard tracks ('Dhishkiyoon' (KISMAT LOVE PAISA DILLI) and 'Dhadang Dhadang' (ROWDY RATHORE), it is conceived on the playfully popular sounds ('Po Po' sounds more like sounds of truck-horns) and displays out a festive dancing feel. Actor-turned-singer Vikas Bhalla along with Aman Trikha and Himesh Reshammiya are the fun-loving trio who jester out the entire thumping vibrant feel in their youthful vocal exult. Reshammiya tries to give this a typical folksy 'boliyan' feel and succeeds to large extent in delivering out the needful. Shabbir Ahmed's cohesively penned lyrics works in adding humor tinge to the gleam-factor but the composition fails to strike anything too spectacular and this comes out as another fun-loving peppy number of the album.

'Tu Kamaal di Kudi', the next vibrant sounding follows the similar route, flair and feel of 'Po Po'. Once again, Reshammiya delivers the 'heard-before' dhol-beat 'bhangra' arrangements that sounds too monotonous and even the vocals fails to impress this time. Vineet Singh's extra hi-pitched voice sounds too uninspiring and so Mamta Sharma's loud garish tones. Against all odds, this one comes special for all North-Indian DJ's, who loves and explore for 'dhol-beat' marriage numbers and should strike chords with Punjabi listeners.


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.

download SON OF SARDAAR wallpapers
download SON OF SARDAAR wallpapers

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!



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."

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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.

download SON OF SARDAAR wallpapers
download SON OF SARDAAR wallpapers

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!


Rating 2/5

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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Juhi Chawla, Sonakshi Sinha and Salman Khan (special appearance)
  • Lyrics: Sameer Anjaan, Irshad Kamil, Manoj Yadav, Shabbir Ahmed and Ashwini Dhir
  • Director: Ashwini Dhir
  • Music Director: Himesh Reshammiya and Sandeep Chowta
  • Release Date : 13 Nov 2012