TNI Bureau: Out of the two films that released on Diwali, if Shahrukh starrer ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ is for class, Ajay Devgn acted ‘Son Of Sardaar’ (SOS) is for mass. SOS is a complete entertainer with lots of comedy. But if you are in a mood to watch a movie for a great story, then this is not the film for you.
It is true that SOS is not at par with Ashwani Dhir’s earlier directorial venture ‘Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge’, but the Punjabi-clan comedies makes the film an entertaining one. Earlier also this trick has been applied in Bollywood films and so one can claim that there is nothing new in the film, but the overall presentation is awesome. Be mentally prepared that you are not going to watch a serious film before going to the theatre and you will enjoy.
NRI Jassi (Ajay Devgn), the last Sardaar from Randhawa clan, gets a courier from India stating that the government wants to buy his ancestral land in India. Jassi was taken by his mother to UK when most of his family members were killed in a rivalry with Sandhu family. During his homecoming in the train only, Jassi gets a glimpse of Sukh (Sonakshi Sinha) and falls in love with her.
After some co-incidents Jassi finds himself as a guest in the house of the Sandhus. Billu (Sanjay Dutt) is the leader of the Sandhus, who had abandoned his sweetheart Pammi (Juhi Chawla) at their wedding, vowing to marry only when he would finish off the last Randhawa. His fatherless nephews Titu (Vindu Dara Singh) and Tony (Mukul Dev) have sworn to stay off ice-cream and cold drinks too.
As by custom, the Sandhus do no harm to their guests, so Jassi is safe for a while. But later the story takes some dramatic moves. This is all about the plot of the film.
SOS is a remake of a Telugu film ‘Maryada Ramanna’, however the director claims that besides the plot, all other treatments in the film are original. The film has packs in action, drama, humor, songs and dances which makes it a complete package.
Coming to performances, Ajay Devgn is not superb in comedy here like Golmaal, Atithi….etc. Sonakshi Sinha is undoubtedly seems attractive on screen but she must try and avoid being stereotyped. Juhi Chawla and Sanjay Dutt are perfect and balanced in their roles. Out of the sardaars, Mukul Dev has done a good work this time.
The action scenes are well done including the opening one with Salman Khan in a Guest appearance, fighting for his Sardaar friend in a club. However, the film could be slightly trimmed. Music by Himesh Reshammiya is okay. The number ‘Rani tu me Raja’ has already become a hit. Aseem Bajaj’s cinematography is good.
So the verdict is – Watch the film for fun, leaving behind your thought for a classic story in the home.
Our rating for ‘Son Of Sardaar’ is *** and half star out of 5.