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Son Of Sardaar  (2012 - Hindi)

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  • Basking in father’s glory ??

    Son Of Sardaar rating: 4 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 12 Nov 2012)

    Diwali has been one of those very special occasions for big movie releases in our Hindi Film Industry from a real long time. Big banners would plan their release keeping in mind the Diwali Holidays. Gradually, more festivals added for the Top slot such as Christmas, Eid and Dashera, But Diwali still retains its own charm. Even an average entertainer makes a clean sweep at box office as people are in a festive mood, wanting to just sit back and take it light. There are few such movies which thanks to good promotion, marketing and Diwali buzz manage to have decent run during these days, but as the festive days pass by, the movie too starts to lose its fizz. So in such a safe zone enters Ajay Devgan who has been enjoying a tremendous Diwali releases from last few years, delivering huge comical hits like Golmaal returns, All The Best & Golmaal 3. This year he returns with his latest no-brainer entertainer ‘Son of Sardaar’ with loads of Marketing, Promotion and Controversies. Everything looks in the film’s favor, but then there are times when the saying ‘All that Glitters is not Gold’ comes true. So let’s find out whether this ‘Son of Sardaar’ will be able to match the success level of its ancestors {Ajay’s past Diwali Super Hits} or might end up just like a star son basking in their glory.

    ‘SOS’ tells the story of a family rivalry between the Sandhus and Randhawas in a small place in Punjab. Years pass by and Randhawa’s son Jassi {Ajay Devgan} returns from London to sell his ancestral property. On his way, he meets Sukh {Sonakshi Sinha} and later her family members who turn out to be none other than his archrivals The Sandhus {Sanjay Dutt, Vindu Dara Singh, Mukul Dev, Tanuja, Etc}. The Sandhus want to kill Jassi and take revenge. What happens next is what the film about.

    The film is a remake of a South SuperHit ‘Maryada Ramanna’ (2010), directed by S.S Rajamouli whose two Super Hits have already seen remakes this year in ‘Rowdy Rathore’ & ‘Makkhi’. The makers of ‘SOS’ have changed the typography from south to total north and rearranged the whole story as per that settings. After the initial overdone scenes in London, the main movie begins with Ajay’s coming back to India. There are some Hilarious moments in the first half such as the whole Sanjay Dutt – Juhi Chawla Track followed by Mukesh Tiwari’s visit at Sanjay Dutt’s house, Ajay–Sonakshi Meet in the Train followed by their bonding out there, Ajay Devgan at Sanjay Dutt’s house and later refusing to leave and few more. Also, some minor moments like Sanjay Dutt’s Behind the Truck types one liners, the whole Tanuja Track, Vindu’s Ice-Cream temptations and few more scenes which could’ve been shaped up much better.
    On the flip side, the films loses its charm post interval as the screenplay goes for a toss and the entertainment quotient starts to fade out. The movie just keeps going on but there are no High moments to keep you thrilled and entertained. Also the Computer Generated Effects were highly irritating and unreal {Ajay on Two Horses, Ajay on Big Ben, All the Actions Scenes, Ajay’s Horse Chase scenes and much more}. If only the makers had inserted a few more hilarious scenes, the audience would surely have accepted it despite all its flaws and weakness. You don’t get bored in the film as the narration keeps going on, but as said earlier, except few songs and minor scenes, there is nothing left to boast of in the post-interval session. Camera work is fine, but as said earlier the Sp. Effects were crap. Editing is fine, though the Pre-Interval portions (where Ajay refuses to leave Sanjay’s House) could have been trimmed a little.

    Music by Sajid Wajid, Himesh Reshammiya and Sandeep Chowta has some peppy songs like ‘Rani Main Tu Raja’, ‘Bichdann’ & ‘Po Po’ which go well with the light-weight mood of the film. ‘Son of Sardaar’, ‘Yeh Jo Halki’ & ‘Tu Kamaal’ are just average. Background Music is at times a bit too loud, and nothing great on an overall basis either.

    And while Director Ashwni Dhir has given us in the past two super-duds like ‘Krazzy 4’ and ‘Challa Mussaddi’, he has also proven his mettle with a rib-tickler like ‘Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?’. This time he returns back with this Action Comedy, but the comedy works only in the first half, going for a complete miss in the latter. The action scenes are overdone and later the entertainment level too starts to dip when dramatic portions take over the film. Sadly those Dramatic moments too lack the grip, having hardly anything to offer. He had good theme and could’ve done wonders with his type of comedy if he had worked bit hard on the screenplay and writing of the film.

    Ajay Devgan is cute in comical scenes and does his part with total conviction, though one often gets a feeling he still could’ve done much better. Looks like he was over-confident with the festive release thus making it bit half baked at places. Sonakshi Sinha is fine, but nowhere as charming as she was in ‘Dabangg’ or ‘Rowdy Rathore’. She should start watching her weight, as it started gaining more attention than her face charm. Sanjay Dutt does his part very well and one might love his One Liners and funny scenes, though he looks pretty worn out. Juhi Chawla is sweet in her small role. Tanuja, Vindu Dara Singh and Mukul Dev play their parts with total conviction; wished their tracks had meaty parts for them. Sanjay Mishra, Arjan Bajwa and Akhlendra Mishra hardly had anything to offer. Mukesh Tiwari in small cameo was hilarious. Salman Khan in Sp.App was welcoming, though had nothing to do with the film, It would’ve been great if he was used in the climax scene as well.

    So bol meri ‘Filmi Khopdi’ iss film mein kitna hain Dum ?
    Dum hain, but only in the first half with some Hilarious moments, a few enjoyable sequences, followed by some foot tapping numbers. But as movie veers ahead, there is nothing much left for its audience to cherish or take back home. The makers would probably survive thanks to Ajay’s past Diwali track-record and the Festive mood but after the safe zone {Diwali} is over, the movie will most perhaps fizzle out and vanish in thin air. ‘SOS’ has Big stars, a festive release, huge publicity, marketing and controversies too but lacks over the entertainment and good screenplay making it just like a Star Son who has its fathers charms, but still chooses to bask only in his father’s glory.

    Ratings : 2.25/5

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