Ajay Devgn's Punjabi Tadka, perfect for the Diwali Palate
By MovieTalkies.com, 13 November 2012
Son Of Sardaar Review In Short:
A young man's love story and life gets threatened in a hilarious way due to an age-old blood feud.
Son Of Sardaar Review Verdict:
Though the story is novel and interesting with enough humour for dollops of entertainment, one feels the screenplay and the execution could have been better.
Son Of Sardaar Review Story Plot:
Jassi Randhawa (Ajay Devgn) is a happy-go-lucky Sikh, who stays in London, advises younger Sikhs about the ill-effects of smoking and bashes up leather jacket clad goons at pubs. However, Jassi is forced to return back to his hometown in Punjab to take care of his ancestral property.
On his way back, he meets and falls for Sukh (Sonakshi Sinha), who incidentally is the sister of Billu (Sanjay Dutt), who along with his brothers has sworn to kill Jassi due to an age-old blood feud between the two families. However, there is a loophole… it seems that Jassi cannot be killed as long as he is in Billu's house due to a custom that a guest is like a God and cannot be harmed as long as he is within the threshold. What follows is a hilarious ride as Jassi tries his best to stay within the house to save himself whereas Billu tries his best to get him out of the house so he can kill him.
Does Jassi get killed? Or does he manage to melt Billu's heart and manage to get married to Sukh? The only way to find that out is by watching 'Son Of Sardaar'.
Son Of Sardaar Review Performances:
Though Ajay Devgn doesn't look the stereotypical Sikh, his versatile acting abilities and his terrific comic timing come to his rescue. Veteran Sanjay Dutt also delivers, and Sonakshi Sinha pulls off her part quite well and it is not difficult to imagine her as a typically loud and boisterous Punjabi kudi. Surprisingly enough, actors Mukul Dev and Vindu Dara Singh, who have not been seen on the silver screen for quite some time, manage to elicit some laughs with their antics as Billu's simpleton cousins. However, it is Juhi Chawla as the chirpy Parminder, who proves that the endearing qualities that made her a darling of movie-goers many years back, is still intact.
Son Of Sardaar Review Direction:
Without a doubt, the story is quite interesting but the execution could have been better. Though the film has its share of humour to keep you entertained, the screenplay is a bit predictable. The love story that develops between Jassi and Sukh doesn't seem convincing and the climax too doesn't impress (for all his talks about the decades-old vengeance, Sanjay's character seems to melt and relent in minimal time following a couple of dialogues). Last but not least, the action sequences are too gravity-defying (even South flicks don't thumb their noses at Isaac Newton so insolently!).
Son Of Sardaar Review Music:
With the soulful 'Bichadann', the foot-tapping title track 'Son Of Sardaar' and the catchy 'Po Po song', this entertainer does have good music.
Son Of Sardaar Review Final Word:
As far as pure entertainment goes, the film delivers on its promise of SOS size entertainment. If you are in the habit of looking for logic in the script, maybe you should try your luck elsewhere.