Singh Saab The Great movie review: Sunny Deol’s dhai kilo ka haath still packs a punch!

Fri, November 22, 2013 4:02pm UTC by 14 Comments
Singh Saab the Great review

The jodi of actor Sunny Deol and director Anil Sharma is back for a fourth time with Singh Saab The Great and the duo has tried to give the audience an earnest film. Though the story could have been tighter, Sunny paaji’s action avatar makes up for it

Director Anil Sharma and Sunny Deol have delivered three hit films together so far – Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, The Hero: Love Story of a Spy and Apne. And we can safely say that they are back with a bang with Singh Saab The Great. The movie is about an honest collector Saranjit Singh Talwar (Sunny Deol) who believes in doing the right thing and does so till he is transferred to Bhadori – a small town in Uttar Pradesh. This is when Bhoodev Singh (Prakash Raj), the baddie in the film, comes into the picture. While Saranjit believes in the power of truth, Bhoodev thinks the ultimate power is money. Like any politician, Bhoodev is corrupt, powerful and does every wrong thing possible. But Saranjit gets in his way each time to make things tough for him. In their fight, it is Saranjit’s wife (Uravashi Rautela) who bears the brunt of the enmity and dies. Things take a turn for the worse when the Bhadori collector is accused of bribery and is jailed. Seven years later Saranjit, with a help of his cop friend manages to get out of jail and changes his identity. Now he is known as Singh Saab, whose motto is not ‘badla’, but ‘badlav’. But does he manage to change society and most importantly, Bhoodev Singh? Watch the film to find out.

What’s good about Singh Saab The Great?

Without a doubt, it has to be Sunny Deol’s performance. Even though he is in his late ‘50s, Sunny still manages to do action sequences amazingly well. His dhai kilo ka haath yet again entertains us…and how! He is one actor who actually makes action stunts look believable. Another highlight of the film is its dialogue. An angry Sunny mouthing dhansoo lines like ‘Bali hamesha bakre ki di jaati hai, sher ki nahi’ is a treat to watch. And though the story could have been more crisp, I enjoyed watching it coz there is different atmosphere when you enter a Sunny Deol film. It’s like watching a cricket match. Every time Mr Deol fights or says a dhamaakedar line, the audience goes crazy and claps and whistles. That’s what made my experience enjoyable. Besides Sunny, Prakash Raj has delivered a solid performance. In fact, he gives worthy takkar to the ultimate action hero. His scenes with Sunny Deol are to watch out for. They make a perfect hero-villain jodi!

Amrita Rao as a journalist does well. Urvashi Rautela has nothing much to do in the film and after a point you forget why she is there at all…and then she is dead. Johny Lever makes you laugh in places.

What’s bad about Singh Saab The Great?

The most important thing: the story. While Anil Sharma’s concept is good, he fails to execute it properly. Also, the love angle between Sunny and Urvashi doesn’t fit into the plot seamlessly. The film gets boring in between, though never when Sunny is in the frame. Apart from the title track sung by Sonu Nigam and his sister Teesha Nigam, none of the other songs are too appealing. There is an item number too, but the only thing which makes that tolerable is Sunny Deol and Prakash Raj’s dancing. It fun to watch them, trust us!

Verdict

Singh Saab The Great is a typical Sunny Deol film and if you are a fan of the actor, you wouldn’t mind watching it. If you want to watch a film with your family that isn’t a remake, is full of action and has plenty of drama, this one is perfect.

PS: It was nice to see so many old people in the theatre. A rare sight these days, considering the kinds of films that are being made, hai na?

Rating: 3 out of 53 Star Rating

Reviewed by Namrata Thakker

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0.5 Stars is just for the Deol family’s (Dharmendra and Bobby Deol)special appearance together in the film.Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • Dimple

    The movie to watch gaddar is back guys … Good movie

  • Mohd. Haneef

    cha gaya gurooooo…..

    Its a pleasure to watch Sunny….

    movie’s worth a watch

  • sudhir

    Excellent

  • Rahul sangral

    Awesome movie beautiful work done by sunny paji,parkash raj,sonu nigam

  • Chetan panchal

    It’s just as the all kind of movies of sunny deol few scenes are fantastic as lift the prakash raj and through into havan kund dialouges are good i was unable to hear few dialogoues because public war making too much noise

  • virendra

    Nice Moviee.Well Done

  • Tejbir Singh

    “Singh Saab the Great” movie was good, and Sunny Deol looks good in his earlier form. And if like this the MLA’s are arrested then what else do we want ? Good direction Anil Sharma. To finish corruption people have to become Singh Saab and Media plays an important role. He looks original As A Sardar!

  • Palash

    time to leave India :/

  • Sat Jaswal

    Very good movie

  • Sat Jaswal

    Worth watching movie

  • padam bhandari

    as i known i m big fan of 3 deols”
    Again” I goona watch to this movie”
    Wish them all the best with this Movie

  • Jatinder

    Singh Saab the Great best movie of the year …… Family movie first time in Bollywood after long time

  • Paul batt

    A movie casting SUNNY DEOL in a Sikh guy is the most watched by northern community but this isn’t a complete truth.There has been many heroes who pl ayed the Sikh guy role.None of them have been able to look like a personality of a SINGH guy.Though it may be the co-incidence he looked like a real Singh since sunny did the first movie BORDER playing a Sikh military captain.He go t a great appreciation not only by a Sikh community by the whole Indians.The first Sikh hero emerged followed by many top actors in industry.
    No one looked better Sikh youth icon than SUNNY DEOL.It may heart the feel ing of an actor who want to do versatile characters in movies but I am sorry to say u have failed to do so SUNNY BHAJI.Sir I may be wrong but you are the best Sikh youth’s icon in the world.We salute you to be a real SINGH SAAB JI

    • Dinesh

      Singh Saab the Great best movie of the year …… Family movie first time in Bollywood after long time


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