SON OF SARDAAR movie review: over-the-top and occasionally entertaining!

Tue, November 13, 2012 12:11am UTC by 33 Comments
SON OF SARDAAR movie review: over-the-top and occasionally entertaining!

Ajay Devgn’s typical masala entertainer defies logic, but doesn’t fail to tickle your funny bone

If mindless entertainment is what you are seeking this Diwali then Ashwni Dhir’s Son Of Sardaar-starring Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt and Sonakshi Sinha-is the perfect pick. So keep both your snobbish taste and your common sense aside to enjoy this extremely predictable, over-the-top filmy and sporadically entertaining drama. What makes Son Of Sardaar worth a watch is the simplicity of its narration, its inherently nonsense humour and its quirky characters who know where to draw the line. Add to this the much-needed tadka of some larger-than-life action sequences coupled with fine camera work and snappy editing and the movie holds your attention, even if it does so in parts.

So you have Jassi Randhawa a happy-go-lucky young Sardaar (Ajay Devgn) who has no idea whatsoever about his family’s action-filled murky past and the legendary feud between his family, Randhawas and the archrivals Sandhus. It is only when his colleague discloses certain secrets that Jassi learns about his family and about his ancestral property at his native place in Punjab. He decides to go the village. On his journey, Jassi bumps into Sukh ( Sonakshi Sinha) and both fall in love with each other, but neither confesses their true feelings. Once landed in his Village, Jassi realises that Sukh belongs to the Sandhus’ family headed by the mighty Ranvijay Singh ( Sanjay Dutt). Things become worse when both Jassi and Ranvijay know that they are enemies because of that infamous bloody saga that took place 25 years ago.

Ranvijay is now thirsty for Jassi’s blood,but can’t kill him so long as Jassi remains his guest. (Atithi Devo Bhav, you see!) Even Jassi knows that the moment he steps out of Ranvijay’s house he will be chopped into pieces by his otherwise warm, welcoming and large-hearted host. If one tries every trick in the book to stay inside the house, the other uses every possible strategy to drive the young Sardaar out. Son Of Sardaar is the tale of who outwits the other and how. Will Jassi win Ranvijay over with his values, his might and his honesty to marry the mundi ( Sonakshi) from the house, and most importantly to escape from the almost certain clutches of death.

It’s a no brainer to guess what conclusion can one expect of this typical churn-off-the-mill-looking entertainer. But Son Of Sardaar has its moments mainly because of the characters involved who give their best to make this ordinary tale look impressive. Ajay Devgn portrays the vulnerable and ready to fight-if-instigated Sardaar really well. Sanjay Dutt’s comic timing and his personality stay with you even hours after you leave the theatre. Sonakshi Sinha is impressive and looks an authentic Panjabi mundi. A special mention here for Juhi Chawla, Mukul Dev and Vindu Dara Singh who hold your attention with their antics. Sajid Wajid’s music is melodious, but far from impressive.

Over all, Son Of Sardaar revels gleefully in its silliness.Watch it, if you will, for the comical sketches of its characters, some gravity-defying-fights and most importantly for its genuine intention to entertain!

Rating:   2.5/5

* Poor – Avoid!

** Average – Give it a shot if you are desperate!

*** Good – One time watch!

**** Very good – Must watch!

***** Excellent – Don’t miss!Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • Brand SRK

    k …. thanks…
    so nw i can go 4 JTHJ!

    • Naeem Gill

      SOS is great movie I give 4 / 5 & For JTHJ 4 / 5 because Its not fear to give YR movie less be right with both movie …. Naeem Gill

      • Singh

        Your right, both movies a re great in there own ways!,!

        • ansarimamun

          its a very good movie

  • bhai

    “Ajay Devgn’s typical masala entertainer defies logic, but doesn’t fail to tickle your funny bone”
    this says all. yet only 2.5 stars. its ok evryone know which film bollywoodlife favours. hope u give 4.5 stars for JTHJ even with the bad junta reviews.

  • ranjan

    sale mujhe jo movie dikahyaga mai to usko he acche rating dunga nahe to to ghatia movia hai decide kar lo srk and ajak ki kaun mujhe tickets bhejaga

    • ravi kumar

      mai apko movie dikha sakta ho..nub..07499097730

  • YR&ADF MOVIE IS BEST

    SOS&JTHJ HAVE ALSO BEST I GIVE YOU 4.5/5 STAR VIRAT…

  • sushil

    jadhav sahab please take your word back, people choice is different from you.i dont know you people of critics always criticise a masala film.rowdy rathore was given 2 star still it perfoms and score high in bollywood.similarly sos will also score on the box office just wait for another 6 hrs and the result will be on your hand.

    • Bhavesh

      I like both movies son of sardar and jab tak hai jan

  • Srk

    Dnt watch son of sardar go d watch jab tak ha jaan not becoz it is a good movie but becoz it is d last movie of yashji d movie is k 1 time watch but u have 2 watch

  • Thya french

    SORRY AJAY but your movie is so bad and not funny

  • Sobh

    I give it a 5/5. It’s a must watch movie, you can’t miss it…. Very funny with a little romance in it…..
    Don’t miss it guys!!!

  • india

    i will give for my favourite movie son of sardaar and for my favourite actors ajay,sonakshi,sanjay,salluuuuuuu 4.5/5 and for jab tak hai jaan some what nice so i will give 2.5/5

  • Sandy (Bisht)

    Dear All,

    Happy Diwali, leave all matter & do’t wait for which movie going to hit.. We are janta janardhan. If movie is good then will go to watch. Now both r star & i think both movie is good..

  • Sukhdev

    Very good – Must watch

  • Yuvi

    Very good – Must watch Son of Sardar

  • Linda

    Jthj over rocks,sos is poor & very borin,pls don’t watch it,yash chopra film rocks! We luv u srk,anusha & katrina

    • ROB

      Yes J H J is ausome move ….i like srk kat and anushka ……!!

  • Linda

    Jthj over rocks! Allah bless yash chopra,srk,anuska & katrina,sos is a flop!

    • SALEEM

      TERI MAA KA BHOSDA

  • ansarimamun

    very very good

  • jitender

    very very very good movie

  • Meenu

    Son Of sardar.rock movie i’m giving 5stars to this movie.

  • Harjeet

    Son Of sardar great movie

  • ram kumar

    ram

  • NITISH KUMAR

    Son of sardaar is a rocking movie.full paisa wasool. A must watch and fully entertaining.

  • pranave

    Son OF Sarder is a best

  • ravi singh

    best movie sos..
    ajay roksss

  • ravi singh

    sab k sab faimly k sath dekho…
    sos ..is the best movie…

  • kuldeep singh

    This one(SOS) is awesome film & ajay sir is superb in son of sardar.

  • Nasim

    good

  • avinash luha

    The Lion King of Bollywood AJAY DEVGN has won the war with Son of Sardar. “Oey ,Paji kavi Hanss vi liya karo”


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