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Movie Review: 'Son Of Sardar' is a rollicking entertainer

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Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013, 17:19 [IST]

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Rating:
3.5/5
Son of Sardar, directed by Ashwani Dhir is a complete masala entertainer, with North Indian tadka! SOS, like Rowdy Rathore entertains you as long as you don't search for story and logic! Anyways, who wants to watch an intellectual and emotionally stimulating movie this Diwali!

Son of Sardar, originally made by Rajmouli in Telugu as Maryada Ramanna was remade in Kannada and Bengali languages as well. As we all know, South Indian movies are usually much more colourful and exaggerated than Bollywood films. However, director Ashwani Dhir has made sure that version has enough of Bollywood tadka. Whether it is the brilliant and superman sort of entry or the powerful action packed blows by the hero, Son of Sardar doesn't put you down at all in areas of humour, action, drama, song and dance. SOS is a 2.20 hour fun filled potboiler film that you wouldn't regret watching. However, we have to tell you that humour at many places seem infused, and not genuine.

Story
Ajay Devgn works for his friend (Salman Khan) and uncle in London. One day, he receives a notification from his hometown (Punjab) that said that he will be inheriting a piece of land. Ajay goes to Punjab where he meets Sonakshi Sinha. Both are unaware that the families have a long-standing feud and gradually fall in love.

Sonakshi's uncle played by Sanjay Dutt hates Ajay because his brother was killed by Ajay's father years ago. Though he along with his nephews (Mukul Dev, Vindu Dara Singh) wants to kill Ajay, they are unable to do so. Ajay has entered the bungalow as a guest and according to their tradition; guest are like Gods and have to be treated well.

Performances
All actors have done their part very well, but it is Mukul Dev as a drunkard who stands out. Ajay Devgn is good, but not brilliant. Sonakshi Sinha seems to be repeating her role in Dabangg and Rowdy Rathore. She is undoubtedly a very talented actress, but must try and avoid being stereotyped. Tanuja and Juhi Chawla are two other stars who stand out. They are outstanding.

Verdict

Watch Son of Sardar for the 'entertainment' factor. Don't watch it if you are looking out for quality and classy cinema!

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt, Juhi Chawla, Tanuja, Mukul Dev, Vindoo Dara Singh

Director:
Ashwani Dhir

Topics: son of sardar, ajay devgn, sonakshi sinha, sanjay dutt, juhi chawla
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Story first published:  Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 12:03 [IST]
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