‘Son of Sardaar’ Review: Go balle balle this Diwali with this masala entertainer!-ZEENEWS

‘Son of Sardaar’ Review: Go balle balle this Diwali with this masala entertainer! GayatriSankar

A certain school of thought would believe that films need to exhibit cinematic values while the other would beg to differ. For them, movies are all about entertainment, entertainment and entertainment. And as Vidya ‘Silk’ Balan had rightly said in ‘The Dirty Picture’, it’s all about providing entertainment, you see! So who cares? As long as you are able to leave your routine life outside the theatre and are ready to take a fairytale ride on celluloid, it hardly does matter.

So, as India gears up to celebrate the festival of lights, Ajay Devgn’s ‘Son of Sardaar’ comes in as an entertaining treat. The multi-starrer action cum rom-com is quite a predictable story, but does unfold its share of subtle surprises. Continue reading

Son Of Sardar Review – 4/5 (By Taran Adarsh)

S.S. Rajamouli, the creative genius, holds the enviable record of delivering stupendous Blockbusters in a row. His films, consequently, have been remade in various Indian languages… the Hindi film industry has woken up to his brilliance as well. VIKRAMARKUDU was remade as ROWDY RATHORE, EEGA was dubbed in Hindi as MAKKHI and now, Rajamouli’s MARYADA RAMANNA gets a Hindi avatar — SON OF SARDAAR — after being remade in Kannada and Bengali languages. MARYADA RAMANNA, in turn, displayed a striking similarity to the 1923 Hollywood silent film OUR HOSPITALITY.

SON OF SARDAAR is the remake of a Telugu film, but the Hindi avatar is set in an entirely different precinct. Nonetheless, what remains unaffected are the set of regulations that make masala entertainers work. Be it the hero’s gallant introduction, his breaking into a power-packed dialogue or confronting the opponent, also bashing up the rogues, like we swat flies and mosquitoes, romancing the heroine amidst the mayhem… every significant episode has been integrated with the objective of eliciting whistles, catcalls, roars and ovation. SON OF SARDAAR stays most faithful to the ideology of providing unabashed entertainment, while logic, expectedly, takes a backseat. But who’s expecting a movie with smart repartee and loads of enlightenment anyway?

Deviating from the light comedies/slapstick humor that he’s attempted in the past, director Ashwani Dhir follows the Rohit Shetty and Prabhu Dheva tradition of making formulaic films/entertainers that pack drama, humor, song-n-dance, thrills et al, with the 2.20 hour film brimming with just about everything available on the shelf. Since the setting is Punjab, everything that you witness in SON OF SARDAAR is larger than life, right from the hospitality and hostility, the humor, the jokes and the thrills.

With a skeletal plot to play around with, SON OF SARDAAR may give you the feeling of deje vu, but let’s face it, it needs tremendous skills to pen a screenplay that never lets you lose focus. Dhir and screenwriter Robin Bhatt ensure that they throw every trick in the book to serve a no-holds-barred entertainer, with 70 mm herogiri at its best, to the amusement-seeking moviegoer. That’s one of the prime reasons why SON OF SARDAAR hits the right notes. Continue reading

Khiladi Akshay Kumar returns to the arts

The man has a black belt in Taekwondo and has studied martial arts in
Bangkok. So, we were not surprised when Akshay Kumar went out of
his way on Saturday to make his presence felt on the final day of the
fourth Akshay Kumar Invitational International Kudo Tournament,
which is being touted as one
of India’s biggest martial arts events. “Whatever I have become today is only because of my self-discipline
and martial arts. It’s not a sport for me, it’s an art,” said Akshay. The
actor was accompanied by his Khiladi 786 co-star, Asin, and son Aarav.
The star, along with wrestling coach Satpal Singh (famous for training
two time Olympic medal winner Sushil Kumar) also distributed the
prizes and medals to the winners. Interestingly, during the event, Akshay also pointed out that Satpal’s strong wrist reminded him of his
father’s, who also was a wrestler.

Like father, like son :

It was not just Akshay, but also his 10-year-old son Aarav who was
very excited to witness the live martial-arts event on Saturday. Even
as his dad sat on the main stage and distributed prizes and
acknowledged thousands of cheering fans, Aarav was watching the
action from close quarters, as he sat in the viewers’ gallery. “Akshay
could have made Aarav sit with him on stage, but he wanted him to sit among the viewers and experience things on his own,” says a friend
close to Akshay.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Entertainment/Tabloid/Khiladi-Akshay-Kumar-returns-to-the-arts/Article1-958370.aspx

Son Of Sardaar Review -Taran Adarsh

Son Of Sardaar
By  Taran Adarsh, 12 Nov 2012, 16:49 hrs IST
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S.S. Rajamouli, the creative genius, holds the enviable record of delivering stupendous Blockbusters in a row. His films, consequently, have been remade in various Indian languages… the Hindi film industry has woken up to his brilliance as well. VIKRAMARKUDU was remade as ROWDY RATHORE, EEGA was dubbed in Hindi as MAKKHI and now, Rajamouli’s MARYADA RAMANNA gets a Hindi avatar — SON OF SARDAAR — after being remade in Kannada and Bengali languages. MARYADA RAMANNA, in turn, displayed a striking similarity to the 1923 Hollywood silent film OUR HOSPITALITY.

SON OF SARDAAR is the remake of a Telugu film, but the Hindi avatar is set in an entirely different precinct. Nonetheless, what remains unaffected are the set of regulations that make masala entertainers work. Be it the hero’s gallant introduction, his breaking into a power-packed dialogue or confronting the opponent, also bashing up the rogues, like we swat flies and mosquitoes, romancing the heroine amidst the mayhem… every significant episode has been integrated with the objective of eliciting whistles, catcalls, roars and ovation. SON OF SARDAAR stays most faithful to the ideology of providing unabashed entertainment, while logic, expectedly, takes a backseat. But who’s expecting a movie with smart repartee and loads of enlightenment anyway? Continue reading

Himesh power: KHILADI 786 music scorching the charts!

By Abid, Glamsham Editorial

In less than a fortnight since the release of the audio
album of KHILADI 786, the songs of the Akshay Kumar and Asin starrer can already be heard all over. Be it the racy item number,’Balma’, the Himesh-Yo Yo Honey
Singh chartbuster ‘Lonely’ or Mika’s ‘Long Drive’, all have
caught the fancy of the music buffs, and one can easily
say that Himesh Reshammiya, the once numero uno
composer of Bollywood is back with a bang.
This is indeed very creditable as the focus of attention of
the cinema going audience is of course (as we all know)
on the two Diwali blockbusters, JAB TAK HAI JAAN and SON OF SARDAAR
However, the rate at which the songs of KHILADI 786 are
scaling the popularity charts and appealing to the target
audience, the youths and the masses, it is really giving
the music albums of the two Diwali blockbusters a run
for their money and they are going to get even more
popular with each passing day, seeing the kind of promotion that the makers are indulging in, and this will
surely help the film open with packed houses when the
film releases all over on 7th December.

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