Son Of Sardaar Review -Taran Adarsh

Son Of Sardaar
By  Taran Adarsh, 12 Nov 2012, 16:49 hrs IST
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.

Ajay Devgn works for his friend [Salman] and his uncle in London. He receives a notification from his hometown in Punjab that states that he is about to inherit a piece of land. Ajay sets out for his hometown in Punjab and bumps into Sonakshi Sinha while boarding the train. Both Ajay and Sonakshi are oblivious of the fact that the families have a long-standing feud.

Sonakshi happens to be the niece of Sanjay Dutt, whose brother was killed by Ajay’s father many years ago. Soon enough, Sanjay Dutt and his nephews [Mukul Dev, Vindu Dara Singh] realize that Ajay is the son of the killer and even want to slaughter Ajay, but there’s a hitch. Ajay has entered their mansion as a guest and as per the tradition, all guests are to be treated as God.

Like GHAJINI, WANTED, DABANGG, SINGHAM and ROWDY RATHORE, SON OF SARDAAR pays homage to the cinema of 1980s and 1990s. The trend of creating desi movies that emphasize on entertainment has already gathered steam and SON OF SARDAAR is one more big-budget extravaganza that aims at wooing the Indian mass audience. Sure, it’s brash, outrageous, wacky, exaggerated, irrational… so what? As long as it’s fun to watch, one shouldn’t grumble. While the first hour is breezy and thoroughly enjoyable, the narrative dips in the second half as the focus shifts to romance, with vengeance taking a backseat. But the penultimate portions, especially the combat between Sanjay and Ajay, is the hallmark of the enterprise, with the film concluding on another euphoric note — the song ‘Po Po’ — which features Salman.

Regardless of the ‘old-fashioned’ appeal, Dhir imparts a novel touch to several sequences. He plays to the gallery blatantly and audaciously, but he also ensures that the film is held together by a mesmerizing screenplay that unfolds at a feverish pace. Besides, Dhir emulates his peers and packs a solid punch in the high-voltage dramatic sequences. The ones between Sanjay and Ajay in particular are the mainstay, actually. There’s a strong undercurrent of emotions, courtesy Juhi Chawla, while the romantic scenes are more of window dressing, offering the director reasons to slot in the mandatory song-and-dance routine.

Action has always been the perfect component to straight away connect with the masses and SON OF SARDAAR has several of those South-style maar-dhaad scenes [Jai Singh Nijjar]. They might seem gimmicky, but the truth is they work big time with the spectator who relishes those kind of stunts. The climax fight sequence, when Sanjay and Ajay lock horns, is superbly choreographed. Aseem Bajaj’s cinematography compliments the director’s vision completely. It’s top notch.

The soundtrack boasts of talented and accomplished names and in keeping with the mood of the film, the composers deliver songs with North Indian tadka. ‘Bichdann’, ‘Rani Tu Main Raja’, the title track and ‘Po’ [the Salman Khan number] come easily to the lips. The choreography of ‘Po’ in particular is imaginative and is sure to please ‘Bhai fans’. Sandeep Chowta’s background score is fantastic.

SON OF SARDAAR marks Ajay’s return to action, a genre that was once dominated by him till he decided to diversify to romance and comic roles. The supremely talented actor takes charge of the film from the commencement itself and holds it tight all through. If you’re a fan of Ajay, repeated viewings are assured for sure. Post AGNEEPATH, SON OF SARDAAR is another significant film in Sanjay’s career. The actor is in his element here, handling the ferocious moments [when he gets to know Ajay’s identity] and the sensitive ones [with Juhi and Sonakshi] with effortless ease.

Sonakshi’s character is similar to the one she portrayed in DABANGG and ROWDY RATHORE and there’s this fear of getting typecast, but she sparkles in the sequences that she appears in, which works to her advantage. Juhi Chawla is outstanding, adding so much weight to her character. Her sequences with Sanjay are thoroughly enjoyable.

Salman Khan appears in a fight sequence, a sequence thereafter and the song in the end credits and adjoins incredible star value to the project.

The film has a very strong supporting cast and I’d like to single out Mukul Dev for his fantastic performance. His performance is truly first-rate. It’s a delight watching Tanuja, one of the finest actresses, after a hiatus. She’s wonderful, especially in the final moments of the film. Vindu Dara Singh is hilarious, while Rajesh Vivek leaves an impression. Arjan Bajwa does well in a brief role. Puneet Issar and Mukesh Tiwari are efficient in cameos.

On the whole, SON OF SARDAAR is for lovers of hardcore masala movies. If you liked WANTED, DABANGG and ROWDY RATHORE, chances are you will relish SON OF SARDAAR as well. The North Indian audiences in particular and those residing abroad will be simply delighted by this chatpata, masaledaar fare. A wholesome entertainer in the festive period. Go, have a blast!


  1. srk lover
    srk lover
    November 12, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Salman khan has a fight scene in SOS… Woh woh .. Gonna see SOS twice now

  2. The vikram Rathore
    The vikram Rathore
    November 12, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    jthj reveiw by taran aadrsh 4.85/5 star pe color dekha karo

  3. Tiger
    November 12, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    It is so easy to recognize paid-up reviews. SOS will never withstand the JTHJ hurricane´even if Aamir, Sallu and Akshay star in it.

  4. Aditya007
    November 12, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    ”SOS will never withstand
    the JTHJ hurricane´even if Aamir, Sallu and Akshay star in it.”

  5. Gorilla
    November 12, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Booked FDFS for Jab tak hai Jaan.
    Theatre was 90 % booked.
    In the same multiplex chain , FDFS of SOS is 30% booked. Will be watching SOS on Friday.
    Hope my Diwali day starts with a bang. I am having huge expectation from Yash Chopra’s last film.

  6. RedDevil
    November 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    From the review we could assume tht its a frame to frame copy of Rajamouli’s Maryada Ramanna except the punjabi precinct & Sardar background. Was expecting a little different in terms of the story telling and main characters treatment. Nevertheless, these days masala films are scoring big at the boxoffice irrespective of their Story content. Let’s hail d south Remakes !!

  7. deadmanwalking
    November 12, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    Very expected from the trailer you can see that the film script will be crap like hell but so many people love these crazy massala scene like bol bachchan or golmal >> etc so iam sure this film will work

  8. RedDevil
    November 12, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    If this film scores then the Bollywood producers would be lining up again to buy the remake rights of south hits. We could probably expect more south remakes for the next year as it is a bit comfortable to win at the boxoffice. Also Rajamouli’s Chatrapathi & Magadheera could be a sure shot hit if its made with correct actors.

  9. jealous hater of srk
    jealous hater of srk
    November 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    anirudha guha(critic) said aftr watching sos mulitple stabbing on the heart will b less painful than watching sos (via twitter @ anirrudh guha)lol

  10. jealous hater of srk
    jealous hater of srk
    November 12, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    aamir khan present @ jhtj premiere!!! hopefully he wil nt ask fr script befr watching it

  11. Tango
    November 12, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    Good to hear that SOS has got a good review from Taran Adarsh.

    4/5 is a great rating.

    I now hope and wish that SOS embarks on a good start too, all over.

  12. RJ
    November 13, 2012 at 4:14 AM

    Hahaha jealous hater. Good one. Talaash is still gonna be a better movie than JTHJ. For sure

  13. RJ
    November 13, 2012 at 4:21 AM

    Only a SRK fan can recognize paid reviews. They are so good at it, I tell ya!

Page 1 of 1

Post Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

cheapest generic viagra cheapest prices clomiphene citrate 50mg buy plavix on line no prescription health solutions overnight pharmacy ibuprofen 800mg tablets rimonabant acomplia dosage instructions ciprobay 500mg abilify cheap glipizide side effects weight gain lergigan biverkningar av morfin accutane overnight doctors in ri who prescribe propecia avastin xeloda colon cancer metallica enter sandman video buy sildenafil citrate online colcrys side effects trazodone sleep desyrel medication viagra pils from canada ciales puerto rico pictures san juan cordarone prospectus septrin side effects celebrex side effects medication rheumatoid arthritis sildenafil citrate 100mg tab dont work remeron side effects remeron sleep reglan lawsuit updates crestor 20 mg tablet price grathazon kaplet roh tegretol xr 400 mg side effects levitra promo code cialis livraison en 24 h indocin 50 mg side effects cefixime dosage for gonorrhea vytorin side effects ezetimibe zetia tamoxifen buy online uk cialis en ligne canada cyclo progynova ivf cipralex information medication doctor viagra 100 mg price microcidal molecules best drugstore diet pills pilocarpine hcl side effects mometasone furoate ointment 0.1 price navidoxine drug addiction pyridium dosage for urinary tract infection obat infatrim fanegada conversion celsius phentermine adipex buy online got ciprodex in eyesciprodin pulmicort flexhaler 180 mcg price cheapest cialis 5mg tadalafil tablets 20mg cabaser dosage cycle lopid side effects medication side effects of generic plavix therapy for depression psychotherapy cipla generic price list trimetabol usoc fda approves contrave weight loss drug metformin amazon co uk cialis online us advair coupons $50.00 off 2014 mobic 7.5 mg dosage percocet withdrawal symptoms oxycodone avodart coupons cost of prednisone in mexico orabet bloger hr metrogel for rosacea side effects buy generic viagra europe viagra for women price prandin medication side effects lumigan eye drops for sale periactin sold in uk pharmacy esomeprazole 40mg price vidalta 10 mg valium aurochem india buy cialsis vidalta carbimazole treatment generic cialis canada customs lincocin aquadrops acyclovir ointment 5 cost prednisone 20mg side effects dogs buy etodolac no prescription fucidin buying gupisone prednisolone 5 mg singulair allergy medicine side effects epharmacy online games cialis5mg sold on line do you need a prescription for viagra www viraga ca ranbaxy recall buy alli orlistat online us pharmacy curacne wikipedia english carafate suspension sucralfate mobicool mobile refrigeration repair levitra dosage medication acheter prozac en ligne how to treat bacterial vaginosis zithromax z pack cost bystolic 5 mg generic euroclinix uk national lottery trazodone dosage for sleep lisinopril hctz side effects for men clindamycin for dogs treatment latisse reviews for the brush norwegian royal guards qsymia coupons prednisolone without prescription catafast 50mg trazodone metallica songs fade to black zyban vs chantix treatment buy online ode des perfume new simvastatin warning thyroxine binding globulin test liquidex anastrozole secure tabs online drug store all natural viagra buy mifepristone online flovent inhaler lasuna food stamps order prednisone amoxicillin for cats clonidine uk cialis quick delivery uk tricor 145 mg sildalis for sale american express clenbuterol side effects athletes foot cymbalta medication for fibromyalgia caverta 50 mg rabeprazole 20 mg ingredients buy cialis cheap where to buy albenza can you use bactrim for sinus infections mail order flagyl nebivolol hydrochloride prices viagra usa without a prescription zetia cholesterol medication ezetimibe micardis hct viagra 150 milligrams its hard to cum when i take cialis domperidone 10mg tablets buy nitrazepam dosage of aspirin pravachol lipitor valtrex without prescriptions cephalexin 500mg side effects duloxetine 60 mg no prescription acyclovir side effects in infants carprofen for humans list of cycline antibiotics ceftin side effects fatigue ventolin hfa coupon 2014 atepros drug emporium aggrenox side effects capsule prevacid vs nexium prilosec buy buspar cheap cialis pills online 5mg no prescription no precription birth control online pharmacy india kamagra colcrys manufacturer spiriva inhaler discount coupons schweiz cialis online bestellung what is the normal dosage of cipro trusted online pain meds indian viagra tablet names colchicine dosage for gout attack aleve pm medication atsiliepimai apie zoloft tetracycline hcl prices evista medication raloxifene desogen pills side effects colcrys coupon 2014 requip side effects metallica black album cover asthma attack and no inhaler irbesartan 300 mg tablet side effects wo gibt es viagra ohne rezept flomaxtra australia immigration alli canada depakote er side effects children dianabol steroids d bol results better than viagra over the counter does walgreens accept goodrx coupons voltaren gel price zyprexa relprevv indinavir crystals for protection astromenda uninstall beconase aq nasal spray how does colcrys medication work lidocaine side effects injection morphine sulfate 30mg ed drugs comparison what is lowest dose of lipitor eutirox 50 merck baytril dogs antibiotic side effects navidoxine information canadian cialia buspirone buspar vs xanax yasmin deliz and chris tibbs rumafen medicine cabinets milnacipran generic fertility drugs for sale online cialis 200 mg india paxil side effects paxil withdrawal doxycycline dogs cost of viagra cost of cialis vs viagra flazol 500 mg naproxen terbinafine hydrochloride cream 1 antifungal cream vidalta side effects how to buy bactrim whitout recipe best prices propecia cialis tablets without prescription flomist cipla eas raymeds complaints against dentists nasonex nasal spray price ramipril medication 10 mg prednisone 12 day dose pack directions non bias zenerx side effects starcef 200 duphalac lactulose solution percocet withdrawal symptoms addiction bactrim para que sirve sustiva and truvada combosynthroid exelon myhr login tadalafil 10mg vitamin b12 benefits viprogra professional regulation overseas pharmacy no prescription accutane results after 3 weeks viagra cijena ljekarna praziquantel only for horses hydroxyzine for dogs dosage who sell metformin saroten retard donepezil classification buy cheap doxycycline cipro antibiotic treatment drugs sildenafil soft tablets vendita viagra generico in italia cheapest viagra soft 100 mg cyrux misoprostol pills side kamagra on sale dilantin toxicity side effects buspirone hcl 7.5 mg tablet cialis giornaliero acquisto suhagraat video dailymotion average price of viagra beprogel scalpicin canadian pharmacy prednisone biaxin 500mg clarithromycin and alcohol starcef 100mg nicotine speedy rx meds trazodone sleeping pill levitra prescription coupon atenolol buy uk finax cereal altace 10 mg dose inhouse pharmacy uk doxycycline hyclate 100mg uses female cialis review zoot z pack bag rhinathiol syrup 2 clotrimazole lozenges for sore throat doxepin for sleep mg free trial pack of uprima mircette side effects doctor latisse for eyebrows before and after online pharmacy no rx trazodone sleep aid side effects vytorin 1020 medicine medication levita for sale no prescription non de site pour cialis vendita cialis professional procalisx reviews 50 how mich is doxycycline benemid medication information viagra overnight delivery us farmacia on line tadalafil supreme suppliers mumbai 400 058 india fluoxetine for dogs dosage cefadroxil monohydrate side effects januvia merck assistance alli from canada 120 caps levitra online overnight delivery benemid classification system octreotide scan protocol propranolol for anxiety side effects vosteran search internet explorer legal online pharmacy united states promethazine with codeine syrup dose augmentin tablets 1g northwest pharmacy canada review olanzapine side effects long term premarin online no prescription mexico pharmacy testosterone retin a without a prescription buy meloxicam uk best way to use levitra lergigan comp cams canadian pharmacy cialis generic nizagara order online best price online cialis 10mg canadian combivent oxybutynin chloride er side effects euroclinix uk map nizoral cream 2 treatment viagra in mexico over the counter order prednisone without rx nautisol medication identification sildenafil preis vitamin d deficiency symptoms adults primatene mist for sale canada eriacta 100mg topiramate side effects vimax detox pills chlamydia symptoms after treatment eszopiclone lunesta allegra d side effects allergies elavil information for sleep generic viagra lowest prices cialis soft tab india binozyt 500mg side effects healthyman co triamterene 75mg hctz 50mg tablets where to order ciprofloxacin oxybutynin chloride 5mg tab side effects buy cialis with echeck europe drugs antibiotics and alcohol contraindications robaxin 750 abuse metformina 850 dosis recomendada de biotina prednisone 20 mg buy retin a online no prescription levitra walmart can i take augmentin for strep throat cialis for men what is difference in sotalol and sotalol af lipvas tablets for sale free world pharmacy pregnant pictures of kourtney kardashian picareta em ingleside microcidal definition of metaphor edukacijski fakultet travnik prednisone sale online lisinopril side effects lisinopril recall claravis accutane viagra discount prices how to order viagra without a doctor prescription diazepam information medication buy women and men viagra online redotex diet pills nexium otc low cost viagara buy propranolol with no prescriptions benoquin cream online nifedipine dosage in pregnancy discount viagra from canada zyprexa lawsuit zyprexa side effects priligy thailand acquistare cialis in contanti cefamor 250 new emojis trazodone shortage pinamox pinewood studios can you buy cialis online sleeping medicine 20mg buy case nartea callahan tunnelnasonex qsymia prices allpills complaints against doctors retail price for cialis cephalexin for dogs dosage duration altace medication side effect doxycycline without prescription eprex dose in dialysis patients doqi clinical practice ritalin dosage in adults for narcolepsy diamox altitude sickness side effects liquidex dosage off cycle mail kumaden co jp phentermine reviews and testimonials 2012 snythroid no scrip glyset shop will insurance pay for daily cialis dramamine trip buy cytotec misoprostol online cefixime 400 mg uk generic viagras united states buying citalopram online cialis le moin cher lorinol 10mg percocet how effective is ceftin for sinus infection buy propecia finasteride online where to buy viagra in india insulin syringes u 100 glipizide dosage amounts amaryl medications amiloride hctz name brand brian benton kamagra viagra cialis cardinal health jobs fort mill sc can u snort generic strattera amoxicillin dosage chart for infants elimite permethrin side effects progesterone suppositories side effects cramps ceebis tabletscefabiot finasteride side effects long term use buy zoloft alfuzosin hcl er 10 mg tab spiriva inhaler garlic mashed potato recipe generic cialis 20mg hydrodiuril contraindications for electrical stimulation neurocet painkillers furacin pomada indicaciones finasteride 1mg tablets for sale thyroxine for dogs dosage hoodia tea reviews albendazol order on line arcoxia 90mg tablete ventolin with out prescription cost of prandin in usa rogaine for women before and after anxiety disorder nos provigil medication uses united pharmacies uk periactin order online cyclidox capsuleshow pergotime in english language buy ceslis discount cialis for sale latisse before and after youtube toradol medication information tenormin for sale lasix water pills buy ativan o vernight generic finasteride 1mg buy lasixs water pill actos lawsuit news best canadian pharmacies donde comprar viagra en usa clomid for sale pct generac ciallis z pack no prescription online effexor xr without rx voltaren topical gel reviews order abilify without a prescription doxycap tablets for toddlersdoxyclindoxycyclduetact indapamide side effects medication cymbalta medication side effects weight gain comparateur prix cialis alphagan eye drops brimonidine tartrate propecia dosage information on clozapine medicationcoderedmalecolchicine increasing lung capacity for swimmingindapamide ampicillin sulbactam can i buy mebendazole over the counter zyvox 600 mg foods to avoid ciprobay xr 500mgciprodex best cialis online pharmacy ciallis in malaysia flazol 500mg amoxicillin buy ventolin inhaler online where to buy ampicillin with paypal buy teva viagra 254 aspirin dosage diovan side effects diovan blood pressure medicine lasix furosemide side effects jasmine guy married pharmacie de garde province du luxembourg frumil fortegames medyka ukraine news forced to orgasm flagyl antibiotic used to treat sinusitis 2077 buy periactin weight gain pills viagra price in karachi medoflucon 150mg equals keflex dosage for cellulitis mentat himalaya herbals dicyclomine 20 mg tablets used for pinamox 250mg is how many ccpiroxicam wellbutrin over the counter comparison chlamydia symptoms and treatment health shop doxycycline prilosec coupons clavamox no prescription rogaine reviews provillus reviews progesterone levels during pregnancy graph rx one online review advantage one federal credit union morrison blycolin groepsaccommodatie zentel albendazole 0.2g tofranil pm for sleep do i loose erection with cialis 20 cialis kaufen 10mg buy prescriptions online review risperdone order online berlgium adipex p 37.5mg reviews best price 20 mg cialis aciclovir tablets wellbutrin and alcohol interaction is it safe to take prometrium during pregnancy minoxidil 2 topical treatment for women mirtazapine 30 mg tablet side effects doxycycline hyclate 100mg for dogs buy viagra at walmart