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Joginder Tuteja Reviews Son Of SardaarTango | November 15, 2012, 12:31 AM | one comment | 0 views
Joginder Tuteja Reviews Son Of Sardaar
Ajay is good as a goofy Sardar and is especially delightful in the first half. Sanjay Dutt is required to be loud and he does that with full gusto, especially with his ‘sher-o-shaayari. Sonakshi is nice-n-cute, again in the first half till she reaches her village. Juhi Chawla is charming and it appears as of the lady hasn’t aged a year since she turned 30. Mukul Dev is fantastic in a role that is pretty much an extension of the part he played in ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’. Vindoo Dara Singh is decent. Tanuja is functional. Salman is passable in his cameo.
The way SOS begins, you are convinced that this is indeed a Diwali ‘dhamaka’ entertainer that was promised by Ajay Devgn for all these months. Action, comedy, drama, romance – just about everything takes place in those quick-fire 45 minutes. However, what turns around the fortune for the film (and that too in not so positive manner) is the film’s second half. It entirely dilutes the entertaining quotient, hence lending the film the status of a barely passable affair. Now that’s not quite heartening for SOS that had so much going for it, both from the premise as well as kick-start perspective, to go the whole hog.