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PUNJABIYO DI SHAAN HAI Unka rang, dhang, roop aur sang (The pride of Punjabi's are their way of life, look and togetherness). Now this is the first thing that we tend to assume before watching a Punjabi film. Well...Obviously this should be the criteria as all the cultures have their way of assumptions in Hindi cinema. SOS tends to  walk on the same path and I would say it did not meet my expectation.


The 1st half of the movie is still hilarious and bearable but when it shifts to the 2nd part then it tests my nerves. Out of 2 hours and 21 minutes of the movie, minimum 5-6 times I thought of leaving the hall. But i stuck to it thinking maybe something interesting is yet to come and what I see next is Happy Ending. Talking from a perspective of a normal viewer, I found certain things cheerful especially the start where we see the blessings of Rajnikanth style and some comic interactions. But later what I saw, I have no idea as things shifted from comedy to setting of plot which was needed to run the movie.

Talking about the story, SOS is about revenge and love. I'll shortly tell you that Ajay and Sanjay are long lost rivals. Sanjay Dutt wants to kill Ajay Devgn and Ajay Devgn wants to do friendship and marry Sonakshi (Sanjay's Cousin Daughter). Now, the story revolves around that and in between we see many instances where Sanjay Dut tries to kill & Ajay Devgn tries to escape (there we see some comedy).

This is what I understood from the movie and to be frank I did not go for the story but Comedy which I couldn't find. I am totally disappointed from the film and there were certain expectations which were trashed drastically. Ajay Devgn tries to give his best and he succeeds in it, Sanjay Dutt and Sonakshi are also nice. Juhi Chawla did full justice to her short role.

I am going with 2/5 for SOS. 1 because of the casts and 1 for the comedy. Story sucks big time.I recommend, Watch Jab Tak Hai Jaan over SOS.

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Son of Sardaar: Movie review

Director: Ashwani Dhir 
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha 
Rating: **  1/2

Son of Sardaar is amongst that category of films which are devised more as a business proposition over sheer love for cinema. Ajay Devgn decides to produce a film. The story is derived from a South film (Maryada Ramanna, which in turn was a remake of a 1929 black-n-white silent American film Our Hospitality) - a supposed sure-shot success formula in contemporary times. The Telugu arena is substituted by a Punjabi backdrop - a milieu more assimilative and accommodating for the national audience. Ashwani Dhir, the director of a sleeper hit (Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge) is given the task to go over-the-top to mould himself into another Rohit Shetty. Salman Khan is brought in for a cameo. And a Son of Sardaar is born! Now there is nothing wrong in the concoction as long as it is consistently entertaining. Just that the consistency of this recipe is uneven and unreliable! 

The film is largely designed as an action-comedy. The basic premise of the film is a revenge-drama arising from a family-feud over generations where Billu (Sanjay Dutt) wants to kill Jassi (Ajay Devgn), the last descendant of his rival family. While that makes up for the conventional action element of the film, what adds uniqueness to it is the comic condition that Jassi is safe as long as he is within Billu's bungalow boundaries. Billu's hospitality ends the moment Jassi steps out of the familial frontier and so Jassi has to devise ways to evade his exit from the house. Predictably Jassi also falls for Balli's sister (Sonakshi Sinha). 

Alas in this action comedy, the action lacks innovation and the comedy lacks permanence. With action having its limitations, one expects more from the humour quotient but the fun starts just in the pre-interval portions and dissipates soon in the second half. After that the plot keeps beating around the bush with overblown action and underwhelming humour. Too much of time is expended in the exaggerated prologue with multiple disjointed gimmicks, none of which have the expected impact. First Devgn makes an entry, standing atop two galloping horses. Then he dances on the Big Ben clock arm - for no good reason. And finally when he puts his machismo to blatant display, his turban goes in an auto-wrap mode around his head. 

The Ajay Devgn - Sonakshi Sinha romance track seems hastened and half-baked and is hindered with too many humdrum songs. And chemistry is evidently lacking from the Sanjay Dutt - Juhi Chawla pairing. Then there are cliches galore within the love story limits from the heroine running away from her engagement at the nth hour, and the hero refusing to run away without the family's consent (ala SRK of DDLJ). So beyond the tame love story, the film largely relies on the rivalry between the male leads. While their contention has its moments, one does feel the dialogues and drama could have been stronger here. Also since their disagreement, which forms the crux of the plot, is over a single-point conflict and lacks variety, the film kinda gets monotonous and one-dimensional after a point. 


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Son Of Sardaar Review

November 13th, 2012 by Roshni Devi
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Rating: 2/5 stars (Two stars)

Star Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi SinhaSanjay Dutt, Mukul Dev, Juhi Chawla, Salman Khan(guest appearance).

What's Good: Some humour; the action scenes.

What's Bad: The dearth of comedy; the stretched story.

Loo Break: Anytime.

Watch or Not?: Watch for the laughs and over-the-top action scenes

User Rating:

26 Votes

 
 
 
 
 
 

Son Of Sardaar opens with Ajay Devgan's bone-crunching fight scene in a club. In a guest appearance in the film, Salman Khan packs a few punches for his sardar friend and warns the goons, "Pathan ke yaar ke saath panga mat lena." There's a certain smugness in this whole sequence that pervades the entire movie and proves Sallu bhai really wrong.

NRI Jassi (Ajay Devgn) gets a courier from India after the above mentioned fight stating that the government wants to buy his land, which he had inherited from his late father. Now Jassi's Randhawa clan lost most of its male members in bloody fights with the rival Sandhu family. After the death of Jassi's father, his mother had taken him and fled the country.

Back home, the last fallen Sandhu has not been forgotten. His brother Bobby (Sanjay Dutt) abandoned his sweetheart Pammi (Juhi Chawla) at their wedding, vowing to marry only when he has finished off the last Randhawa. Likewise, Bobby's fatherless nephews Titu (Vindu Dara Singh) and Tony (Mukul Dev) have sworn to stay off ice-cream and cold drinks.

Presuming that the anger must have cooled off in 25 years, Jassi returns to India where he falls for the sprightly Sukh (Sonakshi Sinha). A couple of coincidences later, Jassi finds himself as a guest in the Sandhu household. Then why isn't Jassi roast meat yet?

By custom, the Sandhus treat their guest as gods and no harm must befall them while they are in the house. Another catch: Sukh is Bobby's niece.

So how does this good natured sardar come out of this jam?

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Son Of Sardaar Review: Script Analysis

By now you probably know that Son Of Sardaar is a remake of S. S. Rajamouli's Maryada Ramanna (which is a remake of a silent Hollywood film). The film has the germ of an entertainer but doesn't ever get there. There are parts of the film that are funny but there should have been more than just those perfunctory laughs to salvage this one.

The writers also seem fine with the fact that a 15 second bland speech at the end should assuage viewers about the ending of a three decade long rivalry. The twist in Sukh-Jassi's love story is some more reel time gone to waste.

Son Of Sardaar Review: Star Performances

Ajay Devgn tries his best to play the lovable, bumbling sardar and it doesn't work all the time. Sonakshi Sinha does well as the sardarni. Sanjay Dutt is very good as Bobby; it's much fun to watch him wring his hands in frustration as he waits for Ajay Devgn to step out of the house. Though it's probably Mukul Dev's repeated innings as the thug Punjabi, he's quite a treat to watch him in his form. Juhi Chawla is lovely even as she pines for Bobby.

Son Of Sardaar Review: Direction, Music & Technical Aspects

Ashwani Dhar's direction is good. While you get the feeling that he's trying to make a northern version ofRajnikanth, the feeling doesn't last long. The action scenes are well done and over-the-top with water tanks bursting, horse chase scenes and crumbling concrete everywhere. Himesh Reshammiya's music is catchy. Aseem Bajaj's cinematography is nice. Dharmendra Sharma's editing is just alright.

Son Of Sardaar Review: The Last Word

Ajay Devgn does his best to be the endearing sardar in this masala flick. Go for the laughs and over-the-top action scenes, though it can get repetitive and tedious.

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Son of Sardaar First Day Collection Update

Son of Sardaar has faced the storm called Jab Tak Hai Jaan this Diwali at the box office and now making its present felt. SOS started with a bang having an occupancy of 70-80% on average for Morning shows. Noon shows occupancy remained same as Morning. There is literally no drop. Many shows reported Sold Out or near about Housefull across all India. 

Coming to Evening shows, it has shown substantial drop of 30-40% on average, specially in Northern belts. Drop is pretty normal as Puja is to be held in evening. Still an occupancy of 50%+ is expected from SOS for later half of the day. SOS First day Collection will be good despite less screen space than JTHJ. Had it released solo it would have been a big gainer in collections as SOS word of mouth is positive. SOS is going to be affected bigger by clashing with JTHJ for the first day at least. Average occupancy for SOS should be in the range of 60-65% for the whole day. Good.

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Screen count: #JTHJ close to 2,500 screens, #SOS around 2,000 screens.

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