Son Of Sardaar Cast & Crew:
BannerYrv Infra & Media Pvt. Ltd,
Ajay Devgn Ffilms,
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.
Release Date13 Nov 2012
ProducerAjay Devgn, N R Pachisia,Pravin Talreja
Director Ashwani Dhir
Star CastAjay Devgn,
Vindu Dara Singh,
Executive ProducerKumar Mangat, Pathak Vikrant Sharma, Tanisha Mukherjee
Media RelationsParag Desai Universal Communications
Publicity Designs Rahul Nanda
Music DirectorSajid-Wajid, Himesh Reshammiya
SingerHimesh Reshammiya, Mika Singh, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Aman Trikha, Bhavya Pandit, Vineet Singh, Mamta Sharma, Ajay Devgn.
Cinematography Aseem Bajaj
Editor Dharmendra Sharma
Action Jai Singh Nijjar
Screenplay Ashwani Dhir , Robin Bhatt
Verdict : One time Watchable !
Review of Film - Son Of Sardaar
Son Of Sardaar is a remake of S. S. Rajamouli’s Telugu film Maryada Ramanna (which is a remake of a silent Hollywood film ‘Our Hospitality’ Directed by Buster Keaton in 1923). The film is about a multi-generational family feud. The last descendent of one family returns to his native village after many years. The rival family wants to kill him but they have a rule about not harming the guests, so as long as he is in their house, hes safe.
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.
Ajay Devgn (Jassi Randhawa), who lives in London, gets a courier from India that the government wants to buy his land, he has to return to his village to sell off his father’s land. There he crosses paths with Balwinder Sandhu (Sanjay Dutt), who has vowed to kill Jassi ever since his father murdered Balwinders brother 25 years ago. Along the way, he meets a pretty Sardaran Sukhwinder who belongs to the same family which would love to see Jassi dead. The only place where Jassi is safe from the sword-wielding and gun-toting goons, led by patriarch Balwinder Singh Sandhu aka Billu (Sanjay), is the home of this very family which believes in treating a ‘guest’ well.
Air-borne villains and vehicles sail through the landscape when Jassi is forced to step out of the Sandhu household. The feud finally comes to an end in true filmi fashion, with some help from Parminder aka Pammi (Juhi). Pammi has been waiting since the last 25 years to marry Billu who has taken an oath of celibacy till the time he kills Jassi.
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. She throws in another heavy-weight performance. In Ajays own words, “Kaafi bhaari hai”. She does her usual dance routine, spouts “chal jhoota” to all men, and plays the moophat girl in true sardarni style.
Sanjay Dutt, as the supporting sardaar, is a delight to watch. His gussa makes you giggle and his angry outbursts are adorable. Juhi Chawala lights up the screen with her comic timing as impeccable as ever. Some scenes between Dutt and Chawla are amongst the highlights of this one.
The other members of this madhouse, Vindoo Dara Singh and Mukul Dev also pack a knockout Punjabi-punch with their dumbndumber act.
Ashwani Dhar’s direction is good. While you get the feeling that he’s trying to make a northern version of Rajnikant, 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. On the whole, Son of Sardaar is an unapologetic Bollywood entertainer strung together with a series of Santa-Banta jokes, spiked solidly with macho Sardaarisms.