Starring – Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt, Tanuja Mukherjee
Director – Ashwani Dhir
Producer – Ajay Devgn, N R Pachisia, Pravin Talreja
Banner – Ajay Devgn Ffilms, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Genre – Comedy
Music – Himesh Reshammiya, Sajid-Wajid, Sandeep Chowta
By Prerrna Seth / Kreative Access Meda
Of the Punjabis, By the Punjabis, For the Punjabis
As expected, ‘Son of Sardaar’ is an out and out Masala film with lots of dishum dishum, brainless humour and Gaana Bajaana. The first scene has Jaswinder Singh Randhawa aka Jassi (Ajay Devgn) fight alone with 20 goons who disrespect his turban and shows that he isn’t the one to be messed with. SOS has everything that you can think of in an Hindi film viz Baap Ki Maut ka Badla (revenge), Khandaani Dushmani (family rivalry), the melodrama and finally falling in love with a girl of the rival family. Now, if you thought that these were things we saw in the 80s or 90s, here’s SOS reminding you of them once again.
There is absolutely no novelty in the story narrated, though the director does try to give it slightly a different treatment. It’s targeted solely to the Sardars and the Punjabis who are going to have a gala time watching this one. And oh! I shouldn’t forget the kids who might enjoy the made-up action sequences. At first, the humour too seems forced but later you try and get along and also giggle at a few cheesy dialogues. As Ajay Devgn rightly puts it in the film, the dialogues seem to be taken up from those two liner poetries that we often read behind Trucks. Top it all, you know how it is going to end so simply sit back and wait.
Ajay Devgn looks nice with the turban and acts well however you do miss the Ajay in serious films with his intense performances. Sonakshi Sinha is good and is a treat to watch. Her dialogue delivery and expressions are something that you can never get bored of. Sanjay Dutt makes an impact along with his two brothers in the film, Vindhu Dara Singh and Mukul Dev who are an interesting watch. Juhi Chawala is OTT. Arjan Bajwa seemed like the only sensible person in the film. Tanuja is Okay. Salman Khan’s cameo invites whistles.
What really amazes about the film is its cinematography. The locations look extremely appealing. Also, some of the camera angles used are creative and novel. The music too is peppy and sets the mood right.
Overall, SOS is a mass entertainer and has nothing much to do with your brains. So keep them back home and have a fun ride.
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