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updated on 17th nov 2012

Genre: Drama | Romance
Running Time : 2hrs38mins
Added On : 14-11-2012

You are aware the face beneath the turban is Ajay Devgn's, so you know this isn't a Salman Khan flick. For everything else, Son Of Sardaar is quite the vintage Salman package - which is a goodthing for a festive release. As the drama mixes stray slapstick with the retro dhishoom punch, the big bang Bollywood theory takes over - and, yeah, there's Salman too as item boy. Deliberately brainless, almost plotless, and wholly manufactured to suit 100 -crore basics, Son Of Sardaar defines what modern mainstreamhas come to be.
Quite like most recent blockbusters, SOS owes its origin to the Telugu film factory. Eega (Makkhi) director SS Rajamouli once made a film called Maryada Ramanna (which in turn was whacked off the Buster Keaton silent classic, Our Hospitality ). Ajayand his co-producers acquired rights of Rajamouli's script for theHindi remake.
The veteran Robin Bhatt does a neat job while Punjabifying the original Telugu screenplay alongwith director Ashwni Dhir. That itself gives SOS an original shade, since a Sikh socio-cultural milieu brings with it a distinct whiff of humour and melodrama.
Ajay plays Jassi, returning home from London to sell an ancestral piece of land. He meets Sukh (Sonakshi Sinha) on the train to their village in Punjab and the narrative allots exactly one dream song to let you know the hero willmoon over the girl for the rest of the film. There's her fiance waiting at the station of course, but that's not Jassi's problem. What he doesn't know is that his family and girl's have been sworn enemies forever. Ranvijay Singh (Sanjay Dutt), head of Sukh's clan, is baying for Jassi's blood.
The twist in tale that follows should have led to rip-roaring laughter. It is only mildly funny, if only because director Dhir seems to lack the imagination to move beyond the original Telugu material. Still, SOS works for its cast. Ajay and Sanjay put up a spirited show. Sonakshi is...

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