By Vandana Maharaj
Rating: 2.5/5 stars (5/10)
Star Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt, Mukul Dev, Juhi Chawla, Salman Khan (guest appearance)
Son Of Sardaar opens with Ajay Devgan’s 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. There’s assured complacency in this whole sequence that saturates the entire movie and proves to be really wrong. Jassi (Ajay Devgn) gets a courier from India after the above mentioned fight stating that the government wants to buy his land 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. The last fallen Sandhu has not been forgotten. His brother Billu (Sanjay Dutt) abandoned his sweetheart Pammi (Juhi Chawla) at their wedding, vowing to marry only when he has finished off the last Randhawa. Likewise, Billu’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 Sukh (Sonakshi Sinha). A couple of twist from fate later, Jassi finds himself as a guest in the Sandhu household. 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 mechanical laughs to reclaim this one 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 Bill with 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 Billu. 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.
“Go for the laughs and over-the-top action scenes, though it can get repetitive and tedious….” – Shevaal Singh