On the face of it, its easy to dismiss Son of Sardar as another one of those movies that flatter to deceive. The plot seems thin, the comedy overdone, and the logic, amongst many other things.. missing. But am gona say that this movie has actually got it right. It might not be a super hit, but definitely is going to rake it in at the box office.
To judge a movie, its important to first understand the audience for whom said movie is catered to. What is it really that they want to get when they go to the movies? Is it a break from the ordinary? Is it a laugh at something meaningless and stupid? Is it a fight sequence that drops your jaw in amazement? To most of the audience who will come in over the course of the next few days and weeks, Son of Sardar promises to be just that. Not something that they will remember for a long time, but definitely something they wouldn’t feel robbed their money off!
Contrary to my expectations that this will be an action-packed movie, Son of Sardar, instead draws its strength from the many comic dialogues and sequences that are littered across the script. Even the heavy scenes, where most hindi movies burst into the dhoom dhmaka of powerful dialogues and action sequences have been quoted with a liberal dosage of humor, so much that i am tempted to say this is a Comedy movie with bits of action, and not the other way around!
The main characters of the movie, Ajay Devgn, and Sanjay Dutt do justice to their roles. Though not very demanding in terms of emotion or action, both played their roles to perfection. Sanjay Dutt was exceptionally good playing the role of the local goon… ferocious and powerful, and yet at the same time a man of character! Ajay Devgn was entertaining and full of energy in his portrayal of a young sardar coming to terms with the situation he has gotten himself into. Sonakshi Sinha seems like an actress full of potential, but unfortunately the movie and her role in it dont give her much of a stage to showcase her abilities. Juhi Chawla plays a cute and adorable character who brings out the best in Sanjay Dutt’s character!
The excessive promotion on television, and a guest appearance by you know was surely something that was engineered especially for the masses. But the question is, is that going to be enough? There is a whole of lot of competition out there in the movies this week, and if the empty seats for the first day, first show is anything to go by… Son or Sardar is already playing catch up!