Son of Sardar, originally made by Rajmouli in Telugu as Maryada Ramanna was remade in Kannada and Bengali languages as well. As we all know, South Indian movies are usually much more colourful and exaggerated than Bollywood films. However, director Ashwani Dhir has made sure that version has enough of Bollywood tadka. Whether it is the brilliant and superman sort of entry or the powerful action packed blows by the hero, Son of Sardar doesn't put you down at all in areas of humour, action, drama, song and dance. SOS is a 2.20 hour fun filled potboiler film that you wouldn't regret watching. However, we have to tell you that humour at many places seem infused, and not genuine.
Ajay Devgn works for his friend (Salman Khan) and uncle in London. One day, he receives a notification from his hometown (Punjab) that said that he will be inheriting a piece of land. Ajay goes to Punjab where he meets Sonakshi Sinha. Both are unaware that the families have a long-standing feud and gradually fall in love.
Sonakshi's uncle played by Sanjay Dutt hates Ajay because his brother was killed by Ajay's father years ago. Though he along with his nephews (Mukul Dev, Vindu Dara Singh) wants to kill Ajay, they are unable to do so. Ajay has entered the bungalow as a guest and according to their tradition; guest are like Gods and have to be treated well.
All actors have done their part very well, but it is Mukul Dev as a drunkard who stands out. Ajay Devgn is good, but not brilliant. Sonakshi Sinha seems to be repeating her role in Dabangg and Rowdy Rathore. She is undoubtedly a very talented actress, but must try and avoid being stereotyped. Tanuja and Juhi Chawla are two other stars who stand out. They are outstanding.
Watch Son of Sardar for the 'entertainment' factor. Don't watch it if you are looking out for quality and classy cinema!
Director: Ashwani Dhir