Nov 13 (TruthDive): Ajay Devgn’s Son of Sardaar (SOS) has derived the story from a Telugu film, Maryada Ramanna, which in turn was a remake of a 1929 black-n-white silent American film, Our Hospitality. In the movie, Sanjay Dutt plays the role of chief antagonist, while Salman Khan showcases his star power in a guest appearance.
2.5 / 5
CAST AND CREW:
Cast : Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt, Juhi Chawla
Director: Ashwni Dhir
Jassi (Ajay Devgn) is a happy-going Sikh, who works in London with Salman Khan’s uncle. One day he comes to know that he has an ancestral land in India. He comes to India to sell that piece of land. But, he is unaware of the fact that due to an old family dispute the men of Sandhu family, Ranvijay Singh (Sanjay Dutt) and his brothers are waiting to kill Jassi, who is the one and only remaining member of Randhawa family. Long back, Jassi’s father had killed Ranvjay’s brother who was also Sukh’s (Sonakshi Sinha) father.
On his way to Punjab, Jassi meets the Punjabi girl, Sukh in train and falls in love with her, without knowing each other’s background. Jassi lands in Sandhu’s home. In no time Ranvijay finds out that Jassi is the person they have been waiting to kill. Ranvijay also has another vow that he would marry Pammi (Juhi Chawla) only after killing Jassi.
But the Punjabi tradition mehmaan bhagwan is followed very seriously in the house so Ranvijay can’t kill Jassi till he steps out of the house.
Ajay Devgn as a Sikh has done his role convincingly and has put extra efforts in his role throughout the film. He has done justice to the comical sequences to make you laugh sporadically.
Sonakshi Sinha has done her character with shy smiles and dancing around bonfire. She needs some more films before handling emotional scenes properly.
Juhi Chawla’s cameo appearance is charming.
The romance track between Ajay Devgn – Sonakshi Sinha seems half-baked and hastened and is disturbed with lot of humdrum songs.
The chemistry between Sanjay Dutt – Juhi Chawla too is evidently lacking.
Music is not great and most of the songs are forced and out of place, it is uninspiring.
Director Ashwan Dhir, whose experiences in the television shows up here as the episodic movement of the plot, at the same time delivers action, drama and comedy in the same line of vision.
The film is largely designed as an action-comedy family entertainer. First half has a good pace but a really long climax affects the lucidity of the story.
The film delivered what was promised in the promos but a better edited version would have got more appreciation. But, SOS has many elements that can attract viewers who are in search of a good ‘time-pass’ film.