I went to see Son Of Sardaar despite two of my good friends warning me away. One of them had said: 'there could not have been a more apt title than SOS for this movie'. The second friend thought that the word Sardaar was wrongly spelt: the last two letters, according to him, should have read as 'rd' instead of 'ar'. That would have been a fair representation of the movie.
I will grant that the movie actually begins to drag after the interval, and the scenes involving the "guest" leaving and getting back into the house begin to test your nerves. Granted too that this is an over-the-top presentation – but at least it does not hit you below-the-belt!
But, nothing in the movie goes along unexpected lines, more particularly when the characters are delivering the "humour" soaked lines. You know exactly when what will happen! I also quite liked the foot-thumping tunes and rhythms composed by Himesh Reshamaiyya for a change (one or two of these will become a must-play at all the Baraats for some time to come). Sonakshi Sinha looks fetching as the Punjabi kudi. This is her fourth appearance, and her two performances have already been hits. This too will be a hit – what an amazing hit-rate! Ajay Devgn has finally succeeded in hiding his teeth even when smiling, and after enough Golmaal encounters, has actually developed a flair for comedy. Bollywood audiences seem to like macho displays from their heroes peppered with good comic timing (Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar), or romanticism (Shah Rukh and Hritik Roshan) – Aamir is in a league of his own. Even Sanjay Dutt remodels himself as a revenge seeker with a funny streak. We must give space to these characters who are trying to remodel themselves, shouldn't we? And if the lead actresses of yester years, Tanuja and Juhi Chawla, want to come back to the silver screen, should we not encourage them by seeing the movie?