Entertainment News / Son of Sardaar Film > In a recent interview, a film-maker described a movie as one “made with a calculator”. He might just have been talking about Ashwni Dhir’s “Son of Sardaar”. For a film that talks of heart and emotion, this is a movie made with cold-hearted calculation.
“Son of Sardaar” is a Diwali film, made with the sole intention of making money during the festival of lights, and stuffed with what Bollywood thinks is the complete package — romance, comedy and action all in one movie. But what is it they say about being a jack of all trades?
Dhir isn’t too keen on being the master of this one. His story is one that could be stretched to fit any plot device, whether it is time for a song or some action.
Ajay Devgn plays Jaswinder Singh Randhawa aka Jassi — who goes to his father’s village to settle a property dispute. When asked to meet the local strongman, Jassi discovers that Billu (Sanjay Dutt) and his relatives are out to kill him.
Billu won’t harm him as long as Jassi is a guest at his house. When Jassi learns this, he makes every attempt to make sure he doesn’t cross the threshold, faking aches and employing gags to ensure he is always out of harm’s way.
None of the gags are that funny. This is the Punjab that Bollywood loves, and has showcased for many years. The men are beefy, hearty and laugh at anything. The women are coy, wear designer kurtas while cavorting in fields and seem to have no role other than being a plot device.Sonakshi Sinha and Dutt holding up a Happy Diwali card. If that isn’t cold-hearted, what is? Agencies