Thursday, 15 November 2012

The Boring Son Of Sardar

Director Ashwini Dhir

Cast   Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt, Tanuja, Juhi Chawla, Mukul Dev, Arjun Bajwa

Rating  1.5/5

Ajay Devgn returns to his father's village, where his clan has been fighting for decades with Sanjay Dutt's clan, and Sanjay Dutt will not rest till he kills Ajay Devgn, the son of the Sardar who had killed his Uncle 25 years ago.

The story is so thin that I wonder how they actually turned it into a 2 hour plus film, the first half just drags on and on, and in the second half you want to ask where was the director all this time.

Ajay Devgn as a Sardar does his antics with earnestness, but fails. Sonakshi looks pretty and useless, Sanjay Dutt and Juhi Chawla (who still looks so fresh) also just keep mouthing dialogues in this inane set up. The only guy who brings some genuine mirth is Mukul Dev, who has perfected the art of playing a drunk wastrel.

Arjun Bajwa is totally wasted in the film. Oh, and Yes, Salman does a friendly appearance, but well... he is not there long enough for you to care.

The Punjab they show is full of macho men who keep pulling out the talwars and riding jeeps and screaming loudly.

Ashwini Dhir has not only lost his touch as a writer, here he fails miserably as a director too. One would expect some good writing from the guy who wrote Office Office for televison.

The music is ho-hum, camera work is good in certain sequences. But nothing works when there is no story that actually binds it together.

Apart from a few giggles coming from very few people in a packed hall, everyone was just waiting for it to get over. People filed silently out after the film got over, breathing a sigh of relief that the torture has finally ended.

Only go if you have money to burn and a masochistic streak. 

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