Son Of Sardaar - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

Had the apple seen Son of Sardaar first, it would never have fallen on Newton’s head. Talking about the film is as predictably pointless as the film itself. The exaggerated action sequences and silly comedy may entertain some of the audience, but as a film-crazy nation, we surely deserve far better.



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41 reviewers have given Son Of Sardaar an average rating of 1.4/5.0 (?)

7 yays
25 nays
9 so-so

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Thumbs down by Stefan S, A Nutshell Review ...Battles are cartoony and defying the laws of physics, and while I understand this is the comedy genre, overdoing something just makes it too artificial.... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ... Ajay’s “Kadey Has Vi Leya Karo” and Sonakshi’s “Chal Jhootha” work fine with the audience almost every time they say it impressively. But its really high time Sonakshi thinks of doing some meaningful role in her chosen films, other than being there just as a beautiful showpiece.... full review

So-So by Anjum Shabbir, Bolly Spice ...there are a couple of hummable tracks, mainly the beautiful ‘Bicharan’ and the fun ‘Pow Pow’, but otherwise not exactly a musical blockbuster. ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...With a skeletal plot to play around with, SON OF SARDAAR may give you the feeling of deje vu, but let's face it, it needs tremendous skills to pen a screenplay that never lets you lose focus.... full review

So-So by Prathmesh Jadhav, Bollywood Life ...It’s a no brainer to guess what conclusion can one expect of this typical churn-off-the-mill-looking entertainer.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...It’s a one-gag film that stretches on interminably, punctuated with excessively colourful song-and-dance sequences, exaggerated chases and fights... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Daily Bhaskar ...This is a festival film. Anything vaguely silly, fairly funny, and altogether outrageous would do.... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ...Excellently photographed by Aseem Bajaj, SOS however has a sound design which blasts the viewer’s ear buds. And the costumes are excessively blingy.... full review

Thumbs down by Rony D'Costa, Desi Martini ...The Sion A1 samosa I had during the interval was the best thing that happened through the film... full review

Thumbs down by Kshitij, Desi Martini ...Television watch at best... full review

Thumbs down by Danish Bagdadi, Desi Martini ...Son of Sar-Dard!... full review

So-So by Shabana Ansari, DNA ...Juhi, as the eager-to-wed Pammi, delights with her comic timing. Wish we could see more of her on screen!... full review

Thumbs down Filmfare ...Ajay Devgn gives his simple role his heart and soul. He makes Jassi a charming and loveable Sikh. And the reason half the film’s gags work is down to Ajay’s comic timing. ... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, FirstPost ...There is so much that’s noisy about this film...Yet it’s never unpleasant noise.... full review

Thumbs down by Ravi Kandala, ...The track between Sanjay Dutt and his brothers Mukul Dev and Vindoo Dara Singh is funny, and the track between Sanjay Dutt and his mooh-boli-biwi Juhi Chawla (he vows not to get married until his uncle's death is avenged) is adorable.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, ...The sets are grand and colourful, the star power is there but with such a flimsy plot, SOS goes nowhere.... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, ...Ajay Devgan is cute in comical scenes and does his part with total conviction, though one often gets a feeling he still could’ve done much better. Looks like he was over-confident with the festive release thus making it bit half baked at places. ... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...exhausting, painfully loud and way too long, with too few laughs.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...nothing is more exasperating than the film's clunky romantic track between Devgn and Sinha, which feels contrived and underdeveloped, and never helped by the string of unremarkable songs that only slacken the movie's pace. ... full review

So-So by Alisha Coelho, ...The trailers and songs of Ajay Devgn's production promised reason- & gravity-defying entertainment and on these counts, SOS delivers. ... full review

Thumbs down by Vivek, India Entertainment ...a silly, spoofy, roundabaout film full of Santa-Banta jokes and little else.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ... it breaks my heart to see the gracious Tanuja to have to do this... full review

So-So by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...the action lacks innovation and the comedy lacks permanence... full review

Thumbs down Indicine ...One ‘meant-to-be hilarious’ sequence just before the interval, when Jassi is about the leave the house, well aware that he will be killed if he steps out, is close to 20 minutes long and tends to get way too irritating after a point. ... full review

Thumbs down by Roshni Devi, koimoi ...Ajay Devgn tries his best to play the lovable, bumbling sardar and it doesn’t work all the time... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...Devgn, Dutt and Sinha, the lead actors, are uninspired and go through the film like a rigmarole—mouthing loud dialogues like robots in a stale Punjabi scheme of things. ... full review

So-So by Janhavi Samant, MiD DAY ...Sanju’s sense of timing and chemistry with Devgn works. Juhi shines in a tiny role. For a change, Sonakshi also has a meaty role.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...Though the film has its share of humour to keep you entertained, the screenplay is a bit predictable.... full review

So-So by Aakash Barvalia, MoviezADDA ...However, what impresses is the screenplay, narration and the way writer-director had handled the sequences in the film, which is entirely different from the original version. ... full review

Thumbs down by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...Pinch yourself once, pinch yourself twice Wake up from this nightmare; let go the ticket price.... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Sanjay Dutt, in the guise of Balwinder Singh Sandhu alias Billu paaji, a perennially growling and scowling patriarch of a particularly violent clan itching to avenge the killing of a family member by the male protagonist’s deceased father, is given cringe-inducing dialogue to deliver.... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...The actors do not speak a single dialogue without saying Oye Pappe... full review

Thumbs down by Abhishek Mande, Rediff is torturous ... full review

Thumbs down by Rohit Khilnani, Rediff ...Empty vessels make the most noise and that stands true for Son Of Sardaar ... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...Sonakshi Sinha plays the wallpaper heroine to the hilt, giving out shy smiles and dancing around a bonfire. ... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, ...Vindoo Dara Singh and Mukul Dev fare very well and lend complete support to the lead actors.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Star Blockbuster ...The humour is genuinely funny at times, and at others is unintentionally hilarious.... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...Preditably so, Sonakshi Sinha once against gets used as a prop and doesn’t quite offer much to the film... full review

Thumbs up by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...Ashwni Dhir entertains in parts, with a plenty of Punju humour and goofy one-liners that crack you up... full review

Thumbs down by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall ...Santa-Banta-joke-gone-wrong... full review

Thumbs up by Gayatri Sankar, ZEENEWS.COM ... The action sequences are a completely fantasy. Even Rajinikanth might seek certain tips to incorporate such hard-to-believe action sequences in his next!... full review