With theatres being closed due to the coronavirus global pandemic, all the big releases are taking the OTT path for their release. On May 18, Arjun Kapoor, Rakul Preet and Neena Gupta starrer Sardar Ka Grandson released on Netflix. Did the Drama/comedy attain success in making its mark in the hearts of viewers? Find out
The Sardar Ka Grandson story clearly aims at creating an emotional world for the viewers. Choosing the often-covered topic of an Old woman’s ardent desire to see her ancestral home before death, you would think the movie will have you crying. To balance out the emotion, it tries to deliver occasional jokes.
The problem is not that it’s just another emotional Indo-Pak story, it surely hits the audience hard at some parts, but the whole execution hasn’t been able to deliver what the makers would have wanted. The premise of the movie gives strong Bajrangi Bhaijaan vibes. But the execution and dialogue writing of Sardar Ka Grandson has been far behind Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
Arjun Kapoor’s character Amreek Singh leads the story. To fulfill his grandmother Rupinder Kaur’s (Neena Gupta) last wish, he takes it all upon himself to take her to the ancestral home. The actor failed to shine the way his fans would have wanted. He looks loose during the emotional scenes and also isn’t a great comedian in the movie. However, Neena Gupta’s brilliance as an actor saves the day for Arjun. How can a Grandmother-grandson relationship not make one emotional. Daadi and Pota’s scenes have been created in the most relatable way possible and Arjun successfully delivers at this aspect of the movie.
John Abraham and Aditi Rao Hydari make cameo appearances, in a flashback story. The two artists hold name and power to their names, which has been wasted in the movie. Rakul Preet Singh, who plays Radha, Arjun’s love interest, has been successful in delivering her part. The supporting characters of the movie are strong, but the problem comes with the premise. Sardar Ka Grandson tries so hard to create a Punjabi household scenario, that it takes things way too far that they become stereotypical, just like Bollywood does all the time. The dialogue writing has also been very stereotypical.
Overall, Sardar Ka Grandson is aimed at making an emotional world for the audience, but the execution fails at most parts. Arjun Kapoor failed to lead the story in the actual sense, and only remained just a lead actor on the paper. Though the story is surely a one time watch, we wonder if you would like to watch it again.
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