Sardar Ka Grandson starring Arjun Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh, Neena Gupta, John Abraham and Aditi Rao Hydari released on Netflix today. Directed by Kaashvie Nair and written by Nair along with Anuja Chauhan and Amitosh Chauhan, the music is by Tanishk Bagchi. So is the movie worth your time? Read our review to know the same.
The Netflix film starts with Arjun Kapoor character Amreek’s voice in the background, saying, “Life mein do cheezein badi bekaar hai, khaana bina achaar and life bina pyaar” (Life is worthless without two things – food without pickles and life without love). Amreek stays in Los Angeles with his lover Radha (Rakul Preet Singh), and together, they run a movers and packers company called ‘Gently Gently’. However, Amreek is not gentle with his work as he often breaks the valuable belongings of his clients and thinks it is not a big deal. Finally, Radha gets tired of his careless attitude and breaks up with him and asks him to leave.
One day, when Amreek is sulking over his breakup, he gets a call from his father, who informs that his grandmother Sardar aka Rupinder Kaur’s (Neena Gupta) health isn’t fine. He insists Arjun return to India as Sardar has something important to say. When Sardar Ka Grandson Amreek returns, she shares her wish to go to Lahore and visit the house where he had some beautiful memories. Aditi Rao Hydari and John Abraham play the young Sardar and her husband, who have a lovely life until partition happens. Unfortunately, due to some reasons, Sardar is banned from travelling to Pakistan.
Amreek, a man who didn’t care about anyone till now, decides to move the house from Lahore to India. Yes, moving structures from one place to another is possible. But what we get to see in Sardar Ka Grandson film is utter silliness. From the first scene itself, jokes don’t land. While there are some good light moments, they aren’t enough to win you over. There is no feeling of deep love, warmth, or any emotions. Even when Neena Gupta’s Sardar reminisces her old days with her husband, you don’t connect. The motive of the story fall flats, and hence, the entire film comes across forced and imbecile.
Coming to performances, Arjun Kapoor’s Amreek is annoying, and hence, the performance isn’t likeable. Amreek is the lead of the story, but he is the stupidest person in the film. I felt like the makers wrote the most brainless scenes for him and executed them poorly. Neena Gupta’s character adds some substance to the story. But come on, a talent like her deserves so much better. She is known for showcasing a range of emotions, but the makeup played the culprit and ruined some of her dialogues. Aditi Rao Hydari, John Abraham, and Rakul Preet Singh don’t add much to the story.
Another element I would like to mention in my Sardar Ka Grandson review is the India-Pakistan bond. We have seen many films focusing on this bond; usually, they are war films. Kaashvie Nair has tried to show the humane side and tries to convey in the Netflix release that both nations need to co-exist with peace and love. But, unfortunately, even that isn’t impactful. Add the music of the film to the list of disappointment.
Sardar Ka Grandson: Is it worth watching?
Overall, Arjun Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh starrer is utterly unconvincing and unfunny. Neena Gupta’s talent is wasted. You will struggle for a good laugh so it’s better to skip it.
Sardar Ka Grandson movie is currently streaming on Netflix.
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