SARDAR KA GRANDSON is a heart-warming, touching tale that has its emotions in the right place that deserves to be watched with by the whole family.

Sardar Ka Grandson review {3.5/5} and review rating

The digital platform has been a boon for many movies, which boast of edgy and offbeat content. However, ever since the pandemic hit the world, we have seen some traditional family films also make their way onto OTT. Sardar Ka Grandson, which released on Netflix today, has joined this club. The trailer has created curiosity amongst the audience and it looks like a good entertainer. So does Sardar’s grandson manage to entertain the audience and touch their hearts? Or does it fail to impress? Let’s analyze.

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Sardar Ka Grandson is the story of a devoted grandson trying to fulfill the last wish of his ailing grandmother. Amrik (Arjun Kapoor) lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend Radha (Rakul Preet Singh). Both run a movers and packers company named ‘Gently Gently’. Amrik’s attitude is reckless and reckless and he doesn’t believe in admitting his mistakes. This also affects his work and his relationship with Radha. Fed up with his behaviour, Radha separates from him. America is devastated. This is when his father Gurkeerat aka Gurki (Kanwaljit Singh) calls him from his home in Amritsar, Punjab. He tells Amrik that he should return immediately as his grandmother Sardar (Neena Gupta) is ill. Sardar, 90, has a tumor. The doctors advise Gurki that they should take him home as operating on him at this age can prove fatal. Gurki learns that Sardar does not have much time but he hides this fact from Sardar. Meanwhile, Sardar has a wish. She wants to go to Lahore, Pakistan and visit the house she built in 1946 with her husband, the late Gursher Singh (John Abraham). A year later, during Partition, Gursher dies while fighting the rioters. Sardar however escapes and reaches India. Since then she is missing Gursher and Ghar. Hence, she wishes to go to Pakistan so that she can see her ancestral home. Sardar tells Amrik about it. Gurki advised Sardar that she could not travel in this condition. But Amrik realizes how much it means to him. He promises her that he will help her fulfill her wish. He tries to get her visa. However, his application has been rejected as he has been blacklisted from going to Pakistan. This is because a few years back, she attacked Saqlain Niazi (Kumud Mishra), a Pakistani official, when she went to watch an India vs Pakistan cricket match. It is when Amrik learns that Radha has planted a tree that is about a hundred years old in America. American thus begins to learn about structural relocation and realizes that many people have successfully lifted a house and transplanted it to a different location. The US requests help from both India and Pakistan for its mission. The two theoretically decide to help him. Amrik then decides to go to Lahore. However, he hides about his plan from Sardar. He fears that if he fails in his endeavor, his heart will be broken. So Amrik pretends to go back to Los Angeles in front of Sardar. Amrik reaches Lahore and successfully locates Sardar’s house. But when he reaches there he sees that the local authorities are about to demolish the structure! What happens next forms the rest of the film.

Anuja Chauhan and Kashvi Nair’s story is lovely and quite promising. The screenplay by Anuja Chauhan and Kashvi Nair is of first class. Yes, there are some loose ends and something should have been done about it. But writers score when it comes to the emotional quotient. And it makes up for most of the shortcomings. Along with this, a message of harmony has also been woven between India and Pakistan. Amitosh Nagpal’s dialogues are in sync with the mood of the film and the personality traits of the character. However, a dialogue of Amrik being a little crackpot due to his childhood injuries is unnecessarily repeated too many times.

Kashvi Nair’s direction is superb. It was not an easy film. But Kashvi especially comes across with flying colors in emotional and dramatic scenes. Sardar’s character is the soul of the film and one can easily connect with his tragic past and his desire to see his Lahore home. Although some scenes defy logic. For example, it is amusing to see that Sardar’s house was left untouched for 70 years in a congested and prime locality. In fact, when Amrik first enters the house, the house is expected to be in disrepair, but surprisingly, it doesn’t seem to have been abandoned for 7 decades. Also, the way Sardar’s family disconnected internet and DTH connection from their residence so that Sardar could not know about Amrik’s mission, it is difficult to digest. Finally, a teenage boy named Chhote (Mir Mehroos) starts helping Amrik. The way he turns out is poignant enough, but why he does it or why he resists demolition in the first place and his backstory is never established.

Sardar’s grandson is not really entertaining from the first sequence. It takes a while to get used to the personality and behavior of an American. But things get better once you reach Amritsar. His conversation with Sardar is lovely. The way India’s Ministry of International Relations decides to help foreshadowing is great. The second half probably starts after Amrik reaches Lahore. The scene in which he prevents demolition is hilarious. From here, however the film drags on, it is packed with some very heartwarming and heartwarming scenes that are sure to bring a smile to one’s face and also make one’s eyes twitch. The last 20 minutes could have been cut again but at the same time it deserves applause.

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Arjun Kapoor has done a wonderful job. In fact, this is his best performance in the last 3-4 years. In the second half especially, he has acted very well. Neena Gupta is lovely. The film revolves around her and she enhances the effect. However, the quirk of his character is reminiscent of Rishi Kapoor in Kapoor & Sons [2016], Rakul Preet Singh is hardly in the first half and is quite impressive in the second hour. Kanwaljit Singh is dependable as ever. Kumud Mishra does very well as the antagonist. Shahid Latif (Pakistani constable Rauf Khalid) is apt for the role. Mahika Patial (Pinky; Amrik’s sister) leaves an impression. Soni Razdan (Simi; Amrik’s mother), Divya Seth Shah (Honey; Sardar’s second daughter-in-law) and Ravijit Singh (Lovely) don’t get much scope. Arvinder Bhatti (Gurbaaz uncle) is devastated. Mir Mehroos performs brilliantly but as mentioned above, one fails to understand why he is enthusiastically helping Amrik. Other actors who do well are Rajiv Kachroo (Pakistan’s High Commissioner Qureshi), Masood Akhtar (Khan Sahab, who owns the house), Akashdeep Sabir (the contractor who organized the demolition) and Priya Tandon (the American interviewer). Pakistani journalist). Lastly, John Abraham and Aditi Rao Hydari (Young Sardar) are cute in flashback scenes.

Tanishk Bagchi’s music is not memorable but fits in with the story. ‘Nal Rab Ve’ There are many best songs and sung by Divya Kumar. ‘Do not break heart’ Serves as a good opening credit song. ‘I have become yours’ while it’s sweet ‘Jee ni do’ There is foot-tapping. Gulraj Singh’s background score goes well with the mood of the film.

Cinematography by Mahendra J Shetty is apt. Subhash Shinde’s prosthetic makeup for Neena Gupta is reassuring, though it could have been a bit more realistic. The production design by Sujit Subhash Sawant and Sriram Kannan Iyengar is authentic. Sheetal Sharma’s costumes are genuine as well as glamorous. Futureworks VFX is very good. A lot of VFX has been used in the later part of the film and it is neat. Mahir Zaveri’s editing could have been better. The film is 139 minutes long and should have been at least 10 minutes shorter.

All in all, Sardar Ka Grandson is a heartwarming, heartwarming story, with its emotions in the right places. It may not be logical in some places but it makes up for the lack with emotional quotient, message, poignant climax and performance. Plus, it is a neat entertainer and is well worth watching with your entire family. Recommended!

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