Sardar Ka Grandson: Heart at the right place, lacks a strong storyline

Abhishansa Mathur
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Sardar Ka Grandson: Heart at the right place, lacks a strong storyline

Sardar Ka Grandson is a no-brainer movie that revolves around how a grandson goes to any limit to fulfill his grandmother's last wish.

Director: Kaashvi Nair

Writers/Screenplay: Anuja Chauhan, Amitosh Nagpal

Cinematography: Mahendra Shetty

Streaming on: Netflix

Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh, Neena Gupta, John Abraham, Aditi Rao Hydari

What’s in the Plot?

Sardar ka Grandson is a simple movie drama, with a predictable ending. Amreek who is an NRI, after his breakup with his girlfriend Radha, also his business partner visits India to meet his grandmother Sardar after knowing she has been diagnosed with a tumor. Sardar asks him to fulfill her last wish to see her old home which she had to leave back in Lahore during the partition. She is denied Visa due to some past heated incident(Bollywood style). But then how does Amreek keep up his promise with his grandmother? Well, that is the hook you’ll explore when you watch the movie (or maybe you have already guessed it?).

What did we like?

The good thing you ask? Well, during the current situation of the pandemic, if you are looking forward to watching something that is light, along with some warmth, no-brainer, and can be watched with your family, then stream this movie now for some halka-fulka filmy entertainment.

This movie can remotely touch those families who have lived and experienced the tragedies of the partition. The depiction of the two eras seems fair. Aditi Rao Hydari looks amazing, even in the lesser screen time, she does justice to her role. There is authenticity in her acting and dialogue delivery. The cooperation and support shown between the people of the two countries in the current era look positive and heart-warming. 

What we didn’t like?

The story is stitched together loosely, entertains you fairly, has some questionable twists and turns, situational villains, and positive smooth overall execution in the script, which is basically not easy to digest. 

The theme of Indo-Pak relations is brushed off superficially, and actors like Neena Gupta, Soni Razdan, Kanwaljit Singh, Kumud Mishra, or Rakul Preet are not fully explored as per their potential. It cannot classify itself as a comedy movie because of its regular not-so-funny puns and situations. The movie is not able to capture any emotion entirely, be it the dadi- grandson bonding, or dysfunctional family equation, 1947 partition, or Indo-Pak relations. How Sardar establishes her business in Amritsar and marries again is missed out entirely from the storyline and seems lazy.

The Final Verdict: 

Watch Sardar Ka Grandson if you like simple Bollywood flicks, and want to take time off from all the serious dramas out there. 

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