In the film, you have been shown to be very liberal in this movie, Pakistan, which has maintained a strong enmity with India. In the film, you will get to see how the actor uprooted his grandmother’s ancestral house
Mumbai. Sardar Ka Grandson Review: Hindi cinema has stained the brunt of Partition in many of its stories. Those who were forced to leave their homes at the time of the Partition tragedy may have settled elsewhere, but the memories of the ancestral home remained in their minds. This is also the basis of Grandson’s story of the film Sardi, directed by Kashvi Nair. The film’s story revolves around Amrik (Arjun Kapoor), who lives in Los Angeles, along with his girlfriend Radha (Rakul Preet Singh), who runs a Packers and Movers company named Gentley Gentley.
However, Amrik does not do any work with seriousness. Her 90-year-old grandmother in Amritsar, whom all the chieftains address (Nina Gupta) wishes to visit her ancestral home in Lahore, to which memories of her late husband are associated. Grandma is definitely old-fashioned, but is lively and warm-hearted. Pakistan refuses to grant him a visa. Amrik came to Amritsar after a breakup from his girlfriend, how the film fulfills his grandmother’s wishes and the problems she has to face.
Some time back an advertisement of Google Search Reunion came in which everyone’s eyes were moistened after seeing the union in the old age of two friends separated in childhood due to the partition of the country. The story of Sardar’s Grandson does not convey the joy of getting his ancestral home after partition in that way. Though the concept of the film is good, but due to the weak screenplay, the film neither impresses as a family drama nor is it able to properly explore India-Pakistan relations.
This is the first film of Kashvi as a director. He has written the film’s story with Anuja Chauhan. This is a serious subject. A lot of people have sentiments attached to it, but they have failed to evoke the emotional aspects of the characters. He needed to do extensive research on the tragedy of Partition. The scene of Aditi Rao Hydari (played the young character of Dadi) coming from Lahore to Punjab after a cycle in the film is very childish. The scene of bringing the old house from Lahore to Amritsar in the film has also not become poignant.
Talking about the artists, there is no significant difference in Arjun Kapoor’s gestures, whether it is a breakup or an attempt to stop his grandmother’s ancestral house from breaking. Rakul Preet has just looked beautiful. Neena Gupta plays the role of an elderly grandmother. Her prosthetic make-up looks very artificial to show her age. Nina is a great actress, due to weak script, her talent has not been utilized properly. The film stars John Abraham as a guest. He is also the co-producer of the film. They also do not leave much of an impact.
Film Review: Sardar’s Grandson
Lead actors: Arjun Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh, Neena Gupta, Soni Razdan, Kumud Mishra,
Director: Kashvi Nair
Duration: two hours 19 minutes
Digital Platform: Netflix
Star: one and a half