Film: Singh Saab The Great

Cast:  Anil Sharma

Director: Sunny Deol, Urvashi Rautela and Prakash Raj

Stroty line: ‘Singh Saab The Great’ is a story of a government servant who takes pride in his honesty. Saranjeet Singh (Sunny Deol ) is a morally upright collector of a small city of UP, who fights corruption, injustice. Saranjeet Singh takes on the deceptive officials and explains the need to rid India off corruption. He leads a simple life and believes in true values.  But he has to pay a lot to stand still on the path of honesty; even he has to lose his wife and family for his values and morality.

While debutant Urvashi Rautela would be seen playing a Punjabi girl in the film, Amrita would be seen playing a journalist. This story is driven by love and pride.  It is a story about change not revenge.

Movie Review: Story of an honest police officer fighting for truth and pride is not anything new in Bollywood. Director Anil Sharma who has given hit movie like Gaddar with Sunny Deol, has tried to present old wine in a new bottle. The understanding between the actor and director has worked in favour of the movie. Anil shows how to extract the best from Sunny Deol. When it comes to action movie, the first name clicks into our mind is of Sunny Deol and like his other movies Sunny has done the fight sequences superbly. This movie also explores the soft and romantic side of this action hero after a long time.

Newcomer Urvashi has done well. Being only 19-year-old, she is seen romancing with Sunny Deol, who is 58. However, their chemistry appears to be good on screen.There is nothing much to say about Prakash Raj as he always gives his best in villainous roles.

Amrita Rao struggles to give substance to an under-written role of the narrator and journalist who seems to have only one assignment, to trail Singh Saab (The Great) through his crusade against corruption. Clearly, she's ready to fall in love with the Missionary Man, if only the script would allow her.

You've seen the noble bureaucratic hero in different uniforms, take on the corrupt villain in numerous films. What works in "Singh Saab..." is the way the action scenes flow in motions of choreographed contemplation. Action directors Tinu Verma and Kanal Kannan lend a rigour to the narrative.

The sound design is deliberately exaggerated and meant to manipulate moments of machismo. S. Gopinath's cinematography captures the feverish flourish of men on a rampage with gusto. The art director makes innovative use of rusty-brown colours that lend a bronzed hue to the brawn festival.

It would be the easiest thing in the world to dismiss Sunny's pronounced heroism as archaic and 'loud'.But don't be hasty in your judgement.

There is a virility and fluency to the storytelling. "Singh Saab The Great" is a homage to the cinema of the 1980s when Sunny was the daredevil determined to bring on a social reform. Somewhere, that hero lost his way. It's good to have him back.

The music of all the three films was super-hit (especially Gadar and Hero). So, one does expect something similar from their latest venture, 'Singh Saab The Great'. Anand Raj Anand, multi-talented composer, singer and lyricist has composed the music along with Sonu Nigam, the guest composer. ‘Daaru Band Kal Se' and Heer are doing well on the music charts. Sonu Nigam's 'Heer' is an ode to the beloved and is sung in the rustic, traditional Punjabi style with minimal musical arrangements in the background. Overall 'Singh Saab The Great' could be a good ‘paisa-vasul ‘ one time watch movie.

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