Sardar Ka Grandson is a story of a young man who sets off on a journey to fulfill his ailing grandmother’s last wish. The movie tries to fit into a lot of genres but ultimately ends up failing at all. The movie stars Arjun Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh in the lead, and Neena Gupta plays the grandmother. Right at the beginning of the movie, you will figure out that Neena Gupta who is affectionately called ‘Sardar’ in the movie is the only reason why this movie is worth watching, perhaps, once. The film also includes Aditi Rao Hydari, John Abraham, Soni Razdan, and Kanwaljit Singh in supporting roles.
Amreek (Arjun Kapoor) lives with his fiancee Radha (Rakul Preet Singh) in Los Angeles. It so happens that Amreek ends up losing both his fiancee as well as his job. This is when he gets to know that his grandmother Rupinder Kaur(Neena Gupta) is ill, so he travels back to India to spend time with her. Before dying, the grandmother wants to return to Lahore to see the house she shared with her husband. Unfortunately, her visa gets rejected. That’s when Amreek makes it his responsibility to fulfill his grandmother’s dream.
Amreek comes up with this crazy idea of bringing the house all the way from Pakistan to India. The movie seems like it doesn’t seem to know what it actually wants to be. It tries to be a comedy, a family drama, a romantic film but fails in all attempts. Neena Gupta as the grandmother with bad make up, has a heartwarming performance for all the other flaws and shortcomings of the movie. Her sense of humor, the twinkle in her eyes, and especially her interactions with her grandson Amreek are endearing, to say the least. Apparently, the whole Kapoor family including Arjun Kapoor’s girlfriend Malaika Arora, are rooting for the film and asking their fans to watch it.
Sardar Ka Grandson Release Date: From India to Pakistan
Sardar Ka Grandson was released on Netflix on the 18th of May 2021 around the world. Even though the idea of the grandson moving a house from Lahore to India to make his ailing grandmother happy seems farfetched, considering it’s a Bollywood movie and does make for some heartwarming moments and at times makes you laugh, I guess it works. Directed by Kaashvie Nair and written by Anuja Chauhan, Amitosh Nagpal, and Kaashvi Nair, the story revolves around the family ties of an upper-middle-class Punjabi family. The movie is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, Nikkhil Advani, and John Abraham under the banners T-Series, Emmay Entertainment, and JA Entertainment.
If you’re wondering what Aditi Rao Hydari and John Abraham are doing in the film, they play cameo roles as the younger version of Rupinder Kaur and her husband. When Sardar tells her favorite grandchild her love story Amreek (who himself has suffered from heartbreak) decides that nothing should come in the way of fulfilling his grandmother’s wish. He decides that if his grandmother cannot go to Lahore to see the house that she built with her husband in 1947, he should bring the house to her in India. This makes for some interesting moments and performances.
Arjun Kapoor’s acting is average in emotional scenes where he should actually make us root for him. His comic timing suffers too. The scenes that he shares with Neena Gupta are the ones that work in his favor. Rakul Preet Singh aptly portrays her role as a vibrant, independent woman with a mind of her own. Considering both John Abraham and Aditi Rao Hydari are talented artists, we feel a more solid backstory would have made a world of difference to this movie.
The film was launched last year, and the filming was expected to finish by March-end or the beginning of April 2020. Due to the Covid-induced lockdowns, the filming was indefinitely delayed. In August, the makers announced that they will resume filming, along with the scenes of John Abraham and Aditi Rao Hydari, both of whom have made special appearances. As per reports, John and Aditi’s track is set in 1947, with the former playing the younger Kanwaljit Singh and the latter essaying the younger Neena Gupta, as per reports.