Sunny Deol is back in form!!!!
Sunny Deol-Anil Sharma are one the strongest actor-director pairs in Bollywood as they gave us blockbuster hits like 'Gadar – Ek Prem Katha', 'The Hero – Love Story of a spy' and 'Apne'. And now, after a gap of five years the two are back with the action-packed film 'Singh Saab the Great'.
Saranjit Singh Talwar (Sunny Deol) is a collector who is set to fight corruption and is known for his honesty. He is a happy family man married happily to Mini Talwar (Urvashi Rautela).
Things change when Saranjit gets transferred to Bhadori which is ruled by the law breaker Bhoodev Singh (Prakash Raj).
Circumstances get worse for Saranjit as his fight for truth turns ugly when he loses a loved one and even gets behind bars for no fault of his. However, Singh Saab chooses not to seek revenge the wrong way but by taking the righteous path and that's what makes him great.
There's something sincere about Sunny Deol's performance and that's what makes the movie work. He makes a straight point that being away from the marquee for a long time has not fizzled out the actor in him. His chemistry with Urvashi is honest and will remind you of his and Ameesha's love track in 'Gadar – Ek Prem Katha'.
Urvashi looks good and acts well too. Prakash Raj does nothing more than what we haven't seen before, but this does not mean that he bores. The actor has the potential to keep us gripped till the end, only gripe remains that his talent demands diverse roles.
Amrita Rao plays a journalist who helps Singh Saab in his fight against corruption and the actress sure needs to work harder or else she will be stuck to side roles. Anjali Abrol is endearing.
Johny Lever does what he does best. Rajit Kapoor, Sanjay Mishra, Yashpal Sharma and Manoj Pahwa are adequate. What's exciting is Bobby Deol's and Dharmendra's appearance in a role that sure gets a smile.
Sonu Nigam turns music director with the title song along with sister Teesha Nigam and they sure make a good attempt.
Anand Raj Anand has composed the remaining tracks that do leave you feeling nostalgic but the background score gets loud at times.
'Singh Saab the Great' has all the patent Anil Sharma elements mixed in the right proportion. However, the film could have definitely done with a few more cuts and edits.
The emotions and intensity in scenes are just right, but climax gives you a been-there-seen-that kind of a feeling.
Action scene where Sunny's hands are weighed down a cement slab and truck tyre proves that the actor's 'Dhai Kilo Ka Haath' is definitely above all.
The film has a message for all of us who tend to have the 'chalta hai' attitude and tend to take shortcuts.
'Badla nahi Badlaav' theme connects with the audiences making us feel a part of the fight.
A Sunny Deol fan should definitely not miss this one. As for the others it is worth your penny.