Whenever there is a Sunny Deol film due for release, there is a sense of anticipation among great swathes of the film viewing public – Singh Saab the Great, due for release tomorrow is no exception. The actor has commanded the devotion of cine-goers with his intense performances in super-hit films such as Arjun, Damini, Ghayal, Darr, Border, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, and so many others.
In particular he has carved a niche for himself by playing a Sardar in many of his films including recent ones like Jo Bole So Hihal, the Yamla Pagla Deewana films…. Deol’s films consist of chest-thumping bravado, machismo, and the willingness to do and die for country, religion or cause; typically portraying the strong, invincible man – essentially with a soft and sensitive core. His brand of films appeal to our love for country, religion and family – they are stirring and rousing – small wonder then that even at the age of 57, Sunny Deol’s films are able to generate this degree of anticipation. Crowds still go crazy for Sunny Deol films.
Singh Saab The Great (22 November 2013 )
Starring – Sunny Deol, Urvashi Rautela, Amrita Rao, Prakash Raj
Producer – Anuj Sharma, Sangeeta Ahir
Director – Anil Sharma
Story/Screenplay – Shaktimaan Talwar
Music – Anand Raj Anand, Sonu Nigam
Trailer of Singh Saab The Great
The trailer starts off with dramatic music, some rather loud growling sounds, a motorcycle stunt, a fight scene and a pair of very angry looking eyes. “Bali hamesha bakre ki di jati hai, sher ki nahi” – are the opening words of the trailer, so we get a pretty good idea that this will be a film full of over the top dialogue, grandstanding and a simplistic battle of good vs evil.
Though the line “Badla nahi, Badlaav” is used in the film we can reasonably expect to see a lot of fight scenes and the figurative “dhai kilo ka haath” roughing up more than a few baddies. Don’t go expecting any subtlety or understatement here.
Story of Singh Saab the Great
From the trailer it appears that Sunny Deol plays the character of the honest, upstanding Collector Saranjeet Talwar who is wrongly accused and convicted of being involved in a corruption scandal involving a bribe of Rs 10 crores. Prakash Raj is the villain who is seen to be threatening the clean shaven Sunny – presumably we see him as a Sarar later in the film. Deol’s character presumably will struggle to save not only his own honour but also his love. Amrita Rao plays the role of reporter in the film.
Newcomer Urvashi Rautela plays Deol’s love interest in the film. Even in a film industry known pairing aging heroes with nubile young women, this pairing takes the biscuit: Rautela is 19 to Deol’s 57 years of age – exactly thrice her age – no matter though, she says age is but a number! So Sunny Deol, 38 years older than his love interest in the film, had already been in the film industry for over a decade; had already done Darr and Damini, before Rautela was even born!
Predictably, this movie also ran into controversy: reportedly Sunny’s character takes off his turban to save the life of a child. There was also some objection raised with regard to the use of “Singh” in the title. The film has now been cleared however, and will be hitting theaters tomorrow.
Music of Singh Saab the Great
One of the composers of the music for the film is Sonu Nigam –this is his debut as a composer. The music appears to be quite competent. The songs have good beats and a folkish sound – songs titles such as Daaru Band Kal Se and Palang Tod give us an idea of what to expect. The vocal dexterity and talent of Sonu Nigam himself were never in doubt and his song Heer cements his place as one of the very finest singers in the country.
By – Reena Daruwalla
Image Sources – Wikipedia and Singh Saab The Great Facebook Page