Singh Saab the Great
Singh Saab The Great is a 2013 Hindi Drama film directed by Anil Sharma. The film features Sunny Deol, Amrita Rao and Johny Lever as main characters. The story is about an ordinary person who takes pride in his honesty. Wikipedia
Singh Saab the Great Reviews
Snag is that both in the writing and the direction, the topic doesn’t move beyond mouthing the age-old cliches. Which is why 'Singh Saab the Great' leaves you stone cold, despite all that oil, fire and brimstone. Worth a skip.
Singh Saab The Great is a singularly soul-sucking experience. It doesn’t even work as unintentional comedy.
...marks the return of the explosive action star Sunny Deol we missed for years. That says it all.
The first half of Singh Saab the Great is enjoyable but overshadowed by the loud, sometimes nonsensical music. The other half is unnecessarily gory and overshadowed by even louder and more nonsensical music.Although I appreciate that the makers of Singh Saab the Great tried to make a socially conscious and relevant film, they got pulled into giving a sermon instead.
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.
Like all films that talk of reforming society, Anil Sharma's Singh Saab the Great has its heart in the correct place. Sunny Deol's earnestness shines, throughout the duration of this melodrama. But these guys have to choose better plots to make a point. We've seen a honest collector single-handedly trying to tackle corruption a zillion times. And the treatment; ouch, it hurts more than the hero's blows.
Strictly for Sunny Deol fans, Singh Saab tries to recreate the glory days of this actor-director duo but doesn't succeed beyond a point.
...is far from an impeccable film. Rather it is an exclusively loud film but in an era where Bollywood is becoming unusually predictable, here is a story which shows a flair of rare novelty. For Sunny Deol and Prakash Raj’s pummeling duels, I found the film satiating for its potent message. It is way better than the ranks of awfully mediocre masala film we are compelled to watch week after week. A strict not-to-missed for Sunny Deol fans who are sure to have an enjoyable time.
Singh Saab The Great is a film designed to show Sunny Deol histrionics, the way his fans are by now accustomed to seeing him. To his credit Deol does not disappoint in what is expected of him.
...is atypical Sunny Deol film that a section of the audience still enjoys. The clapworthy dialogue, the raw appeal, the undercurrent of emotions and of course, the dhaai kilo ka haath should appeal to those who relish desi fares, especially the single screen audience.
If you are a die-hard Sunny Deol fan, then this one is definitely for you. There's plenty of action which only Sunny Deol can pull off in a realistic-stylish manner, as well as some heavy-duty dialogue baazi. The narrative, however, stretches and the plot at most times is all too predictable. A few scenes keep going back to his past much too often and this dampens the pace of the action scenes. A smart use of the scissors on the editing table and SINGH SAAB THE GREAT would have been a little slicker film.
Do you love lots of vintage Sunny Deol shouting? Do you love random acts of pointless, loud and over the top violence? Do you love watching actors get kicked, thrashed and killed in increasingly ridiculous ways?If so then Singh Saab the Great is the movie for YOU!
...is a routine action and revenge drama for the masses only and has some chance in the single-screen cinemas, more of Northern India. Its business in the multiplexes will be weak. In the final tally, it will entail losses to several of its distributors.
...is a complete single screen film for Sunny Deol fans who are yearning to see him back in action. For the others it's just another masala entertainer.
This film reminds you of Sunny Deol's previous films. And abundance of action scenes and hefty dialogues.
For those who want to relive old-school melodrama, and consider themselves as Sunny Deol fans, there are no surprises in store. But then, that's exactly what you signed up for.