Sardar Ka Grandson is the story of a young man who sets out on a journey to fulfill his sick grandmother’s last wish. The film tried to fit many genres but ended up failing completely. The film stars Arjun Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh in the lead roles, and Neena Gupta as a grandmother. Right at the beginning of the film, you will find out that Neena Gupta who is familiarly called ‘Sardar’ in the film is the only reason why this film is worth watching, probably. The film also features Aditi Rao Hydari, John Abraham, Soni Razdan, and Kanwaljit Singh in supporting roles.
Amreek (Arjun Kapoor) lives with his fiancé Radha (Rakul Preet Singh) in Los Angeles. It so happened that Amreek ended up losing his fiancé and his job. That’s when he learns that his grandmother Rupinder Kaur (Neena Gupta) is sick, so he travels back to India to spend time with her. Before she died, the grandmother wanted to return to Lahore to see the house she shared with her husband. Unfortunately, his visa was denied. It was then that Amreek made it his responsibility to fulfill his grandmother’s dream.
Amreek came up with the crazy idea of bringing the house from Pakistan to India. The film doesn’t seem to know what it really wants. It tries to be comedy, family drama, romantic film but fails in all endeavors. Neena Gupta as a poorly make-up grandmother, has a heartwarming look for all the flaws and flaws of the film. His sense of humor, the sparkle in his eyes, and especially his interactions with his grandson Amreek were captivating, to say the least. Apparently, the entire Kapoor family including Arjun Kapoor’s girlfriend, Malaika Arora, supported the film and asked fans to watch it.
Release Date of Sardar Ka’s Grandson: From India to Pakistan
Sardar Ka Grandson is released on Netflix on May 18, 2021 worldwide. While the idea of a grandson moving from Lahore to India to make his sick grandmother happy seems implausible, considering it’s a Bollywood film and it does make for some heartwarming moments and sometimes 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 the Punjabi middle class to upper class families. The film was produced by Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, Nikkhil Advani, and John Abraham under the banner of T-Series, Emmay Entertainment and JA Entertainment.
If you’re wondering what Aditi Rao Hydari and John Abraham did in the film, they played cameo roles as the younger version of Rupinder Kaur and her husband. When Sardar tells his love story to his beloved grandson, Amreek (who is also heartbroken) decides that nothing is getting in the way of his grandmother’s wishes. She decided that if her grandmother couldn’t go to Lahore to see the house she built with her husband in 1947, she would have to bring it to him in India. This makes for some interesting moments and shows.
Arjun Kapoor’s acting is average in emotional scenes where he is supposed to make us support him. The timing of the comics is also interrupted. The scene he shared with Neena Gupta was one in his favor. Rakul Preet Singh aptly describes her role as a passionate and independent woman with a mind of her own. Given that John Abraham and Aditi Rao Hydari are talented artists, we feel that a more solid backstory will make a world difference in this film.
The film was launched last year, and filming is expected to finish in late March or early April 2020. Due to the lockdown caused by Covid, filming has been postponed indefinitely. In August, the creators announced that they would continue filming, along with scenes from John Abraham and Aditi Rao Hydari, both of whom had special appearances. As per reports, John and Aditi’s tracks were set in 1947, with the former playing the younger Kanwaljit Singh and the latter playing the younger Neena Gupta, according to reports.