Singh Saab The Great – Review

The movie – Singh Saab The Great- revolves around the morally upright government officialSaranjeet Singh (Sunny Deol) who works as a collector in a small townof UP. Being a advocate of good deeds, Saranjeet Singh always stands in the way of corruption and takes on corrupt officials who are plaguing the nation. He goes to all lengths to restore truth and
honesty even if it means putting his and his family’s life at stake.

Singh Saab The Great scores purely for rooting for our desi hero.
Instead of adapting or being inspired by the Hollywood action flicks,
the movie brings back the times of an underdog rising to fight for
his, his family and his nation’s pride. There couldn’t have been
another actor more befitting to this story than Sunny Deol. His
comeback to the action mode is brilliant. But the actor fails in
emoting romantic sequences as endearingly as he used to in the past.
The rust on his acting prowess, owing to the gap that came about, can
easily be seen. Having a teenage debutante (Urvashi Rautela) opposite
him only makes matters worse for the gap in age makes for a bad
cinematic experience.

It’s after long that one finds Prakash Raj playing a negative role
threateningly and not making it appear like the million others he has
played in the formula films of Bollywood. The battle between both Deol
and Raj has its gripping moments. Amrita Rao as a journalist who is
chronicling the life of Singh Saab is average at best and doesn’t add
any value to the story. SSTG has it all going for it except that the
film (treatment-wise) comes a few years delayed for its time. Despite
having its moments, there are portions in the film which remind you of
’80s cinema. Even the production quality is jaded and gives the film a
tripe feeling. Filmmaker Anil Sharma takes a very old school approach
in story-telling which is decorated garishly with loud background
score and melodramatic sequences. To sum it up, Singh Saab The Great
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