Shah Rukh Khan from Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Ajay Devgan from Son Of Sardaar
Shah Rukh Khan from Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Ajay Devgan from Son Of Sardaar

A movie works because of its innate chemical formula. Going by the winds in Bollywood, after the recent happenings, the competition between Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardaar has got tougher. The sad demise of Yash Chopra has given his last directorial vehicle a sympathetic edge. Though the destiny of the film can only be decided on the audience’s preference, there are a certain factors which make its success more plausible.

These films have been in news for weeks now given their same release date and Salman Khan siding with Ajay Devgan in the ‘war’ between Son Of Sardaar and Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Salman Khan’s popularity is on a high lately with him being the host of the popular reality show Bigg Boss which is currently in its Sixth Season. Also it is interesting to note that one of the year’s highest grosser and Salman’s last film is up for Television Premiere during Diwali which will also give Son Of Sardaar ample space for more publicity on television. As the pressure to perform builds up on these films, Koimoi carefully brings to you the points of X Factor of both films and presents a comparative.


Son Of Sardaar’s director Ashwani Dhir has been a notable screenplay writer with films like U Me Aur Hum, Chala Mussadi Office Office and Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?. Infact, Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? starring Paresh Rawal, Konkona Sen Sharma and Ajay Devgan was directed by him as well. He had also directed One Two Ka Four. Dhir’s films have majorly gone unnoticed and hence with the hype around Son Of Sardaar he has pinned great expectations from the film.

On the other side, Dhir’s film faces competition from Jab Tak Hai Jaan which turned out to be the last film of Yash Chopra. Chopra, also fondly called ‘The King Of Romance’, is said to have mastered the arena of Romantic films in Bollywood. Yashji has over five decades of experience in filmmaking and has left behind a legacy of iconic films in Bollywood. Jab Tak Hai Jaan has been publicized as the climax of his rich lifetime of Bollywood Journey. Shah Rukh Khan and Yash Chopra’s duo has delivered many hit films like Dil To Pagal Hai, Darr and Veer Zaara. Their track record of a high success rate assures that it will be continued into Jab Tak Hai Jaan as well.


A lot of how the films perform depends on the production house as well, to which the film belongs. Brand is a very essential factor in Bollywood and creation of a trustworthy brand ensures that audience’s loyalties. Viacom 18, which has produced Son Of Sardaar, is a new kid on the block which has been delivering pretty many hits in the recent times. With films like Kahaani, OMG Oh My God!, Gangs Of Wasseypur I and II, this productions house is appreciative of rich films abundant in content and realism. They believe in delivering film with substance and perhaps Son Of Sardaar will follow the same vein too.

Jab Tak Hai Jaan Movie Poster Wallpaper
Jab Tak Hai Jaan Movie Poster Wallpaper

However, Jab Tak Hai Jaan comes from Yash Raj Films which is the premier production house of Bollywood. Their kitty is full of hits and superhits, their last venture being the 198 crore raking, Salman Khan film Ek Tha Tiger. Shah Rukh Khan’s biggest hits have all been produced by YRF including DDLJ and Mohabbatein.

Going by the weight of production house, there is a better chance for Jab Tak Hai Jaan at the box office. But Son Of Sardaar is expected to score on the basis of strong content and great acting from Ajay Devgan.


Music wise, the films have already been reviewed and the music of both films are not even on comparable platforms differing in taste and style, but both are good enough to push the film a little farther than the other in the race.

Son Of Sardaar Poster Wallpaper
Son Of Sardaar Poster Wallpaper


Son Of Sardaar’s female lead Sonakshi Sinha is an added fresh face to the film deliberately to balance the senior seasoned actors who star along with her. Her track record in Bollywood is good with delivering hits like Dabangg and Rowdy Rathore. She is quite in demand for the unconventional beauty and promising acting. Contrary to this, Jab Tak Hai Jaan stars Bollywood’s most successful actress in recent times, Katrina Kaif. Her last film Ek Tha Tiger opposite Salman Khan was from YRF as well and went on to become one of the top grossing films this year. The second lead lady of the film is Anushka Sharma who is known for the qualm-less, free and vivacious acting known to blend energy in her character and performance both. She has delivered many hit films and this happens to be her second film with Shah Rukh Khan after her hit debut opposite him in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.

The Superstars:

The main attraction of the films is its actors. Shah Rukh Khan the Badshaah of Bollywood v/s Ajay Devgan who is quite a Star in his own right, both actors have build their strong career in Bollywood with their hard work. Their films have been very different and cannot really be compared. They have their own set of fans and loyalists. At the wake of the new millennium, SRK’s career got a new path and he has met mostly with success and appreciation since then. Brilliant performances and terrific hits have created him as the Bollywood’s superstar. With Don 2 and Ra.One, he also joined the 100 crore club. SRK’s movies have mostly been superhits given his magnanimous fan following which extends into the overseas markets as well ruling hearts all over the world and reigning Bollywood for years now.

Ajay Devgan with a career as vast and dynamic, he has 3 films in the 100 crore club namely Bol Bachchan, Singham and Golmaal 3. Ajay’s career has been rocky and rainy in patches but Devgan’s performance oriented roles and appreciation garnering work has had the audiences going crazy for him and his films have been making lucrative earnings at the box office.

Publicity wise, both the films are competing closely and though there is no blatant show of it, there is a constant undercurrent of animosity working between the two films that are scheduled to release on the same Friday. Both starring A list actors, with a good film and a good script, it is on the audiences to decide the fate of these films. Koimoi extends its warms wishes to both the films and hopes that the best entertainer wins!

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  1. great article from koimoi…must appreciate yur work but yu really shudn’t compare THE KING KHAN SRK wid ajay i dun bother abt the collection n all dat but saying this JTHJ will hv competition with sos huh in dreams buddy ;)

  2. Shah Rukh Khan’s releases from 2000 till date are :-Josh, Mohabattien, Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham, Devdas, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Chalte Chalte, Kal Ho Na Ho, Main Hoo Naa, Veer Zaara, Swades, Paheli, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Don, Chak De India, Om Shanti om, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, My Name is Khan, Ra.One , Don 2.

    Ajay Devgan’s releases from 2000 till date are:-
    Deewane, Raju Chahcha, Yeh Raaste hain Pyaar ke, Lajja, Company, Hum Kissi Se Kum Nahin, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Deewangee, Bhoot, Qayamat, Gangaajal, Zammen, LOC: Kargil, Khakee, Yuva, Apaharan, Tango Charlie, Kaal, Golmaal, Omkara, Cash, Ramgopal Verma ki Aaag, Halla Bol, Sunday, U Me aur Hum, Golmaal Returns, All he Best, London Dreams, Atithi Tum Kab Jaaoge.
    Raajneeti, Once upon a Time in Mumbai, Golmaal 3, Aakrosh, Toonpur ka SuperHero, Dil toh Bachaa Hin Jee, Singham, Tezz and Bol Bachhan .

    • Haha, Very true, Ajay devgan ko abhi bohot kuch seekhna hoga tabhi uski comparison Shahrukh se to bilkul nahi lekin Salman khan, Ranbir kapoor etc se hoskti hai, kitne arse se Ajay Industry mey in hain lekin abhi tak siwaye Once upon a time in mumbai k koi b film achi nhi hai. Ajay Shahrukh k samne to kamse kam kuch b nhi hai, baqi salman amir etc se comparison hoskti hai… Shahrukh Rocks. Jab tk hai jan will make history

  3. c’mon yaar sos looks ridiculosly silly in-front of jthj…srk’s presence ensure that the opening will be one of the best ever..and the direction of legendary yashji ensures that the movie has content and perfect for long run….sos has no chance what so ever on the box-office coz people r now tired of watching those kind of silly repetative brainless comedies

  4. well, nice and balanced article by koimoi team. Thx for such a great article. Well, what will happen with both films, nobody can predict ! Because bolloywood audience enjoying to watch realistic and heart-touchie movies these days(eg. kahaani, Barfi,Oh my God etc along with movie like GOU 1 & 2). So, if the content of the JTHJ is not realistic, then it will be hit but not blockbuster, otherhand SOS’s future is depending on the acting of Ajay Devgn. So, let’s see which film will win the heart of audience.

  5. this article exists just because both films are clashing on sameday…otherwise there’s no way shahrukh’s film ever has to b compared with ajay’s…srk is way better than ajay in for tat matter..

  6. srk is not only the best actor of his but also a great human being. he will rock, pathan ka bachha hai haar nahi manta. no compare plz. i find it rediculous.

  7. sos for sure,…..yashji was a great director,no doubt but at present ajay is ruling and the promos and songs of sos are more effective….the temperent of diwali goes right with sos…..

  8. If you compare Ajay & Srk then Ajay is way ahead of Srk.
    Ajay has two National awards whereas Srk even not nominated for single time.

    And for films Sos is a mass film whereas Jthj is a class.
    & in recent days mass films performed well at BO than class.

    Yes sympathy towards Yashji will sure gives edge to Jthj.

  9. No match of directors.yash gave number of block busters and lagendry films of bollywood.on the other end flops and average is not matching.and no comperison of ajay and srk.just one song can’t do something please no joking

  10. srk your the best actor your no 1 my family my husband my kids everybody crazy for your movie even i lke only your movie your rock…………… rock god bless you &god luck

  11. Every other big star is behind the SRK to pull him down but DON ko jhukana namunkin hai… because God want to act in films ad he is ruling the Bollywood in the name of SRK…

    • which in turn was copied from Telugu movie ‘Maryada Ramanna’. New Bollywood directors only knows to copy films from south or hollywood. So see Jab tak hai jaan as it is a original story from the veteran yashji.
      By the way Singam, tamil mhe mast tha.

  12. JTHJ will have sympathy bcoz of yashji, who undoubtedly was a great director in the 60s & 70s, but his films were average in 90s.
    i think SOS will be a good fun film but JTHJ will have sympathy

  13. sir wat is ur take on jthj vs sos ? and tell me honestly ? i thnk sos stand no chance against jthj..kyunki yashji ki film ab dobara nhi aayegi aur sos jaisi comedies saal mein 20 baar aati haan…i think ajay is destroying sos potential at BO by not coming solo. its better to come solo than to clash with a film that has huge stars like srk,kat,anu and above all a died director of yash chopra’s legendary status before the release of the film…ajay is going nowhere by this..moreover its huge loss to ajay than to jthj..yes jthj will be dented but by slight margin..ajay is gonna loss much more than that..khuda ne dimaag diya hai use karne k liye ajay bhai….

  14. ajay u r my faverute actor .SRK cannot do films like zakham OUTIM bol bachan . u r way better actor then SRK NO DOUBT. but dont rrelease your film with JTHJ .BECAUSE PASSING OF YASH CHOPRA WILL GIVE SRK EXTRA EDGE.

  15. Ajay visitd Golden Temple last week..and now
    Aamir went to Hajj, to get some hevenly blessing for standing against the Godfather of genX Indian Cinema Yash Chopra ji..and ShahRukh.
    Starange..Lord’s permit to fight wid God! Huhh kidds..its a suicide. Postpone SOS to save it becme Chutney..and talaash’s Laash.
    JTHJ is King n King’s saga.

  16. Ajay is good actor and human being also but SRK is far better than him on the basic of Acting,Personality and Human being…
    I’ll surely watch Jab Tak Hai Jaan…
    And I hate Salman, So SOS is not my fav film for Salman’s Item and his stand for it….

  17. Jthj huge biggest blockbuster kyunki srk aur katrina kaif ek saat ,.sos ab apni release date change kar dane chaiye ..ajay ko koi confident nhi hai kyunki salman khan promoting kar raha hai .ajay davgan pagal hai kyuki salman uska saat isliye de raha srk uska record na tod de aur srk 2012 mai top na rahe..ajay mujhe aap ki movie pasand hai jab srk ki baat aati to aur koi mujhe acha nahi lagta chahi james bond kyu na ho.srk is the best i am huge fan

    • Abs correct … we all like Ajay’s acting, But when it comes to THE KING KHAN …. no matter who the opponent is ……… Yash Chopra sir + Gulzar sahab + Rahman Sir + SRK + Katrina + Anushka ……… what else u want this DIWALI ( some sallu doin po po act :) ) Guys .. Love will Rule everwhere … Forever and ever …
      Salute to u sir … Yash Chopra … will live forever in everyones’s heart … Epitome of LOVE …

  18. it is not correct to ask Ajay to change the release date. its business and thousands of people’s efforts are at stake and so is the big amount of Money. They have planned something and should go by their plan. If movie is good it will find success. It is SAD that Yash Raj has gone but it does not mean people should their business to pay tribute. YRF camp should change their release date if they want a solo release to make this movie big. Why should other be bothered for that..

    • you are correct Akshay aur ek baar to yash camp haar chuka hai to unke me kida hai ajay ke against me relase karne ki nonsense hain stupid log lekin ek baat to hai unka baap to gaya (sirf macchar se) film ka date change kar do nahi to tumhara srk bhi udd jayaga relase ke din

  19. As the director of jthj has passed, so the film wil receive good opening as compared to son of sardar, bt because of mouth publicity the sos wil also work at box office.

  20. salman khan is the living legend…ppl love him so much…media,press manipulated his image bt it doesn’t matter..he’s fan following growing nd growing….In the end Dabangg is coming…wait n watch…srk’s so called FUNERAL

    • U guys dont have other option than doin bad mouth criticizing of other actors work ….
      Seriously i find salmans fan more interested in doing negative pubcity of other actors rather than praisin sallu … poor fellow … so much of insecurity … Wasie Sallu ka kuch prasie karne waala skills bhi to ho na cahiye … ha ha ha

    • @karan … beta … mazak maat kar … dont know abt ur SOS but … Jab tak hai Jaan … ki Jaan saare jadakte dillon me raaz karegi … SOS yah phir koi copy karne waala sallu bhi iska kuch nahi kar sakta …


  22. already ajay failed yrf with phool aur kaante vs lamhe in 1991, when he was new all critics told end of this star, sos will be agreat hit,

  23. This lady is a huge srk fan. She takes different topics just to praise srk under some or the other pretext. the object of everything she writes is just to praise srk.

  24. yah sos and jbtk hai jan actor wise equally srk vs ajay devgan but the big prefer was sos was sanjay dutt and equally the other side of the movies jbtk got two heriones so the blannce inside but i vote for sos because that was the intertainment intertainment intertainment

  25. hello guys.I m from pakistan.No doubt ajay is good actor but can never be compared with SRK. All salman and ajay fans do not know about the srk worth.SRK is the real actor and best actor of bollywood history, Bollywood is known by SRK.its reality and no one can controvert the reality.

  26. ajay is talented more than srk..this is the first time whom srk face biggest opposite site who are ajay there…srk already scared to ajay’s sos..sos music is also popular like jbtk they have also rehaman sir…there are many opportunities that ajay can bit srk….
    so sos will win this race….

  27. Son of sardar best movie.ajay devgn evergreen actor but srk only romance so not compare srk for ajay sir.son of sardar movie,best actor,boly queen actress,best story,best songs.AND BEST HIT.SOS rocks.

  28. Both the films are on high sky these days.After watching promos i would rate 7/10 to both jthj and sos.SRK looks good as always in each upcoming movies while, Ajay too is looking good this time. Which movie work? Time will tell what will happen this Diwali!


  30. aur woh sallu kya karega khud toh marke film chalata hai aur shana ban raha hai do teen saal se hit kya ho ja rhi hai movies toh smart banne ki koshish kar raha hai kam paisa jyada acting which we call overacting that is salman khan

  31. do saal se movies hit kya ho ja rhi hai smart banne laga salman cum paisa jyada acting which we call overacting that is salman khan sos se joined ho gaya toh soch raha hai ki jthj flop hoyegi sapne dekho

  32. Salman does not honest as Being Human, why is he always up and against SRK. Revenge is not good for people and a nasty habit.
    Ajay why are you also fighting with YC last movie, shame on few people in the industry taking revenge for nothing and does not suit you Ajay.
    Both the movies should be doing well, why not have one week after YC last movie and make soul happy

  33. ajay ofcourse…… what the shit is srk in front of ajay. he had yash chopra who is gone now…. so srk is also gone….. ajay is the best and versatile actor as well as a superstar…. srk is only hyped star

    • Yeh tou tujhe kal pta chal jayega SRK is not a name its a legacy jo kisi k ane ya jane se khatam nhi ho sakti noone can beat SRK he rockssss !!!!!!

  34. ajay 1 no. ka ch#tiya lag rha hai sos k promos me…use ye pata hi nhi hai k bandar(sallu) uske peeth par bandook rakhkar nishana laga rha hai…uski khud ki to aukaat hai nhi srk k samne aane ki….rahi baat ajay mujhe lag rha hai diwali ke baad use apni galti ka ehsas ho jayega….

  35. jisko filmoki jankari hain tatha film kya hoti hain jo karib se janta ho woh yahi kahega AJAY DEVGN HI SUPERSTAR HAIN ASLI BOLLYWOOD KING AJAY

  36. i will see sos bcz there is three superstsr of bollywood,n it is quite entertaining ,srk is fake king the original are ajaysalman


  38. Salman ne achchi body manage kiya hai.. But films to sari re make leta hai… Acting k mamale me ch#tiya hai.. Originality to hai hi nhi.. Shahrukh is king of romance.. Salman k bhai party(arbaz, sohel) hi director, producer ban jate hai..but shahrukh akele aata hai… Uski movies out of india me release hoti hai nd pasand bhi ki jati hai… Salman is nothng in front of srk.. Srk is mega star..rocking..


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