The trailer of Singh Saab The Great is yet another story on corruption. After Prakash Jha’s tirade of a preachy sermon on corruption, I have little resistance for hackneyed stories pitching robust and superhuman action in the garb of social causes. From the on start itself, Anil Sharma has made no facade of boasting a hint of realism. But unlike Gadar, the story he has procured for his film this time has a lesser humane appeal. Though Indians are constant victims of corruption at every level, the story itself has lost novelty after serving as the pedigree for many recent films, most prominently Satyagraha.
There are lofty dialogues which pretend to be punchy and yet there is no reason why a sane minded man wouldn’t crack up at it. It is plain ridiculous! The story however is left neat as it traces the life of an honest collector who is falsely jailed on grounds of corruption. I have little patience for Prakash Raj too after the actor played the Viagra popping buffoon in Zanjeer.
Without pretenses, the film is all about Sunny Deol and his action which might have gotten stale over time but his fist action still has the required zest to enthrall his fans and masala flick living audiences. Though Sunny reprises his role as the resilient Sikh with convincing enthusiasm, I find it preposterous to buy his ability of scaring off villains with his iconic hair rising yell. After watching an orangutan impersonate the same demeanor of the actor in Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, such Sunny Deol can simply have me in splits.
Strictly for the fans of the actor, Sunny Deol followers won’t be disappointed but for people who watch films for the love of films, this one seems to be another shoddy attempt which has its heart in the right place.
Check out the trailer right here: