Sardar ka Grandson’s effort to create a lighthearted comedy that nevertheless tugs at your heartstrings falls flat halfway through, with neither the laughs nor the emotional side of the story explored effectively. The portrayal of a wild, fun Punjabi family led by the hot-headed Sardar and her children and grandchildren concerned about power games and squabbles over property and ownership of the family-run cycle business also falls short. Sardar’s monologue with her pet dog and a granddaughter filming it is one of the highlights. Neena Gupta, who plays Sardar, attempts to liven up the proceedings.
You must turn it over to John Abraham. He has sent Arjun Kapoor to Pakistan as a one-man Samjhauta Express in Sardar Ka Grandson, just three years after starring in Parmanu, a disturbing film about warmongering. The ‘feel-good’ drama, which John co-produced and is now available on Netflix, has the potential to exacerbate an already tense situation. Arjun Kapoor portrays Amreek, a man who runs a movers and packers company with his girlfriend Radha, played by Rakul Preet Singh, in Los Angeles. He lashes out at her one day after she points out legitimate defects in his attitude and work ethic, blinded by some kind of male entitlement. IMDB