No special effects, no grand sets, no foreign locations – well, that’s Singh Saab The Great for you. This film is a typical “Bollywood masala film”, from Sunny Deol and Anil Sharma.
Singh Saab The Great exuberates a ‘desi feel’, very much the “DEOL” brand of Bollywood. Singh Saab (Sunny Deol) is an honest IAS officer, a district collector. The bad man, Bhoodev (Prakash Raj) falsely implicates him in a case of bribery, and gets him imprisoned. Even though Singh Saab is setting with anger, he decides to settle scores with Bhoodev differently, by bringing about change, instead of revenge, once he is out of jail.
This story is nothing, but predictable, and one feels that the issue of an honest citizen waging a war against corruption has been done to death. But, for Singh Saab The Great, the one thing that’s commendable is the screenplay, which is crisp, fast paced, and keeps you on the edge all the time.
The only awkward moments in the film are when the director takes you in Singh Saab’s past, where his wife (debutant Urvashi Rautela) is introduced. The intimate scene, instead of being emotional or romantic, actually may make the viewers feel awkward. One can clearly make out from the scene that the actors are feeling uncomfortable while doing that scene.
All said and done, Singh Saab The Great is a Sunny Deol film all the way. He essays his part with a lot of confidence and conviction. I really want to salute this awesome actor for this.
Amrita Rao is a news reporter in the film. Though she looks weak by appearance, manages to deliver a strong performance. Only piece of advice for her: Darling, now that your performances have gained weight, you too please gain some weight!
Urvashi Rautela looks good, delivers a confident performance, though she has very little to do in the film. Prakash Raj disappoints again. His performances are getting monotonous nowadays. Come to think of it, he needs to be careful with the kind of roles he is choosing, as there is no variety in his characters. One line for Prakash Raj: Sir, wake up and smell the coffee, before it’s too late! You are getting typecast!
Johnny Lever is funny as always. Rajit Kapoor, Sanjay Mishra, Yashpal Sharma and Manoj Pahwa don’t have much to do in the film, but they manage to outshine in whatever little they’ve got.
However, the surprise package of Singh Saab The Great is Anjali Abrol, who essays the role of Singh Saab’s sister. Kudos to her!
Dialogues that would compel you to whistle, confrontations that are loud and hard hitting, drama that is at it’s peak, and last but not the least – our very own super Sunny Deol makes Singh Saab The Great – a really great experience. Do watch it.