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Movie review: watch Singh Saab The Great for Sunny Deol!

Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, November 22, 2013
First Published: 15:00 IST(22/11/2013) | Last Updated: 09:20 IST(23/11/2013)

Singh Saab The Great has its moments. But more importantly, it has Sunny Deol. It reminds us of the cinema of the 1980s when Deol was the daredevil determined to reform the society, feel critics.

Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Rating: ***1/2
Critic's take: Clapworthy dialogue, fiery confrontations, hi-octane drama and, of course, Sunny's dhaai kilo ka haath to vanquish the oppressors... the mandatory requirements have to be in place. And Singh Saab The Great has it all in trademark Anil Sharma style.

Performances: Sunny Deol looks most fitting for the part. Also, the certainty and conviction with which he interprets his character is worthy of note.

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Paloma Sharma, Rediff
Rating
: **
Critic's take: It was nice to watch a Bollywood film that's not a Hollywood film in disguise, starring an Indian star cast. One can appreciate that the director of the film, Anil Sharma, at least had a vision for his film -- even if it was a confused one. Singh Saab The Great has its moments. But more importantly, it has Sunny Deol and that is reason enough for most of us to watch this film.

Performances: Amrita Rao's Hindi heartland accent is downright annoying. Although Prakash Raj's character Bhudev is very similar to Jaykant Shikre, he brings a different flavour to it.


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Subhash K Jha, IANS
Rating
:***1/2
Critic's take: There is a virility and fluency to the storytelling. Singh Saab The Great is a homage to the cinema of the 1980s when Sunny was the daredevil determined to bring on a social reform. Somewhere, that hero lost his way. It's good to have him back.
Performances: Back in form with a bang in Singh Saab The Great, Sunny delivers a wallop. Looking every inch the Sardar in-charge, he furnishes the film with a flair that is quite engaging. Amrita Rao struggles to give substance to an under-written role of the narrator and journalist who seems to have only one assignment, to trail Singh Saab (The Great) through his crusade against corruption.

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Mohar Basu, Koimoi.com
Rating:
***

Critic's take: Anil Sharma's direction doesn't get overtly heavy handed as it manages to leave an impact, though it is important to chide the director for making us bear through the statutory romantic track that acts as an initial catalyst in creating the skeletal framework of the story.

Performances: Sunny Deol syncs himself in an all powerful and strong avatar. In the role of an intense and upright man, Deol fits perfectly with his gentle eyes that reflect goodness. Urvashi Rautela is a misfit. Amrita Rao is good in parts. Prakash Raj delivers a lip-smackingly delicious evil performance.

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