Movie Review – Sajjan Singh Rangroot | Diljit Dosanjh | PunjabiReel TV
Sajjan Singh Rangroot
Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Yograj Singh
Director: Pankaj Batra
What makes a soldier ignore concerns about his life, his family behind and fight wars? The easy answer would be patriotism, the deep love one has for one’s country. However, what if you are not even fighting for your own country but people who dismissively term you slaves and treat you less than human? What drives you then? Diljit Dosanjh’s Sajjan Singh Rangroot could have answered those complex questions – at its heart, it is a brilliant story. Soldiers from pre-Independence India travelled all the way to Europe to fight against Germans and for their masters during World War 1.
At one point in the film Sajjan asks his regiment head Subedaar Zorawar Singh (Yograj Singh) if all the blood they shed would please the British enough to grant them their freedom. He answers with a “maybe”. Doubt is their constant companion and the meagre resources and depleting rations make their task all the more challenging.
Like any other typical war-drama, Sajjan Singh Rangroot has its fair share of a beyond-the-barrack bonhomie and reminiscence over homes and families left behind.
It’s aiming for undemanding, foursquare matinee viewing rather than anything probing or lasting, and stumbles persistently into one pitfall: several overdubbed Brits display the speech rhythms of people more fluent in Mandarin than the mother tongue. (Oddly, these UK-shot sequences seem to have had no trouble sourcing credible Germans.) Still, Dosanjh does the uniform proud, there’s a nicely lived-in supporting turn from Yograj Singh as the Sikhs’ commander, and Batra hits most of his big emotional beats, rightly sensing there might be something stirring and striking in the sight of beturbaned warriors charging across a field in Belgium.
What makes the film worth watching are the performances. Diljit Dosanjh and Yograj Singh are in top form with ample support from the ensemble cast. If only the screenplay was deftly handled, Sajjan Singh Rangroot could have been a far superior film. However, it has its heart in the right place and makes for a good one-time watch.
BOX OFFICE COLLECTION
superstar of Punjab Diljit Dosanjh starrer Sajjan Singh Rangroot is one of the most anticipated Punjabi movies of the year. Directed by Pankaj Batra, the movie is based on World War I, in which the actor has played the role of British Army soldier Maharaja Sir Sajjan Singh brilliantly well.
Due to the presence of Diljit, the movie has been released with huge buzz among fans as well as the Punjabi audience. As expected, it has got a bumper opening and registered the business of 2.40 crores from 414 screens at the domestic box office with major contribution by Punjab region.
Check Out the official Trailer of this film.