Son of Sardaar is a 2012 Indian Hindi-language action comedy film directed by Ashwni Dhir. The film features Ajay Devgn, Juhi Chawla, Sonakshi Sinha and Sanjay Dutt in lead roles and released on 13 November 2012. Salman Khan appears in a cameo role. It is a remake of the Telugu movie Maryada Ramanna (inspired by Our Hospitality a 1923 silent comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton) directed by S. S. Rajamouli.
Although competing with the Yash Raj film Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Son of Sardaar managed to do good business at the box office worldwide. Box Office India declared it a Hit in India and an average grosser in the overseas markets. It went on to gross ₹1.5 billion (US$21 million) worldwide.
There is a massive rivalry between the Sandhus and the Randhawas. In a massive fight between the 2 families, Jaswinder Singh Randhawa’s “Jassi” (Ajay Devgn) father dies and Balwinder Singh Sandhu’s “Billu” (Sanjay Dutt) uncle dies. That happened during Billu’s wedding with Pammi (Juhi Chawla). However, the wedding was incomplete. So Billu makes a vow. The vow is to not get married until he kills Randhawa’s son, which is Jassi. Jassi’s mother dies as well, eventually.
25 years later, Jassi is a grown up Sikh man who is a struggling immigrant in London. He is best friends with Pathan (Salman Khan). Jassi has to go to India because his father left him some land in Phagwara, Punjab. However, Jassi is informed about the rivalry but he does not worry about it as he thinks that the rivalry is now forgotten. In Phagwara, Billu still searches for Randhawa’s son with the help of his two younger brothers. They are called Titu (Vindu Dara Singh) and Tony (Mukul Dev). Pammi yearns to complete her incomplete marriage. Jassi arrives at India and meets Sukhmeet Kaur Sandhu “Sukh” (Sonakshi Sinha) on a train ride from New Delhi to Phagwara. Sukh is the sister of Billu. She is coming back to Phagwara as she has completed her studies in Delhi. During the train ride, Jassi falls in love with her. At Phagwara, Tony gives Jassi a ride to a Gurdwara as the land behind the Gurdwara is Jassi’s. Tony finds out that Jassi is Randhawa’s son and tries to kill him. But Tony is unsuccessful. Jassi meets Billu in a temple as the villagers tell Jassi that Billu will tell him all about the land. Billu is accompanied by his family and Sukh. Sukh and Jassi meet and Billu invites Jassi to his house. Tony then tells Billu that Jassi is the person they were searching for these 25 years. Billu will kill Jassi as soon as he gets out of the Sandhu household. Jassi finds out that he is in the Sandhu household. Only Billu and his brothers know that he is Randhawa’s son. There is a tradition in the Sandhu household. The tradition is that ‘guests are akin to God and there will be no killing in the house’. So in order to stay in the house, Jassi acts out that he has broken his back. For treatment, he has to stay in the house and therefore he is safe. Billu becomes extremely angry.
Sukh has a friend called Bobby (Arjan Bajwa). He is a doctor and finds out that Jassi has not broken his back. He doesn’t tell anyone besides Sukh. One day, Jassi informs the police that Billu and his brothers will kill him. So a policeman (Puneet Issar) escorts Jassi out of the house safely. Billu follows them. The policeman takes Jassi into an old building and Jassi finds out that the Policeman was with Billu. The policeman leaves Jassi with Billu and his group who are carrying swords. By fighting them, Jassi escapes. Due to him escaping, he eventually reaches the Sandhu household again.
After some days of Jassi staying in the house, it is Lohri. During the celebration, the engagement of Bobby and Sukh is announced. Bobby and Sukh go against this decision but they eventually agree. The engagement was going to happen the next day. Jassi finds out that Sukh loves him. On the next day, the engagement takes place. Pammi tells Sukh and Bobby that she planned this engagement because she wanted Jassi to escape as the engagement is taking place in the Gurdwara, nobody will be in the Sandhu household. Pammi tells Sukh that Jassi is Randhawa’s son. Jassi meanwhile, decides to fight Billu’s brothers so he can stop this rivalry. Sukh escapes from the engagement and goes to Jassi. She wants to elope with him but Jassi wishes to end this rivalry, no matter what. Jassi fights Billu. However, the Sandhus tell Billu that he should forget about this rivalry. So Billu forgives Jassi only on one condition. The condition is that he will take care of Sukh after marriage. Jassi agrees and now the Randhawa-Sandhu rivalry is forgotten.
Ajay Devgn as Jaswinder “Jassi” Singh Randhawa, Sukh’s love interest
Sanjay Dutt as Balwinder ” Billu” Singh Sandhu, Sukh’s brother
Sonakshi Sinha as Sukhmeet ” Sukh” Kaur Sandhu, Jassi’s love interest
Juhi Chawla as Parmeet “Pammi” Kaur
Salman Khan as Pathan, Jassi’s friend (Special Appearance)
Arjan Bajwa as Bobby
Puneet Issar as Inspector Sardar
Mukul Dev as Tony Singh Sandhu
Vindu Dara Singh as Titu Singh Sandhu
Tanuja as Bebe
Sanjay Mishra as club owner in London (special appearance)
Mukesh Tiwari in a special appearance