The trailer for Arjun Kapoor-starrer Sardar Ka Grandson is out now. The movie, which releases on Netflix on May 18, is set in Punjab’s Amritsar. With a backdrop of the Partition of Punjab during India’s freedom struggle, the film deals with the politics of inheritance in a joint family set up.
Though meant to be a family entertainer, issues such as eccentricities of a reigning matriarch in the family, played by Neena Gupta, is the focal point of the narrative. Aditi Rao Hydari plays the younger Neena Gupta and John Abraham her husband.
The film shows how far a grandson (played by Arjun Kapoor) can go to make the matriarch happy, even if it means planning the impossible, which is structurally relocating an entire house from Lahore to Amritsar. Hence, the pick up line: “No homecoming but home is coming”.
Rakul Preet Singh plays his love interest in the film, while Kanwaljit Singh and Soni Razdan play his parents.
While speaking about the movie to the Cinema Journal, Kanwaljit Singh said, “We all have such a matriarch in our families. We know of their eccentricities but we still love them. Yes, there can be trying situations but as a family we stand together. The concept of the film is so unique that I immediately agreed to it. This is the first time a film is being made on a story like this.”
Echoing similar sentiments, Soni Razdan said, “This is a family entertainer. It is meant to be watched with the family. It is a good thing that the film is releasing on Netflix, which is why so many viewers from other countries will also be able to watch it.”