Singh Saab the Great

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Singh Saab the Great
Singh Sahab the Great Theatrical poster.jpg
Directed by Anil Sharma
Produced by Anuj Sharma
Sangeeta Ahir
Written by Shaktimaan Talwar
Starring Sunny Deol
Urvashi Rautela
Prakash Raj
Amrita Rao
Music by Anand Raj Anand
Sonu Nigam
Cinematography S. Gopinath
Edited by Ashfaque Makrani
Distributed by Eros International
Release date
  • 22 November 2013 (2013-11-22)
Running time
150 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi[1]

Singh Saab the Great, sometimes called SSTG, is a 2013 Indian action drama film directed by Anil Sharma. The film stars Sunny Deol Urvashi Rautela and Prakash Raj as main characters. The film marks the return of Sunny Deol to action genre after a long time. Also, Deol and Sharma paired up once again after Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. The film narrates the story of a man who decides to teach a lesson to the man, who ruined his life, by reforming him. The film's story and screenplay has been written by Shaktimaan Talwar, and the action sequences have been directed by Tinu Verna and Kanal Kannan. The music has been provided by Anand Raj Anand and Sonu Nigam. Amisha Patel was supposed to play the lead role but backed out due to ever changing schedules. The film released officially on 22 November 2013.[3]

Plot[edit]

A common man works as a tax collector in a small city. A TV journalist uncovers the mysterious hero's back story.

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

The soundtrack album was composed by the music director Anand Raj Anand and Sonu Nigam composed the title track of the movie while the lyrics were penned by Kumaar. The music was launched on 29 Oct 2013. The album contains six songs.

Track # Title Composer Lyrics Singer(s)
1 "Singh Saab The Great" Sonu Nigam Kumaar Sonu Nigam, Teesha Nigam
2 "Daaru Band Kal Se" Anand Raj Anand Kumaar Sonu Nigam
3 "Palang Todh" Anand Raj Anand Kumaar Sunidhi Chauhan, Anand Raj Anand
4 "Jab Mehndi Lag Lag Jaave" Anand Raj Anand Kumaar Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal
5 "Daaru Band Kal Se (Remix)" Anand Raj Anand Kumaar Sonu Nigam
6 "Heer" Anand Raj Anand Kumaar Sonu Nigam

Reception[edit]

Singh Saab The Great received mostly positive reviews from critics. David Chute of Variety praised Deol's action sequences.[4]

NDTV rated the movie as 3.5/5 stars, saying "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 macho."[5] Filmfare gave the film 4/5 stars, saying "SSTG is a mass entertainer. It's a Sunny Deol vehicle. Sunny Paaji is obviously on top of this game. His comedy punches, stirring Punjabi dialogues are all over top but perfectly suitable in context of film".[6]

The Times of India gave movie 3/5 stars, stating "Like all films that talk of reforming society, Anil Sharma's Singh Saab the Great has its heart in the correct place. Sunny Deol's earnestness shines, throughout the duration of this melodrama".[7] Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave a 3.5/5 star rating and wrote "Singh Saab the Great is a typical Sunny Deol film that a section of the audience still enjoys. The clapworthy dialogue, the raw appeal, the undercurrent of emotions and of course, the dhaai kilo ka haath should appeal to those who relish desi fares, especially the single screen audience".[8]

Box office[edit]

The film's total box office collections totaled approximately 36 Crore in India on a 30 Crore budget. Making the film an above average grosser at the box office.[2][9] [10]

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