Singham - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Comical action, filmy dialogue, awful flow make Singham's decent concept look laughable. It tries to make a couple of points but they are lost in the "coolness" that the film wants to be.

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55 reviewers have given Singham an average rating of 2.9/5.0 (?)

25 yays
17 nays
13 so-so

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Thumbs up by Stefan S, A Nutshell Review ...allows for our fantasies at having those evil at heart receive their just desserts swiftly and painfully, without too much fuss in going through a system corrupted by the rich and powerful.... full review

Thumbs up by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...So Singham is a clever mix of action balanced out by emotion, romance and even a comic track. ... full review

So-So by Naresh Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...The movie pretty much follows the good-versus-bad template to a T, with long ‘conscience-invoking’ monologues thrown in to add some corn to the otherwise spunky affair. ... full review

Thumbs up Best Of Bollywood ...Singham is a throwback to the 70s generation known for death defying action scenes and valor but on a much slicker note. ... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...if you are looking for something fresh or novel then you are sure going to be disappointed with its routine kind of content.... full review

So-So by Githa Vanan, Bolly Spice ...On one side the action is powerful, but when it comes to the emotive side, a normally free-flowing Ajay seems a little stiff. ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...works for varied reasons... full review

Thumbs up by Malvika Rao, BookmyShow ...daredevil heroism, classic good v/s evil, rock solid actors and a strong background score. What else do you need? ... full review

So-So by Charu Mahesh, Buzz in Town ...will roar strictly for masses!... full review

Thumbs up Daily Bhaskar ...Right from the beginning, 'Singham' will make you draw parallels to the last super hit cop flick ‘Dabangg’. Be it Ajay’s shirtless look or the title track, one can gauge a lot of similarity between the two.... full review

Thumbs down by Nandita Dutta, DearCinema ...Once considered low-brow, these cop versus criminal potboilers seem to have come into vogue again with a renewed packaging for the multiplex audience.... full review

Thumbs up by Yusuf, Desi Martini ...Kaajal Aggarwal looks decent and sort of plays the part of the doe eyed girlfriend very well. Not much scope in her characterization though... full review

So-So by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini ...Ajay Devgn is back in a full on action role after a long time and works when he is doing the action sequences and the walking in slo mo sequences but when it comes to high pitch dialogue delivery & showing anger on his face he is still in the same phool aur kaante zone.... full review

Thumbs down by Payal, Desi Martini ...Movies Roar cudn't wake the sleeping audience... full review

Thumbs up by Ankur, Desi Martini ...FIERCELY ENTERTAINING... full review

So-So by Manu Agarwal, Desi Martini ...Devgn and Prakash Raj ooze raw power and dish out heavily charged confrontations, while the camera angles swoop right in from obscure locations. ... full review

So-So by Mehul Suri, Desi Martini ...Its long, its absurd at times and its clichd. But Singham entertains. ... full review

Thumbs down by Danish Bagdadi, Desi Martini ...Every masala aspect could be forgiven and enjoyed if the movie contained something that could make it stand apart. Maybe Devgn's performance (been there, done that), maybe Prakash Raj's villain (too generic), maybe the moral tirade (been there again), maybe the action sequences (monkeys on ropes), maybe some hummable songs (you got to be kidding), dialogues (recycled), etc. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shakti Salgaokar, DNA ...is funnier than Golmaal, and not in a good way... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Nothing revolutionary about his spiel (although Saraf's performance makes it poignant) or the film's message.... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...When in real life, crime is uncontrollable, there is areassuring quality to a film that shows a cop doing his duty. Even if it is unlikely that gangsters would throw beer bottles at the enemy rather than bullets, or that one stern lecture would reform the entire corrupt police force.... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Venkatraghavan, Filmfare ...Prakash Raj who plays Jayakant Shikre is the other performance worth mentioning and the seasoned actor simply does what he is so used to doing so well. ... full review

Thumbs up by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com ...Anant Jog as the wily politician does a fine job, and manages to overshadow the other Marathi greats, including Govind Namdeo and Sachin Khedekar. ... full review

Thumbs down by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com ...It starts as an action drama, takes a romantic interlude and again returns to maar-dhad. Not to mention Rohit's trademark GOLMAAL type humour in many occasions... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ...On the flip side the whole romantic track between Ajay and Kajal Aggarwal was not up to the mark, also the first half has lots of unnecessary scenes which were just dragging around... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...He serves a moral purpose for his sub-altern audiences. They pay for the movie ticket. He provides them an outlet: suitable place to vent their general, legitimate outrage against local gundas who pass off for regional politicians.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...wears you out... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...Yawn. Give me Dabanng any day. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...As Bajirao Singham, Devgn roars satisfactorily, even if there are places you feel he’s trying too hard to scowl-and-growl, and the effort is making him come off a tad tired. It’s almost like Devgn the star is going though the motions of this lurid concoction... full review

Thumbs up by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Cent percent, watch it! And if you want to double your enjoyment, watch it with a big group of friends and family.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...Prakash Raj, a fine, seasoned actor, performs the depraved antithesis of Singham in both versions, with conviction and ease. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shubha Shetty Saha, MiD DAY ...This is the kind of movie, where anyone and everyone can walk into the Home Minister's office, abuse him and give him a kick in the rear. And if you do that, the minister's peon will honour you with a salute... full review

So-So Mixed Bag ...The minimal power exercised by the screenplay of Yunus Sajawal is dominated by the overruling dramatics by Prakash Raj.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...The others, like Saraf and Murli Sharma, are could have been better used.... full review

So-So by Kishor Cariappa, MSN Entertainment ...Prakash Raj seems to be carving a niche for himself in Bollywood with directors making him reprise his roles from the originals.... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Just as impressive is the mercurial Prakash Raj, who flips from menacing to comical and then back to menacing with such effortless aplomb that you can only sit back and marvel.... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...Jaya Bhaduri in "Zanjeer" and Smita Patil in "Ardh Satya" made a brief but telling impact on the way the enraged hero looked at the seedy world. Newcomer Kajal Aggarwal is a bundle of shallow take-away expressions, the cinematic equivalent of a home-delivered pizza, without the spicy toppings.... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Singham is more of a Sing - HAM fest. Stretches like a Chewing gum. Watch it only for Ajay Devgn and Prakash Raj. ... full review

Thumbs up by Stutee Ghosh, Planet Bollywood ...The songs seems forced... full review

Thumbs up by Bhavikk Sangghvi, Planet Bollywood ...Music by Ajay – Atul does not boast of a single hit number but their picturisations are lavish.... full review

So-So by Aseem Chabbra, Rediff ...the real star of the film Singham is its sound team... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...A word about the roaring soundtrack, then: background score assaulter and general eardrum-rapist Amar Mohile has found his calling.... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...I almost felt Shetty thought to himself, “hey, if I can make over-the-top, nonsensical comedies like ‘Golmaal’ work, maybe I should try the same formula in a cop film”. ... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Review and views uncensored ...Technically, Rohit Shetty’s camera team goes straight for the kill, without any modish angles. Great! The editing irritatingly opts for those flash Rajnikant cuts. Ooof.... full review

Thumbs up by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ...Rohit Shetty has done an amazing job in creating a film that the audience loved. Everyone went crazy clapping, hooting, whistling and cheering throughout the film. ... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...a ‘what you see is what you get’ film that doesn’t beat around the bush, and thank heavens doesn’t need an item song to see it through. ... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...Farhaad-Sajid’s dialogues and Yunus Sajawal’s screenplay are brilliant.... full review

Thumbs up by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...The music is forgettable and a couple of songs are unnecessary. They slacken the pace of the otherwise fast-paced movie. The background score is good.... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...The movie has raw action sequences executed in a stylized way. All this is going to be endearing to aam janta, who are likely to be its main patrons. ... full review

Thumbs up by P S Arjun, The Cine Segye ...And here comes Prakash Raj, in his most familiar character (he did the same role in Tamil version also). His body language and mannerism is a treat to watch, he does comedy and villainess antics with ease.... full review

Thumbs down by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...we never fear the villain despite all his dialoguebaazi about being the hunter because Shetty only makes Shikre seem as dangerous as Shikari Shambu.... full review

Thumbs down by Pratim D Gupta, The Telegraph ...There will be many similar roars, but you’ve got just one pair of ears... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Buttressing the excellently choreographed action cuts are the well-etched characterisations of both Ajay Devgn andPrakash Raj ... full review

So-So by TheThirdMan, Upper Stall ...the film seems to have spent most of its energies on its action sequences and you do feel an element of storyboarding and planning has gone into them, once conceived, and they are among the highlights of the film. ... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...The film has raw energy which makes it instantly likeable, thereby beguiling you with its own unique charm.... full review