If the name hasn't put you off immediately, the trailer certainly will. A Singh who doesn't get anything right falls in love at first sight with a woman coming out of the ocean in a swim suit. Can it get more unimaginative?
Oh well, another one for me to hope against hopes that I will find at least two minutes worth of entertainment.
- meeta, a part of the audience
From one film that wants you to think even after you are out of the theater into another that begs you to not even try – such is the scene at the theaters this week. I take solace in the fact that films in the Singh is Bliing genre have started making an attempt at some sort of a story. That they end up doing a blotchy job is another matter. People can't be expected to be good at everything. If they are so good at using saturated color and saturated sound too, they slip in the writing department. Is that such a crime?
For some of us, yes. And we shall stick to it, even if the film is in the Akshay Kumar genre. Sure, the theater was in splits a lot of the time. It also sounded like they were laughing with the film, that had created that humor intentionally even. But, people peeing at each other or a dog dressed as a lion, never made me laugh as a child, don't make me laugh now. Some of the humor is creative, but still not funny.
Other than that it is the usual loud fest and plastic performances with Akshay Kumar trying his best to infuse some life into the film. Lara Dutta does get a smile or two out but the randomness of the character is quite distracting. Of course, it can be argued that random equals funny. Amy Jackson is expectedly insufferable.
The film tries to make its point about women empowerment and also throws in a bit on religious tolerance in the end. But, how can you take any of it seriously when empowerment is made equal to become protector from protect-ee, as if there is no in-between?
Yes Meeta, do not go about over-intellectualizing what is not meant to be. Let go.
Okay, at least tell me this – Singh didn't seem very bling, why name him so?
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Subhash K Jha, Bolly Spice : ...For that infectious grin that lights up the screen every time Akshay’s Raftaar is happy – and he is happy most of the time — Singh Is Bling is worth a dekko. Rowdier than Rathod, Akshay’s Raftaar Singh is gloriously goofy and a great deal of fun to watch. Never mind the logistics. The fun never wanes. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Purva Khole, Bollywood Life : ...Singh is Bliing is entertaining if you don’t go expecting evolved humour. Some really funny scenes with Lara Dutta and Akshay Kumar make this film engaging and watchable. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Rakesh Gupta, Desi Martini : ...Akshay Kumar will entertain you with his comedy timing and acting after a long time with a Comedy Story. as i said this story is comedy but the movie also had high action scenes. Amy Jackson glamour is additional plus to movie. Prabhu deva palys a guest role in movie. His scenes with Akshay Surely Akshay Fans go crazy about them. Over all movie is comedy type and you can enjoy movie with family. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Deepanjana Pal, FirstPost : ...It isn't particularly comforting to see the writing credit go to a company. Creative ideas are rarely churned out on an assembly line and it's a shame that the humans responsible for the onscreen fun of Singh is Bliing have to be reduced to Grazing Goat. That said, there isn't much by way of a plot or storytelling in this film. It's essentially a set of well-written comic sketches, featuring recurring characters. There's nothing evolved or sophisticated about this film, but that doesn't mean it's not worth a watch. Singh is Bliing is — and it might be just what the doctor ordered to lift your spirits after watching Talvar. ... full review
So-So, by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...All that being said, your ability to enjoy the film depends on your tolerance for Bollywood’s male-centricity and the industry’s Sikh cliche. Despite Amy’s fisticuffs and Lara’s talent, there is no question that Akshay is the centre of this universe.... full review
So-So, by Aneela Zeb Babar, Desi Martini : ...What do I say about a film that has the affable Akshay at his home da Punjab and da Singh turf, a Prabhudeva bringing in his share of fans, a feist... read more ... full review
So-So, by Deepali Arya, Desi Martini : ...Concluding, although the role didn’t suit Kay Kay Menon but he was convincing, dialogues like ‘Easy-is-boring.’ Or ‘I-am-too-good.’ and his psychotic criminal was good to watch, amazing performance of Amy in action scenes & dance sequences. Lara Dutta was ok. Akshay plays innocent & gullible sardar delivering many giggles, justifies it. If you are looking for entertainment this weekend, GO FOR IT!! ... full review
So-So, by Tushar P. Joshi, DNA : ...Singh is Bliing has some genuinely funny moments and Lara Dutta brings a certain freshness to the film. Watch it if you've waited long enough for Akshay to play a Sardar again. ... full review
So-So, by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare : ...Don't buy the tickets with a will to see another Citizen Kate. Watch the film if you like cornball comedies. If you are into leave you brains behind kind of goofiness, then you might get your Rosebud moment... ... full review
So-So, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...All in all, the performances are controlled which gives it that feel-good factor. SINGH IS BLIING does have it loopholes in the script, but the ladies do a fab job of keeping us entertained. ... full review
So-So, by RAJEEV MASAND, IBN Live : ...Yet with all its faults, Singh is Bliing isn't entirely unwatchable also because Akshay Kumar is in great form. He brings a manic energy to the comedy, infusing Raftaar Singh with goofiness and sheer likeability that stays till the end, long after the film has stopped being fun. I'm going with two-and-a-half out of five. ... full review
So-So, by Ananya Bhattacharya, india today : ...In all, Singh Is Bliing is a fun-filled affair, only if you choose to abandon your brain a light year away from the ticket windows and then enter the theatre. For Akshay Kumar fans, if you've loved Rowdy Rathore and other similar films of the actor, this will come across as a decent enough watch. For the rest, skipping this won't be a life-changing decision. ... full review
So-So, by Surabhi Redkar, koimoi : ...Akshay Kumar’s Singh Is Bliing is enjoyable in parts but as a whole it is not up-to the mark. It loses its bling over time and you are just left watching the silly antics of Mr. Singh. ... full review
So-So, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...This is an out and out Akshay Kumar film. No surprise there. And the actor, whose comic timing is already established, is in his element here. Amy Jackson's easy and very pleasant presence adds to the film. She is fantastic when she's kicking ass and other body parts of bad men who cross her path.... full review
So-So, by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies : ...The film is visually quite delightful and colourful but the music is forgettable, apart from theTung Tung Baje track at the beginning of the film. Singh Is Bling is not Prabhu's finest work but the only consolation is that it is not as bad as Action Jackson. ... full review
So-So, by Pallavi Patra, ZEENEWS.COM : ...Prabhudheva's SIB sure packs a punch for people looking for a great Punjabi tadka ride. But for those looking for essence and story, well, the long and short of it is, there's no story. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...Akshay lights up the screen, but his amazing energy isn’t enough to tide us over long stretches of this sentimental nonsense. Why can’t we make just pure comedy – without action, without missing mothers, without villains? I’d have ended up happier had I walked out during the interval.... full review
Thumbs down, by Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle : ...I watched most Singh is Bling recoiling from the screen despite the fact that Akshay Kumar’s comic timing is good and his big boy goofiness adorable. Problem is that he’s not a character. He’s just a cute composite of buffoonery. Akshay Kumar did Singh is Kinng. And he was very good. Give him a script. Challenge him a bit. But that’s probably not a fair demand because Prabhu Dheva actually arrives to make clear his intentions. In a lavatory, he aims and sprinkles his tinkle on Akshay. I was wrong. Prabhu is not just hagu. Dheva re Dheva, he’s also susu. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times : ...Prabhudheva’s Singh Is Bliing is a tiring, immature and half-hearted attempt at filmmaking. Devoid of story, characterisation and plots, this is torture in the name of comedy. Singh Is Bliing is absolutely unfunny. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA : ...Dum??? Well, the movie starts with some good comical fun and has some silly moments of dum in the first half of the film. It's only that the moment the comical track starts to fade out there is nothing enjoyable nor engaging moments left in this weak scripted film. In short 'Singh Is Bling' instead of being bling or stylish, ends up being religiously unstylish and turns out to be the least likeable film of Akshay Kumar from the year 2015. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...But that isn't the problem with Singh is Bliing. What is irretrievably amiss with the film is that nothing it says manages to drift anywhere near some degree of coherence. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Raja Sen, Rediff : ...Her character is a fierce fighter who, refreshingly, saves the leading man’s skin a fair few times in the film. Which is why it’s all the more disappointing when she abruptly turns into a damsel-in-distress at the climax.... full review
Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Akshay Kumar's earnest act and Lara Dutta's superb comedy are the only bright points in the film. One wishes Akshay Kumar, and other A-listers, now use their star-power to make films that are not as lifeless and uninspired as this. ... full review
Thumbs down, by ANUJ KUMAR, The Hindu : ...The last time Akshay and Prabhu joined hands they delivered Rowdy Rathore, a film panned for its regressive tone. Here they try to redeem themselves by presenting Sara as an action queen who can even leave Raftaar behind when it comes to reducing the opposition to pulp. It makes the film a little less offensive and a little more politically correct. But do all these details matter for those who happily pay to watch buffoonery? ... full review
Thumbs down, by Renuka Vyavahare, Times of India : ...This Singh is silly but cute and endearing. Do not miss his starry entry on the beats of a foot-tapping bhangra number Tung Tung Baje... Akshay Kumar, you are the dude. ... full review
TwITLiKeAKinG: Singh is Bliing is actually an enjoyable film.. Bang Bang was TORTURE of the HIGHEST ORDER
thehellyeaah: Singh is Bliing nice movie , @ArvindKejriwal sir you must watch !! #SinghIsBliing
TeenDoPaanch: Amy Jackson . .Rocks in Singh is Bliing .. shut u r mind & enjoy the movie .. not the serious kind Akshay chu cha is good !!!!
T7Amit: Will go tomorrow for third time ... Its SINGH IS BLIING guys OYE SINGHHH
stenaljeet: Pasia vasool singh is bliing..
SshuAjeet: Singh is bliing is full on entertainer and full paisa vasul movie
SRKsAashique: Best part of SIB Singh is Bliing is Lara Dutta's @LaraDutta Acting. make me laugh
SolankiVg: #AskSingh Singh is Bliing awesome movie....love to see you back in comedy genre....I.just love it
Sehejjjj: I saw singh is bliing today and the void in my life after singh is king has been filled.⁰I am complete again
sandy4441: Watch Singh is bliing today. Very good entertainer. Script is bit weak but doesn't matter when Akshay kumar on screen. Must watch for all.
RelatiWitty: A must watch - Singh is Bliing Unexpectedly good comedy..
RaviMadForAkki: Singh Is Bliing Full to rocking
Prabhat606: Thank u sir ......i already watched 3 times singh is bliing @akshaykumar
noydivker1: I watched "Singh is Bliing" and I couldn't stop laugh..so funny and lovely movie .I really love it❤ @iamAmyJackson http://twitter.com/noydivker1/status/650559466933518336/photo/1
imrowdymayur: Now most of positive WOM coming Paisa Vasool Singh Is Bliing #SinghIsBliing
imparthvadher: #from #baby to #singh_is_bliing most of the one most versatile actors we have seen #appreciate #ur #effort #sir #AskSINGH
iluvakki: Singh is bliing iss tooooo good I was shouting the loudest in d theatre I really love u loadzzz❤❤ #AskSINGH @akshaykumar
harvey_kaur2012: Great movie, Love this track.Dil Kare Chu Che - Singh Is Bliing | Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson & Lara Dutta | Meet Bros http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDzxH-WiUAc&feature=youtu.be
gauravindoriya: Singh Is Bliing is Fucking Hillarious Movie...Akki was mindBlowing As usual..bt Real Surprise is Amy..outstanding performance by her
dhiraj40: Yesterday I watched Singh is bliing Just love rafter Singh Tung Tung baje @akshaykumar
cinemastarthane: Singh Is Bliing is a slapstick comedy that offers paisa-vasool entertainment. Surely a 'must-watch' for this long... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=958509560875544
BhenKiAakhxD: Singh Is Bliing is an entertaining movie.You won't be able to stop laughing and at some point it will make you cry also. @akshaykumar
ambrish_dwivedi: Singh is Bliing a nice comedy. Akshay has done some impressive work.
ajmerandaman: Singh is Bliing ( the movie) is hilarious!!
ActionSingham: Watched Singh is Bliing @akshaykumar nailed it in a sardar avatar.Superb Family Entertainer 4.5/5 :D Excellent comic timing by Akki & Lara
aaravkmeena: Go n watch,,, SIB Family Entertainer Hai... Enjoy the SunDay with SINGH Is BlIing....!!
AAPkaKetan: just watched Singh is Bliing. Awesome movie.. Full of comedy... Superb acting by Akshay
311Dheeraj: Hi Akshay saw ur movie Singh Is Bliing with my family and we all enjoyed
TheStatesmanLtd: '#SinghisBliing' - No expectation, no disappointment http://www.thestatesman.com/news/reviews/-singh-is-bliing-no-expectation-no-disappointment/94319.html
tbkdotcom: Singh is Bliing scores 2.5 out of 5 in The Bollywood Khans Scorecard
pratikspande: Guys... 3 Stars For Singh Is Bliing Must go for movie.. @SIBTheFilm @GrazingGoatPix @AshviniYardi @PDdancing @akshaykumar @iamAmyJackson
tanqeed: Sanket’s Review: Singh is Bliing is boring, unfunny and just too repetitive #SinghIsBliing http://tanqeed.com/sankets-review-singh-is-bliing/
SatanKaAttorney: Singh Is Bliing is Rated R for Retarded.
rakeshgoa: Singh is kingg के चक्कर में लोग singh is bliing देखेंगे फिर अपना माथा पीट लेंगे #आपबीति
rajeshrdk: Watched Singh is Bliing last night. Still popping aspirins.
Parth_Dil_Se: Singh Is Bliing is strictly below average film! Watch it only for gorgeous Amy Jackson! She's breathtakingly beautiful in film.. 2*/5*
parasrishi: Dear Akshay Kumar, Please break up with Prabhudeva ASAP,don't torture your fans with movies like Singh is Bliing. Wasted my evening & money!
hakart15: Happened to watch Singh is Bliing and it predictably sucked
gifty_man: Watched Singh Is Bliing today, absolutely idiotic and disrespecting Sikh culture. @PDdancing ruined the taste of Punjabiness #BLINGHASFADED
gauravkrai: my review of #SinghIsBliing Bad, boorish and boring! [1.5/5] http://kyaraihai.blogspot.com/2015/10/singh-is-bliing-bad-boorish-and-boring.html?spref=tw
Gaonka6hhora: Akshay Kumar's Over The Top Performance in Singh is Bliing is as Meaningless as the Extra I in the Title. Go Figure!
Crassification: Feeling sad for people who had to review Singh is Bliing as a part of their jobs.
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