Singh Is Bliing

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)

quick review:

No laughs from this one. Well, at least for me.

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Director: Prabhu Deva
Running time: 140 minutes
Genres: Slapstick
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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?

That it has Akshay Kumar doing the honours with Prabhu Deva holding the reins, hardly rules in its favor. Nope, this once even Kay Kay Menon doesn't look like he will be able to help.

Oh well, another one for me to hope against hopes that I will find at least two minutes worth of entertainment.

Music Reviews:
Bollywood Hungama - "4/5"
koimoi - "2/5"
Milliblog - "Manj ‘Manjeet Singh Ral’ Musik is the soundtrack’s bling."

- 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

31 reviewers(?) - 6 yays 13 so-so 12 nays

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

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, Bollywood Hungama : ...On the whole, SINGH IS BLIING is a slapstick comedy that offers paisa-vasool entertainment. Surely a 'must-watch' for this long weekend. ... 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

Thumbs up, by Shaheen Raaj, Star Blockbuster : ...Last Word: It is a movie just meant for a long weekend outing. ... 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 Prema Singh, Desi Martini : ...Verdict - Akshay is his usual self which is awesome, but this time Amy Jackson is going to steal your heart away! ... 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 Krish Sripada, Desi Martini : ...Verdict - I can't possibly come up with a reason why you might want to watch this! ... full review

Thumbs down, by Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini : ...Verdict - A comedy that reaches new depths of stupidity. Prabhudeva needs to be banned. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Mohit Patil, Desi Martini : ...Verdict - Utterly inept & regressive garbage masquerading as entertainment...which is boring as hell ... 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

52 tweeters(?) - 35 yays 3 so-so 14 nays

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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

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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.

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loveAbhimanyu: watched SIB.. enjoyed alot.. Mahi Aaja - Singh Is Bliing | Akshay Kumar & Amy Jackson https://t.co/05BRBt1vPy via @YouTube

khalidrafiq141: Singh Is Bliing movie review: Akshay Kumar and Lara Dutta’s impeccable comic timing makes the film watchable! http://t.co/scJcT9PM1D

imrowdymayur: Now most of positive WOM coming Paisa Vasool Singh Is Bliing #SinghIsBliing

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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

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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.

alonebroken: Great start for Akshay's SINGH IS BLIING, Kapil's KKPK is a hit!: http://muhammadusman.sharedby.co/share/wbYjyZ

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!

movizark: Singh Is Bliing (2015) Review!! - ‘Singh is Bliing’ is an exhausting, loud, & shamelessly repetitive...... https://www.tumblr.com/ZtCvUq1vTitwU

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!

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Crassification: Feeling sad for people who had to review Singh is Bliing as a part of their jobs.

BornToWhine: Dafuq..all these scenes in Singh Is Bliing.. seems like Prabhudheva can't stop with remakes. https://t.co/w0UTXWN91C

5 readers - 3 yays 1 so-so 1 nays

Want to Watch, by TimELiebe : More Like "Want To Give it a Try"...Maybe...?

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Yay! Thumbs Up, by Garima Juneja : Just watch!

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So-So, by Anuj

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Anup

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Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: Lots of badly edited fist fights.
  • Language: Abusive language muted.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Skimpily clad women and a dance bar shown.
  • Concept: Sara needs protection, but becomes protection
  • General Look and Feel: Saturated.

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Comments (9)

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Fan

Looking at the female lead, and the promo trailer above - looks like the movie is banking only on Akshay. For a Prabhudeva film looks less southern compared to few of his recent past films - but then promos have regularly deceived.

This might not be the masterpiece of the year, but if it is able to wipe out the disappointment of past few weeks with some pure unadulterated entertainment then it would be nice.

Anuj

Looks like the deleted portions from Singh is King have been put together and made into a movie, something like what Dabangg 2 & Singham 2 have looked like earlier. But the advantage is that unlike D2 and S2 which came within 2-3 years from their originals, Singh is Bling comes a good 7 years after SIK. Although Akshay's star power currently is nowhere near what it was when SIK released, I'm sure that if SIB is entertaining enough, the audiences will be ready to lap up Akshay in a Sardar avatar for a second time over.

Fan

@Meetu: reading your review on Singh is King (http://wogma.com/movie/singh-is-kinng-review/) I would suggest that you stay off this new Singh adventure. It seems a slightly degraded version of the original - so if the original horrified you then this second installment is not going to help. :-)

Anuj

Anyone with a pen in hand is a reviewer these days. But the funniest part is, these worthless good for nothing reviews keep coming up from time to time despite these reviewers knowing for a fact that their ratings would make a rat's difference to a commercial movie's prospects. I guess the only purpose of existence for reviewers these days is to review snoozefests like talvar and lunchbox and go orgasmic about how cinematically thought provoking they are when factually, 99% of the audience would rather watch Akshay Kumar's antics over Irrfan and Konkana's poker face which has been boring us to death for over 2 decades now! Unfortunately, Meeta Kabra's reviews these days are getting as bogus as Raja Sen's and wannabe Raja Sen's like Mihir Fadnavis' (if not worse).

kaustubh

@meetu just take a look at latest reviews by you, 'watch if you have nothing better to do' or 'switch channels if...' which film do you expect that it will break this enlarging tail?

Anuj

Moment of extreme laughter scattered across an otherwise boring film. Read my review on :

http://thesimplemoviereviewer.blogspot.in/

Fan

The bumbling good for nothing but good hearted Singh is back. This time protecting another English speaking Indian damsel. The film looks a continuation of Singh is king. It's a Prabhudheva film but still as far removed from Southern loudness as the North Pole is from the South Pole. One might even doubt if it's not another chap called Prabhudheva. As if he had sensed this, Prabhu makes a cameo to reassure viewers that he is at the helm of affairs.

There's no story. The film is a composition of one gag after another. Akshay Kumar holds the entire show united and enjoyable to watch. Lara Dutta amazed with her small role. I found Amy alright in the role that she was given. She is more believable than Katrina in Singh is king. And I liked the fact that there was no attempt made to force her to speak in Hindi. Of course this has a negative commercial impact because in the hard core Hindi belts this film may not work due to generous use of English.

It's a light entertainer, and yes for some of us, we will stick to patronising light entertainment. It's not a must watch, so no regrets if you miss it. On the other hand, as a buffer between a long wait amongst two good films if you do crave for some on screen entertainment then do watch it without being ashamed - it's a paisa vasool film. The theatre where I watched it erupted in whistles when Akshay with his intense look sprouted pro-Sardar dialogues like Singh kabhi aurat pe haath nshin uthata. Feel good. And for the feminists shouting blasphemy at such dialogues, well ..., grow up.

Well, we liked Singh is Kinng and AK's Well-Meaning Bozo films in general, so if this pops up on Eros Online or Netflix Streaming we'll probably give it a try....

Anup

Dont have anything to discuss , except good 45mins at the start of the movie (just becuase of comic timing of AK) rest of the movie was waste of the time. Keeping everything aside , Just One Thing To say , never seen K K Menon doing such a bad character..
Cant decide whether Nazir in Welcome Back or K K menon in SIB is more irritating.

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