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Punjabi is queenn. Wit is Jack. Plot & logic are thrown out of the deck. So, the viewers are ace jokers! But, who am I to stop Akshay-Katrina fans from rushing to the theaters?Read more
NOT A REVIEW - Just wondering how many 'n's maketh a king?
I don't remember the last time I've been so bothered by the title of a movie. I think it must have been Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.. Singh is Kinng got the wrong side of my nerve endings from the word go -
So, turns out the only problem I don't have with the title is the word 'is'. Oh well...
To top it off, I didn't like the title song that radio jockeys seem to be in love with. And all these fears are confirmed by a glance through the 'crew' section of the official site.
About the writer/director -
Some say Anees Bazmee is learning English through the titles of his films. After his last two hits, No Entry and Welcome, he's finally completed a sentence with Singh is Kinng!
About the producer. Vipul Amrutlal Shah -
...he discovered through box office collections that Punjab exists in India but as well as other parts of the world! Singh is Kinng is ... his tribute to a community that lives life king-size.
Oh! It's this understanding of the community that makes all Punjabi loud and garish. See kings have to be over-the-top to rule. Come on, I know a few Punjabis who are subtle and sober. Would it be so wrong to see their stories on screen? Hmmm...
Turns out that fellow blogger, Honhar Goonda shares my skepticism -
...So he (Anees Bazmi) has a knack of producing hilarious scenes but can he make a film with 90% of quality scenes?... ...And he (Akshay Kumar) is playing a Sardar in this film. So the film is already a hit in UK... ...But Katrina Kaif will be looking gorgeous in that Black Sari and Pink skirt. She won’t have much to say in the film. She is just there to look gorgeous and dance. The film should have been titled as ‘Kaur Is Prinncess!'...
Oh well...what's in a name? Also, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie with a fairly obnoxious name...so looking forward to be surprised...
- meeta, a part of the audience
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Sanskriti Media, AOL INDIA : ...Singh Is Kinng is based on a slice thin plot which could crumble as soon as you removed Akshay Kumar from it... full review
Thumbs up, by N K Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice : ...the movie doesn’t ask you to use your brain, nor does it proclaim to have one itself.... full review
Thumbs up, by Gaurav Sharma, Bollywood Mantra : ...Music by Pritam is ear-soothing; Sanjay Gupta’s cinematography is first-class. Anees Bazmee’s direction is extra-ordinary.... full review
Thumbs up, by Rony D'Costa, BOXOFFICE INDIA : ...The dialogues suit the characters & film to the T... full review
Thumbs up, by Hetal Adesara, Business of Cinema : ...Singh is Kinng is packed with some hilarious scenes and dialouges and has the right ingredients for a masala entertainer.... full review
Thumbs up, by Manasi Paresh Kumar, Deccan Herald : ...The most disjointed narrative set among insanely unbelieveable situations and yet... the fillum is fultoo paisa vasool.... full review
Thumbs up, desi hits : ...snoop dogg song - the green screen graphic background and the way it was left as an after thought when the film was over, was a bit disappointing... full review
Thumbs up, eTalkIndia : ...Surely there is nothing to do with Sikhs but director has used intentionally to attract the whole Punjabi crowed all around the world.... full review
Thumbs up, by Martin D'souza, Glamsham.com : ...the characters incorporated and the treatment given on a lavish scale is what tilts the balance in the film's favour... full review
Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM : ...SINGH IS KINNG is not for the intellectuals or those pretending to be one. It's not for the hard-nosed critics either.... full review
Thumbs up, by Harshita Kohli, indya.com : ...Acting wise Akshay Kumar comes up trumps as is expected. Katrina is loving her place at the top of Bollywood and it shows... full review
Thumbs up, Intermission, The Bookeazy Blog : ...Everyone has made jokes about Sardars in their movie, but this movie tries to bring out the humorous side in the right sense.... full review
Thumbs up, Movie Talkies : ...Ranvir Shorey plays a slightly negative role and is very impressive indeed.... full review
Thumbs up, by Mayank Shekhar, Mumbai Mirror : ...his is your archetype, 'few antics spared' Akshay Kumar action-comedy. I mean to only compliment and not offend here.... full review
Thumbs up, musicNmovies.info : ...Though the movie burst into unwanted songs intermittently, you don’t feel bore due to its cinematography and choreography... full review
Thumbs up, by Anupama Chopra, NDTV : ...And it’s this un-embarrassed, undisguised, undiluted intention to provide a good time that actually makes Singh is Kinng a fun ride.... full review
Thumbs up, by Prateek Verma, Newspost Online : ...Watch it to celebrate Akshay Kumar’s success....Watch the movie for its storyline...Watch the movie for Katrina Kaif.... full review
Thumbs up, by Shruti Bhasin, Planet Bollywood : ...Anees Bazmee is a funny storyteller and as time goes on, we all should look forward to more outrageous movies to come from him.... full review
Thumbs up, by Goher Iqbal Punn, Radio Sargam : ...Katrina Kaif looks as usual pretty gorgeous and enacts the role with conviction.... full review
Thumbs up, by Raja Sen, Rediff : ...Remember....Namak Halaal, a complete mess of a movie in terms of script and plot, but a film revered indulgently today as a classic comedy. Simply because of that one man in the middle of it all... full review
Thumbs up, SmasHits.com : ...Since this is a combination of comedy, romance, action and drama, well synchronised in the duration of 2.10 hours, it has come out as very entertaining movie.... full review
So-So, by Nita, A Wide Angle View of India : ...It was nice to see that there were no sexist jokes in the movie! Perhaps that was why I found this comedy very relaxing.... full review
So-So, by Preeti Arora, Buzz18 : ...Once you’re clear that this film is not one of the director’s masterpieces and you are not likely to see it again and again (as you did with No Entry) you can put your feet up... full review
So-So, by Devang Ghia, DearCinema : ...We are not yet tired seeing his brand of comedy... full review
So-So, by Deep, Deep's Home : ...it started off with array of bad scenes...then it became pretty impressive till the interval...2nd half is more of typical stuff.. .... full review
So-So, by Samrat Sharma, fullhyd.com : ...This is the usual mishmash of jokes, off-kilter characters and ludicrous situations that Bazmee excels at, and it isn't even that funny, really. That's the reason it needs Akshay.... full review
So-So, Indicine : ...Singh is King is a perfect example of a great first half ruined by an average second.... full review
So-So, by Vijay, MovieWalah : ...Yes for Akshay Kumar, No for the overall movie.... full review
So-So, by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com : ...The film, its plot and characters are a crazy, adrenaline-induced rush of caricatures and other spaced-out creatures.... full review
So-So, by Vivek Kumar, Passion for Cinema : ...I am wearing the cap of the front bencher, “aam audience,” today and for that it does not bore you, while not entertaining you to death either.... full review
So-So, by Aseem Chabbra, Rediff : ...In the song Kumar seems to be defining the word cool for Bollywood... full review
So-So, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...The premise is as plausible as Salman Khan running a shelter for battered women (forgive the crassness)... full review
So-So, by Arshiya Kapadiya, Times Now : ...The agenda is simple - make a time pass, family film and get in Akshay's die hard fans to do the rest.... full review
So-So, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...corny comedy that breeze across the screen in a string of unstoppable gaffes, demanding nothing from you, other than a bunch of goofy grins.... full review
Thumbs down, by Amodini, Amodini's Movie Reviews : ...“Singh is King’s” scriptwriter reminds me of my son. There are similarities, in that the scriptwriter’s seem like they are making up the story on the fly.... full review
Thumbs down, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...But who cares about good writing anymore, especially in a moviegoing culture where brain-dead films are considered the same as brain-dead filmmaking?... full review
Thumbs down, by Salima Kassam, Bolly Spice : ...You obviously don’t expect something deep and philosophical, but it should at least make sense right?... full review
Thumbs down, by Aniruddha Guha, DNA : ...If only the script had given Akshay half as much assistance, especially in the second half... full review
Thumbs down, by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times : ...you’re just looking for ‘time-pass’ but this isn’t worth your car fuel or cola-corn double whammy. It’s just bilge.... full review
Thumbs down, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...Singh Is Kinng is not so much a film as it is a clever money-making racket.... full review
Thumbs down, by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes : ...Thankfully the film doesn’t sermonize on Indian culture and values and steers away from patriotic connotations... full review
Thumbs down, by Mr. Inkenti, Mr. Inketis Weblog : ...The most interesting bits of story in SiK, has already been shown in the trailers; beyond that there is no story, no plots/sub-plots, and nothing interesting happening.... full review
Thumbs down, by Jahan Bakshi, Now Running.com : ...indulgent, vain and messy film that is so full of itself that it can't help but burst from its seams.... full review
Thumbs down, by kartik krishnan, Passion for Cinema : ...Akshay kumar does an Amitabh bachchan of the 80s where even a random bad movie starring him would be a BIG Hit …... full review
Thumbs down, by rusted rick, Passion for Cinema : ...I would consider myself as a part of these aam admi’s you are targeting...your films neither entertains nor satisfies me in any way.... full review
Thumbs down, SearchIndia.com : ...A perilous journey into the arctic gulag that’s fraught with relentless assaults on the eyeballs and eardrums every second.... full review
Thumbs down, by Nova, The World As I See It : ...Music by Pritam is below average. The title song gets on your nerves after a while. Bad attempt over all.... full review
Thumbs down, by Saakshi Juneja, To Each Its Own : ...We’re at a stage in our viewing pattern where the bigger and more grandiose a movie seems, the more viewable we automatically think it is.... full review
Thumbs down, Upper Stall : ...Perhaps the makers knew they already had bumper profits on the table itself on announcement of the film... full review
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Yay! Thumbs Up, by Consumer Goods
This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.
Happy Singh (Akshay Kumar) is a brash simpleton from a small village in Punjab. Lucky Singh (Sonu Sood) hails from the same village and has moved to Australia where he has turned into a goon. Happy sets out to make Lucky mend his ways and bring him back to his parents.
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Singh is kinng - Review...
Punjabi is queenn. Wit is Jack. Plot & logic are thrown out of the deck. So, the viewers are ace jokers! But, who am I to stop Akshay-Katrina fans from rushing to the theaters?...
Well..an expected review from u..what surprised me is that reviewers like Mayank Shekar and Raja Sen loved it..Will be watching it tomm myself..will be one of those movies that my wife will love and ill hate :-)
PS: Why is that u never write Angrezi flicks reviews? It's always done by Anand. Is it because u don't watch those flicks?
well.u are correct in pointing out....
Akshay Kumar does dutiful justice to his Mr. goody-two-shoes, flat character, like he’s been doing for ages - be nice, dance, preach, dance, and dance some more. At least the character is consistent!
read ajay brahmatmaj review...
Good luck, Sudhir and let us know what you think :) Of course, I watch the English movies just don't review them. I'm a little weary of reviewing too many movies :)
Rashid and Marc :)
Your review comes as a fresh whiff...u won't believe but i have read reviews on singh is kinng where the critic has called the movie Welcome a masterpiece!! Movies like Singh is Kinng are made for one purpose only- to make money, and it will do that pretty well. But I don't understand why the critics are going gaga over such mediocre comedy. How can a critic give both Chak De India and Singh is Kinng the same 4 out of 5 rating?
100% correct and very logical review!!!
my God.....what a tight slap on the face of this dabba movie!!
Do you remember the last time I commented that I took my friends for Race, and then for LS-2050, just to show them a good Hindi movie?
Well, I did the mistake the third time with this one. They have vowed never to see a Hindi movie recommended by me again. Do I need to say more???
@ all who loved the movie - great!
@ all who hated the movie - condolences...
@ vimal, of course, I remember! I must say your friends have a good taste in movies :P
@Anurag, welcome back! Well, I just didn't like the music, it annoyed me the first time I heard the title song. Usually many songs grow on me over time, but this one grew in annoyance-value. Om Puri and Kirron Kher were loud and their characters redundant/inconsistent...
"what else can one expect from singh is kinng"...so its okay...if we expect a good film, its trash! Hmmm...how do we sort the inconsistency?
Oh Sneha, how I agree with you...
There was an article in Bollywood Hungama(Indiafm.com) yesterday which claims that Vipul is planning for a sequel to SiK. It seems he is waiting for a story and once thats done, it would be finalised.
Story, huh? as if this had one!!!
ROFL, vimal! Another SiK...just can't stop laughing...see i was wrong, the movie was funny after all...
movie is totally unexpectable..its not about comedy rather is about a comdey on which one cant laugh...
i like movie so much tat i had watched 10 times, it is one of my favourite films!!!!
Yeah Saurabh,I think I almost always pick on spelling changes in hindi movies. Check out Rama Rama Kya Hai Dramaaa for your entertainment. Sometimes, I leave some out because I don't want to drag the same joke too long. And actually Saurabh, why does he call himself King in the movie, because...he's one of his kind in a pack of cards? We really don't know, do we? Even after we watch the movie
Isn't that sad about lyrics, Saurabh? I refuse to believe all Punjabi's are loud as a rule!
Yeah Saurabh, I'm sure I wouldn't have liked Jim Carrey do it either. Anyway, just because it's done 10000 miles away, it doesn't make it right. The thing is there are more and more director's out there who are respecting our intellect, I think we need to ask for more.
Thanks for stopping by again!!
shaifali - :)
Good for you, subhashvans!!
@lost in confusion may we retain our sanity!
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