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