Singham

wogma rating: Watch when on TV/online (?)

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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Director: Rohit Shetty
Running time: 140 minutes
Genres: Action, Crime, Docu-drama
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The first I heard about Singham, I heard of it as Ajay Devgn's Dabangg. And what else can you say, when you see this -

And then, combine it with this -

The director's note on the official site says, "a relatable slice of life that will bring a smile and pride to every single person watching Singham"And then. And all I can think of is "anything but!" Especially, the action and dance sequences are larger than life. I actually liked the huge canvas. If the film has been edited anything like the promo, just the editing might make the film worth a watch.

That combined with the "cool" action will be totally worth it. Who cares about dialogue and its delivery, then. The only hitch is that I'll still need a story. Something to differentiate it, anything that will make it more of Singham's film and less of an Ajay Devgn film.

However, it is highly unlikely that the film is going to have much of a plot. It looks like the action is going to drive the story, if any, than the other way round.

I am also looking forward to the genre shift by Rohit Shetty. Of course, I'm no big fan of his Golmaal franchise. Nevertheless, the stylization of the promo and Singham's character itself make me feel like this might have been his calling.

Though there was a strong buzz around Singham when the first promo came out, the songs haven't created much of an impact. I think, the songs will be more about the visuals and will make a better impact when seen along with the context. Anyway, here are some music reviews -

Music reviews:
milliblog - " If there’s anything going against this short, highly listenable album, it may only be your awareness of Ajay-Atul’s previous, superior Marathi repertoire. "

Music Aloud - "6.5/10"

Bolly Spice - "3/5"

Bollywood Hungama - "2/5"

HappySing - " Do buy, do listen."

Planet Radiocity - "2/5"

- meeta, a part of the audience

Singham desperately wants to highlight the power of numbers. Especially when the number is actual people who are frustrated with the system they have become a part of. Singham says, if we believe in this power nothing is unachievable. Well, this is not the first story that wants us to believe, nothing is beyond a "united" people - be it media, police or the common man. I'm not going to complain about how simple Singham's solutions are or how idealistic too. The problem is, the wagon it uses to make its point. It is action comedy. It is cool inside the theater and forgotten outside. To top it off, all the "smart action" parts, you've already seen in the trailers.

Singham would have worked a little better if they had a little more action than the one we had already seen because I remember being in complete awe of the muscular Ajay Devgn running in slo-mo, getting off a swinging jeep. It was creative and held my attention. The entire feature though, is held together by a very slow set-up, choppy flow and unbelievable character transformations to make the climax.

It is weird to assess a particular sequence or character when you like the concept of what's playing itself out but you are laughing at the far-fetched actions and reactions. I guess it's because you just wish some of the things happening were true.

Other than these things though, there were a few immensely likeable elements in Singham. One is ofcourse, Ajay Devgn. He plays the quite-in-words, loud-with-action Singham with a lot of energy. Prakash Raj plays the arrogant, "egoistical" Jaykant Shikre with a good dose of humor. The rest of the cast supports these two in whatever needs to be done to get the film through its 140 minute run-time.

These characters, the lines given to them, the set-up they find themselves in all say, "we are so cool that you can laugh at us, see if we care." They play childish pranks with each other, they mock and mimic each other, they bring in popular film references in regular conversation. These are the things that make Singham a little more than a regular good cop-bad goon drama.

The good is good and the bad is bad, and it more or less, remains so. The hero is so good, and the villain is so bad that you don't believe either of them but you still want to know how the good is going to get out of the soup that the evil has created. Anyway, maybe the gray shade had no business in films like this. Who wants the "in-between" when a corrupt politician needs to be beaten up?

Singham does represent the frustration our nation is going through. We are desperate. We want solutions to our corrupt government. We are so darn aggravated that we want to suspend our disbelief and trust that if we all came together we can crack the long-overdue whip at the system. So, we cheer Singham as he goes about his job of being honest and brave. But Rohit Shetty doesn't want us to forget it's a film. He makes sure with his "out-takes" in the end credits. All this coolness is fake; it's for films. In real life, you can't do better than online petitions and candle light vigils.

- meeta, a part of the audience

54 reviewers(?) - 24 yays 13 so-so 17 nays

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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

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

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

Thumbs up, by Ankur, Desi Martini : ...FIERCELY ENTERTAINING... 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 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 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 up, Movie Talkies : ...The others, like Saraf and Murli Sharma, are could have been better used.... 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

194 tweeters(?) - 178 yays 2 so-so 14 nays

zombeaner: SINGHAM: Where else but India does a romance start with the hero slapping the shit out of the heroine? That's entertainment!

Yogyahunk: Watched Singham.. Nice movie.. Great work by the South Indian Actor.. Ajay, as usual is perfect !!!

yogeshmore08: Singham seen yar really awsume movie, ajay devgan done great acting n villan also great...

YogeshHasabnis: End of weekend. Nice & lazy for a change. Watched 2 movies. ZNMD & Singham. Both good entertainers in diff ways. Aaichya gavat maza aaya!!

VishalDJ4: Watched Singham...awsm...Singham roars louder.Ajay,Rohit & Prakash Raj(Jaikant)...rocks... Action director Jai Singh Nijjar doing gr8 job..

vinitapatel3: hey singham is awsum movie.......

vimeldo: Singham is a good masala movie....

VikR1: Singham Nice!

vijaykumar_manu: "SINGHAM" zabardast movie... Prakash Rai rockssss.he played massive role being criminal.

vickykv2: Awesome movie #singham :) enjoyedd yoo

Tusharp457: very nice singham

tictic1977: I admire Ajay Devgan because he has lots of integrity and incredible body of work that is so vital....Singham excellent movie..

TheTweetThumb: If Dabaang was Foreplay then Singham is the real Intercourse. Ajay Devgan you beauty !!!

thedarkC: Saw #singham for the second time at the theatre! Such a fuuun movie!! Watch it!!

tejasvarma: #singham has it in it to be a cult film. I kid you not.

Swapneel2231981: Sigham is rocking....ajay really made me like his char. Bajirao singham. Ajay atul rocks. In all n all best enttnr aftr dabang

SVKalamkar: Singham is very nice movie ajay devgan looking awesome really very nice

sureshsharma5: i am ready for watch bodyguard, singham is mast movie.

surajaru: Singham is excellant Movie! Go n watch Action Corruption n Police Dept. based movie!

sukumarrao: Singham movie is good. Nice to see ajay dev's action movie after long time

Sreeni_k: Singham is Raw, Powerful, Superb Action Thriller..!!! Rohit Shetty Rox...Prakash Raj is Super awesome..!!! Ajay Devgn is Good...!!

sourav0108: Plz hold special screening of singham 4. Cops in our country...they shud see the muvi plus free publicity....think about this plz...

SNair5: Aata Satakli re satakli.. Awesome singham is... Ajay Devgan rules....

SkumarAnalyst: I'm glad I watched #Singham. Such an energetic and entertaining movie...#PaisaWasool

sitanshudatta: If you haven't seen Singham, you're missing out on Bollywood's one of the best Masala films ever!! Super awesome!

SiddharthKD: Singham:5/5 If cinema means entertainment with a well knit story, this is it! I clapped n whistled 100 times, as via http://fro.gy/19lxo

sidalmighty: wnt 4 Singham 2day... nt a singl scene wnt in wch ii dint laugh... full entertainer... LOL... :-)

SHUBHAMRAWAT199: Nice film singham. . . . . . :-)

shrikant206: GREAT MOVIE SINGHAM AJAY DEVGAN IS 1 OF THE BEST ACTORS WE HAVE IN BOLLYWOOD FILM INDUSTRY

shrenik1984: Singham is much better movie then dabbang ajay devgan is a brilliant actor

ShikhaGhai: #AjayDevgan and Prakash Raj was outstanding in #singham

Shibal786: Singham full time pass film n Ajay totally [email protected]@@

sharmasaab1992: juss watched singham and zindagi na milegi dubara..both are awsm

shamrinalini: Thought over and over again regarding waatching Singham and when i finally watched i fell in love with my fav hero once again.

shamekhamosh: SIngham! Excellent Script, fabulous action, amazing dialogues and fantastic comedy scene! MUST MUST MUST MUST watch in cinema only!!!!!!!!!

SavaniForever: Aaishapat #Singham baghare nahitar majhi satkel!!!!

saurav_sjs: #Singham was Bang ON !!!! poora paisa vasool !!!! #movieReview

SauMiL111: Ohman ajay rocks...singham an ausumn movie

santoshrpandey: Just saw Singham third time. It is more enjoying every time.

santoshkamble1: it was enjoying day for me, watched a bollywood movie in theater singham. wandered in city it was really entertaining must watch it.gd ni8

sanjayraina: The whole of Delhi Police n Haryana Police should be shown SINGHAM for free (as if they would have paid anyways).to learn a lesson or two!!!

sandy_giri73: Singham rocked awesome movie

sandyinmumbai: Watched zindagi mile na dubara n singham back to back. Both movies r good but loved when deepa was hooting during singham.

sandy3949: singham stood up 2 d xpctations..... Pretty good acting nd punch dialogues d mst highlighted part....wld lyk 2 watch it twice or thrice

sandy374: Singham rocks

sam_toronto: Singham rockks.. Ajay and prakash raj at their best!

SAMs143NTR: saw #Singham today movie superrrrrrrrrrrrrrr really rohit shetty direction super

sameer13: Watched Singham....very good movie..must watch for action lovers

sachar53: singham superb

rvikas10: singham rocks.gr8 movie.

RohanDasgupta: #MyReview #SINGHAM is a Rohit Shetty signature entertainer where Newton's Laws doesn't apply. But great dialogues and acting #MyRating 3.5/5

rockysx4: Singham is the best cop movie in hindi cinema.mr ajay devgn is one hell of an actor.

roanRATT: Whistels and claps all the way for singham @ajaydevgn

rmore30: Already seen two tyms singham bt yeh dil mange more

ritu_raj: #singham is a movie to watch..

Rishi_rdx: singham rocks

rikingajjar: #Singham ! A must watch!!! Ajay Devgan rocks!

replytoMJ: I liked Singham to fullest..raised bar of action movies in bollywood...I don't know what happened to critics...y they are reacting so bad...

RaviWL: Todays Movie - SINGHAM (Bollywood Film) just an amazing film by Rohit Shetty!!! Loved it...

ramesh_pandey: Hello everybody! singham rocks

rakeshsaha18: Singham..!!its fully a rocking action movie.. loved it boss

RajpuraJigar: Must watch #Singham it is double the Dabaang hilarious and double the action as in Wanted...

rahullara2003: SINGHAM : Ist Half is a bit slow but 2nd half is real SINGHAMMMM ...Damn good movie...Ajay is superb in serious role but he rocks in singam

puu_khandekar: Hi Salman saw Bajirao Singham enjoyed. Marathi me bolu to " khuup majaa ale baghay laa". :)

preeti_m: omg..loved Singham!!! Ajay Devgan was amazing!

praveenthepro: Singham really superb.

pranjana: kal SINGHAM dekhi...kuch kehne ka man hai yuva filmkaar rohit shetty badhai ke patra hain

pranavjtrivedi: Must watch movie "SINGHAM" full paisa vasool. Not just Action but also good script. Dabangg was just trailor of SINGHAM.

PoojaKotedia: Singham - very entertaining and Dabbang-like if you like that sort of thing but movie of this month is still Delhi Belly ! Hands down ..

pdesai49: Singham rocks......thnx to Rohit shetty to make a great movie........

pal36: Singham over. Great watch.

pagikasinath: My favrite film ''singham''..

PadelkarAshish: Kudos to rohit shetty 4 makng singham in 4 [email protected]

nurain12: Just watchesd. Singham. What aaa movieee. Loveddd it

nishiwale: Only one Bajirao Singham....awesome movie....every one must watch!!!

niraj_niju: singham....too good movie...Ajay Devgan Hats off!!!!

Ninja_Chachi_: an amazingly superawesome movie #singham

nehaagg7: Never thought #Singham would be so refreshing.. awesome acting by both- hero and villain

nareshjpr: Satakali re majhi pan satakali...aaicha gavat...Bajirao Singham. Must Watch

Narendrabond: Watched singham....it rocks...ajay devgn superb...

nanil_verma: singham is fabulus

nafekhan: very nice film singham..ajay bhai rock

M__Alive: Singham review-masala action fully entertaining if u don't bother for story n script but promise start to finish u wld like to stay on seats

mxxm77: Singham rocks

mukeshphanse: Singham overall movie is awesome Must watch for dialogue

MovieReviews_MS: 5/5 Review on Singham Movie by challengerboy : amazing - http://www.mouthshut.com/review/Singham-Movie-review-unottupmnn

modhkaushik: hello Ajay devgan Aapki film SINGHAM bahot achhi hai.veri nice Is Film me dum hai.apki Eye is sexy pls ans. I am wait

mnkhan114: Today is a Third Time for Singham

megharparekh: Singham, marathi dabangg! But rohit shetty, really loved the stunt :) good watch certainly

mechanicles: Singham is superb!!!

mayapillai: Loves bollywood but would like to thank tollywood for this remake. #singham

maulikpandya86: #Singham - fullon masala entertainment................ Don watch it wid ur brains............ Gud popcorn movie!!!

manikajuneja: Singham: Rating it as 4 out of 5 Amazing acting by AjayDevgan and PrakashRaj (badman of Wanted) Must watch masala for bollywood lovers :)

Madhurimakapoor: Movie review: Action packed Singham is treat for masala lovers: http://celewood.com/2011/07/movie-review-action-packed-singham-is-for-ajay-devgan-fans-only/#.Tizeg0h0s4A.tweet via @AddThis

Maddann27: Singham rocks

luckyz18: Singham is a blockbuster :)

legendjack: Singham.. A must watch...

kushgiramkar: Singham, full paisa vasool movie. Enjoyed with family!

kushal_lee: Must watch 'SINGHAM'.. Kuch bhi karne ka mera ego nahi hurt karne ka.. Mind blowing.

kulkesh: Singham...Must Watch...

kshitijchd: SINGHAM roxxxxx....rohit roxxxxxx......ajay also roxxxxx!!!!

Ksalmankk: watch singham aise movie bar bar nahi aati

KaustubhKale: Can't imagine an edited singham. Love the way it is now. A few dialogues would be removed I guess. But all were perfectly in place.

karanverm: singham rocks

karan120490: ""SINGHAM"" ROARS LOUDLY , SINGHAM>1000000000*DABANG

kajalbakshi: Shouldn't fail to mention #Singham and the fab job done by @ajaydevgn ... Totally paisa vasool movie, will surely go again with friends :)

jyotsun: Singham..........what a movie. Mind blowng. Ajay Devgan ........hats off. Super duper hit. Best of 2011.

Jeet_Borse: Saw the movie Singham this sunday loved it!!!!! Three Cheers to Rohit Shetty!!

jeelankhadri: Singham is an owesome movie:)

JD_UTD: lost count how many times I clapped and whistled during#singham I have one word for the movie- BOSS..you were insane!!

Irshad1209: Singham is amazing yaar.... I dont know abt shaitan, after u see it. Just share ur feelings with [email protected]

IllusionAgain: watched singham yesterday night, totally paisa vasool movie with ajay devgan and prakash raj simply outstanding.

iCravePune: Singham! Its good! http://pune.icrave.in/movie-reviews/83-bollywood/1779-singham

iAvneeshMishra: Overall, Singham is Good One :)

iamvicky07: today i sam singham its good but not the best. ZNMD is the best in this year so far.

iamsanjeeda: Now this what I call a full on masala film..Singham was truly entertaining ...claps n sitis full on ...go n watch it guys..goodnite

hsanguri: Singham a total paisa vasool...awsome movie...

hemantgandhi90: Watchin Singham 4 d 2nd tym.. Jst 4 Prakash Raj... In Luv wid him.. Lol..

girish_s777: #'Singham' (3.5/5)prakash raj s to gud..unblivbl fight scenes..nw bollywood too follws rajni's footsteps..:)

Gaurav_Dongare: #singham rocks!

GANESH_BN77: I like d movie "SINGHAM."

Febin_John: Just watched #Singham .. Prakash Raj was too gud.... Must watch

fayazshaikh: Ajay Atul's background music is superb. Singham track played in background during fight scenes is thrilling.

farhanzaidi666: Kisme hai dum to fakt baji rao singham!!! Solid entertainer

fahadkadri: Liked Singham.Naked reality of Police department and System of India..So realistic #WeShallOvercome

DPancs: Singham.. Fully entertaining n paisa vasool flick from!!

dodiyeah: Singham is a dabangg well made and chillar party is just well made. Awesome movies, both of them

djrajashaikh: Watched Singham today. Very nice Movie. "Jisme hai dum to fuct Bajirao Singham".....!

discoversunny: Singham rcks amazing action sequences.full Entertianing movie... Should be shown to each & every police man

DiptenduC: Amazing movie SINGHAM

DhawalShah10: Action packed n powerhouse performance by @ajaydevgn in #Singham; thoroughly enjoyd the movie; ths is the best of #AjayDevgn; @AJAYDEVGNCLUB

devraj7777777: " singham " is the suparhit movie. no movie challange him.

deepakraje99: singham is a good movie relese in this friday see this movie...

dazzlingpie: SINGHAM nt at al a bad movie.. Wel done Ajay!! :) nt waitn 4 my Sweetheart hunk Johns FORCE!!

Dash_Khajindar: 'Singham' : Ajay again delivered a massive blow, nice movie!!!

darshanbhanusha: Ajay devgan does a better work in comparison to salmans dabbang. Singham must watch.

darshak1505: Singham..a must watch..

CoolkarniVky: "Singham" : Classic Mass Entertainer !!! A treat for all Ajay Devgn fans ... and Prakash Raj also doing superbbbb ... Enjoy !

Chirayu1287: Finally got ticket of SINGHAM last night. Awesome movie

catchutsavshah: WATCHED SINGHAM TODAY AWESOME MOVIE.MUST WATCH FILM.

blingblowfish: i feel the need to learn marathi ..... ajay devgan sounds sexy even in marathi #Singham has it all to make it a hit !

Bhavdeep1990: Hey @ajaydevgn Singham rocks..I watched it 11 times..

bhargavdevadas: ajay devgan rocksss 'singham' is a superb movie [email protected] team.

bharat_313: Highly recommended SINGHAM. Must watch. 5 stars

being_shadab: SINGHAM dhamaal action....

beingjoyful: its #awesome man! RT @soulucky: #Singham roars louder today. Packed with capacity crowds.

beingbodyguard: Singham-(7.2/10), znmd-(6.4/10) watched both yestrday,,gud movies @ravidesai111

bana_nnie: Just got back from #Singham Loved it!

bagchi1981: Today i saw 'singham' , it was one time watch nice movie and gud acting

Bablunapapa: 'Singham' is the best movie I saw after a long time. Good work by Ajay Devgan.

BabbarManish: Jisme hai dum woh hai fakt #Ajaydevgan..#Singham paisa vasool + gud muvi...nt 2 4get credit goes 2 villan of d muvi 2 #Prakashraj

AuRks21: saw SINGHAM! kya tarika hai yaarrrrrrr! solid! city k DGP ko jagane k liye 1 inspector ko aage aana padta hai........! great!

Atul0512: Just watched Singham awesome movie 'I njoyd the dialogs and actions' well done Ajay and lovely Kajal Agarwal and Rohit setty

atozpulse: With Singham, the lion roars again! http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Atozpulse/~3/52LBMbHSXsU/with-singham-lion-roars-again.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=atozpulse

ather_shareef: Singham .....an awsum movie !!!!!...d best cop /villian saga of bollywood till date

asimdas407: singham is a great movie....please watch it..

asif_iraqui: [email protected]@@@@@the movie ------rockzzzzzzzzzz ajay dengan,,,i love u so much

ashraymahodaya: And Singham on Saturday... awesome movie!

ashishg2020: Loved the CONFIDENCE with which #ajaydevgan and #rohitshetty made the movie.. #SINGHAM - TOTAL Paisa Vasooool.. #MUSTWATCH :)

ash7k: #Singham in hindi is good copy of the tamil orignal. @prakashraaj steals the show wid his stupendous performance. Devgn packs a punch.

anwar_shaikh: lion really roaring in the theatres its worth to watch singham

anuragkaushik: Ashish ne Singham dikhai aaj...awesome movie...bahut time bad laga ki koi Bollywood movie dekhi hai.. :)

anshulsethi21: Singham was full time pass.......go and watch it !!

anil260288: watch singham good movie dispite the end... great performance by villane vijay raj.

amolmhatre1: yesterday night i saw "SINGHAM" nice movie & ultimate act by ajay devgan everyone should see movie..

amit_me: ‎'Singham' ws treat 2 watch powerpack performancePrakash raj watte blasting performnce.ful of marathi masala..kick ass movieAaychya gawat :p

AmitBabar: Singham is a nice movie....!!!

amber_maurya: singham is really good movie,,,,,

ali_aamir: Singham was fun...its a much better masala dan de other masalas in de market :)

AlihusenK: Get yourself a ticket and go watch SINGHAM :D:D:D

ak_insomniac: Watched #Singham last night... Hats off to Prakash Raj for awesome display of accurate acting... You desreve your national awards..

akshay__sharma: Kabhi mere saath koi raat guzaar, tere tukde karu main chaar. #murder2 was great only coz of the villain and Singham was #faadu

akshay170688: i thnk singham is an awsm movie,

ajayleel: Singham.....A must watch Movie.....ajay devgan rocks

adityamujumdar: Back from #Singham a true entertainment...miss these kind of film in our industry #Bollywood.

adityaguharoy: Total paisa vasool!!!!#Singham @ajaydevgn

aaaditya2: A gr8 movie singham

0172vashisht: After watch singham , I m proud on my choice . Awesome movie

rainasinghwi: #Singham ! - aint bad at all. One time watch. #badmaashdil

gautam_gogoi: Watchd singham.. my review .. its kk

Vikasnowal: Little disappointed with #Singham, u can skip it guys unless u r #ajaydevgn fan.... #bollywood

vicramb: Ya know, Singham as a movie title did make a LOT of sense. The characters in the movie either sing or ham :P

SmokingAlterEgo: #Singham is taking #Bollywood back to the 70s & 80s. Totally worth a miss.

sanMRCOOL: singham movie = crap

rajatbhalla13: Watched #singham. Hilarous scenes, not the comedy ones, but the ACTION ones. Action sequences typical of southy movies. Stupid movie. #crap

pangahari: Singham is a joke on original Singam. FYI, Singham is a remake of tamil movie Singam.

KJo112: I'd say Singham is any Sunny movie meets Dabanng meets the Marathi language, fails to meet 24 and loses itself eventually in this mess

i_shivam: singham = bakwas

imshrinivas: I did watch #SINGHAM.#Bollywood is turning OLD FASHIONED & OLD SCHOOL.The ANGRY YOUNG MAN era is returning back & CREATIVITY is moving back

hemantmandaliya: Singham - Uninspiring. Cliche. Loud.

Gudagudi: Singham over the weekend...have a headache because of the music. However Ajay looks awesome

debashishnitdgp: Rohit Shetty proved that after maiking mindless comedy movies he can make equally mindless action movies by Singham !!

coooolali007: Saw Singham last night just an okayish kind of movie didn't worked for me.

Akki1093: The movie bored me to death...watchd only the first half..instead it should be *F#CK* the singham#patheticmovie

19 readers - 9 yays 4 so-so 6 nays

Yay! Thumbs Up, by daviesdiaz : rocking

Yay! Thumbs Up, by domain : Olbia

Yay! Thumbs Up, by kunal lakhani : 100

Yay! Thumbs Up, by saira : 85

Yay! Thumbs Up, by sanufdutta : Superhit hai boss

Yay! Thumbs Up, by singham : top class action movie.singham roars

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Vaby

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Varsha123 : fantastic

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Vikas : Great Action, Stress Buster Movie

So-So, by discount supplements

So-So, by nohemi jastremski : 60

So-So, by Orkut Scraps : 50

So-So, by TimELiebe : Thumbs-Up for most of it - But That Ending? Really Made Me Uncomfortable!

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Chasity

Nay! Thumbs Down, by guddu : hmmm

Nay! Thumbs Down, by jitaditya : inconsistent tone, harebrained characters, poor action choreography

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Kishore : Awesome Masala entertainer.

Nay! Thumbs Down, by RGK : formulaic story, loud characters, cliched action

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Suman

This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Plot Summary

Good cop, Singham (Ajay Devgn) finds himself in the web of a politician, Jaykant Shikre (Prakash Raj) and his power.

What Worked

  • The background score with the sound of a roaring lion.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • Singham's introduction in the film - with a song, really?
  • The claw step in the introductory song.
  • The Singham court - pretty boring.
  • Inconsistent language. Some characters used Hindi words like shiksha (education) in a sentence that was grammatically wrong.
  • Sachin Khedekar's comic timing in the first 'gotya' scene. The novelty was lost by the way it was overdone in the later parts of the film.
  • Why did Shikre have to go to a distant village like, Shivgadh? Couldn't he sign whatever he needed to sign in a police station where he stayed?

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: Loads, but none of it gory.
  • Language: A few "mild" swear words.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: None.
  • Concept: Good cop wants to beat the sh!t out of bad politician.
  • General Look and Feel: Loud and funny about a serious topic.

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Comments (10)

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In real life, you can't do better than online petitions and candle light vigils. What a tag line at the end in your review (superb!)others said like Ajay Devgn fans won't be dissappointed.Well said Meetu keep going. Here is mine Rohit stop playing chor police with Ajay and all those cars.

@Shashank why this on Singham's review, would you like to paste your comments on http://wogma.com/movie/harry-potter-and-deathly-hallows-part-2-review/

I can delete the HP comments from here if you like.

@All I love Ajay Devgn. I had the biggest girlie crush on him, in fact I've been laughed at for liking him at all. And yet, if I don't like his movie as much as you guys do, I don't right? :D

Meetu it's been close to one week since the movie released and there is no external reviews for this movie, am waiting for it since Monday as WOGMA is the only exclusive website for all those critics reviews .I request you to please add them if you see this post.

@shashank can we move the harry potter discussion to the harry potter page please?

@vikas :D drop me an e-mail. I'm always open to having more reviewers on board.

@K S can you clarify what you are talking about?

@guddu yep, i do it on Mondays, had to go out of town, so wasn't able to do it. I'm on it, should be out in an hour or so.

It sucked... dunno why people are calling it a good actioner when there is no action in the climax...

Besides, the tone is not consistent and the jokes and the serious part do not gel...

I am not a Dabangg fan either, but at least it was consistent in tone throughout the film...

Also, I'm sick of these comical action sequences with incompetent CGI... if you are making an action film, please take action seriously... forget slo-mos & gimme sunny deol of yore anyday...

Ajay Devgan's best movie till yet,he worked very well in 'Singham'.I love the action packed drama.

@RGK I agree I'd much rather watch Ajay Devgan in the films you mentioned than in something like a Golmaal or Singham. But then, its good to see variety too.

@Suman i thought it was ok-types

We really enjoyed Singham - right up until the last fifteen minutes, when the movie took a turn towards justifying something that...well, didn't sit well with me as a US Citizen watching our cops shoot and kill unarmed People of Color and inevitably get away with it.

The rest of it? Was a fun goofy comedy-adventure-romance.

@TimELiebe :D :D

I guess it's like 24 was for us in the US - a reaction to a real-world problem with a fantasy-hero? Well, for some of us anyway, though not me....

I prefer the currently-playing series Person of Interest, which has a more nuanced view of the things we do in the name of "fighting terrorists", and how against everything we claim to believe in it is.

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