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Singh Is Kinng (2008)

A comic caper about Happy Singh, a Punjabi villager who goes through a series of misadventures and eventually becomes the Kinng of the Australian underworld.

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Sonia
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Rose Lady / Sonia's mother
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Puneet
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Mika / Puneet's father
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Julie
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Pankaj Udhas
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Dilbagh Singh
Kamal Chopra ...
Gurbaksh 'Guruji' Singh
Sudhanshu Pandey ...
Raftaar
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Lakhanpal 'Lucky' Singh
Vivica Mitra ...
Woman at party - casino - and wedding
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lachman Bhojwani ...
Australian Indian Man
Ingrid Breitfelder ...
Dancer
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Happy Singh lives in a small village in Punjab. He is always compassionate and helpful, but often ends up causing more damage so much so that the Village Panchayat gets together to reprimand him. When the community gets news that one of their residents, Lakhanpal Singh, is an underworld don in Australia, they decide to delegate someone to counsel him. The villagers chose Happy, so that they can get rid of him. Happy's ticket and other costs are paid for, and the Panchayat even asks a reluctant Rangeela to accompany him. Due to a mix-up, both end up in Egypt, leading to romance in Happy's life when he meets with Sonia, a Criminologist, who would prefer to have criminals killed than reform them. Both friends do find their way to Australia, where they locate Lakhanpal, who humiliates them and asks them to leave. Both befriend a boutique owner and live in her house. When rival goons attack Lakhanpal, Happy rescues him, and gets him hospitalized. Lakhanpal does recover, but is paralyzed. ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Summer 2008: The gang of Punjab arrives with a bang!


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AUD 1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£493,281 (UK) (8 August 2008)
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Trivia

Javed Jaffrey plays a double role and comes a comeback in negative role. See more »

Goofs

puneet was going alone to Egypt then how come he had two tickets that rangeela and happy could take. See more »

Quotes

[Addressing Sonia]
Happy Singh: She has a cute face... but from inside she is a bomb... my friend, she did a blast inside my heart
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Crazy Credits

You see a freeze frame of all the main male characters right after the credit with Akshay Kumar's voice in the background saying 'So this is how they all became Kings'. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Singh Is Bliing (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Bhootni Ke
Written by Mayur Puri
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Daler Mehndi
Courtesy of Junglee Music
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Audience clap when they see the movie ...but they clap their hands over their eyes
30 September 2008 | by (Middle Earth) – See all my reviews

Story/ Screenplay/ Script:: Long story short - its gone to dogs. End result, the movie is "all form - no beer".

This movie is an another example to prove that star-power coupled with marketing can set the cash register on fire (mini-me of Om Shanti Om?). Overseas I am sure, it has raked moolah in loads. Akki proves that he is second to none when it comes to punching above one's weight.

Akki-Katrina:: Undoubtedly, they share a sizzling chemistry.

Om Puri/ Kiron Kher/ Ranvir Shorey:: These names are synonymous with "powerhouse of talent". It would be an "understatement" to mention that they were grossly under-utilised.

Javed Jaffery:: Why Javed why?

Vipul:: You were fantastic as a director in "Namaste London", why on earth did you hand over the reigns?

Anees Bazmi:: Suggest you go back to writing or follow Priyan's footsteps (of remaking South movies viz. "No Entry"). Needless to say, it would be blessing to the audience.


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