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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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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
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Australian Indian Man
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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

The spelling of the word "king" in the film's title with an additional letter "n" was based on advice provided by a numerologist. 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

[to Mika]
Happy Singh: The real king is one who... doesn't fight for himself but for others
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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 »

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Referenced in Singh Is Bliing (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Bhootni Ke
(Remix)
Written by Mayur Puri
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Mika Singh
Courtesy of Junglee Music
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A heartbreakingly great movie
22 April 2010 | by (Archangel, Russia) – See all my reviews

Yes, it's that good. Behind the flashy slick visuals a story of big heart and adventurous love unfolds. A story that changes everybody engaged. Changes for the better.

Like the other Indian comedy, which I witnessed not so long ago ("Money Hai"), this one is marvellous. It starts with crazy atmosphere (some serious gangsters are having a party and during their funny talks a tough and very lively hit-man jumps out of the big cake and starts shooting in all directions) that never stops… It's got so many hysterically funny scenes and innuendoes that no contemporary Hollywood comedy can beat it (at least from what I've seen). Like the one where a gangster puts on a triple mask and each mask gets a punch during a funny "karate" brawl scene… You can easily enjoy it all together with your whole family - no one will be offended (a rare feature these days).

It's very recommended if you enjoy good bright and clever modern comedies. It has more moral lessons than any drama I've seen in years, if you can notice them (I'll not spoil it by pointing them out here).

This is a 10 out of 10 - big respect to India. Thank you for attention.


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