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Singh Is Kinng (2008)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  8 August 2008 (USA)
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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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Credited cast:
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Sonia
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Rangeela
Kiron Kher ...
Rose Lady / Sonia's mother
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Puneet
Javed Jaffrey ...
Mika / Puneet's father
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Julie
Yashpal Sharma ...
Pankaj Udhas
Manoj Pahwa ...
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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8 August 2008 (USA)  »

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S.I.K.  »

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Budget:

AUD 1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£493,281 (UK) (8 August 2008)

Gross:

£1,181,227 (UK) (22 August 2008)
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Trivia

Dino Morea was the original choice for Sonu Sood role. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Happy Singh: You know Punjabi's in the house, so watch yourself!
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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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Soundtracks

Teri Ore
(Tiger Style Mix)
Written by Mayur Puri
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (as Rahet Fateh Ali Khan) and Shreya Ghoshal
Courtesy of Junglee Music
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A worth watch comic movie.
11 October 2009 | by (Kerala, India) – See all my reviews

Singh is king didn't seem worthy to be a box office hit when we see the movie from here and there. But if we see it for the second time from the very beginning till the end we may like it. It has nothing special in it but it can be called an entertainer.

Happy Singh(Akshay Kumar) becomes a big headache to his villagers and they wanted him out. He tries to help but he ends up breaking a television or a pile of pots. The villagers along with Happy's friend turned enemy Rangeela(Om Puri) plans to send Happy to Australia to bring back Lucky(Sonu Sood) who may or may not come. That will keep him out of the village for some time. Happy is good at heart and he gets the chance to reveal it when he becomes 'the king of the underworld' through luck. At the same time he meets the love of his life Sonia(Katrina Kaif) by chance. What he does after he becomes the king and the changes he bring forms the rest of the plot.

The movie is good if we see it as an entertainer. It is funny and humorous. Akshay Kumar was good. Katrina Kaif was okay. She had no big flaws in her part. Her dance is very good. Neha Dhupia was very good and suited her role so did Sonu Sood, Kirron Kher and others. Songs are excellent. Pritam's music direction with the punjabi touch is exemplary. Jee karda and teri ore are the best songs.

Definitely worth a look. 7/10


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