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Release Date:
8 August 2008 (USA) See more »
Summer 2008: The gang of Punjab arrives with a bang!
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Akki Singh is the real King! See more (60 total) »


  (in credits order)

Akshay Kumar ... Happy Singh

Katrina Kaif ... Sonia

Om Puri ... Rangeela

Kiron Kher ... Rose Lady / Sonia's mother

Ranvir Shorey ... Puneet

Javed Jaffrey ... Mika / Puneet's father

Neha Dhupia ... Julie

Yashpal Sharma ... Pankaj Udhas

Manoj Pahwa ... Dilbagh Singh
Kamal Chopra ... Gurbaksh 'Guruji' Singh
Sudhanshu Pandey ... Raftaar

Sonu Sood ... Lakhanpal 'Lucky' Singh
Vivica Mitra ... Woman at party - casino - and wedding
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lachman Bhojwani ... Australian Indian Man
Ingrid Breitfelder ... Dancer

Scott Brewer ... Gangsta
Joel Amos Byrnes ... Chef
Sanchita Choudhary ... Tanya

Gurpreet Ghuggi
Alain Grootaers ... Hotel porter
Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot ... Moku Biker (as Rico Rameka Lescot)

Brad McMurray ... Gangsta

Chayan Sarkar ... Man at Airport
Aashin A. Shah ... Indian in Gold Coast

Snoop Dogg

Steven Spiel ... Feature DJ
Alisi Styles ... Show Singer

Vernon Willemse ... Thug

Préity Üupala ... Puja (2008)
Sacha Bodell ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Paul Geoghegan ... Bartender (uncredited)
Tara Jade Ross ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Anees Bazmee 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anees Bazmee  writer & dialogue
Vipul Binjola  dialogue
Suresh Nair  written by
Rishi Virmani  dialogue (as R. Virmani)

Produced by
Arun Lamba .... executive producer
Bimal Oberoi .... executive producer
David Redman .... line producer
Aashin A. Shah .... executive producer (as A. Shah Aashin)
Vipul Amrutlal Shah .... producer
Original Music by
Pritam Chakraborty 
Cinematography by
Sanjay F. Gupta 
Ben Nott 
Film Editing by
Prashant Singh Rathore 
Amitabh Shukla 
Casting by
Ben Parkinson 
Production Design by
Stewart Burnside 
Art Direction by
Adam Head 
Set Decoration by
Matthew Putland 
Costume Design by
Shaahid Amir (Shaahid Amir)
Makeup Department
Paige Badenoch .... additional makeup artist
Simon Joseph .... makeup artist
Maree McDonald .... makeup artist
Anita Morgan .... makeup artist
Stacey Ponting .... assistant makeup artist
Margaret Stevenson .... makeup department head
Production Management
Sanjay Bali .... head of production
Damian Eggins .... unit manager
Sheila Lind .... production manager
Parimal Shah .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Danny Baldwin .... second unit director
Megha Bali .... trainee assistant director
Michael Bate .... third assistant director
Jasvinder Bittu .... first assistant director
Sanziiv Chauhan .... assistant director
Peter McLennan .... first assistant director: second unit
Rachael O'Brien .... second assistant director (as Rachael Bagley)
Wade Savage .... first assistant director
Sameer Siddiqui .... assistant director
Franz Spilhaus .... second unit director
Timothy Wood .... additional assistant director
Art Department
John Andersen .... stand-by props (as John Anderson)
Liv Ask .... art intern
Gillian Butler .... set dresser buyer
Daniel Cairns .... assistant stand-by props
Wayne Diskin .... carpenter
Doug Franks .... props master
Simon Gill .... art department assistant
Chris Harris .... art department assistant
Tricia McInally .... art department coordinator
Matthew Putland .... key set decorator
Steve Taylor .... prop vehicles
Sound Department
Tyler Claridge .... adr recordist
Leslie Fernandes .... re-recording mixer
Javed Khan .... sound effects editor
Parikshit Lalwani .... sound designer
Kunal Mehta .... sound
Umesh Patel .... dialogue editor
Dhrubajyoti Phukan .... supervising mix editor
Shaikh Rajjak .... sound
Koteswara Rao S.V. .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Haroon Sheikh .... sound
Special Effects by
Steve Courtney .... special effects supervisor
Lee O'Shaughnessy .... stunt team
Julian Summers .... armourer
Julian Summers .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Manoj Gohil .... compositor
Ken Metzker .... supervising digital intermediate colorist
Achal Muchhala .... digital compositor: Reliance MediaWorks Ltd.
Rajiv Raghunathan .... digital intermediate production head
Rajiv Raghunathan .... visual effects production head
Rajeev Rajasekharan .... senior visual effects artist
Rajashekharan Rajeev .... visual effects artist
Shubham Singh Rathore .... compositor
Ravichandran .... senior compositor
Muthu Stalin .... compositor
Cameron Ambridge .... stunts
George Bailey .... lead stunt double
Brittany Baldwin .... stunt performer
Danny Baldwin .... stunt coordinator
Sue Baldwin .... stunt department coordinator
Julian Borbidge .... stunt rigger
Scott Brewer .... stunt performer
Bradd Buckley .... stunt performer
Lou Cifuentes .... safety supervisor
Norman Copeman .... stunt rigger
Stephen Daddow .... stunt double
Haydn Dalton .... stunt performer
Clint Dodd .... assistant stunt coordinator
Scotty Gregory .... stunt performer
Pete Hill .... stunts
Russell Ingram .... stunt performer
Bret Kennedy .... stunt performer
Alex Kuzelicki .... stunt performer: boat henchman
Brad McMurray .... stunts
Abbas Ali Moghul .... action director
Gulliver Page .... stunt performer
Rene Perrin .... utility stunts
John Reynolds .... stunt performer
Sean Rigby .... water safety coordinator
Nicholas Schodel .... stunt performer
Franz Spilhaus .... stunt action director
Franz Spilhaus .... stunt coordinator
Annette Van Moorsel .... stunt driver
Karl Van Moorsel .... stunt player
Mick Van Moorsel .... stunt driver
Darryl Young .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Cameron Brown .... electrician
Joseph D'Souza .... still photographer
Moshin Daudbhai .... assistant Steadicam
Tristan Davies .... second assistant camera
Jo Erskine .... focus puller
Steve Gordon .... electrician
Billy Harmer .... best boy grip
Chris Healy .... first assistant camera
Bapi Jana Amullo Jana .... electrician
Luke Jeffery .... second assistant camera
Steven Magrath .... second assistant camera
Mashood Naderi .... video split
Mick O'Brien .... senior lighting technician
Tony O'Loughlan .... camera operator
Thakur Jogindra Parsadi .... electrician
Polly Pierce .... additional second assistant camera (as Polly Harrison)
Patrice Roblin .... gaffer
Ricky Schamburg .... camera operator
Ricky Schamburg .... focus puller
Michael Smith .... key grip
Ian 'Thistle' Thorburn .... camera operator
Ivan Valjan .... grip
Umashankar Yadav .... Steadicam operator
Luis Bran .... truck loader (uncredited)
Casting Department
Bud Hopes .... extras casting director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alex Barton .... costume supervisor
Adam Dalli .... costume assistant
Kuttap Padmanabhan .... dressman
Ganesh Patel .... dressman
Stephanie Schubert .... costume assistant
Tanya Woelfle .... stand-by wardrobe
Editorial Department
Ken Metzker .... supervising digital intermediate colorist
Location Management
Tony Clarke .... location manager
Renee Hoare .... location assistant
Music Department
Pallikonda Adrushta Deepak .... score engineer & mixer (as Deepak P.A.)
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan .... playback singer
John Stewart Eduri .... composer: additional music
Shreya Ghoshal .... playback singer
Labh Janjua .... playback singer
Akshay Kumar .... playback singer
Daler Mehndi .... playback singer
Manj Musik .... playback singer
Ashiesh Pandit .... playback singer
Dhrubajyoti Phukan .... music producer/programmer
Sandeep Shirodkar .... song programming arranger
Neeraj Shridhar .... playback singer
Mika Singh .... playback singer
Snoop Dogg .... playback singer
Transportation Department
Allan Butler .... driver
Aaron Kybartas .... driver
Maegan Freyja Mason .... driver
Cass Corinna Spooner .... driver
Alister Ward .... transportation captain
Other crew
Steve Courtney .... armoury supervisor
Nazifa Duranovic .... caterers
Bronwyn Feachnie .... caterers
Ulla Fieguth .... unit nurse
Anil Ghodeshwar .... production assistant
Aman Gill .... head of domestic distribution
Nath Hira .... unit assistant
Das Kamal .... unit assistant
Ella Lehaf .... production coordinator
Prakash Mahto .... unit assistant
Kris Maric .... production accountant (as Kristijana Maric)
Anthony Marriott .... second assistant accountant
Dave Mason .... unit assistant
Bhanu Bhakta Parajuli .... production assistant
Pravin Parmar .... production assistant
Yam Prasad Pathhak .... unit assistant
Chris Sheen .... unit assistant
Rakesh Shrivastav .... assistant to director
Alexandra Tucker .... production coordinator
Ranju Varghese .... choreographer: assistant
Rishi Virmani .... assistant to director
Callum Webster .... production runner
Tara Jade Ross .... stand-in: Katrina Kaif (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"S.I.K." - India (English title) (promotional abbreviation)
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USA:135 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) (certificate #2000075952) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Ireland:PG | New Zealand:PG | Singapore:PG | UK:PG
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Javed Jaffrey plays a double role and comes a comeback in negative role.See more »
Factual errors: puneet was going alone to Egypt then how come he had two tickets that rangeela and happy could take.See more »
Lakhanpal 'Lucky' Singh:[to his team]
Lakhanpal 'Lucky' Singh:People who do big things... only they becomes famous
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Singh Is Bliing (2015)See more »
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20 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Akki Singh is the real King!, 21 September 2008
Author: himaank from India

'Balle balle te shava shava!' 'Oye! Chak De Phatte!' This is what you will hear loud and clear while watching this movie through out. 'Singh is Kinng' is a true example of how you package the ordinary idea with loads of no-logic but damn funny humor, jazzed up with some peppy nos, put a big tag of superstar and wrap it up with oodles of hype. This movie has created history in breaking all time box office records specially. The mass hysteria of Akshay Kumar is unstoppable. He is the next big thing and currently, Indian movie industry is betting more than Rs 150 crores on him.

The story of 'Singh is Kinng' is simple. Akki is a panic button for his village. People are so bugged with his non-sense that they decided to send him out of the village. They some how emotionally convinced him to go abroad and bring back another son of soil who is now an underworld don. Om Puri also got tagged along with Akki in this journey. In between, he meets his love interest Katrina and what follows is a no sense roller coaster ride where not only he has to bring the village son back to his roots but also, win his girl's heart.

It might sound nothing great then how come its such a big hit breaking all overseas records? The answer lies in two powerful words- Akki and the music. Akki aka Akhay Kumar is the current king of Bollywood. He is power packed and Singh is Kinng is a true example to prove it. He'd hold the front all alone with his witty performance. Katrina too has her moments but just moments. Kiran Kher is a sheer waste of talent. Om Puri is just fine and Ranvir Shorey is something i don't even want to talk about it. What a waste of talent. Javed Jaffery is funny and played an interesting character. This movie is not focused on building characters because it can only happen with a good script. But here it's not about script but Akki and only Akki.

Music is really nice and has lots of variety. Pritam has done it again and has given another super hit soundtrack. 'Teri Or' is a surprise delight with beautiful vocals, music and video. The reason why I like this song is not just the melody but an add on of some Rajasthani folk song playing in the background. Another interesting song is 'Jee Karda'. Solid Punjabi beats forcing you to break free and just dance. It's extremely catchy. The title track could've been better if they've got some other singer than Mika. He did a horrible job. Snoop Dogg did his first act in Bollywood singing the remix version of title song which is way better than the original. Another very interesting song is 'Bhutani Ke' which is very funny. It's a leg pulling song for the groom at his marriage. I can imagine this song getting played at every marriage and grooms just getting embarrassed.

It's an interesting movie and I advise every one to go with their group of friends and you'll be coming out laughing from the movie halls. Akshay has reached a status where he should take movies where he gets a support from a good script and some less silly things to be seen in the movie. Apart from this, i don't thing any other reason why you should not and go watch this full time pass movie.

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