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20 out of 31 people found the following review useful:

Akki Singh is the real King!

Author: himaank from India
21 September 2008

'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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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful:

Just a slapstick comedy, Akshay ensures that it doesn’t bore you!

Author: Vikas SS from Mumbai, India
14 August 2008

Akshay Kumar has steadily established himself well as a bankable comedy star. Most of his recent movies; be it Welcome, Bhool Bhulaiyaa or its likes have less to with brains and more with goofy stuff. Not to say that I’m against no-brainers; note, flicks like these are tailor made for box-office performance! Who, except for hapless multiplex audience paying 200 bucks to watch it, would really care whether it makes sane sense!

Singh is King is one such movie off the comic assembly line! Akshay plays his usual Machismo, this time a Punjabi Munda, Happy Singh. The villagers love his innocence but are irritated by the damage he causes uncannily. Soon, they find a pretext to get him out of the village, to bring back a crime boss ‘King’ Lucky Singh (Sonu Sood) who the villagers feel has tarnished the repute of their village and their ethnic group.

A comedy of errors lands Happy and his buddy (Om Puri) in Egypt instead of Australia, where he bumps into a damsel Sonia (Katrina Kaif) and is instantly smitten. The story moves to Australia where the duo discover that the ‘King’ is in no mood to return to his village. A series of events leads to the king getting injured and going into Coma. As he passes out, he points at Happy. The gang takes it that Lucky has chosen his successor.

Just as happy sets out to do good to a world of evil Lucky controlled, Sonia returns engaged, our hero is heartbroken. But he’s still at his comic best with full scale Sardar bravado! Then, there are the usual dream sequences, bhangda dance numbers and goofy humor that may hardly tickle you. But, what does this movie have that makes it tick? Akshay! As much as you find the script stupid, you’ll adore Happy Singh!

Although this flick is one of those run of the mill movies which you may never remember later, you may still find it worthwhile to watch it on cheap tickets. Reasons, the lead star rocks, the dance number Jee Karda in Egypt is neat. Katrina is the usual eye candy. As for the rest, Javed Jaffery, Kirron Kher, Om Puri, Neha Dhupia and Ranvir Shorey are nothing awesome, but they don’t bore you. My bet, try it out, albeit with low expectations!

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Stupid Entertainer

Author: Ganesh Salian from Bahrain
5 April 2011

Singh is Kinng,directed by Anees Bazmee has no story basically.But this one could be called a Kinng sized entertainer. It offers loads of big laughs,some action sequences,a little drama and lots of romance and last but not the least it has the biggest entertainer of Bollywood-Akshay Kumar. Direction by Anees Bazmee is excellent. The music is chart buster with all songs topping. The Cinematagropher has done a excellent job.The scenic beauty of Australia has been captured very well. Special mention to the dialogs writer who does an amazing job. Performance wise-Akshay Kumar is the Daddy of Entertainment.He simply rocks!Katrina Kaif adds glamor value to the film.Om Puri and Kirron Kher are superb in their respective roles.Sonu Sood is very good.Neha Dhupia looks gorgeous.Javed Jaffery is excellent.Ranvir Shorey is okay in a brief role.Yashpal Sharma,Sudhanshu Pandey,Kamal Chopra and Manoj Pahwa are good.

Overall Singh is Kinng is an entertainer.

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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful:

Same old anees bazmee entertainer with a sikh twist....

Author: pushpargha from India
16 August 2008

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A typical anees bazmee film, nothing special, yeah entertaining but still you can make out the touches of welcome and no entry when it comes to the comedy and entertainment. Good entertainment for the typical Indian b-grade comedy lovers.Watch it for time pass..Nothing extraordinary.Akshay Kumar again seen in a comedy film has done well but he is kind of getting stereotypic.Om Puri did well but then again the story line doesn't contain anything unpredictable with the same romantic and action sequences mixed and the same old happy ending with akshay and katrina finally meeting each other. Katrina is nothing but an extra addition to the movie.All in all, Not very special...I will only recommend it for good time pass but nothing more than that.

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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

A heartbreakingly great movie

Author: Andrei Pavlov from Archangel, Russia
22 April 2010

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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Singh is Kinng- packed with lots of Masala-- Maharishi Verma

Author: Maharishi verma from India
16 May 2016

SK is has all ingredients which are necessary to hold the interest of the viewers. Some funny one liners, good music and a little amount of romance ,if you have all of these then you will sure that you have a successful potboiler in your hands. Singh is Kinng is not a great film but it's a movie which you can enjoy with your family and friends and believe me it does not disappoint you. Now, SK is the story of Happy Singh who is good for nothing. So the citizens of his village sent him to Australia to convince Lucky (Don) to return his home as his parents are counting their last days.But, circumstances force him to take the place of Lucky and he become king himself.Performance wise Akshay Kumar has given his best , Javed Jaffry and Yashpal Sharma have supported well. Katrina does what she do best ,looking good. Anees Bazmee's direction is good because he does not let down the viewer's interest.Story is unoriginal but convincing.The music is nice almost all songs are good.So, all in all SK is a light-hearted comedy film which can be enjoyed by every kind of viewers because as Akshay Kumar said in this film-- Main toh sach bolta hoon accha apne aap lag jaata hai.

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Bad Movie

Author: kokovyas from United States
13 April 2016

Before the movie started one could feel the excitement in the hall with all the whistles, shouting and claps. But all went calm slowly and no one was excited enough as the last credits were rolling. There were mammoth expectations from Akshay Kumar in the role of a Sikh and coming up with a solid title "Singh is King" raised those expectations to the highest level. But sadly the film fails to satisfy even half of what was expected.

The film starts promisingly with some village sequences and then the story takes a similar turn like in "Jo Bole So Nihaal". Here also a villager is sent to a foreign country to bring back his fellow villager, who is now the DON of that country. Last time we saw Sunny Deol going abroad to bring back a criminal, but this time Akshay has an associate Om Puri who goes along with him.

The story proceeds introducing some funny associates of the don who fail to raise enough laughter, a lady selling flowers, her daughter and her fiancé. Since the original don gets paralyzed, Akshay has to take over as the don and then he goes on to transform hearts. That's the storyline of the movie.

It commences with Akshay & Ompuri, boarding on to a wrong flight and they land in Egypt instead of Australia (Quite a new thought). The writer takes them there only to meet Katrina and sing songs and then they get back to Australia where the Don plot comes in. The question arises what this storyline has to do with the title "Singh is King" and a Sikh hero. It simply shows that the Sikh element was roped in to cash on to the Punjabi people (not only Sikhs) living all over the globe. The first half of the movie does has its moments but not in the required quantity. The second half dips down with unwanted love triangle plot and the viewer is left asking for more.

It can be noticed that there are two get ups of Akshay as a Sikh in the movie. One is in the Green turban in the opening where he is looking like a proper Sikh and the second is after this sequence (for rest of the movie), where he is not wearing a proper turban, has a french cut beard and is looking more like a magician. It looks like there was no knowledgeable Sikh person to guide them when they were shooting abroad. And when they understood the mistake they did some reshooting again for the opening sequence of the movie. Intelligently the promos also feature Akshay in the proper get up only which was rightly done by the team.

Performance wise Akshay is fine as a villager and the don. He starts the movie with his perfect comedy but loses the track in the later reels. He has very few funny lines to say & for that the script writer and the director has to be blamed severely. You will miss the famous Akshay Kumar laughter in the movie which can be found nowhere. Katrina looks ravishing but hasn't got much to do. Ranvir Shorey is completely miscast and wasted as the loser fiancé. Ompuri and Kiron Kher are OK. Interestingly there are a large number of talented people who are simply wasted in the movie like Neha Dhupia, Javed Jaffery, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Khayali and Sonu Sood. All these names are capable of adding more colours to the movie, specially the comedians but they were not given any chance.

Musically, it has few good numbers which are already a hit. But some unwanted songs are also there like "Bhootni Ke". Surprisingly Daler Mehndi's voice in this track was missing in the movie. Preetam always manages to give few hits in all his scores, which is good for him but may be not for the movie this time.

The director, Aneez Bazmee seems to be missing the train this time. It looks like he was in so much hurry to make this film that he forgot to work on the script and on the entertainment quotient. This time, his direction lacks the perfect comic timing which we have seen in his last few ventures. May be he relied too much on the crowd pulling power of Akshay Kumar and on the solid strong title.

In the end I would like to say that I was feeling completely unsatisfied after watching the movie as it had a misleading title which had nothing to do with the film. Moreover it failed to entertain as per the huge expectations. But the film will definitely get a huge opening that's for sure. And I will also not be surprised if the film is declared a hit because we have seen some mediocre films working in the past too.

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Good Movie and A wee bit of improvements

Author: chiyoungt from Philippines
8 June 2015

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Firstly I would like to say that this movie is really good and it shows so much values and morals from a change of heart movie. The character himself has made values of being a good person and a role model to the Mafia making this a change-the-error-of-his/hers-ways movie.

However I would love to correct something from the movie itself, the guy that Sonia's supposedly marrying is actually the original bad guy and Mika shouldn't be the bad guy since he's most of the time in a minor role but speaking of Mika I got kind of confuse by the characters dual role because I don't know which is the bad guy or who so I don't know who it is. Why is Sonia's supposedly husband should be the bad guy is because he shows himself as a mean streak to the other characters so he needs more screen time. The movie has somewhat an unimportant characters such as the other Mika and the Townspeople.

It would have been better if Happy Singh could have fight for his love interest Sonia and the guy could have got both motives to be king and have Sonia to make the movie even interesting to watch. There should be only one Mika for this movie which is the blind one who is more of the allies of Happy while Lucky is paralyze.

Overall its good since values were being taught but the only thing it lacks is interest that will make audience have greater interest in the movie itself

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Alain Grootaers playing the role of his life

Author: Koen Strobbe from Belgium
10 February 2013

The wait for this highly entertaining comedy masala flick is finally over. And does the film live up to the hype and expectations it created? You bet, it does; Singh Is Kinng has all the ingredients which make it a great entertainer: generous dose of laughter; drama; emotions and of course two hot heroines. All these will surely keep you glued to the silver screen. The medium paced film starts off the usual way. Our hero, Happy Singh (Akshay Kumar) is a simpleton who wants to help people but somehow ends up creating problems than helping. His attempts to help which turn into disasters are portrayed in a sublime manner which will leave you laughing out of your seat. The people of the village get frustrated with his antics and ask him to leave. Left with no alternative Happy and his best friend Rangeela (Om Puri) set out on an aimless sojourn.

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7 out of 14 people found the following review useful:

Audience clap when they see the movie ...but they clap their hands over their eyes

Author: Avinash Patalay from Middle Earth
30 September 2008

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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