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Singh Is King (2008)

Singh Is Kinng (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 8 August 2008 (USA)
A comic caper about Happy Singh, a Punjabi villager who goes through a series of misadventures and eventually becomes the King of the Australian underworld.

Director:

Anees Bazmee

Writers:

Anees Bazmee (writer & dialogue), Vipul Binjola (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Akshay Kumar ... Happy Singh
Katrina Kaif ... Sonia
Om Puri ... Rangeela
Kirron Kher ... Rose Lady / Sonia's mother (as Kiron Kher)
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 Vivica Mitra ... Woman at party - casino - and wedding
Gurpreet Ghuggi ... Manjeet
Satwant Kaur Satwant Kaur ... Lucky's mother

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Storyline

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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Trivia

Singh is kinng is remake of jackie chan s miracle film. 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

Julie: [Addressing to the King]
Julie: Even death is so scared of him... as much as the film industry is scared of piracy
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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

Remake of Pocketful of Miracles (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Jee Karda
(Hyacinth Remix)
Written by Mayur Puri
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Labh Janjua (as Labh Jajua) and Suzanne D'Mello (as Suzi Q)
Courtesy of Junglee Music
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Just a slapstick comedy, Akshay ensures that it doesn’t bore you!
14 August 2008 | by ssvikasSee all my reviews

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia | India

Language:

Hindi | Punjabi

Release Date:

8 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,154,528, 10 August 2008

Gross USA:

$2,159,376

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,169,677
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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