Review: Singh Is Kinng (2008)

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Director: Anees Bazmee

Producer: Vipul Shah

Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Neha Dhupia, Javed Jaffrey, Ranvir Shorey, Om Puri, Sonu Sood, Kirron Kher

Rating: ***

The much awaited comedy flick of 2008, Sing Is Kinng has got all the ingredients needed to make a good masala film. It has the maximum dose of laughter with a mixture of drama and emotions which will definitely keep you glued to the silver screen. But like most of Bollywood’s comedy movies, you would have to leave your brains behind before you occupy your seat in a theatre and one is sure to have a satisfactory smile, once he or she vacant the seat and step out of the theatre. The only loophole in this otherwise master piece is its second half. Where the first half of the film is extremely entertaining, one expects an even better second but unfortunately, it pales in comparison.

The movie begins with normal irritating Happy Singh (Akshay Kumar) who always tries to be a helping hand but ends up being a nuisance to everybody and then a King. Happy is asked to leave his village as the villagers gets fed up of his magnanimity which results in number of hilariously disastrous situation. Happy even drags his good friend Rangeela (Om Puri) to accompany him in his unknown journey, once out of the village.

Lakhan Singh aka Lucky (Sonu Sood) is the King of the Australian underworld who is accompanied by his associates Javed Jaffrey, Neha Dhupia, Manoj Pahwa, Yashpal Sharma, Kamal Chopra and Sudhanshu Pandey.

Happy’s journey which starts from a small village in Punjab travels around Egypt to Australia and it is during this journey when he coincidently meets his lady love Sonia (Katrina Kaif). He also finds warmth and affection in an elderly lady (Kirron Kher) in his journey to become King.

As expected, Akshay has given some mind-blowing action sequences. Also once again Akki has proved that with time, he has really excelled in his comic timing. Movie takes cinematic liberties but the strong points are some of the situational comedy and some witty dialogues. Om Puri is brilliant and his chemistry with Akshay Kumar is one of the strong reasons to watch the movie. Sonu Sood too has performed well. Neha Dhupia undoubtedly looks hot and has done a decent job. Javed Jaffrey is funny and succeeds in touching the laughter bones of the viewers. There’s no need to say that versatile Kirron Kher has again done justice with her character. Ravir Shourey’s acting talent has been wasted in the film.

Aneez Bazmee has successfully penned down yet another comedy flick but at the same time he disappoints with his direction. He looks confused and has ended up giving a pretty lame climax which lacks the required punch. Ben Nott and Sanjay Gupta’s cinematography is excellent.

The music of the film is already a hit with Pritam delivering some good numbers like Bootni Ke, Jee Karda and Teri Ore. Even the title song of the film is very catchy.

In the end, we would like to advice the die hard fans of Akki, who enjoyed watching his last years releases like Welcome and Heyy Babyy, to rush to their nearest cinema halls and enjoy the flick. Singh Is Kinng is surely going to rule the hearts of the aam janta whose verdict matters the most when it comes to the box-office results.

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