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Singh is Kinng, movie review

Lakhan ‘Lucky’ Singh (Sonu Sood) is the ‘King’ of the Australian underworld. He reaches this position after being erroneously jailed for a crime he didn’t commit. Someone hides drugs in Lucky Singh’s bag, and as soon as he reaches Australia, he is caught and jailed. Singh is Kinng movie review

After completing the jail term he takes revenge by killing those involved, and eventually he becomes the king, accompanied by his group – Raftar Singh (Sudhanshu Pandey), Mika (Javed Jaffrey), Guruji (Kamal Chopra), Pankaj Udhas (Yashpal Sharma), Manoj Pawa and Neha Dhupia.

Back in India, in his small village in Punjab there is our Happy Singh (Akshay Kumar), a simpleton, good natured sardar who is always ready to help anyone but ends up in a chaos, resulting in a lot of trouble and destruction.

Even his best friend Rangeela (Om Puri) is disgusted with his misdeeds, more so the village is unable to bear the chaos caused by Happy. They all love him for the fact that he always helps others and is a very kind person. Yet, everyone else would want Happy to be away from the village to save themselves from any more trouble so they decide on a plan to send him to Australia to get Lakhan Singh back to India.

Being Happy’s best friend, Rangeela has to accompany him to go Australia. There is some misunderstanding at the airport, and they end up in Egypt instead of Australia. In Egypt, Happy who is ever willing to help anyone, ends up doing a good deed for Sonia (Katrina Kaif) and falls in love with her.

Having departed his village on a mission, he and Rangeela finally make it to Australia and catch up with Lucky, the most dreaded underworld kingpin. Lucky is changed and has no sentiments, throws him out. So these innocent village simpletons are on the road. Happy is given shelter by the affectionate owner of a flower shop – the Rose Lady (Kirron Kher) whom he treats like his mother.

In a strange turn of events in Singh is Kinng , Lucky the don is saved by Happy, while risking his own life. Due to a freak accident the don is paralyzed and a misunderstanding leads Happy to become the King. The Rose Lady is expecting her daughter who happens to be Sonia along with her boyfriend Puneet (Ranvir Shorey). Sonia is under the impression that her mother is very rich and to fix this temporarily, Happy helps her and tries to set things right. He is stunned to see his Sonia as this lady’s daughter. We then have the action and fun then onwards while Happy Singh turns the Lucky’s gang members to turn into good human beings.

Singh is KinngCinematography is in fact good in this colourful and glossy film. There are some good songs the title song – Singh is King, Teri aur and the one shot in the picturesque Egytian locations. Akshay Kumar is just amazing in the appearance of a Sardar. The hot looking Katrina Kaif is appealing and is good in her expressions and dialogues. Neha Dhupia, though in a short role, is sizzling. Sonu Sood has an expressive presence, while others are just apt in their performances. It is nice to see Javed Jaffrey in this film.

About two-thirds of Singh is Kinng, the movie was shot Gold Coast region and Brisbane in Australia, with active involvement of the Australian production team. There is action, fun and beautiful locales of Egypt and Australia in this entertaining film.

Cast of Singh is Kinng:
Happy Singh – Akshay Kumar
Sonia – Katrina Kaif
Rangeela – Om Puri
Rose Lady / Sonia’s mother – Kiron Kher
Puneet – Ranvir Shorey
Mika / Puneet’s father – Javed Jaffrey
Julie – Neha Dhupia
Pankaj Udaas – Yashpal Sharma
Dilbag Singh – Manoj Pahwa
Guruji Gurbaksh Singh – Kamal Chopra
Raftaar – Sudhanshu Pandey
Lucky Singh – Sonu Sood
Ingrid Breitfelder
Scott Brewer
Snoop Dogg
Avelino ‘El Rico’ Lescot
Brad McMurray
Chayan Sarkar
Tara Jade Ross

CREDITS of Singh is Kinng:
Banner: Studio 18 & Blockbuster Movie Entertainers
Producer – Vipul Amrutlal Shah
Directed by Anees Bazmee
Writers – Anees Bazmee, Suresh Nair
Executive Producer – Aashin A. Shah
Line Producer – David Redman
Original Music – Pritam Chakraborty
Cinematography – Sanjay F. Gupta, Ben Nott
Film Editing – Amitabh Shukla
Casting by Ben Parkinson
Production Design – Stewart Burnside
Art Direction – Adam Head
Set Decoration by Matthew Putland
Production Managers – Sanjay Bali, Damian Eggins, Sheila Lind

Other Crew of Singh is Kinng :
Second Unit Directors – Danny Baldwin, Megha Bali, Michael Bate, Rachael O’Brien, Wade Savage
Art Department – Matthew Putland, Chris Harris, Simon Gill
Sound Re-recording mixer – Leslie Fernandes
Sound Designers – Parikshit Lalwani, Kunal Mehta, Shaikh Rajjak, Haroon Sheikh
Special Effects by Steve Courtney
Stunts Team – Lee O’Shaughnessy
Visual Effects by Rajiv Raghunathan, Muthu Stalin
Stunts Co- coordinators – Danny Baldwin, Sue Baldwin
Camera and Electrical Department
Umashankar Yadav, Ian ‘Thistle’ Thorburn, Ivan Valjan, Polly Harrison, Moshin Daudbhai, Joseph D’Souza, Mashood Naderi
Song Programming Arranger – Sandeep Shirodkar
Production / Direction
Location Manager – Tony Clarke
Production Assistant – Anil Ghodeshwar
Assistants – Nath Hira, Renee Hoare, Das Kamal, Ella Lehaf, Prakash Mahto, Kristijana Maric, Dave Mason, Bhanu Bhakta Parajuli, Pravin Parmar, Yam Prasad Pathhak, Chris Sheen, Rakesh Shrivastav, Alexandra Tucker, Rishi Virmani, Callum Webster
Makeup Department
Margaret Stevenson, Stacey Ponting, Paige Badenoch, Simon Joseph, Maree McDonald, Anita Morgan
Singh is Kinng, movie review