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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 Kinng of the Australian underworld.

Director:

Anees Bazmee

Writers:

Anees Bazmee (writer & dialogue), Vipul Binjola (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 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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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

Karma & Nisha B song "Teri Ore remix" is a cover version of the song "Tere Ore". 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

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Soundtracks

Teri Ore
(Tiger Style Mix)
Written by Mayur Puri
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (as Rahet Fateh Ali Khan) and Shreya Ghoshal
Courtesy of Junglee Music
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Everyone except Akshay disappoints. Nice songs but a complete mess
25 February 2009 | by long-fordSee all my reviews

Akshay Kumar tries his best and occasionally breathes life into 'Singh Is Kinng'. The film is a complete mess. It has such a horrendous beginning that I almost felt I had entered the wrong theater. Akshay then enters and despite the corny jokes, manages to hold our attention. There are some catchy musical numbers. However, the plot is simply too weak and everybody else looks bored. Om Puri and Ranvir Shorey are both VERY disappointing. Katrina Kaif tries to act but doesn't succeed. The ending descends into mawkish melodrama and becomes preachy. The film is best seen at home with ample use of the FF button.

Overall 3/10


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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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Filming Locations:

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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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