Monday, August 11, 2008

‘Singh is Kinng’: A ‘royal’ treat

-By Swetha Amit
Finally the long wait is over. And this doesn’t refer to the film to complete its three hour duration. In fact Anees Bazmee’s Singh is Kinng, the most awaited commercial release of the year certainly looks to live up to a ‘hysterical’ hype. Considering the plight of the earlier blockbusters which failed to set the cash registers jingling this year, it is indeed a pleasant surprise to see a streak of positivism in the latest.

Numerous flicks portray the theme of a lad from small town entering into the big bad world like a little bird which is opening out its wings to begin its first flight. Yet this one is unique with its ingredients of that of a ‘Khichdi’ only this time with a different aroma or rather aromas. A treat from the serious cinemas being portrayed off late, Singh is Kinng proves to be that break which falls under the ‘wholesome’ entertainer category.

This is a story of a boy from a village of interior Punjab. Yet his background and upbringing doesn’t deter him from displaying a large heart with even generous attitude that manages to ultimately win over the dark world of crime.

Happy Singh (Akshay Kumar), true to his name is a happy go lucky chap who manages to exasperate everyone with his impish antics. Tired of his non stop clowning, the villagers decide to send him on a mission to bring back one of their residents Lucky Singh (Sonu Sood) who resides abroad. Vowing to make his residents proud, Happy sets off with his village counterpart Rangeela (Om Puri) along with a contagious positive stance.

The rest of the narrative depicts Happy’s tryst with foreign soil, romance with Sophia (Katrina Kaif), the underworld gang which Lucky as formed comprising of Mika (Javed Jaffery), Raftaar (Sudhanshu Pandey), Udhas (Yashpal Sharma), Guruji (Kamal Chopra) and Julie (Neha Dhupia), a minor accident leading to Happy becoming the King temporarily and a change that affects everyone in a positive manner.

The film solely belongs to Akshay Kumar who plays a true blue Punjabi to perfection. His dialogue delivery in Punjabi is a delight to his fans along with his comic timing which has won him a million fans all over. The characters contagious gimmicks are supported by his Supporting cast who play their part with utmost conviction. Javed Jaffery especially sends peals of laughter with his solemn expression and hearing aid. Katrina Kaif doesn’t have much to do except look pretty. Kirron Kher, Sonu Sood and Om Puri stand out in their unique manner.

Music composed by Pritam is lively with the title track being among the current chartbusters. The film is knotted well with due credit going to the direction by Anees Bazmee.

It is to be duly noted that one compulsorily needs to leave their cerebration mode behind safely and avoid contemplating for any thing close to logic. The theme of the flavor is that of a laugh riot and circus tactics meant for nothing but a roar of appreciative laughter. Considering the latest occurrence of the not so pleasant events and the accompaniment of the grave tensions, Singh is Kinng is what was needed to tickle the funny bones of the viewers acting nevertheless as a stress buster. This is probably why it showcases its stance to be a ‘royal’ treat and eventually takes over the audience mind after slipping in the initial parts. Just like the first scene where the protagonist is seen chasing the hen only to find it clinging on its back.

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Blogger Ayesha Parveen said...

good review again. in particular, i like the expression "avoid contemplating for anything close to logic".if you can make time, please visit my blog and leave comments. thanks.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

Thanks Ayesha!!! Will definitely visit your blog.

10:53 PM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

Comments on MSN:

KParthasarathi - Delhi on 8/11/2008 1:57:56 PM
As is her wont,the author has given a brilliant review.It would be worthwhile to read her review before deciding to go to the film

11:31 PM  

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