UK, Aug. 09, 2008
Vipul Shah, producer of "Singh Is Kinng" said
that box office collections on the opening day was a "historical
100 per cent" everywhere. "it is the biggest ever opening
for any film so far and has been released in 1800 screens worldwide.
The movie is directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by Vipul Amrutlal
Shah whose film Namastey London had done well in UK last year.
Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif a
Akshay’s fan base in NRI territories UK, Canada and US,
besides India, the movie should certainly set the cash counters
ringing. In Europe, the film will have a wide release in countries
such as The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland,
Belgium and Luxembourg.
The Akki-Katrina Kaif starrer has opened to rave reviews in India,
the UK and even the US. The NRI community also seems to have taken
to the movie as Sing is Kinng opened on the 3rd spot in the UK,
according to the local media.
You can see all shows were jam packed on Friday. The audience
were whistling, hooting and clapping every few minutes. This movie
is a good entertaining movie with good songs with good locations
and shooting. It makes you laughing:
- From the opening scene where a turban clad-bearded Sikh, Happy
Singh (Akshay Kumar) is chasing a hen.
- The song "Bhootni Ke" is also extremely funny.
Non-punjabis may not completely understand the song and punjabi
dialogs but it makes them laugh too. The aim of the director is
to show the pind is all its originality and the happy-go-lucky
and carefree-footloose attitude of Punjabis.
The movie is about Happy Singh (Singh Is Kinng) whos life is
transformed when he leaves his village in Punjab and arrived in
Australia. Happy Singh has gone to Australia to bring back a fellow
villager Lucky Singh, an underworld don. During an accident Lucky
is paralysed and then Happy becomes the new King of the Australian
Underworld. Akshay is Happy Singh, a lovable but bungling village
bumpkin with a heart of gold. Every time he tries to help someone
he ends up creating trouble for others. Finally, sick of his misadventures,
the villagers decide to pack him off to Australia on the pretext
of bringing back Lakhan Singh or Lucky (Sonu Sood) an underworld
don hailed as the King, to meet his ailing parents. Emotional
at heart, Happy agrees to embark the journey with his friend Tony
Singh (Om Puri) for company. True to his bungling nature, Happy
lands up in Egypt instead of Australia, where in keeping with
the Bollywood’s tradition, he gets to meet the ‘girl
of his dreams’ Sonia (Katrina Kaif).
The much hyped album opens with a guest composition by UK based
RDB composed by Calvin Broadus with Surjeet Singh, Manjeet Ral
and Kuljeet Ral. With this track the movie album goes truly international
by rap provided by the international rapper Snoop Dogg. The song
which cost pparently over 1.5 crore omitting the song picturisation
costs, proves vital for connecting with the NRI audience. The
beats , the style and the Hinglish lyrics assures a hit here.
Three are typical, routine, noisy, fast paced, punjabi bhangra,
with rap and pop [Talli Hua---Labh Janjua, Neeraj Sridhar, Bhootni
Ke: Daler Mehndi, Jee karda: Labh Janjua, Suzie Q ]. Two numbers
are hip-hop rap n groove style [Singh is King--Akshay Kumar, RDB,
Snoop Dog, Bas ek kinng: Ashish Pandit, Hard Kaur, Mika Singh],
and one light slow song.