Singh is Kinng Theatrical Trailer and Story Preview— Routine Brainless Comic-Action Fare

The new theatrical trailer (2 mins +) of Singh is Kinng (SiK) has made it on to the web. A couple of days prior to its release Taran Adarsh, from indiafm.com, was raving about it;. That got my expectations up. The music has released and the makers claim the audio sales is a creating a sensation. In my opinion the music is the same old beat-rap-bhangra-hip-hop mix with no memorable tune worth a mention. Regardless, the movie is creating a lot of buzz and I expected a lot from the trailer. In fact, the trailer does a great job of telling us what the movie is about, but the trailer and the fare it promises seems to be routine.

Many days back, I read (a rather detailed) synopsis of the film on Smashits.com and was wondering if the story is really true. Then when the trailer came, it matched quite well. I am quoting below from Smashits.com and this synopsis is more detailed than the trailer. here goes…

Singh Is Kinng, the most keenly awaited romantic comedy of 2008, revolves around a gang of crooks transformed by a good man and his selfless love for a pretty girl Lakhan Singh aka Lucky (Sonu Sood) is the ‘king’ of the Australian underworld accompanied by his associates (played by Javed Jaffrey, Neha Dhupia, Manoj Pahwa, Yashpal Sharma, Kamal Chopra and Sudhanshu Pande.) Far away, in a small village in Punjab, where Lucky was born, there exists someone more notorious than him Happy Singh (Akshay Kumar). The village is fed up of his magnanimity, which has resulted in a number of hilariously disastrous situations. Out of desperation, they decide to send him on a long trip (that will keep him out of the village for a while!) to bring Lucky back to Punjab, as his despicable deeds were maligning their image in Australia. The happy-go-lucky bumpkin, taking his mission a bit too seriously, embarks on his journey accompanied by his friend, Tony Singh (Om Puri), who hates Happy for dragging him into it. The high point of his journey is his chance meeting with Sonia (Katrina Kaif) with whom he falls in love, but upon reaching his destination, things take a precarious turn as he runs into a series of comic misadventures, leaving him penniless. He is fortunate to find warmth and affection in an elderly lady (Kirron Kher) who helps him meet Lucky. In a strange turn of events, an attempt on Lucky?s life is foiled by a well-intentioned Happy who fights off the attackers by risking his own life. Following the hilarious altercation, Lucky lands up in hospital paralyzed, and Happy, unexpectedly, finds the tables turned on him when he is expected to assume the role of the new ?kinng?! The series of chaos, shocks and comic misunderstandings that ensue eventually result in redemption and an accidental wedding!

From what the trailer offers, it looks like another Anees Bazmee’s Welcome. I thought it would be a solid masala film with an emotional punch. SiK has the same type of silly-comic lines and goofy scenes. Anees Bazmee himself is from the David Dhawan school of movie-making. However David Dhawan’s older films had interesting storylines, it is only his later more recent films that he is making the please-leave-your-brains-behind-and-ask-no-questions type films. And Anees Bazmee follows Dhawan’s recent style of film making.

With all the hype behind the title, Akshay Kumar’s victory streak at the box-office, Katrina Kaif’s numero uno glam-doll status, and promise of a masala comedy entertainter…the film is sure to open Big. But will it be a see-once-laugh-and-forget type film or a masala film that will really make a mark for itself? If Akshay Kumar is to enter the league of SRK he has to make films that leave a mark. He has enough of see-once-laugh-and-forget movies. Lets see, Singh is Kinng releases on 8-8-08.

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2 Comments »

  1. Jasmine said

    lol looks like the reviewer is an SRK fan…very biased review to say the least…

    The movie is not an out-an-out comedy like Welcome, it has just enough comedy to entertain, but at the crux of the movie is a very emotional story that is made to touch the heart…according to the director. Also Hollywood stuntmen were called in to do some amazing stunts. Danny Baldwin, who worked with Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai, among others – organized some breathtaking stunts, which is a big step up for our Indian Bollywood industry.

    I thought the trailer did not just give you a mindless comedy – it gave you a story, and it’s clear the movie thrives on its plot. I’m really looking forward to being taken away by the movie…I know it’s going to be great.

  2. Arun said

    This movie will definately fulfill the all of the requirements like comedy, action,drama and is going for a big hit.

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