THT Talkies: Meaningless laugh riot
Singh is King
Director: Anees Bazmee
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Om Puri , Katrina Kaif, Neha Dhupia, Javed Jaffrey, Ranvir Shorey, Kamal Chopra, Sudhanshu Pandey, Sonu Sood, Kirron Kher, Yashpal Sharma, Manoj Pahwa
A brilliant supporting cast can make a hell of a difference to a movie, and Singh is King is probably the best example of this. The movie has very well defined supporting characters and all the actors fit into those characters like a glove. This is no one man show, despite Akshay Kumar being the hero of the movie, and all the actors have amazing chemistry especially when it comes to comedy. This is the best thing about the whole movie.
Happy Singh (Akshay Kumar) is very emotional and good at heart, a man who is always there to help people no matter what, but the problem os that wherever he goes, destruction follows. He destroys half of his village homes while trying to catch a hen for his friend. The whole village is fed up of him and desperately wants to get rid of him. So Rangeela (Om Puri) comes up with a plan to send Happy to Australia where one of the boys from the village Lucky Singh (Sonu Sood) is an underworld don famously called King. So when Lucky’s father is hospitalised, the whole village emotionally blackmails Happy to go to Austrlia. However, much to Rangeela’s dismay, he also has to go with Happy. They meet Lucky and his entourage, who all are also from the same village. But a certain incident takes place and Happy ends up being the King as Lucky gets paralysed.
While on his journey Happy also meets the love of his life Sonia (Katirna Kaif) and Rose Lady (Kirron Kher) who helps him when he is all alone in a foreign country. After he gets all the power and money, Happy decides to help Rose and while doing so he turns all the henchmen of King into servants. While helping Rose, they all come to realise how wrong they have been and thus their conscience is awaken. The whole story revolves around how Happy tries to help Rose and also unite Sonia with her love Puneet (Ranvir Shorey).
The screenplay is the major let down of the movie as more than one plot comes into the movie. However, it is those hilarious moments executed wonderfully that keeps the audience interested and in splits as well. The not in your face but subtle comedy and witty dialogues are the soul of such scenes. The movie has such fresh and hilarious dialogues that even though you get a bit bored with the way story is moving, you just can’t help laughing.
Akshay Kumar as always gives an honest performance and is very convincing as a naïve sardar. Javed Jaffrey and Om Puri along with Kirron Kher can never go wrong with their comic timing and thus shine in this movie as well. But the major surprises are Kamal Chopra, Sudhanshu Pandey, Yashpal Sharma, Neha Dhupia and Manoj Pahwa. They are the stars of the movie. Katrina Kaif doesn’t have much to do except look beautiful in the songs. However, a total waste in the movie is Ranvir Shorey.
All the songs are catchy and picturised well but they just pop up in the middle of nowhere. Director Bazmee has done a good job but then the script is full of loopholes.
If you want just a meaningless laugh, then you can give Singh is King a shot.