Saturday, August 9, 2008

'King' and His Slaves

Hey people!

Singh is Kinng
released yesterday with much fanfare and the media reports suggest that the movie has received an "earth shattering" opening and is going to break all records. The
pre-release hype surrounding the movie, hit music and the presence of Akshay Kumar, who seems to be the flavour of the season, had pretty much made it certain that the movie was going to get a great initial. Whether or not the movie sustains the popularity is the most important question. Though my guess is that it doesn't matter whether the movie is good or bad- it's going to make a lot of money anyway. It's a formula that seems foolproof nowadays- make a brain-defying comedy, throw in Akshay Kumar and there you have a superhit in the making! I mean if Heyy Babyy, which I felt was the worst movie of the previous year, could be a superhit any movie can be a superhit.

Let me now talk about the movie reviews on various websites. Some of them I found really amusing. So much so that I decided to share them with you. Most of them seem as if the producer (or actor...whoever!) has personally written those reviews. Let's take a glance at some of the reviews that I found hilarious, to say the least.


Preeti Arora on www.buzz18.com
says that No Entry and Welcome were "masterpieces" (yes, you read it right!!! I wonder if it was one of those glaring typos!) from director Bazmee and though Singh is Kinng is not in the same league, it's still pretty good. She also adds that
Akshay is the most hardworking actor in Bollywood and "probably no other actor in B'town (not even Aamir Khan or Shah Rukh Khan) puts in the kind of effort that Akshay has been doing over the last few years."

If you found this review funny wait for the next one- I am sure it will leave you in splits.

Raja Sen on www.rediff.com
says that Mr Bachchan has finally found a worthy heir to his throne (remember actors in Bollywood are not simply actors, they are kings!). Raja further adds that "very rarely, perhaps once in a couple of future generations, comes an actor with such tremendous screen presence that it drips like sweat from his body
" and Akshay Kumar is such an actor.

Agreed he has great screen presence. But, come on, we have actors like Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan who I believe have at least as big a screen presence as Akshay Kumar.

Next reviewer feels that Akshay's brilliance has made Happy Singh (his character in the movie) immortal. Chandrima Pal on www.buzz18.com says that Akshay Kumar does the same thing to Happy Singh that Amitabh Bachchan once did to 'Don'. No one can better it ever.

Yes, chances of that happening are low as the chances of Singh is Kinng being remade are next to nil! So Chandrima is right in a way but probably not in the way she actually meant!

Manasi Paresh Kumar on www.deccanherald.com
again draws comparisons between Big B and Akshay and yet reiterates that Big B has finally been dethroned by Akshay.

Taran Adarsh on www.bollywoodhungama.com
gives a 4 out of 5 rating to S.I.K and writes that Anees Bazmee never promised a Schindler's List or Saving Private Ryan. All he promised was an entertainer and that's what it is.

Now, Taran, how could you even take the names of Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan in the same breath with Singh is Kinng. Bazmee with his limited skills can never even dream of making a Schindler's List- he knows it too and that's why sticks to his no-brainers.

There are other reviews of similar nature where the critics have almost worshipped Akshay and his "huge screen presence" and his "brilliant acting skills". They only go on making a fool of themselves. Agreed Akshay has given the most number of hits in recent years but is that the only parameter to an actor's greatness? About his acting skills, he is brilliant in comedy but he fails to leave a big impression when he has to emote a repertoire of emotions. Good he is, but not the best really!

I hope you had a nice time reading the reviews. Catch up with you later.

Yours,

Animesh Raj :)

3 comments:

creativityinlife said...

I liked the simple and uncluttered look of your blog. :)

Coming to Singh is King...I seriously believe the movie is over hyped. I watched it over the weekend and I am disappointed. I don't know how come so may reviewers have nothing but praise for this movie. I am really surprised by the reviewers quotes in your post.

Agreed Akshay is a great comedian but it ends just here. If someone gives me a free ticket to watch the movie once again, I would say "I am not interested!"

Swati said...

yeah... I dont understand how is Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan being compared. The same kind of comedy by Akki and the varieties of roles done by the legend Mr.Amitabh Bachchan is completely incomparable.

Animesh Raj said...

@creativityinlife
Thank you for your appreciation. I agree that Singh is Kinng is over hyped. But if someone gives me a free ticket I will happily take it!

@swati
Yes there is a long way to go for Akshay before he can counted in the league of Amitabh Bachchan.