Rating : 2/10
Release Date : 2nd October, 2015
Time : 139 minutes
Director, Writer : Prabhudheva; Co-writer : Shiraz Ahmad; Music : Various
Starring : Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Kay Kay Menon, Lara Dutta, Pradeep Rawat, Anil Mange, Arfi Lamba, Rati Agnihotri, Yograj Singh
The rating has three points for Amy Jackson, looking surprisingly good (almost unrecognizable after her last Hindi film outing, Ekk Deewana Tha) and amazingly slick in her action scenes…the rest is for everything else in the film, including Akshay, the story, jokes, songs etc.
In particular I would like to point out
Silly animal humour – this time a lion, horse, buffaloes, a camel etc are used to display bravery or other characteristics. Juvenile doesn’t even begin to describe it.
Crass bathroom humour – a scene involving Prabhudheva and a kid is so crass and tasteless that it beggars belief
The songs are ill-timed, too many and tuneless besides also being desperately wannabe
Special mentions of Lara Dutta and Kay Kay Menon – whatever they got for playing their ridiculous roles, it wasn’t worth whatever they bought with it.
The story – there is none, nothing that makes sense at least
Shamelessly manipulative – no opportunity is spared to showcase how Singh / Punjabi our hero, his family and his village is – the kada, the lassi, Golden Temple, the Khalsa symbol. Every stereotype is milked dry – the eating, the loud, garish colours, the love for sweet, the loud. They know their target audience and leave no stone unturned to appeal to them
Even Akshay is extremely unconvincing in this turkey – looking flat and out of sorts, without his trademark comic timing
I found Singh is Kinng barely tolerable but this one plumbs new depths. Is a groan fest from the start, with no redeeming aspects apart from it’s heroine.