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Singh is Kinng - A Review

Discussion in 'Hard Talk' started by Randip Singh, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Randip Singh

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    Now having seen the film I though I would compile a series of negatives and positives about the film:

    Positive

    • Show's Sikhs and quite Jovial
    • Show's Sikhs as leaders
    • Show's Sikh's at their smartest
    • Show's Sikh's when they get angry (can be negative)
    • Show's Sikh as a leading man and gets the leading lady over a Mona
    • Show's Sikh as very handsome
    • Show's Sikh ideal that people can be rahabilitated despite commiting crime(Guru Nanak started this)
    • Show's various Sikh charachters, rather than dancing buffoons in turban i.e. there all Sikh's are not the same, we are people and human's.
    • Demonstartes Sikh ideal, compassion, kindness etc
    Negative

    • Show's Sikh criminal activity - however this has been so true in London, Vancouver
    • Sikh's with trimmed beard's - but so many do it, could be argued either way
    • Show's Sikh's side with regard to revenge
    • Show's how violent Sikh's can get. (might be seen as positive by some ;) )
    Overall I thought the film was very funny and was very positive for Sikh's and a much much better advert for Sikh's than Jo Bole So Nihal. We as a community should get behind the film and distance ourself from groups like DDT (who are quite frankly clueless).
     
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    Thank you Randip veerji for your view:happy: ..this convinces me to watch the movie..i saw the DDT protesting and thought ..there goes Bollywood again! they must have cracked some PJ on sikhs and DDT is frustrated..Well should we take DDT for a show then ?? Man ..can we teach DDT to smile ..laugh and be natural ..these are some things in life ..they need to learn ..
     
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    Good stuff! Actually, I was thinking of starting a thread on that movie.
    I for one enjoyed it! It's not your typical bollywood movie.
    and about: Sikh's with trimmed beard's - but so many do it, could be argued either way
    They did try to fix that at the end, and I do appreciate their effort.

    Show's Sikh criminal activity - however this has been so true in London, Vancouver
    I don't think this is a negative thing. Sikhs were criminals back in the 18th century. :D
    It shows our bad side! Which I think appeals to more people today than the good side. That goes for :
    Show's how violent Sikh's can get. (might be seen as positive by some ;) ) I am one of those. :yes:

    What I didn't like about the movie was that it was too short!:D Serious!:yes:
    They squeezed the plot together after the first half. This movie could have easily been 3-4 hours long. It was sort of a jumble as well, since Mica suddenly became a major character and Rangeela (major character) was pushed to back.
    Personally, I was expecting more action from Akshay when he became king, along the lines of "DON". But nonetheless, it was an amazing movie. A big step in the right direction.

    OH And you have to agree, the songs were amazing!:happy:
     
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    I'm kinda glad to this review as well. I read quite a nasty review on MrSikhNet.com by an Amritdhari person. I'm gonna this movie now, and make my own mind.
     
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    You call that a review??
    Singh is Kinng! - a film review | SikhNet
    I registered and replied to it. Provided the link to it above.
     
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    Getting out of small boxes may show a large horizon.
     
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    Please elaborate as "random" quotes do not help.
     
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    Bhagat ji

    You review was thorough and even per Gurbani. Good job.
     
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    the one on Sikhnet? :)
     
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    GO....I went TWICE (once to the Cinema..and then on my computer !!) had a good laugh...met some of the Local DDT there as well !! ( so maybe the Malaysian DDT's are not as "fanatic" as their Indian counterparts ?? maybe....because they were watching and laughing away instead of vandlaising the cinema..????)

    If you feel the Akshay Type "Singh is not King enough....make sure YOU are the TRUE KING/SINGH..and make others follow YOUR EXAMPLE !! vandalising cinemas is NOT the WAY....PRACTISE TRUE SINGHI/KINGHI....is the way...

    As PK70 said..its good to get out of the Box once in a while..

    Gyani JS:happy:
     
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    Now i understand wut Pk ji meant, thanks lol! :}{}{}:
     
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    One thing that did come through was the message of the Guru's. I think several times Akshay says in the film that the guys from Australia have abandoned the path of the Guru.

    I couldn't understand why the Pugh style changes from Punjab to Australia, and then I realised it was done to differentiate between the old traditional Sikh's and the new kind of quasi Sikhs with their goatee beards and starched pughs.

    One thing, Anil Bazmee reshot 7 scene's at the request of Sikh committees >>i guess some people are never satified.

    We are off to Leicester today to see it with the family and have a laugh.

    PS the character of Rangeela was brilliant. :)

    PPS Mr Sikhnet got it WRONG!
     
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    Nicely saidPK70....its good to get out of the Box once in a while.

    Really out of the box woman dancing half naked we all know Sikh girls perfer to dress this way now. Right Randip. They only forgot one thing in the movie a sex scene because Sikhs have sex as well. OOOO man why didnt they put one in. Overall they really did a great job of combining two religions into one. Kinda reminds of some movement in a country. OOO well it'll click in when its all said and done. What a way to show the Truesikhs. Why should anyone question this movie just be happy they made a movie about Sikhs. After all Sikhs are just a minority and who cares about them.
     
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    some people are not only "in a box" but they have closed the cover and locked themsleves in as well !!
    The Introduction to the movie clearly says it is NOT a "religious" film...clearly FICTITIOUS..no resemblance to real characters dead or alive...etc etc..Purely for ENTERTAINMENT.

    Thousands of half baked Gyanis and Ragis etc are dishing out "fake sakhis/false religious teachings" under the guise of Parchaar....right under our noses in our Gurdwaras...all 110% ANTI-GURMATT and anti-Gurbani..but...no protests...just silence !!! ???? we should be Shouting against these fakes because they are TEACHING FALSEHOOD to our Youth..actively, openly and as supposed ambasadors of the GURU.....not a Fake actor who says he is a Fake right from page one.

    Gyani JS:happy:
     
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    Gyani Jarnail Singh you didnt like my sacrasm? I thought it was just hilarious :rofl!!: Just like the movie very funny. Just tryin to relate here. No hidden messages just come right out with it.LOL:happy:
     
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    Singh ji

    Did you see the movie? Your reaction seems a little over the top :confused:
     
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    Yup i saw it aad0002 ji and I did not like it. Just my opinion on it.
     
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    Aad ji have you seen it? Can you understand punjabi/hindi?
    just curious BTW.
     
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    Sat sri akal,
    Went to see Singh is Kinng.Good fun.However felt a little sad that the movie basically condoned not keeping a beard as a small majboori.When you like, keep when you dont, shave I think Akshay is even bigger then our Gurus because everyone likes to see a sikh drink dance and be merry.But I guess times are like that so be merry everyone .
    Regards
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    No, Bhagat ji -- I have not seen it. However -- if you are wondering about my responses on the thread ... My comments are about the posts on the thread, not about the movie.

    Well what I am reacting to, and what strikes my attention, is the difference between calm reactions ;), positive or negativve, as you see in some posts and rancor :mad: which you see in other posts. Isn't it possible to be bothered by something in a movie without becoming .......? And what I am gathering from the discussion is that the main character experiences a significant change of perspective on himself and his world. And that is always the mark of good literature and cinema. So my intuition tells me that Singh is Kinng is above the level of brain-candy.
     

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