Singh is Kinng

Alma L. Figueroa

Movie buffs are waiting zealously for the release of probably the most unusual movie of this season-“Singh Is Kinng”. With Bollywood’s current most interesting on screen pair in the lead, Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif, this film might just have the knack to strike the right chords of its viewers keeping in mind their chemistry in last year’s Namastey London and Welcome.

Akshay Kumar plays a nonchalant Punjabi puttar who is compassionate, generous, courageous and noble. Nevertheless he has his own set of cons- he is gullible, imprudent and ‘accident-prone’. Katrina, who plays Sonia, on the other hand, is a bubbly and joyful La student who tends to lose her cool at the sight of criminals.

Akshay Kumar is sent to Australia by the villagers to bring back his fellow villager, Lucky Singh. While on the look out Happy finds that Lucky actually is an underworld Don in Australia. Once, in an accident, Happy happens to save Lucky but unfortunately Lucky becomes paralyzed. Hence, Happy becomes the new King of the Australian Underworld.

The X factor of this movie is the distinctive portrayal of Sikhs. Kudos to Akshay Kumar who took to his turban with unconditional zest, which already is generating a fad amongst the youth. The turban or pagdi, has all of a sudden come in vogue. The credit must in fact be given to Sabina Khan for designing trendy and sophisticated turbans for Akshay Kumar in the movie. Even American rapper Snoop Dogg is seen wearing a turban for this movie.

Another element of this film which makes it a must-see is Katrina’s style statement as she dons swanky creations by Manish Malhotra. Manish has once again proved that his caliber is unparalleled.

To put in a nutshell, Singh is Kinng gives the impression of a competent movie which is exceptional in its own sense. The initiative of rendering a never before image of a Sikh, depicting him vis-a-vis the stature of a King is surely eliciting the desired response from the audience. It depicts that the scenario is no more similar for the Sikhs who were regarded as bland in terms of fashion or style. It puts across a point that a Sikh too, can be a trendsetter. This message is very much evident in Narendra Kumar’s recent collection shown in Lakme Fashion Week where he made his models put on turbans and walk the ramp.

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