Rating : 2.5/5
Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Lara Dutta, Kay Kay Menon
Director: Prabhu Deva
Good: After starting off the year with a dose of seriousity, Akshay Kumar is back with his crazy comic antics and it is fun to have him back. The first half gives you a few instances that you could truly laugh your heart out on.
Bad: With Singh Is Bliing, the curse of the second half strikes extremely hard and you completely miss the fun. Prabhudheva’s attempt to add drama as well as romance along with comedy does not succeed, leaving us waiting for the film to truly get over.
The second half would be a great time!
Singh Is Bliing takes an elaborate start. At first we get an introduction into the silliest character of all, Raftaar Singh (Akshay Kumar) who is a good-for-nothing soul in Punjab. While the director needs an entire song to show this trait of his, we are quite clear that Raftaar is basically a non-working, mama’s boy who has an overbearing father.
Fed up with his careless nature, Raftaar’s father, asks him to take up a job and learn what it is to take responsibility. An extremely silly Raftaar gets a job as a zoo security personnel and due to his stupidity, he lets an African lioness lose. Thus getting kicked off from his job, Raftaar’s father strikes him a deal to either move to Goa and work under his best friend or get married to an oversized girl from their village. Hearing this, Raftaar moves to Goa, only to bump into the love of his life, Saara (Amy Jackson) who has moved from Romania. Raftaar’s duty is to protect her and in the meanwhile, he falls in love with her.
Saara is fleeing from Mark (Kay Kay Menon) who is on the run to kill her. After she flees to Goa, she is given protection by Raftaar and his mates. A village-bred Raftaar has no knowledge of English and hence he hires a translator, Emily (Lara Dutta) to COMMUNICATEwith Saara.
In this whole mess, will Saara also fall for Raftaar who doesn’t even speak English is what the film is essentially about.