"Singh is King" is a Hindi film starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in lead roles. About 75% of the movie was shot in Australia, around the Gold Coast region and Brisbane using an Australian production team (Instinct India).
Akshay Kumar plays Happy Singh. He's truly a King at heart - brave, compassionate, noble and helpful. But he's an equally flawed human - gullible, foolhardy and accident - prone. Circumstances often overwhelm him and his efforts to do good almost always have the opposite effect. In fact, each time he sets out to help somebody, his entire village shudders at the prospect of impending disaster, when they send him on a mission that's seemingly impossible, they underestimate his ability to not just overcome the odds but also transform those he encounters on a journey that takes him halfway across the world.
Its a story about Happy Singh, a Punjabi Sikh. He is very mischievous and gets involved in a number of disastrous situations, so the villagers plan to send him to Australia to bring back his fellow villager, Lucky Singh. It is then revealed that Lucky is an underworld Don in Australia. Then, in an accident, Happy saves Lucky but still Lucky becomes paralysed. Hence, Happy becomes the new king of the Australian Underworld.
Here is my take on this movie. First you need to know I've not seen it yet but I've read alot of reviews on this movie.
The storyline is similar to “Jo Bole So Nihaal”. Thats just fine but the question arises what this storyline has to do with the title “Singh is King” and a Sikh hero. It simply shows that the Sikh element was roped in to cash on to the Punjabi people (not only Sikhs) living all over the globe. The first half of the movie does has its moments but not in the required quantity. The second half dips down with unwanted love triangle plot and the viewer is left asking for more.
Personally I think the whole movie is very dis-respectful to the Sikh community and portray Sikhs unfavorably (a guy with turban and no beard) to the movie's patrons. There are many scenes which I question the message it sends to young sikh kids but some people will argue its only a movie and no point making a big who-haah about it.
Akshay Kumar did apologized to the Sikh community for certain parts of the film where Sikhs were not portrayed respectfully, he said "If I've made a mistake, lord forgive me and I will try to rectify my mistake," and the filmmaker Vipul said "We wanted to make sure that the community is happy with the film, that is why we went up to them and showed the film to them. There are some changes they expected us to make and we have done that,"
So at then end, I think this movie is very disappointing but should be entertaining . You can bet to see young Sikh kids and teens running around singing the theme song "Singh is King" everywhere. Maybe some good will come out of this movie...who knows.
I fell in love with this beautiful mobile phone The Nokia E71 is awesome, its just the right size and has WLan and Bluetooth. They made it easy for the owner to read their emails on the phone its self. Thats just perfect for me because I cant live without my emails. I get about 200 emails daily and I have to reply at least 20% of them on a daily basis. With this phone, I can reply my emails while having my morning cup of coffee. Its just cool and the price is right too. Its about RM1999 original and AP goes for RM1500.
my latest web development project. Its weird, now when I'm about to leave Malaysia, I'm getting alot more of web-projects and money opportunities. I seem getting a wave of great opportunities coming my way since I received the Australia PR...I wonder whats happening.
They have given me about 6 months to get my ass over there but me and my family have decided to leave on end of October. Actually we already set a date, I will fly off on the 25th of October 2008.
Selamat Tinggal Malaysia ... ha ha
Hardy my brother is already living in Melbourne, Australia, so I will join him there. He is living with my uncle's home but when I get there, we will get our own place. I really dont know what I will do there but most probably continue my Online Business and I always love Coffee and I think I want to invest in a CAFE in Melbourne town or a near a Student Community town in Melbourne.
Looks like my destiny and future is in Australia. I feel excited and grateful for the PR status but I'm feeling a little worried as well because of Starting all over again and need to learn everything all over again.
People say its good I get to leave Malaysia since it looks like Malaysia is heading to more racial issues and all. But I've always felt the grass is greener at the neighbor's yard is just an illusion, as much as Australia is better then Malaysia, its not a perfect country and living in Australia is not as easy as people think it is....however no matter where we end up, its up to us to really make it and not where we are that makes a difference.
Anyways I've not told anyone yet about my PR status only because I dont want to advertise it, thats just lame. The only vanity plug is here on this blog. I'll only tell people who ask me directly. If I have my way I'll love just to slip away to Australia without anyone knowing off it. I dont want to make a big deal about it.
I am working on creating a wordpress powered blog cum portal. I'm looking to combine my professional and personal blogs together under JagdeepSingh.com. Currently this domain names points to this blog.
Once my main wordpress site is done, I'll migrate everything from here to there. If everything works out fine, we are looking at in the middle of August or early September.
A friend asked me to check out Bluehyppo TMnet free blog system. It seems they are using wordpress Multi-user platform. So I registered my self to check out their blog services.
Well the first thing I found is the registration process is flawed. It wont directly create for you a blog, you need to get an account with bluehyppo portal and then get back to HyppoBlogger and create a blog.
The blog is powered by WORDPRESS MULTI-USER so looks good at the admin however I really dont like the theme selection they have. Overall its an ok blogging site. You may want to check it out yourself.
I'm so glad and greatful as I finanlly got to register the domain name
I've been eyeing this domain for almost 10 years. There was this dude from the UK who use to own it.
I was pleasently suprise today when I did a domain search and found this domain is available. I grab it as fast as I could. I dont know why I did the search today, I simply had a nudge to do a search on this domain and I did.
What am I going to do with this domain???
I have not decided. I've been thinking of migrating this blog to wordpress, now I might have a chance to do it.