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July 22, 2011

Singham Roars… Everywhere


Blockbuster jodi, Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty, return to their action avatar and have created a stir at the box office with Singham rocking the ticket counter from its very first show. The film took a bumper opening everywhere, in singleplexes as well as multiplexes. Admittedly, collections were much higher in single screens but they were also fantastic at multiplexes across the country.

In Mumbai, the film took an extraordinary opening, and Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines says, “The film opened to 90-100 per cent collections in single-screens. It has done very well and the audience is truly appreciating the film. It received a 50 per cent opening in multiplexes in the city, which is expected to improve in the late afternoon and evening shows. In Gujarat, on the other hand, it scored an opening of 70 per cent in multiplexes and 90-100 per cent in single screens.”

“Almost a 100 per cent opening,” says Sanjay Ghai of Mukta Arts, of Singham’s performance in Delhi-UP. “Shows are houseful almost everywhere and the weekend business will be even better as there is no film to compete with it.” Ghai further says that due to the multiplex dispute, which was eventually resolved on Thursday night, the film opened at 60 to 70 per cent in multiplexes. He predicts that the movie’s box-office performance will improve with every show, adding, “The audience is enjoying each and every scene and this indicates that collections are only going to grow.”

Distributors in Gujarat are singing the same tune. Devendra Shah of Varun Enterprises remarks, “The opening of Singham has been extraordinary. The film is doing exceptionally well in single screens and it enjoyed an opening of more than 85-90 per cent. Footfalls across multiplexes were around 70 per cent too and this is expected to improve sharply.”

Despite being a South remake, Singham received a good opening in Mysore, where B H Basha of Bahar Enterprises reveals, “The opening of the film was 60 per cent in multiplexes and 80 per cent in single screens. The audience is enjoying the Hindi remake and collections are expected to touch 100 per cent by evening.”

In Assam-Orissa, Singham has already been declared a blockbuster, opening to around 90 per cent. Says Jeetu Khandelwal of Movie Pioneers, “Over the weekend, the film’s collections will grow as it is an out-and-out Indian culture masala movie.”

In Bihar too, the film has already been declared a money-spinner. According to Abhay Sinha of Yafhi Films, Singham opened to 100 per cent and even an extraordinary 110 per cent in some single screens, where extra seats were temporarily installed. “The film is doing very well and is expected to do even better.”

In Nizam, Dilip Tandon of Indra Films says, “Singham has taken a mind-blowing opening of 90 to 100 per cent. It is doing superb business.”
On the same ecstatic note, Ravi Macchar of Sahyog Films in Hyderabad declares that Singham is the “biggest hit of the year thus far”. “It opened at 100 per cent and is expected to break all records.”


July 22, 2011

Singham Movie Review

Ajay Devgan and Kajal Agarwal Singham Movie Review – Singham Movie Rating: ‘Singham’ means a Lion. So does it roars? Oh yes it does but in chunks. Rohit Shetty’s Ajay Devgn starrer ‘Singham’ is a remake of Tamil film ‘Singam’ that had Suriya play the lead. Rohit and Ajay’s dream team has given several hits to the industry and ‘Singham’ too will appeal to the masses, but its screenplay despite a strong script fails at times.

Bajirao Singham (Ajay Devgn) is an honest and beloved police officer of his village Shivgarh. His people can give their lives for him. All is rosy in the village until Singham meets Jayakant Shikhre (Prakash Raj), an aspiring politician who has Goa under his wings of corruption and crime.
The film starts with a Police Officer Kadam committing suicide because he could not fight the corrupt department and Shikhre. Singham takes his place and predictably hits on the system right, back and center thus ending the Shikhre rule in the city.
What will make you really glued on to the screens is Prakash Raj’s impeccable performance. You can never get enough of him. The man puts extra life in even a very ordinary dialogue. His dialogue delivery and screen presence will leave you spell bound. Ajay Devgn is his usual best. The actor is consistent with his upright on screen enactment and does astonish. Southern starlet Kajal Agarwal who played the role enacted by Anushka Shetty in the Tamil version is decent too. She plays Kavya, Singham’s love interest ofcourse, and his motivation in troubled times.

The very talented Sachin Khedekar, Ashok Saraf and Govind Namdeo are wasted in the film with not having enough scope to perform. But whatever they did was acceptable. The surprise package of the film was Sonali Kulkarni, who plays Kadam’s widow and does a stupendous job. The comic portions injected in the film were utmost stupid.
Kavya wearing an ugly ghost mask to scare villagers around was totally absurd. Some sequences were absolutely predictable. The action however managed to entertain. The excitement was generated when Singham converses with Shikhre, while the song and the lovey dovey or the comic sequences were a big break to all the fun.

Music is mediocre and the background score just like the film was interesting in parts too. The songs will not really have repeat value. Rohit Sheety’s direction in the action sequences really impresses but there was much more expected from the film and it fails to meet that. A little more attention to the screenplay would have made it a better watch but do lookout for Prakash Raj and Ajay Devgn’s notable performances.
Plus Points:
– Ajay Devgn, Prakash Raj performance
– Story
Minus points:
– screenplay
Final Word: Worth watching
Rating: 2.5/5
Banner: Reliance Entertainment
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Kajal Agrawal, Prakash Raj, Sachin Khedekar
Diretor: Rohit Shetty
Music: Ajay – Atul
Genre: Action
July 21, 2011

Singham Hindi Movie release date

Singham is Hindi remake of Super hit tamil movie singam directed by Hari. This action fmovie directed by Rohit Shetty starring Ajay Devgn and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles. Sources said that Asin and Anushka Shetty were being considered for the female lead role. Anushka later declined the offer and was sreplaced by cute girl Kajal Aggarwal. Ajay Devgn as Bajirao Singham and cast including Prakash Raj, Ashok Saraf
Sachin Khedekar, Sonali Kulkarni, Anant Jog, Vijay Patkar, Jayant Sawarkar, Suchitra Bandekar, Suhasini Deshpande, Meghna Vaidya, Pradeep Welankar doing key roles in the movie Singham.

Movie Name : Singam

Director: Rohit Shetty

Cast : Ajay Devgan, Kajal Aggarwal
Release Date: 22 Jul 2011
Genre: Action – Drama
Language: Hindi
July 20, 2011

Salman has the best body in the industry: Devgn

New Delhi: After Salman Khan praised Ajay Devgn for his new six pack look in forthcoming action film Singham, the latter has now returned the compliment.

The 42-year-old actor, who will be seen in an action film after a gap of eight years, said it feels great to be complimented by Salman who has the best body in the industry.

“Salman has the best body in the industry. We are very good friends and when he tweeted about my six packs for my film, I take it as a compliment,” he said.

Ajay Devgan in Singham

Salman had earlier tweeted in praise of Ajay’s chiselled body, saying, “Baap re baap. Superb Ajay’s body is looking. Too good.”

The ‘Golmaal’ star had to hit the gym regularly to join the league of six pack abs alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Emraan Hashmi.

“I don’t follow any trend. It was the necessity of the script, so I decided to get it. I have hit the gym regularly for three hours and followed a controlled diet,” said Devgn, who was in the national capital today to promote ‘Singham‘.

Devgn will be seen as a Marathi cop doing some breathtaking action sequences in the film which has been directed by Rohit Shetty.

Asked about his decision of coming back to action, the actor said through action also he took it as a challenge.

“I took it as a challenge because I was doing a full-fledged action film after ‘Khakee’. I want to entertain my audience with my film. After giving my first shot, I was quite confident that I can give some convincing action scenes,” he said.