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« on: November 22, 2013, 05:27:06 PM »
Today Sunny Deol's Singh Saab The Great movie hit the theaters. It is assuming to be a comeback film of Sunny. His last mega hit was Gadar Ek Prem Katha which was an IH at that time.

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2013, 05:27:55 PM »
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There's a spate of desi entertainers of late. All starring top league actors and helmed by reputable names. Now Anil Sharma, whose body of work consists of desi entertainers like HUKUMAT, ELAAN-E-JUNG, FARISHTAY, TEHELKA, GADAR - EK PREM KATHA, APNE and VEER, helms yet another big ticket film with a desi angle to it -- SINGH SAAB THE GREAT.

When Anil Sharma joins hands with Sunny Deol -- the jodi has delivered one of the biggest hits of Hindi cinema in GADAR - EK PREM KATHA -- one expects the duo to recreate the epic success in their new outing. Clapworthy dialogue, fiery confrontations, hi-octane drama and of course, Sunny's dhaai kilo ka haath to vanquish the oppressors... the mandatory requirements have to be in place. And SINGH SAAB THE GREAT has it all in trademark Anil Sharma style.

SINGH SAAB THE GREAT narrates the story of Singh Saab [Sunny Deol], an honest Collector, who believes in carrying out his duties diligently. However, the crooked and shady Bhoodev [Prakash Raj] falsely implicates him in a case of bribery and gets him imprisoned. Even though Singh Saab is seething with anger, he decides to settle scores with Bhoodev differently, by bringing about change instead of revenge [badla nahin badlaav]. The ground is set for a confrontation between the honest and corrupt forces…

With not much to look to forward to in the storyline, the challenge lies in making the screenplay captivating and spellbinding and Anil Sharma and writer Shaktimaan attempt to package the film with ingredients that connect instantly with the masses. The character portrayed by Sunny is like any other character we may have witnessed in several films, but when Sunny roars, bashes the villain black and blue or pulls a tree with its roots, it appears bona fide. The larger than life character suits him and Anil Sharma and Shaktimaan make sure they capitalize on this actuality.

Anil Sharma's movies, generally, have an undercurrent of emotions. In fact, his biggest victories have stressed on emotions [his directorial debut SHRADDHANJALI, GADAR and APNE in particular] and SINGH SAAB THE GREAT too maintains an iron grip on emotions and sentiments. Like GADAR, the emotional chord is between the couple [Sunny-Urvashi Rautela] and also between the brother-sister [Sunny-Anjali Abrol] this time. But what weighs the film down is the conflict with the antagonist. It's predictable and one feels that the issue of an honest citizen waging a war against the corrupt has been done to death. Sure, a few confrontations are fiery, especially the one when Sunny and Prakash Raj meet for the first time or the one when Sunny throws Prakash Raj in the fire, but the sting operation and the fight to finish towards the climax tend to get monotonous. Besides, the intimate scenes between Sunny and Urvashi look odd after a point.

SINGH SAAB THE GREAT overstays its welcome by a good 10/15 minutes. A crisp, concise edit would've only facilitated a solid punch. The soundtrack tilts heavily towards the Punjabi flavor, with the theme song staying on your lips. It's full of vigour and vivacity. 'Daaru Bandh Kal Se' [which has surprise cameos by Dharmendra and Bobby Deol] is hummable and gels well in the context of things. Dialogue are sure to be loved by the strata of audience they are targeted at [the masses]. In fact, the single screen audience in particular will relish and applaud the jibes and retorts for certain.

Sunny Deol looks most fitting for the part. Also, the certainty and conviction with which he interprets his character is worthy of note. In addition, like I stated earlier, he looks most apt for roles where he has to illustrate muscle power. The masses should go into raptures as he delivers dynamic dialogue in his distinctive trademark style. Enacting the role of a news reporter, Amrita Rao manages to leave a strong impact, despite the fact that the film belongs to Sunny. Urvashi Rautela looks photogenic and though she's a first-timer, she seems confident in several sequences. Post WANTED and SINGHAM, Prakash Raj seems to be getting typecast in similar roles. Not his fault, but I wish to add that the gifted actor enacts his part with gusto and fervor. He matches Sunny at every step. Anjali Abrol does well.

Johny Lever is as lively as ever. Rajit Kapoor, Sanjay Mishra, Yashpal Sharma and Manoj Pahwa don't get much scope to put across their talent. Shahbaaz Khan appears in a cameo. The kid enacting the part of Sunny's nephew is cute.

On the whole, SINGH SAAB THE GREAT is atypical Sunny Deol film that a section of the audience still enjoys. The clapworthy dialogue, the raw appeal, the undercurrent of emotions and of course, the dhaai kilo ka haath should appeal to those who relish desi fares, especially the single screen audience.
Rating: 3.5/5

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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2013, 05:28:54 PM »
Remaining critics Review:
Mohar Basu, Koimoi.com (3/5) writes:

"'Singh Saab The Great' is perhaps one of recent times' most novel masala films. Despite a multitude of grave hitches, the film is surprisingly original and intense. Being fed on a host of extremely trashy and mediocre masala films which have become Bollywood's staple these days, Anil Sharma gives us a welcome change. "Sunny Deol and Prakash Raj make the film worth a watch for their earnestness and ardour at portraying their respective roles.

"It isn't a supremely brilliant script but something about the story ensures it has his heart in the right place. In the role of an intense and upright man, Deol fits perfectly with his gentle eyes that reflect goodness. Urvashi Rautela (playing Sunny's wife) is a misfit. Amrita Rao is good in parts. Prakash Raj delivers a lip smackingly delicious evil performance.

"Anil Sharma's direction doesn't get overtly heavy handed as it manages to leave by a good impact...The film's tacky camerawork and terrible music with songs called 'Palang Tod' can all be excused for its flavorsome nifty action scenes. This isn't Anil Sharma's best work but it is watchable."

Paloma Sharma, Rediff (2/5) writes:

"It was nice to watch a Bollywood film that's not a Hollywood film in disguise, starring an Indian star cast. One can appreciate that the director of the film, Anil Sharma, at least had a vision for his film -- even if it was a confused one.

"'Singh Saab The Great' attempts to tell the tale of an collector, who valued his honesty, integrity and pride more than anything else, and the price he had to pay for telling the truth.

"The first half of Singh Saab the Great is enjoyable but overshadowed by the loud, sometimes nonsensical music. The other half is unnecessarily gory and overshadowed by even louder and more nonsensical music.

"Singh Saab the Great has its moments. But more importantly, it has Sunny Deol and that is reason enough for most of us to watch this film."

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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2013, 05:32:49 PM »
This week sees the release of two prominent films, GORI TERE PYAAR MEIN! (GTPM) and SINGH SAAB THE GREAT (SSTG), both produced by reputed names. While GTPM is targeted at multiplexes, SSTG is expected to attract footfalls at single screen audience. However, last week's GOLIYON KI RAASLEELA RAM-LEELA is expected to pose a tough fight to the new films, since the film is faring very well at plexes mainly.

Reports coming in from across the country indicate that both GTPM and SSTG have opened to average/decent houses, with the business getting divided. However, the opening of SSTG is excellent at several single screens, while GTPM has an upper hand at plexes of metros mainly. This is not a new trend, since the business stands to get divided when multiple films vie for audience attention. While GTPM is expected to lead at plexes, SSTG is expected to dominate the mass-dominated circuits. The business from Friday evening onwards till Sunday night will be crucial for these two films.

While the new releases of this week are expected to fight it out at the BO, GOLIYON KI RAASLEELA RAM-LEELA is set for a strong second weekend. The film has been doing super business at plexes of metros, with a substantial chunk of revenue coming in from Mumbai city and Gujarat.

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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2013, 07:37:34 AM »
Saturday collections were good and it will be between 12 to 15 cr. Yesterday also nice collections

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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2013, 02:26:18 PM »
Singh Saab The Great had poor figures over its first weekend as it grossed 14.25 crore nett. The film collected better than the other new release Gori Tere Pyaar Mein but collections were lower than what they should have been as multiplex business remained dull over the weekend. The film fared better in East Punjab due to the local content.
 
The single screens were just about decent at places but in business terms being decent at select single screens does not take you far. The daily weekend breakdown of the film is as follows.

Friday - 4,75,00,000
Saturday - 4,25,00,000
Sunday - 5,25,00,000
TOTAL - 14,25,00,000
Source: BOI

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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2013, 02:29:44 PM »
BOI Magazine
Singh Saab The Great Weekend: All India NBOC
Circuit   Collections
Mumbai   4,13,00,000
Delhi UP   3,71,00,000
East  Punjab   1,93,00,000
CP   68,00,000
CI   53,00,000
Rajasthan   99,00,000
Nizam   51,00,000
Mysore   27,00,000
West Bengal   28,00,000
Bihar-Jharkhand   57,00,000
Assam   14,00,000
Orissa   17,00,000
TNK   13,00,000
Total   14,04,00,000

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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2013, 02:32:26 PM »
'Ram-Leela' dominates, 'GTPM' dismal, 'SSTG' decent in mass circuits!




This Friday, the audience was treated to three diverse releases -- GORI TERE PYAR MEIN! [GTPM], SINGH SAAB THE GREAT [SSTG] and LAST VEGAS. It was the second time pairing of both Imran and Kareena -- in Dharma Productions' film once again. GTPM was expected to fetch a wonderful start at plexes, while the Sunny Deol starrer SSTG was projected to fare well in Northern circuits/heartland. After all, Sunny was teaming up with Anil Sharma [the duo had delivered one of the biggest hits of Indian cinema in GADAR - EK PREM KATHA, more than a decade ago].In the current scenario, when anyone and everyone in the film fraternity is known by his/her last film, everyone who had a release this Friday certainly had a point to prove, post their last debacle. Imran desperately needed a hit, post the poor BO performances of MATRU KI BIJLEE KA MANDOLA and ONCE UPON AY TIME IN MUMBAI DOBAARA!. Another comeback in an effort to resurrect lost fame was made by director Anil Sharma, returning three years after his Salman Khan starrer VEER failed at the ticket window. At the same time, Sunny Deol too needed a Hit with SSTG, post the debacle of his last release YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA-2, a few months ago. Both, GTPM and SSTG are targeted at different set of audiences and received ample screen space at cinemas. GTPM, which targeted the multiplex-driven audiences, released across 1560 screens [1250 in India and 310 internationally]. SSTG, targeted at North Indian audience and single screens, witnessed a slightly wider release in 2120 screens [1970 in India and 150 internationally]. However, the massive number of screens failed to give the two films the much needed flying start. Although SSTG managed decent biz in Northern territories and mass-dominated circuits, the biz of GTPM was simply dismal, with the film garnering shockingly low figures over the weekend, although it did pick up marginally on Saturday and Sunday. As expected, GOLIYON KI RAASLEELA RAM-LEELA, now in its second week, continues to rule the roost, faring much better than the new releases. With strong audience reception all through its first week, GOLIYON KI RAASLEELA RAM-LEELA ate into the biz of both GTPM and SSTG in several circuits. At the rate it is faring, GOLIYON KI RAASLEELA RAM-LEELA is expected to touch the Rs. 100 crore mark at the domestic BO. In the meantime, both SSTG and GTPM have only a week to add to the kitty, since another biggie, Tigmanshu Dhulia's Saif Ali Khan starrer BULLETT RAJA, is expected to grab the attention of moviegoers.


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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2013, 03:29:24 PM »

Singh Saab The Great had low collections on Monday as multiplexes outside East Punjab hardly collected while single screens showed 40% drops from Friday. The film will gross around 22 crore nett in the first week. The daily breakdown of the film till date is as follows.
 
Friday - 4,75,00,000
Saturday - 4,25,00,000
Sunday - 5,25,00,000
Monday -2,50,00,000
TOTAL - 16,75,00,000

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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2013, 04:32:43 PM »
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein collected a very poor 12.50 crore nett in week one while Singh Saab The Great was better at 21 crore nett but still poor. Gori Tere Pyaar Mein has gone into week two with limited screenings at multiplexes is unlikely to add much more business.
 
[/size]Singh Saab The Great did fair business in East Punjab and the smaller centres of UP, Bihar, MP and Rajasthan but its metro business was extremely dull. If the film had performed well in the A class centres of these areas then it would have made a big difference to the film. The film will basically collect from East Punjab and low collecting single screens in week two but 30 crore lifetime business looks a step too far.

 
[/size]Gori Tere Pyaar Mein managed to put up better figures than Singh Saab The Great in Mysore and Tamil Nadu/Kerala while elsewhere Singh Saab The Great was ahead.[/size][/font][/color]

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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2013, 04:38:56 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2013, 04:46:20 PM »
Bullet Raja first 2 days earned 13.25 crores
Singh Saab The Great earned 25 crores after one week
Krrishh3 earned 243.24 Crores as of now

 

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