Happy Singh (Akshay Kumar) is a wayward guy in a remote village of Punjab. He is innocent and very good at heart. Lucky Singh (Sonu Sood) is also from the same village and is a big mafia don in Australia. He is referred to as 'King'. Fed up by Happy Singh, the village men entrust the job of bringing Lucky Singh back from Australia because Lucky's father is bedridden (why can't they just make a phone call). The hell breaks lose as Happy reaches Australia and he is forced to take the mantle of don from Lucky. The rest of the story is all about how Happy Singh tries to play 'Munna Bhai' to get the Sardarji don gang rehabilitated.
Akshay Kumar's portrayal of a simpleton Singh is exceptionally exemplary. His comedy timing and body language is admirably funny when he makes a fool of himself. Katrina Kaif is sexy and sophisticated. Her acting has improved a lot and she can dance well. Om Puri is superb as the sidekick of Akshay. Kiron Kher is good. Javed Jaffery's comedy does not work out. Sonu Sood is nice. Ranvir Shorey is wasted. Neha Dhupia is gorgeous.
Story - Screenplay - direction: The story of the film is simple. It is a comedy film that does not care for logic. The director has managed to establish each and every character in a strong way and he ran the first half in an entertaining way. The director tried to create the Priyadarshan's type of slapstick comedy in the second half, but failed. The pace goes down and the story meanders in the second half. But he made sure that there are some fresh comedy moments in the film which you would remember after watching the film. The way Sonu Sood is abused in the second half is entertaining. Screenplay is good in the first half and a little shabby in the second half.
Technical departments: Music of the film is pretty nice with 'Singh is King', 'Bas Ek Kinng' and 'Jee Karda' being chartbusters. Dialogues are witty and good. Cinematography is cool with rich visuals. Production values are grand. Editing is ok. Runtime of the film is considerably less.
Analysis: First half of the film is very good. The second half is shabby. The plus points of the film are Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif and comedy moments. The negative part is lack of proper narration in the second half where people get bored. On a whole, if you like mindless entertainment you may watch this film.
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