Singh is Kinng – I object


Been seeing the promos of Singh is Kinng ad nauseum on the telly. The promos look good, and there seems to be a lot of interest in the movie. This statement is made on the basis of an extremely unscientific poll conducted amongst my pals !
I am however not too kicked about it. I object in principle to the title of the movie. Bollywood in general is very Punjab-centric. A lot of the song lyrics, dialogues, and even stories are woven around Punjab / Punjabis. Very rarely, does any other community get represented in mainstream Bollywood cinema. And with this movie, it seems to be Punjabiness to the hilt. If Singh is king, what does that make the rest of us Indians – his subjects??
I don’t have anything against Punjab but please how about movie storylines based on other communities as well. How about Gujaratis, Biharis, Marwaris, Bengalis??
To add insult to injury, it appears that Punjabis are not happy with their portrayal in the movie. Apparently, Akshay is wearing a too-small turban and his beard is not long enough! They have taken out a morcha and made the director of the movie re-do certain portions of the movie according to their demands.
I think I should take a morcha to make them change the title of the movie- may be stand at the corner of M.G. Road 🙂

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