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Singham Returns is a 2014 Indian Hindi-language action drama film directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Ajay Devgn FFilms.[1] A sequel to the 2011 film Singham, actor Ajay Devgn reprises his role from the previous film, as well as co-producing the project, while Kareena Kapoor plays the female lead thus replacing Kajal Aggarwal.[4] The film was also simultaneously made in Marathi. The film was released worldwide on 15 August 2014.[5] The movie is loosely based on the 1993 Malayalam movie Ekalavyan.[6]

Singham Returns
Singham Returns Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRohit Shetty
Produced by
Written bySajid-Farhad
(Dialogue)
Screenplay byYunus Sajawal
Story byRohit Shetty
Starring
Music by
CinematographyDudley
Edited bySteven Bernard
Production
company
Distributed byReliance Entertainment
Release date
  • 15 August 2014 (2014-08-15)
Running time
145 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Marathi[2]
Budget105 crore [3]
Box office216.56 crore[3]

Contents

PlotEdit

Bajirao Singham (Ajay Devgn) gets transferred to Mumbai and he discovers that one of his team members (Mahesh) is found dead inside an ambulance with massive bags of money. Bajirao decides to unearth the truth behind it and in this process, he collides with a powerful and fraudulent religious leader, Satyaraj Chandar a.k.a. Babaji (Amole Gupte), who has high-profile connections with corrupt politicians.

During this period, Guruji (Anupam Kher), is killed by Babaji, even though Singham was present at the scene. He vows revenge. Because of this, he has to pretend that he has resigned in front of his family. Due to this his father asks him and his childhood friend, Avni (Kareena Kapoor), to come to their home town, Shivgarh. After some time, Singham and Avni fall in love with each other. However, it is then revealed that Singham hasn't resigned and came to Shivgargh on a mission to get some evidences against Babaji.

When they get back to Mumbai, Babaji starts threatening Singham's family. He also harms all of Guruji's candidates, including Avni, because her brother is one of the candidates. Singham manages to save everyone but before they resign, one of Babaji's henchmen, Altaf (Pankaj Tripathi), wakes up from coma and testifies against him. Singham arrests Babaji and his left hand, Prakash Rao (Zakir Hussain. However, some party workers execute an attack outside the court, killing the witnesses. This causes Babaji and Rao to receive bail. But after Babaji gets released, Singham and a team of police force goes to his house without wearing their police uniforms and involve in a war with Babaji and Rao's men and subsequently shoots at their buttocks to coerce them and the wounded Rao and Baba tell the truth.

A few weeks later, Guruji's party wins the elections. While being transported to jail, Rao and Baba once again threaten Singham. Suddenly, the van in which Prakash Rao and Baba are being transported in suddenly stops and the driver walks away. A water tanker crashes into the van and both of them are killed. Inspector Phadnis (Vineet Sharma) tells media that there was a brake failure, and the incident is deemed an accident.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

FilmingEdit

Director Rohit Shetty announced his thoughts on making a sequel to one of his finest movies Singham (2011). After filming Chennai Express with Shah Rukh Khan, Shetty reportedly has begun filming for Singham 2 with the lead star Ajay Devgn.[7] Filming was expected to go on floors by December 2013 after Shetty's last directorial venture, Chennai Express (2013) released with Shetty starting the work of Singham 2's pre-production along with that of his another film which incidentally is a sequel too, Golmaal 4.[8][9] However Ajay Devgn the lead of the film canned 20 days of photography for his another film Action Jackson, directed by Prabhudeva and start another leg of the shoot from 10 November 2013.[10] After several delays owing to Devgn's shooting his other film Action Jackson concurrently the principal photography for a 15-day schedule of the film started from 15 May 2014 in Goa.[11] The shoot was held in few places like streets of Siolim, a village located at a distance of about 25 Kilometres from Panaji.[11] The ones which were held in Panaji were mostly indoor ones.[11]

MusicEdit

Singham Returns
Soundtrack album by
Released5 August 2014 (2014-08-05)[12]
GenreFeature Film Soundtrack
Length20:39
LanguageHindi
LabelT-Series
Jeet Gannguli chronology
Citylights
(2014)
Singham Returns
(2014)
Alone
(2014)
External audio
  Audio Jukebox on YouTube
Meet Bros Anjjan chronology
Kick
(2014)
Singham Returns
(2014)
Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene
(2014)
Ankit Tiwari chronology
Ek Villain
(2014)
Singham Returns
(2014)
PK
(2014)
Yo Yo Honey Singh chronology
Kick
(2014)
Singham Returns
(2014)
The Shaukeens
(2014)
Singles from Singham Returns
  1. "Kuch Toh Hua Hai"
    Released: 25 July 2014[13]
  2. "Aata Majhi Satakli"
    Released: 1 August 2014[14]

The soundtrack for the film was composed by Jeet Gannguli, Meet Bros Anjjan, Ankit Tiwari and Yo Yo Honey Singh. All the composers composed one song each. The soundtrack album contains four songs and one remix.

The first single track "Kuch Toh Hua Hai" sung by Ankit Tiwari and Tulsi Kumar was released on 25 July 2014.

Another single "Aata Majhi Satakli" sung and composed by Yo Yo Honey Singh was released on 1 August 2014.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Sun Le Zara"Sandeep NathJeet GannguliArijit Singh04:51
2."Singham Returns Theme"Shabbir AhmedMeet Bros AnjjanMeet Bros Anjjan, Mika Singh04:38
3."Kuch Toh Hua Hai"Sandeep Nath, Abhendra Kumar UpadhyayAnkit TiwariAnkit Tiwari, Tulsi Kumar05:07
4."Singham Returns Remix (MBA Swag)"Shabbir AhmedMeet Bros AnjjanMeet Bros Anjjan, Mika Singh02:49
5."Aata Majhi Satakli"Yo Yo Honey SinghYo Yo Honey SinghYo Yo Honey Singh, Mamta Sharma, Nitu Choudhry03:14
Total length:20:39

ReceptionEdit

Prior to its release on the eve of Independence Day on 15 August, a right-wing Hindu organisation, HJS wrote to the CBFC asking that the film be banned on grounds of depiction of Hindu saints in a bad light thereby hurting the religious sentiments.[15] Shetty denied the allegation stating that he has never made anything controversial in his career.[16]

Singham Returns received mixed reviews from Indian critics.[17] Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave it 4 stars and said "The film is a complete mass entertainer with power-packed drama, hi-intensity dialogue and towering performances as its aces. The brand value attached to it coupled with a long weekend will help the film reap a harvest and rule the box office in days to come."[18] Rohit Khilnani of India Today gave 3 stars and said "Singham Returns is strictly for fans".[19] Shweta Kaushal of Hindustan Times gave two stars and said "Watch Singham Returns for the action, not comedy".[20] Mohar Basu of Koimoi gave 2.5 stars and said "Ajay Devgan and the thrills his punches manage to evoke but the wafer thin plotline, hammy acting, predictable narrative and the lack of fun and excitement that drives a Rohit Shetty film".[21] Shubra Gupta of the Indian Express gave 1.5 stars and said "The sequel to 'Singham' is chock full of the usual car on jeep action. Explosions go off at regular intervals. Shootouts – one really well shot – occur frequently."[22] Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN gave 2.5 stars and said "The predictable story tires you out eventually".[23]

Box officeEdit

Singham Returns nett. collection over 32.09 crore (US$4.5 million) on the first day of its release in India. Domestic nett of Singham Returns was 140.62 crore (US$20 million).[24] The film earned a final worldwide gross collection of 216.56 crore (US$30 million).[3]

GameEdit

An official game based on this film has been released by Zapak Mobile Games Pvt. Ltd, for Android mobile phone users.[25]

SequelEdit

Simmba which is a Hindi adaption of telugu language 2015 Temper,[26] starring Ranveer Singh is a spin-off of 2011 film Singham.Simmba is directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions. It also stars Sara Ali Khan and Sonu Sood in its lead roles while Ajay Devgn reprises his role of DCP Bajirao Singham from the previous films.

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Marathi actors rule Singham Returns. Times of India. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b c https://www.boxofficeindia.com/movie.php?movieid=2289
  4. ^ "Kareena Kapoor transforms into Maharashtrian mulgi". indianexpress.com. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  5. ^ Singham Returns Archived 17 March 2015 at the Wayback Machine.. Boxofficeindia.com (15 August 2014). Retrieved on 2015-04-21.
  6. ^ http://www.bollywoodlife.com/movies/singham-returns/
  7. ^ "Hurry up with Singham 2". Deccan Chronicle. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Ajay's Singham 2 To Go On Floors In December". Koimoi.com. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  9. ^ "Rohit Shetty's Singham 2, Golmaal 4 To Go On Floors This Year". Koimoi. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  10. ^ "Ajay Devgn, Prabhu Dheva to resume Action Jackson shoot next week | the trailer set to be released on 11th july. Latest Movie Features". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  11. ^ a b c "Ajay Devgn's 'Singham 2′ to return to Goa". PTI. Indian Express. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  12. ^ [Singham Returns (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) "https://itunes.apple.com/in/album/singham-returns-original-motion-picture-soundtrack-ep/1111767625"] Check |url= value (help). iTunes. External link in |title= (help)
  13. ^ "First Singles of Singham Returns". MixRadio. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  14. ^ "Second Single of Singham Returns". MixRadio. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  15. ^ "'Singham Returns' in controversy". Patrika Group (28 July 2014). Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  16. ^ "Singham Returns controversy: Rohit says there`s nothing controversial in the film". Patrika Group. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  17. ^ "'Singham Returns' Movie Reviews: Typical Rohit Shetty's Film". 15 August 2014. International Business Times.
  18. ^ Adarsh, Taran (15 August 2014). "Singham Returns". Bollywood Hungamam. Retrieved 15 August 2014.     
  19. ^ Rohit, Khilnani (15 August 2014). "Singham returns". India today. Retrieved 15 August 2014.     
  20. ^ Shweta, Kaushal (15 August 2014). "Singham returns". Hindustan times. Retrieved 15 August 2014.     
  21. ^ Mohar, Basu (15 August 2014). "Singham returns". koimoi. Retrieved 15 August 2014.     
  22. ^ "shubra" (15 August 2014). "Singham returns". Indian express. Retrieved 15 August 2014.     
  23. ^ Rajeev, Masand (15 August 2014). "Singham returns". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 15 August 2014.     
  24. ^ Singham Returns (2014) | Box Office Earnings. Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved on 12 August 2015.
  25. ^ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.reliancegames.singhamreturnsthegame
  26. ^ "'Simmba' team gets goofy on the sets – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-06-24.

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