AKSHAY'S SWAG ADDS 'BLING' TO THIS GENERIC ACTION-COMEDY
Flaunting wacky clothes, bright turbans and cool sunglasses, the ever happy and popular munda - an adorable Raftaar Singh (Akshay Kumar), is a no do-gooder in the eyes of his disciplined father (Yograj Singh) as he's jobless. He is thus sent off to Goa from Punjab, hoping he'll find ways to fend for himself. In Goa Raftaar bumps into Sara (Amy Jackson), daughter of a Romanian don (Kunal Kapoor) and falls in love but she is being chased by a psycho drug lord Mark (Kay Kay Menon). Do Raftaar and Sara live happily ever after?
Since Raftaar cannot speak English and Amy, Hindi, they seek the help of a translator Emily (Lara Dutta). Chaos ensues when Sara provokes the supposedly dangerous goons (Murli Sharma, Kay Kay), who seek revenge.
Like Singh is Kinng (2008), SIB too revolves around how the central character (Akshay) gets embroiled in a battle with the criminals, while safeguarding his lady love.
Don't go expecting logic in the story, as this is a quirky comedy that solely relies on superstar Akshay's swag to keep you entertained. Amy Jackson is a revelation as she plays her feisty character well and so do the supporting actors. However, it is Akshay, who makes you giggle. Be it by his innocence, seasoned comic timing or bizarre fashion sense - Akki steals the show, hands down.
Lara goes a tad OTT with her funny expressions but manages to garner a few smiles nonetheless. Kay Kay plays the Prakash Raj-esque comic villain, who keeps mouthing, "I am good." He really is.
After a hilarious first half, a few inconsequential scenes and random songs follow but Prabhudheva smartly reverses the gender roles of his lead cast, thus adding some novelty to the proceedings. Amy is the femme fatale, who convincingly kicks ass, while Akshay unlike his studly image, is the one, who gets beaten-up quite often. Fortunately, Amy's voice has neither been dubbed, nor has she been forced to speak Hindi.
This Singh is silly but cute and endearing. Do not miss his starry entry on the beats of a foot-tapping bhangra number Tung Tung Baje... Akshay Kumar, you are the dude.