I am Singh Hindi Movie Review
If you are a Sikh, if you're looking for sermons that re-establish your faith in Sikhism or Islam, if you want to know about the origin of Sikhism, their religious beliefs or even their ways of life, I Am Singh is a film for you!
Set against the backdrop of 9/11, I Am Singh revolves around a Sikh family that becomes a victim of hate crimes. Ranveer Singh (Gulzar Inder Chahal) is a budding entrepreneur in India who gets a frantic call one night, that his father is in hospital and his brother has been shot dead. He moves to US only to find out about the atrocities of the Whites on Sikhs and Muslims. Even the law and order doesn't favour the turban headed Sikhs who get mistaken as Afghanis and Arabs. Ranveer initiates a fight for justice against such hate crimes with the help of others including Rizwan Haider (Rizwan Hyder), Amelia White (Brooke Johnston), Fateh Singh (Puneet Issar) and Amy Washington (Amy Rasimas).
Right from the word go, you are subjected to a trashy rehash of Puneet Issar's earlier two films - Sohail Khan starrer I, Proud To Be Indian and Salman Khan starrer Garv. Scene after scene the situations are repeated, this time only to test your patience levels. The story is over abused with many films being made on racial attacks.
Non-violent approach to solve the hate crimes could well be used if it were for a better narrative and execution, but in I Am Singh it reduces to imperfect and faulty depiction. It becomes highly preachy with sudden glorification of Sikhism to an extent of having weird warrior dance performances intermittently.
The entire film is painfully loud challenging your decibel tolerance with actors yelling in your face, Punjabi folk songs with loud drum beats and Daler Mehendi songs piercing through your ear drums making for an excruciating 2 and a half hours.
Acting is very novice across the cast with an exceptional case of Puneet Issar who shows that he still has what it takes to deliver a strong performance.
Over all, I Am Singh tests your patience. With an overused plot and absolutely zilch efforts on execution, it's best avoided.