July 30, 2011 03:15:52 PM IST Enkayaar, Glamsham Editorial
SINGHAM has emerged as one of the biggest grosser this season and the film is still going very strong all over the country side. While the reviewers and the critics panned the film for its overt and covert violence, fact of the matter is that audience has lapped up the action and is enjoying every moment of it.
The real reason why SINGHAM has become such a roaring hit is the fact that it is the story of a common man belonging to a small town, who has the guts and the conviction to fight for what is correct, and not to allow the manipulations of the system to buckle him up. It therefore is a story of a fight to win the war against the system, and in view of the all around pathetic situation in the country, where the common man is fighting the war against the iron headed system; the cinematic victory presented by SINGHAM against the system has become a 'cause de celibre'.
For people from the small time the institution of Police has always been seen as a savior, it is altogether a different fact that the ground reality has turned on its head. Even then, the initial faith of the individual in the system has not snuffed out though it is on a low keel, and SINGHAM in a way provides the common man a sense of belief that indeed things could turn around, may be not today, but definitely tomorrow. This is what was shown in DABANGG as well, and if we remember Salman Khan introduces himself as Robin Hood Pandey, in DABANGG underlining the premise that for the common man, Robin Hood is the savior who may robbing Peter to save Paul, but Peters are in such a bad situation compared to Paul that there is no harm in doing it.
SINGHAM has already earned Rs. 45 cores in the Indian market and earnings from outside country are about Rs. 5 crore according to the trade analysts. It indeed is a huge collection, and underlines the fact that Ajay Devgn is a huge success at the box office when he reaches out to the audience through an action film. Success is sweeter for the fact that even in Karnataka, where there were few protests against the movie have tapered out and it is now an unqualified success.
One only hopes that henceforth Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty would also make one action film in a year apart from their usual comic capers, for which now they are famous in the film world.