Two thousand policemen saw Singham in Pune as part of their duty! Their seniors almost made it mandatory for all the men in uniform to watch the cop flick in a cinema of Pune because they felt, it would motivate them. Top cops in Ahmedabad, Baroda and Surat had similar view points and asked their juniors to compulsorily watch Singham in which Ajay Devgan plays an upright police officer who motivates his entire force of juniors and seniors to root out corruption. Inspector Bajirao Singham, the character portrayed by Ajay Devgan in the film, also seems to have won the hearts of the policemen in Nagpur. For, the police department of the city of oranges has requested the management of Panch-Sheel cinema to arrange a special show of the film for the men in uniform.
Singham: The Unifying Force
While on Singham, the ‘Majhi satkel’ (‘I’ll go mad’) Marathi dialogue mouthed by Ajay Devgan’s character has become such a rage in Rajasthan that young boys and girls in different cities of the desert state can be heard mouthing it at the drop of a hat. The youngsters tap their forehead just like Ajay does when he utters the dialogue in frustration in the film. Point to be noted is that there’s simply no connection between people of Rajasthan and the Marathi language. And still, enthusiastic young boys and girls are imitating Ajay mouthing the catchy dialogue in Marathi. That’s the unifying power of films!
Record Breaker Singham!
Singham has created a theatre record at New Regal, Akola by collecting Rs. 2,28,969 in its 2nd week. The Ajay Devgan starrer also created a record by collecting a total of Rs. 6,65,985 in two weeks.
The action-packed film has created theatre records at Panch-Sheel, Nagpur by collecting Rs. 7,88,978 in its 1st week and Rs. 5,49,555 in its 2nd week (in spite of rains throughout the 2nd week). Its total collection for 2 weeks was Rs. 13,38,533. This is also a record unsurpassed by any film at the cinema since 53 years!