The Singh of this film is a simpleton, and the film is not ostentatious either. So you
attribute the film's title to the fact that it fits into a neat rhyme. And that it hopes some of
the good luck of 2008's Akshay Kumar-starrer Singh is Kinng will rub off on it.
Welcome back to the world where logic, sense, and even sensibility is absent, and rather proudly so. Indeed, you must leave all these aspects your good selves behind to survive this spectacle of a film, and perhaps even enjoy it.
There is no drought (pardon the pun) of good ideas in this little, big film about an Odisha
village that has no access to water. That the neighbouring village, with its so-called
lower-caste populace, is flourishing and water-abundant makes matters worse.
The cool-sounding title is a reference to the lead character Daniyal Khan (Saif), who, we are told, is like a shadow as he has no paperwork to his name ("he's not even on Twitter!" a character exclaims), and everyone thinks he's dead.
At one point in the film, Manjhi the Mountain Man asks the curious reporter who has
been visiting him for years, why he complains about the system instead of opening his
own paper. 'It's difficult,' says the reporter. 'Is it more difficult than breaking a
mountain?' asks Manjhi with a laugh. The reporter is dumbfounded.