SIK nominated for RAAM Awards
'Singh Is Kinng', one of the biggest money-spinners of 2008, has added another feather in its cap by winning a nomination in the Best Foreign Language film category at the forthcoming RAAM Awards to be held in February in London. The blockbuster, released by The Indian Film Company - Studio 18, will be contending for the award along with Spanish film, El Orfanato (The Orphanage).
The RAAM Awards enjoy a unique position within the UK & Ireland cinema sector. These awards provide an opportunity for UK and Irish exhibitors, distributors and industry suppliers to recognize and reward success and achievement across all parts of the cinema industry.
It also brings to notice the fact that though the cumulative gross of the film in the UK (GBP £ 1.355 million) places it at No.2 on the Top 10 Indian Films of 2008, the print average (given its 70 print release) actually catapults it to the No.1 position. 'Singh is Kinng' thunder-rolled into UK cinemas on 08.08.08 and managed a smashing print average of £ 19,357, thereby cementing its position as the most successful Bollywood title of 2008 in the UK.
Remarks Tanuj Garg, Head - UK & Europe, Studio 18, "The nomination is an endorsement of our passion and marketing and distribution strength that has resulted in our films consistently excelling at the box office. With 'Singh Is Kinng', we created an industry benchmark for the others to emulate and gave Akshay (Kumar) his biggest ever hit in his two-decade long career."