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Singham is the first of two Hindi action/comedy films. Released in 2011, it was directed by Rohit Shetty and starring Ajay Devgn as the titular character.

In the city of Goa, India, an honest police inspector named Rakesh Kadam committs suicide following false corruption charges levied against him by corrupt businessman/gangster Jaikant Shikre. His widow, Megha Kadam swear revenge, but due to Shikre's influence within the city, is powerless to do anything.

At the town of Shivgarh near the Goa-Maharashtra border, Bajirao Singham is in charge of the local police station, and commands a great deal of respect from the townspeople by mediating most of the problems without pressing charges. When Singham demands that Shikre reports to his police station to sign off on sign off on his bail regarding a murder charge, Shikre uses his political influence to have Singham transferred to Goa, where he can take his revenge on Singham.

This film's sequel, Singham Returns, released in 2014. A film set in the same universe called Simmba came out in 2018. Another film set in the same universe, Sooryavanshi, was released in 2021 after being postponed from 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Singhham also received an animated TV show in 2018 called Little Singham.

This film has the following tropes:

  • Oh, Crap!: Shikre, when he realizes that the Goa police force plans to kill him.
  • Real Men Love Jesus: Or really, "Real Men Love the Gods." Singham is a devout Hindu.
  • Shame If Something Happened: When one of his victims tries to bargain with Shiva, Shikre takes the phone instead. The ransom was paid soon after.
  • Theme Music Power-Up: Kicks in, complete with ominous chanting and lion roaring sound effects, when Singham finally hits a Rage-Breaking Point and starts whooping ass.
  • Would Hurt a Child: More like Would Kill A Child if Shikre doesn't get his way.