Breezy entertainer though with a couple of flaws in it
This Friday we have two movies hitting, which certainly include the one called Happy Bhag Jayegi. It is a romantic comedy movie that is directed by Mudassar Aziz and produced by Anand L Rai along with Krishika Lulla under the banner of Colour Yellow production house. The film has a slew of actors like Diana Penty, Abhay Deol, Jimmy Sheirgil, Momal Sheikh and Ali Fazal in the lead roles. The movie also has Mika Singh in his own role that makes his cameo in it, while the director itself is the writer of the film. Now, let’s check the crux of the film in the following paragraphs:
The film has the backdrop of city Amritsar wherein a girl called Happy played by Diana Penty is supposed to get married to a local corporator called Daman Singh played by Jimmy Shergill. The lady at the center is not in love with this man and has one man in his life that makes her flee on her marriage day, however, she reaches to Pakistan in a closed convoy and gets into the house of Javed Ahmed (ex governor) and son Bilal Ahmed played by Abhay Deol who are all set to attend the conference in India. She then takes the whole town of Lahore on her head while Guddu (Ali Fazal) is kidnapped by Bagga the local politician with an assurance that the girl would return. Happy then falls in love with the man in Pakistan so what happens is in an interesting thing to explore.
Looking at the trailer, the film sounds like a stale tale, however, it comes out to be a complete surprise. The movie despite having the predictable story is seen managing to keep the audience entertained with a number of funny dialogues, while the humour added in the movie seems high unlike any other Anand L Rai films. The story of the movie is set in both the nations while one of the most likable points about it is the representation of the two goes beyond the border. And the funny yet subtle dialogues are incredible and so are the conversations between Afrifi an Bilal.
The character of Happy reminds the character of Geet frm Jab We Met having the tad more kind of confidence that simply worked so well. Moreover, we get to find the character of the lady to be very much crazy along with having some well written side characters. Predictability though seems to go smooth via the plot while the second half is usually seen getting the lead characters over the sing place and it is seen starting with a chaos. As it has a multiple sub plots the film has the scope to go much tighter than the current ones.
Diana after her debut movie Cocktail in Happy Bhag Jayegi is just the opposite and she has put good efforts in playing the feisty Punjabi khudi called Happy. Though there are some hits and misses in her character yet it shouldn’t go without applauding the same. Abhay Deol is seen doing an impressive role while playing the character of Bilal Ahmed as he looks so suave and his act is really cool. Ali Fazal playing the lover boy called Guddu has done a decent job while playing the emotional character and Jimmy Shergil once again fails to get the film this time but his role of Bagga is really very much likable. Don’t forget Piyush Mishra who has done a great job playing the Pakistani cop all applauds to his comic timing. The actress from Pak called Momal Sheikh playing Bilal’s fiancée though failed to impress the audience yet can be called as her okay start in B Town movies.
Direction, music and other elements
The latest directorial film of Mudassar Aziz has managed to make the film a breezy entertainer despite having the clichéd story. The India Pakistan angle simply works a lot in the favour of the movie and is regarded as the cleverest scene linked to the relations that are found in between the two nations when we are seen catching up Bilal enjoying the sport of Cricket based in Amritsar. The music of the film seems to be much better while there is hardly any one foot tapping over the spunky Happy in order to prove the character for being the crazy side and thus the romantic numbers are seen very much passable.
Happy Bhag Jayegi Last Word
Happy Bhag Jayegi can be called as a breezy entertainer which is known to have its own moments. The first half may sound very much chaotic and simple while the second half can be called pulling down the film and yes the climax seems to be very much hurriedly made with poor execution. Thus it can be called as a one-time watch perfect for a TV watch at the best. Thus the rating of 3.0 is better in many ways.
Rating – 3.0