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Happy New Year (HNY) Movie Review

Indiawaale Song in Happy New Year

After a much hype and buzz, the Farah Khan’s movie – Happy New Year is releasing this Friday the 24th October 2014. It is a multi-starrer movie with lead actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Abhishek Bachchan and Vivaan Shah. So, you have a pool of talents coming together in a big budget and would be blockbuster movie of 2014. Besides, you have a slew of actors who are seen in special appearance. These include Dino Morea, Sarah Jane Dias, Prabhu Deva, Malaika Arora Khan, Vishal Dadlani, Sajid Khan and Anupam Kher. The music comes from the talented duo– Vishal-Shekhar, while it is directed by Farah Khan, which will be her third time with SRK after Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om. The movie is produced by Gauri Khan, which comes under the banner of SRK – Red Chillies Entertainment. Happy New Year is releasing three languages, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil.

Now, let’s check the plot of the movie. Well, it is all about the team of six losers coming together in some of the most incredible underdog story in order to pull out the high end and pricey diamond heist as ever. So, whether the team of losers will be able to become winners or not would be interesting to catch in the film. In nutshell, the script has loads of stuff, right from action to dance, music, let’s not forget the 123 number of Mohini performed by the then sensation called Madhuri Dixit, which rocked the eighties too seem to be present in Happy New Year in new avatar. It is performed none other than sensual leggy lass called Deepika Padukone, who is seen performing over the reminiscent 123 Number of Tezaab, which starts with the same style ‘Kaha Thi Aap’ but soon changes to a new style, which most of the critics find average on comparison to the older hit number.

Now let’s talk about the performance, well as always, Shah Rukh Khan, the Baadshah of Bollywood has overshadowed with his performance with his eight pack abs not the six ones, which he showcased for Om Shanti Om. Interestingly, he has been working hard for around a year or so to have these pack abs over his body. They seem incredible in the character of Charlie or Chandramohan Sharma be it action, romance or other things, King Khan is simply awesome in his performance. You would simply love to catch his actions underwater and perhaps would even give him more marks than his character he played in Farhan Akhtar’s Don 2 in 2012. Again his onscreen chemistry with the leggy lass unlike the previous hit Chennai Express and Om Shanti Om seems to be gleaming up. The kind of Aura, SRK has around his persona can be deeply felt in Happy New Year unlike the way, you often discovered in his previous movies.

Next comes the leggy lass, she too has embarked as a bombshell in the movie. Don’t forget his pole dance, which seems to have been tried the first time in any Bollywood dance. The kind of heat and sensuality she has garnered with her performance and hot appearance has simply cornered everyone. Perhaps, the guys from Times of India would be badly cornered for their comments checking her haute and incredible performance in the movie. Whether it is the dance or the romance or her character, she has indeed surpassed the expectations of both her fans and critics. No more words just go and check her performance as you know the old axiom- seeing is believing. Now talking about other people, first comes Boman Irani, he is known as a versatile actor and his character of Temhton Irani has be simply awesome. Even the others including Sonu Sood, Abhishek Bachchan and yes Vivaan Shah the young and cute guy has been superb in his character of Rohan.

Now let’s talk about the music, once again the duo music directors – Vishal and Shekhar along with the lyrist Irshad Kamil is able to render good amount of fodder for the audience with great sounds. Once again they have delivered with seven different and diverse kind of original tracks comprising of a solo electronic version, medley and variation along with instrumental number. On the contrary, Farah Khan seemed more concerned about the quality of the movie rather than the songs. Getting the longevity for the album seems difficult for the composer. Perhaps it can be called as a mixed bag and to a large extent the album is no bigger than the movie itself. Yet few of the songs of the album remain at the top of the chartbuster including Manwa Lage and yes let’s not forget Kamlee.

Last Word Happy New Year Movie Review :

Happy New Year is an extravagant movie in terms of stars, music, dance and performance. It is a blend of all the masala or spices found in Bollywood as evident in any other movie particularly the SRK Films. The star value you witness in HNY has been phenomenal, thanks to stalwarts like Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani and yes let’s not forget Jackies Shroff who was seen in a negative character too seemed flawless over the silver screen. SRK has been proved lucky for Farah Khan, which she has failed to garner with the other stars as in the case of Tees Maar Khan. She should pay tribute to her close buddy SRK for giving a tag of a successful director, as rudely speaking she isn’t that successful without the star value of King Khan. Anyway, talking about the film, the rating can be 4 that too for SRK, Deepika and others’ performance.

Manoj L


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