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‘Happy Phirr Bhaag Jayegi’ Movie Review: Get ready for a laughter roller coaster ride!
Directed By: Mudassar Aziz
Produced By: Colour Yellow Productions and Eros International
Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Diana Penty, Jimmy Sheirgill, Ali Fazal, Jassie Gill, Aparshakti Khurana
Duration: 2 hr 16 min
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 4 stars
Mudassar Aziz, who entertained the masses with his light heart comedy film surrounding a girl named ‘Happy’ and her escaping with her lover, is back with the sequel to it, titled ‘Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi’.
It goes without saying that the filmmaker has opted for the second part because he has more to offer on the platter with another ‘Happy’. Yes, the take two has been deemed to have two times the fun and dhamaal, but wait have the makers and the ensemble cast lived up to the promise?
Let’s check it out!
The story takes an unusual start in China with no back story but later things start falling in place when we meet Guddu (Ali Fazal) and Harpreet Kaur (Diana Penty) leaving for China for Guddu’s concert. Later, we meet Sonakshi Sinha (Happy) and Diana Penty in one frame once they both reach China. And that’s when the confusion between the two Happys begin.
Sonakshi gets captured by the underworld whereas Diana reaches the University with hubby Guddu, where Sonakshi’s character was going to get a job. However, we later meet Jimmy Sheirgill (Daman Singh Bagga) and Piyush Mishra (Usman Afridi), who are abducted from India and Pakistan respectively, to finish their old business. When they go to meet Happy, to convince her to help them out in finishing the old business, they find out she has already rescued herself from there. After running for a long time she meets Jassi Gill (Khushwant Singh Gill) in a lounge singing Hindi songs for the Chinese, who later helps her out in all ways.
Meanwhile, Sonakshi Sinha’s character reveals why she is in China and why she will not leave the country until she finishes her business.
Does Sonakshi reach her University? Does she finish her incomplete business? And does the underworld catch the real Happy? Watch it to know what happens and where will this all end too.
After giving many not so memorable acts, Sonakshi Sinha is back in the game with this happy act. The actress nails the performance with her acting skills and pleasing on-screen presence. Whereas Diana Penty and Ali Fazal have very less screen space than the other character, but they still hold a very important part in the film’s plot and rock the screen for how much every time they are there.
Coming to Jimmy, he once again steals the show with his comic timing and character Bagga, who never seems to go overboard in any frame. His ‘brother’ Piyush Mishra’s act too is perfect and every time he is on the big screen, he is sure to leave a smile on your face.
Jassi Gill, who makes his Bollywood debut with the film, looks quite promising and has done full justice to his screen space. However, he could have been better with his dialogue delivery but never mind, he has a long way to go for sure! Other characters like Aparshakti Khurana only add the right masala to the plot and the other characters.
Direction and Cinematography
Mudassar Aziz has once again done a great job with the sequel of ‘Happy Bhaag Jayegi’ and the film once again becomes a must match. He has perfectly blended comedy and drama with this one and has not gone overboard with any one of them.
He has beautifully captured all the picturesque locations and characters in his direction. The best part comes with the climax as it perfectly captures the entire confusion in one frame. The writing is bang on as it keeps the right pace for the viewers to be kept glued to their seats till the end. The only thing which lacked in the direction was the stretching of few scenes which could have been shorter at some points.
Overall, the direction and cinematography highlights the plot perfectly and gives the audience a complete family entertainer.
The entire film has 4 songs from which too compliment the plot, whereas the other two could be given a skip. The beats of the title track brings the peppy aspect to the silver screen whereas the Punjabi song ‘Swag Saha Nahi Jay’ switches on the celebration mode within you. ‘Koi Gal Nahi’ is not needed for the plot of the film and is one which you would never want to listen to after the movie is over . Song ‘Kudiye Ni Tere’ which showcases the brewing love of Jimmy and Jassi for Sonakshi’s character is an add on.
Overall the music of the film is soothing to the ears but surely cannot be heard on loop.
Performance by all the stars
After patriotic films like ‘Gold’ and ‘Satyemva Jayate’, ‘Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi’ is a light-hearted film which will surely make for a good weekend watch. It’s surely a must watch for its one-liners. Do give this laughter roller coaster a watch. Till then, HAPPY watching!!!
Watch the trailer here:
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