156 Min | Comedy – Romance | November 2014
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Directors: Krishna D.K., Raj Nidimoru
Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Ileana, Kalki Koechlin
Happy Ending Review: Happy Ending was a complete surprise with engaging script , hilarious moments and nice songs. A struggling author gets a chance to write “kick-ass” script for an ageing actor who himself is planning to re-invent. From the director of entertainments like 99, Shor In The City and Go Goa Gone, Krishna D.K., Raj Nidimoru gives you another wonderful story after a long time on Indian Screen. The theme is niche and will be acid test for them if it will be accepted by Indian audience. The film starts off very will with Saif Ali Khan, Ranvir Shorey and Govinda tickling your funny bone. Directors do not waste much time and gets into crux of the plot. Till interval, you will be engaged and entertained but the second half becomes little monotonous and climax scene could have better executed. Krishna D.K. and Raj Nidimoru are getting better with each film and this one is no exception.
In this film, the first half breezes smoothly with elements of romance, some comedy and also some dramatic moments. The interval bang was good and films keeps on going with the light hearted romance and comedy well. Over Saif Ali Khan who is synonymous with romcoms, so is this one any different, well it is predictable, and it is cliched at times but are not all romcoms now, this one still has fresh presentation, and it has hilarious moments. Overall the film has beautiful locations, it has many LOL moments, It is acted well, and the film is very fresh and breezy.
Screenplay is tight but loses the steam later. Art direction and cinematography is awesome. Dialogues are funny. Music by Sachin-Jigar is foot-tapping with”G Phaadke” being pick-up from the lot. Performance Ranvir Shorey, Govinda and Saif Ali Khan is note worthy. They are amazing and will make sure to entertain you. Illeana overacts and Kalki does justice to her part. Overall, Happy Ending is a feel-good rom-com attempted by the director duo and probably witnessed on Indian Screen after a long time and thumbs-up to the makers for trying out something new.