180 Min | Action – Comedy – Crime | October 2014
IMDB Rating: 6.9
Director: Farah Khan
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan
Happy New Year Review: Main Hoona Na and Om Shanti Om (both the films directed by Farah Khan) are considered one of the most entertaining bollywood films. And after Farah’s Tees Maar Khan’s debacle, she is back with her new outing Happy New Year which was supposed to be made in 2005 but was later shelved! Will it be SRK’s another Ra.one or will it be into the lists of the most entertaining films? In Happy New Year, Charlie (ShahRukh Khan) is planning to rob some diamonds from Charan Grover (Jackie Shroff) for a specific reason (Watch the movie and you will get to know) with help of his five friends. But to rob him he has to take part in World Dance Championship! The plot looks so simple and you might be thinking such a simple plot but a very long film? Well apart from the plot the movie has many other things to offer!
Farah Khan has directed a heist film without any blood and gore or love making scene, which is in itself an achievement, because family audiences were looking for such a film with great production values for a very long time. Coming to the performances, ShahRukh Khan rocks in Happy New Year. His dialogue delivery, especially during the emotional moments is fantastic. Deepika Padukone as Mohini has done a good job as a bar dancer cum dancer teacher cum a winner. Yes, a winner. Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Abhishek Bachchan all of them are brilliant. Special mention to Vivaan Shah as Rohan, has done a cool job as a hacker but needs a bit grooming though a good talent found.
Music by Vishal-Shekhar will grow inside you and grows to max after watching Happy New Year. India-Waale and Manwa-laage already topping the charts, I think Satakli will grow slowly within the people. My pick of the lot is Satakli and Manwa-Laage. Despite usual cliches, Happy New Year excels as a film. With great production values, heart warming moments, good music, good story, good direction, this is a film Audience (especially families) were looking for and here it is. Happy New year is a fun watch!