A true entertainment: ‘Happy New Year’
Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani and Vivaan Shah
Exactly ten years ago, the famous choreographer Farah Khan made her directorial debut with ‘Main Hoon Na’, starring Shah Rukh Khan and gave a major career boost to many names associated with it. Farah Khan teams up back again with Shah Rukh Khan for the third time, with yet another multi-starrer ‘Happy New Year’. In a nutshell, ‘Happy New Year’ is a film about the characters that are referred as losers and their mission is to pull off the biggest diamond theft ever. With a runtime of almost 3 hours, does the film manage to live up to the hype and expectations, let’s analyze.
All the characters have their own stories and reasons to be a part of this mission, but you will love each and every one of them. From Mohini’s (Deepika Padukone) English speaking to Nandu’s (Abhishek Bachchan) snake dance you will enjoy every bit of it. The movie is a complete entertainment and not a single second of boredom. The film starts off with a world dance championship finale, wherein ‘Team India’ goes missing. Team India is led by Chandramohan Manohar aka Charlie (Shah Rukh Khan), whose ‘entry’ is shown in an illegal kick boxing match.
His partners in crime are: A partially deaf Jaggu (Sonu Sood) who is an ex-army bomb squad member, a self confessed Parsi ‘stud’ Tammy Irani (Boman Irani) who is an expert at opening sophisticated lockers and who carries a mini supermarket in his bag, a young hacker Rohan Singh (Vivaan Shah) who is a ‘loser in real world, Nandu Bhide (Abhishek Bachchan) whose ‘USP’ is that he can puke anytime, anywhere, and then there’s Mohini (Deepika Padukone), who is a bar dancer with a dream of opening a dance school for young girls.
To execute this plan however, the team needs to participate in the ‘World Dance Championship’ which takes place in the Atlantis hotel, exactly where Charan will be keep the diamonds for a one day display in Dubai. Charlie and his team enroll in this competition and despite all the boys being non-dancers, they use their antics to survive amongst the best dancers in the world. The team members are all aged comparing to the other participants but due to hacking they won the auditions and got a step closer to the diamonds.
Will Charlie and his ‘Team India’ be able to steal the diamonds? Will they be able to win the dance championship despite being non-dancers? To get your questions answered watch ‘Happy New Year’ and treat yourself with the entertainment factor in it. The music of the film (Vishal-Shekhar) is indeed one of the film’s major highlights. Most of the songs seem to be apt for the film’s situations and helps in moving the story forward. With ‘Lovely’ Nonsense Ki Night’ ‘Satakli’ all will be in your playlist for some time.
The makers have spared nothing to make the film look extravagant and visually stunning. All in all, ‘Happy New Year’ is definitely a smashing hit, which has blockbuster written all over it.