It might not be high on content, might be bereft of logic and might be full of toilet humour but this one is surely an entertainer; well we are taking about Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer Happy New Year.
Director Farah Khan doesn’t do dark films or serious ones, her films are full of fun, festivities and celebrations and Happy New Year falls in this category.
Happy New Year is set in Dubai that looks breathtaking and spectacular. The film starts with the college graduate but jobless Chandramohan Sharma, also knows as Charlie, (Shah Rukh Khan) who is nursing deep wounds. His father (Anupam Kher), who runs a business creating sturdy lockers, is duped by an evil businessman Charan Grover (Jackie Shroff) and is sent to jail for a robbery he didn’t commit.
Charlie has only one aim; to clear his father’s name and get even with Charan Grover. Well this one is so inspired by Dhoom 3.
As the film progresses, Charan Grover declares that he’s the custodian of precious diamonds worth billions of rupees.
Charlie sees this as an opportunity and puts together a team and calls them, a bunch of buffoons, who we are told, are exceptional at cracking codes - Tammy (Boman Irani), an expert hacker – Rohan (Vivaan Shah), a doppelganger of the evil guy’s son - Nandu (Abhishek Bachchan), a seductress - Mohini (Deepika Padukone) and last but not the least the muscle man – Jag (Sonu Sood). Together they are sloppy and are in need of a crash.
Now starts a series of events that lead you to the climax that tends to go on and on.
Off the cast, you cannot take your eyes off Shah Rukh Khan who looks traffic, Deepika Padukone is earnest and does a sincere job, Abhishek Bachchan is effortless, Boman Irani brings in his wicked humour, Sonu Sood goes almost unnoticed and wasted but his bare body is something that the ladies would drool at and last but not the least Vivaan Shah looks out of place.
As far as Farah Khan is concern, you will have to give it to her for handling such a huge cast.
All in all Happy New Year is messed up as all we get to see is Shah Rukh Khan flaunting his abs and a weak story line but at the end of it this one will surely work with the masses.
Happy New Year is mediocre but full of fun.
It might not be high on content, might be bereft of logic and might be full of toilet humour but this one is surely an entertainer; well we are taking...3.5