Happy New Year

Happy New Year

3.6 5,173 Ratings

Directed by : Farah Khan

Release Date : | Length : 188 Minutes

  • Critics Rating 2.3/5
  • MJ Rating 2.5/5
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“Happy New Year is too long, predictable, flimsy and lacks that awesome SRK-Farah chemistry we've seen before. His fab abs can only hide so many flaws. Sadly, Indiawaale won't be breaking any locks! ”

Happy New Year Credit & Casting

Shah Rukh Khan

Happy New Year Box Office

  • Gross: INR 178.41 cr.
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Though a genuine SRK follower for years, I had no expectations whatsoever from HNY after watching its chaotic promos and songs. When I learned that it's going to be a three hour long movie, I was further devastated. But frankly speaking, it did entertain me in bits and pieces. As a SRK fan, I did enjoy its crappy sense of humor however with an obvious lot of errors.

The movie opens up with Dubai's famous New Year celebrations. Along with it is taking place the World Dance Championship with the next team to perform being Charlie's Team India! Hey wait, they are missing! And we are taken into the flashback where Charlie is involved in a mud fight being his 8 packs the prime focus. Then comes the famous filmy sequence of "Tera Baap Chor Hai" and Charlie decides to build a team to rob a handful of diamonds from Charan Grover (Jackie Shroff) who deceitfully sent his father into jail. How Charlie's Angels avenge back his father's death is the rest of the story with a overdose of patriotism in the end.

After Rohit Shetty in Chennai Express, we again see Farah Khan using Shah Rukh's old dialogues every now and then in the movie. It seems that HNY is a tribute to SRK for agreeing to work with her after her disastrous Tees Maar Khan and reviving her career. From DDLJ's "bade bade deshon mein" to Chak De's "70 minute", HNY has it all. The screen writer really needs some innovation in his work. Also, Nokia's brand promotion irritated the most.

The direction by Farah is nothing exceptional to talk about but she does capture her songs beautifully (that's what she is known for). The settings and designs are very colorful and their grandness is mesmerizing to the eyes of the audience. The film could be made short by at least 45 minutes as a lot of time has been wasted in the first half of the movie.

Talking about the songs, Vishal-Shekhar have not been able to recreate the magic as they did with previous SRK flicks like Ra.One and Chennai Express. The beautiful 'Manwa Laage' and the sizzling 'Lovely' being the exceptions.

Shah Rukh as Charlie has overdone his part in HNY - a way too much for SRK and a way too much he did. However, he retains his super-starry charisma that can never be matched. We all want him to do more roles likes he did in Chak De & MNIK especially after the silly Chennai Express & HNY. Deepika Padukone as Mohini is sizzling hot in the movie and is also growing as an actor with every movie. Boman Irani as Tammy is hilarious and Sonu Sood as Jag is very consistent throughout the movie. Abhishek Bachchan as Nandu Bhide is not so bad after-all and is able to give audience quite a few laughs with his silly jokes. Vivaan Shah as Rohan is fairly decent but doesn't show any glimpses of his father.

In all, HNY is just for SRK fans as they might have fun giggling over SRK jokes and dialogues.

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