Director: Mudassar Aziz
Sonakshi Sinha and Diana Penty starrer ‘Happy Phirr Bhaag Jayegi‘ released at the theatres this week. The film has been enjoyed by the audience who eagerly purchased their first-day first show tickets for the movie. In the public review, few said Sonakshi Sinha has shown a huge improvement in her craft. However, there was a comparison between the two actresses as well, Diana and Sonakshi, as their roles had different demands and responsibilities.
Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi had a slow start at the box office. The Sonakshi Sinha starrer earned only Rs 2.70 crore. Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi is the sequel to 2016 film Happy Bhag Jayegi, and stars Sonakshi Sinha, Jimmy Sheirgill, Ali Fazal and Jassi Gill. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted out the figures, saying, “#HappyPhirrBhagJayegi has a slow start on Day 1… Fared better in North… Needs to witness substantial growth over the weekend + maintain a strong trend on weekdays to leave a mark… Fri ₹ 2.70 cr. India biz… The first part had collected ₹ 2.32 cr on Day 1.”
My review: The 2016 film Happy Bhag Jayegi was a surprisingly bubbly brew, an undistinguished yet boisterous comedy about a runaway bride. The sequel is set in Shanghai and tries too hard to set the base as it was a new land. Nonetheless, Jimmy Shergill steals the show more than Sonakshi Sinha as he is the man who is doomed to falling for girls – named Happy. The gags and the laugh quotient failed at places as the audience is comparing from the previous one. In between due to this the film seemed over longing and exhausting. How I wish these movies were about Bagga.
Also, for me it is absolutely a must watch the show – for a lot of reasons but yes the lack of consistency and the sharp lines with a quick wit often seemed lapsing into the puerile. Also, if someone were to get down to “reading” things seriously and watch the dialogues trying to analyse then all that actually transpires in to the on-screen Shanghai – having said this Aziz’s attempt to highlight the China’s political and economic domination of the region was great but guess audience would have loved to have a more humorous way on it.
That is, using a Bollywood film as a tool, at a time when the likes of Dangal have been reigning at the Chinese box office. From noodles to fake goods to “shey shey” (with ‘Mera naam chin chin choon’ in the background) everything Chinese is game. In fact, India, with a little help from Pakistan, is made to come out much smarter than the Chinese themselves on their home turf at that. Above all the Pakistani Policeman – the character played by Piyush Mishra is a secret laugh gig in the film, in fact, Bagga and Afridi’s timing on comedy and the best-plotted dialogues is the source of success for the film.
Overall the first one was an epic but the second one misses out of a lot of things on the charts but yes, the Jimmy Shergill steals the show with no girl in the hand.
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