Movie Review – Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi

Bollywood Movie Review

Directed by – Mudassar Aziz

Produced by – Anand L. Rai, Krishika Lulla

Written by – Mudassar Aziz (Dialogue)

Screenplay by – Mudassar Aziz

Starring – Diana Penty, Sonakshi Sinha, Jimmy Sheirgill, Ali Fazal, Jassi Gill

Music by – Sohail Sen

Cinematography – Sunil Patel

Edited by – Ninad Khanolkar

Production company – Colour Yellow Productions, Eros International

Movie plot: Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi is a follow-up to smart and hilarious comedy “Happy Bhag Jayegi” by Mudassar Aziz in 2016. It is a half-baked comedy in which you are able to crack a smile on your face only at some points. Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi aims at providing double comedy by introducing two “Happy” but the attempt of replicating the first part and adding a punch of double happiness fails defectively this time.

The plot of the film revolves around a winsome Punjabi kudi “Happy” (whom we also saw in the first part) who is still on the run, this time in Shanghai, China. And there are some rag-tag goons chasing her in a new country. Well, this time she is not alone but accompanied by Guddu (Ali Fazal), the love of her life. A twist in the tale arises when another Happy (Sonakshi Sinha), a horticulture professor, also arrives in Shanghai at the same time. The gangsters who are chasing Happy (Diana Penty) end up picking the wrong girl (Sonakshi Sinha) with the same name. Meanwhile Happy and Guddu together are being escorted to a university for delivering a lecture instead of our other Happy (Sonakshi) .

Movie review: Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi is based on the old Bollywood mechanism of comedy of errors and stereotyping. One can say that the movie is brisk and also pacy as at the beginning of the film itself both Happy get exchanged and bits of humour are introduced which set the tone for further comedy. Humour gets lifted to a whole new level when characters like Usmaan Bhai (Piyush Mishra) and Khushi (Jassie Gill), Makaju, and Bagga (Jimmy Sheirgill) are introduced.

Coming to the performances of the characters we find all characters pitch perfect but it is Sonakshi Sinha and Jimmy Shergil who steal the show in Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi. Piyush Mishra adds Urdu icing on the Punjabi cake well in the movie. And how can we ignore the performance of Jassi Gill, who made his Bollywood debut through this comedy in which he has strived hard to do justice to his character Kushwant Singh Gill but as the character is half-baked, he is unable to leave an impression. Aparshakti Khurrana, who is in a special appearance, does not get much space; however, his performance can also be acknowledged. The movie appears puerile and halfwit at some points where the lead characters bump into each other various times despite being in the most populous country in the world.

Our verdict: Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi is frenetically- paced movie. There are comedy punches but the humour quotient is extremely low. At certain points, it is hard to keep up with the movie as the muddled-up plot leaves the viewers confused. All we can say is Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi is good, if not better. So, if you want to get a little dose of madcap comedy you can go for it this weekend.