‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’ is an easy breezy rom-com, definitely worth watching once

 ‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’ is an easy breezy rom-com, definitely worth watching once

 

STORY

It is the rom-com which revolves around the runaway bride, Happy (Diana Penty), from Amritsar, who unknowingly crosses over to Pakistan. Happy runs away from her marriage to Daman Singh Bagga (Jimmy Shergill) as she is in love with Guddu (Ali Fazal). But her parents are opposed to that match. So, she runs away and accidently reaches Lahore where she meets a politician, Bilal Ahmed (Abhay Deol). What happens after that is a series of hilarious episodes.

 

THUMBS UP MOMENTS

 

The first half of the film has many moments of unadulterated comedy and the climax of the film is particularly applaudable. Though the screenplay is predictable, the film has been presented in a refreshing way. From acting to writing to directing, the film scores well on all areas.

The cinematography of the film is great especially during all the scenes in Pakistan – they have been shot well and very convincingly portray the country.

 

THUMBS DOWN MOMENTS

 

Over all, the story is very predictable. The second half drops dramatically after the hilarious first half. The director, Mudassar Aziz, tries his best to bring up the lost tempo towards the end of the film. The climax, one must admit, is well executed. But is it enough to make up for the not-so-happening second half? Quite not.

 

STAR PERFORMANCES

 

Diana Penty shows that she was rightly given the responsibility of the title role. She showed us the talent that we had a glimpse of it in ‘Cocktail’. This film is her second acting job. Her comic timing is perfect and she is able to hold her own among other seasoned actors.

Abhay Deol’s onscreen presence, like always, is great. He is a talented actor who looked tailor-made for the role of a Pakistani politician. While Jimmy Shergill and Ali Fazal try their best, their characters are not well written.T hough they do complete justice with what they had. Jimmy is good as a tough politician. His is the grey character in the film. Ali as a lover boy with an unsteady state of mind is also endearing. The best lines in the film have been given to Piyush Mishra and he uses the opportunity in the best way. Pakistani actress Momal Sheikh debuts in this film and has done a decent job. Momal Sheikh’s father, Jawed Sheikh (a veteran Pakistani actor), who plays Abhay Deol’s father has given a very clean performance too.

 

MUSIC

 

The music of the film is pretty average. Songs like Happy Oye and Gabru Ready To Mingle are easily forgettable. The background score on the other hand is quite impressive and almost acts like a character in itself.

 

VERDICT

 

‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’ is an easy breezy rom-com. It is definitely worth watching once. It is not the kind of film that will make you cry or laugh hard. It is somewhere in between. With some good comedy moments and great performances, it is a feel good film that should attract people of all age groups. We suggest you go and buy a ticket for the film if you are in the mood of some light comedy.

 

Bollypedia rating: 2.5/5 stars

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