Movie Review - Happy Bhag Jayegi

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Director: Mudassar Aziz
Cast: Diana Penty, Abhay Deol, Jimmy Sheirgill, Ali Fazal, Piyush Mishra, Javed Sheikh, Momal Sheikh

After a not so impressing directorial debut with Dulha Mil Gaya (2010), Mudassar Aziz has returned with a comedy film called Happy Bhag Jayegi. Pretty evident from the title itself, Happy Bhag Jayegi portrays a story of a perky girl named Happy (Diana Penty) who has a mind of her own and believes in living her life on her own terms. She loves a smoothie named Guddu (Ali Fazal). However, Happy's marriage is fixed with a corporator-cum-opportunist, Daman Singh Bagga (Jimmy Sheirgill) against her wishes and it gives Happy all the more reasons to run away.

The catch is just that a comedy of error occurs and Happy elopes in a wrong truck which takes her to Lahore from Amritsar along with Bilal Ahmed's (Abhay Deol) convoy. On the other hand, Bilal Ahmed is an admirable gentleman whose dreams of becoming a cricketer are overshadowed with those of his father (Javed Sheikh) who wants him to "change the history of Pakistan" by becoming a politician. Already caught amidst an emotional struggle, Bilal suddenly finds Happy at his home and after the tale is told, Bilal plans for deporting Happy. That's when Happy shows her "Geet" like colours just like Kareena Kapoor did in Jab We Met and convinces Bilal to do the otherwise. Bilal then helps in re-uniting Guddu and Happy and Bagga acts a villain in the love story.

Had Aziz's writing been slightly substantial then Happy Bhag Jayegi could have been less banal and predictable. The first half does have some good dialogues owing to Jimmy Sheirgill's consistent acting and Piyush Sharma's comic timing but the second half totally falls flat as the story starts getting sluggish. Penty's role could have been meatier but it is at the least noticeable. There is an obvious love triangle as Bilal hopelessly starts liking Happy but his fiancee (Momal Sheikh) manages to win her man in the end. Despite being a one-time watch, Happy Bhag Jayegi gets saved because of Piyush Mishra's impeccable Urdu, jokes drawn at the cost of Indo-Pak relations, an honest performance by Jimmy Shergill and a soothing background score. Happy Bhag Jayegi is worth watching once but do not go with high hopes!

2.5 Shors out of 5 because of occasional laughs and surprise that this film's trailer had already revealed!

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