If you have been waiting for a family entertainer, ‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’ is the answer to your prayers. Director Mudassar Aziz, who last directed ‘Dulha Mil Gaya’ in 2010 brings a laughter riot which has all possible ingredients to lighten your mood.
Daman Singh Bagga (Jimmy Sheirgill), an aspiring MLA of Amritsar is extremely fond of Happy (Diana Penty) and will soon tie the knot with her. But things are not that simple as Happy is in love with her college crush Guddu (Ali Fazal). Happy’s family is against their marriage and hence Happy decides to run away with Guddu and live happily ever after but unfortunately things don’t fall in place, or should I say, Happy doesn’t fall in the right place.
After landing in the wrong truck, Happy reaches Pakistan at the residence of Bilal (Abhay Deol), the son of ex-governor of Lahore, who is to marry Zoya (Momal Sheikh), a daughter of reputed businessman. Bilal decides to help Happy finding her way back home. However, Happy is in no mood to return back to India. What happens next forms the cruz of the story, and a delightful one at that.
‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’ is by far the best film by director Mudassar Aziz. The film is a brave attempt from his quill. He has handled a complex issue with so much conviction, given considering a cross border run-com theme. It’s never too late, must say, Mudassar has arrived now with a bang no matter after six long years but it is worth the wait. Aanand L Rai and Krishika Lulla have produced an entertaining film for the family audiences especially who crave to see films in today’s time.
Talking about the actors, which are the strongest pillars of the film. To begin with, Abhay Deol just steals the show. No one else could have played this role with such ease than him. No doubt, he is a very picky actor but his choices of the films are strikingly correct. His soft corner for Happy despite being engaged with Zoya is emotional to see.
Ali Fazal is funny and spontaneous as an ideal college drop out. Diana Penty will surely surprise you as a brave Punjabi girl. Debuted with Cocktail in a de-glam role, Diana steals the spotlight in every frame. Jimmy Sheirgill once again loses his bride, and makers have used this trick to encash it very well. One can’t help but feel pity for his character while stepping out of the theatre. Momal Sheikh has few scenes in the film but she is watchable as a possessive classy fiancée.
Every film has its own flaws and Happy Bhag Jayegi is no less. Piyush Mishra, who plays the role of a Pakistani cop, is funny but he tries hard to throw punches in his Urdu accent. This is a known fact that he is a fine actor but he could have done a better job. Probably it was a demand of the script or perhaps someone could have done this role. Another loophole in the film is the way all the characters easily travel across the border without any glitches except Diana of course. Abhay may belong to a politician’s family but rest of the Indian characters were travelling to Pakistan as if they are Salman Khan of ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’.
Overall, ‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’ is a perfect weekend outing with your entire family.