Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Happy New Year (Movie)

Deepika Padukone, Shahrukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah
Farah Khan
Songs: Vishal Shekhar
Background Score: John Stewart Eduri
Gauri Khan
Release Date
24 October 2014
3 hours & 4 minutes

My Thoughts
Farah Khan’s forth directorial film is all about underdogs who finally win. The storyline is nothing but revenge, love and laughter which might sound clichéd and redundant. But, what makes this standout is the screenplay. It is funny.

Shahrukh Khan as Charlie is sober most of the times. His ten pack abs is exploited to the maximum possible extenfd. But, I missed good old SRK who sways the audience off their feet. He is not at his best; or maybe he doesn’t have much to do as an individual but as a team. He didn’t really connect to me. I think the last time when he really wooed me was in Kal Ho Na (2003) Hoan or connected to my hear was Chak De! India (2007).  All his recent movies are stereo-types and I miss my SRK.

Deepika Padukone is stunning as always. She wears fluorescent colors and dances like a dream. After seeing Sonu Sood as villain in South Indian movies, it was a relief to see him doing comedy. Boma Irani as an umarried Parsi is hilarious. Although Vivaan’s character is the backbone for the story, he gets dwarfed in front of the veterans. Anupam Kher and Jackie Shroff have nothing much to do, but have done justice to their roles.

However, the show-stealer is Abhishek Bachchan. His comic timing is so impeccable that you will be rolling on floor laughing.

As always, there are several guest actors – Sajid Khan, Malaika Arora Khan, Dino Morea, Prabhu Deva, Sarah-Jane Dias, Anurag Kashyap , Vishal Dadlani among others.

I liked the way in which the dialogs of SRK’s old movies is used. It made me wonder, don’t we all use them too in our everyday life?

Melodious “Manwa Laage”… Vivacious “Lovely” and the eclectic “World Dance Medley” are the songs I loved the most in the movie’s musical album. The background music is thoughtfully done and fits perfectly to the scenes.

Finally, “credits” in Farah Khan’s movies are always unique incorporating each and every technician. This time also it was different. It is nice to see how many people come together and work to make a movie.

I don’t deny that it bores you a little. It is mostly because of its length. But, then, such moments are very less compared to the movie as a whole.

In short, the movie makes you laugh and also makes you feel patriotic.

A nice excuse to take a break with your family and celebrate!
Don’t miss it J