Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi
Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Diana Penty, Ali Fazal, Jimmy Shergill, Jassi Gill
Director: Mudassar Aziz
Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi Story
Happy Phirr Bhaag Jayegi is about two Happys (Diana Penty and Sonakshi Sinha) and the confusion due to same names. Guddu (Ali Fazal) and Happy #1 (Diana) are invited to China for a gig. At the airport, the people who invited them mistakenly take Happy #2 (Sonakshi) with them. Later, it turns out that she has been kidnapped by a gang in China who wanted to kidnap Happy #1 to pressurise the Pakistani government. Now the Happy #1 must save #2 who is going through all of this because of her.
Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi Review
The film is the sequel to Happy Bhaag Jayegi (2016) with an added layer of confusion, kidnappings, and Sunny Deol Songs (yes). You will struggle to find an actual screenplay, it’s just a bunch of random things put into a script. Although director Mudassar Aziz has tried hard to revive it, there are scenes where you start questioning the sensibility of the writers. There are sequences which are supposed to be funny but they lay flat and dull. Yes, there are moments that are brilliant but also, some of the humor is juvenile. Jokes like ‘Ye saare ek jaise dikhte hain’ (referring to the Chinese) are not only cliched but racist as well.
The film is unnecessarily long. Sitting for more than two hours to watch a film stuffed with all kinds of improbable things feels like a drag that could have been avoided.
The new Happy (Sonakshi Sinha) does add value to the film but keeps struggling with her comic timing. On the other hand, Diana Penty who played a charming Punjabi girl on the run in the prequel continues to attract but she doesn’t get as much screen space. While Ali Fazal’s quirkiness will grab your attention, it’s skilled actors Jimmy Shergill and Piyush Mishra who steal the show. The Bagga-Afridi ‘jodi’ is the secret sauce to Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi and gives you some moments to laugh. Bollywood debutant Jassi Gill does a brilliant job. An extra word of appreciation for Denzil Smith and Jason Tham playing Chinese gangsters in the film.
Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi is quite predictable coupled with a weak screenplay and juvenile humor. Though the film does have its moments, it tries too hard to make you laugh and fails. Overall, it is a one-time watch film that you can watch to de-stress yourself but don’t expect much from it.