Happy New Year
Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Abhishek Bachchan & Vivaan Shah
Directed by Farah Khan
Happy New Year, a film directed by Farah Khan & produced by Red Chillies Entertainment & Yash Raj Films. I went into the film with zero-expectation, as soon as the film started my excitement for a new Friday film was slowly dropping…
The film started with a few old dialogues of Shahrukh Khan’s from DDLJ, Devdas and it just continued throughout the film, different SRK film connotations just kept popping up, it was almost as if their were no new dialogues written for this film and just a lot of old recycled-used-to-be good dialogues were put together in a 3 hour film.
So that’s what I hated, unfortunately the script and dialogues play a very huge factor in any film I watch (in my eyes).
What did I like?
I loved the cast, everyone acted well–I will say a little over-acting appeared here and there, but that just happens to be a typical Farah Khan thing. But on a whole, the entire cast did a great job, I can’t say I liked one better than the other because they all had an equal role with one another and complimented each other nicely.
What really grasped my attention though was the story that was created between the dance competition is the heist, and then when the heist came along it was rather interesting–had to be my top 3 favorite parts of the film.
My other top 3 favorite thing about the film was the final ending, (even though I don’t like to give away what happens in films, I am now), but the ending brought goosebumps to my arm and a slight tear and feel of emotion to me. That’s what swept me in becoming doubtful about liking or not liking the film. At the end of the film, it gave off a really good message to our country, India and how we constantly compete for the better of our-self but no one ever competes for India as a country.
Lastly, the other top 3 thing that caught me was the main message of the film, that in life there are two kinds of people-losers & winners and that you become either one of those things through fate. I truly believe in this idea and was probably one of the very few things I was able to relate to realistically from the film.
Music & choreography, I’d be shocked if in a Farah Khan film, the choreography was bad, but good thing it was wonderful and just beautiful to see on the big screen–props to Deepika for doing an outstanding job as being a dance teacher to 5 other ‘horrible dancers’. Vishal and Shekhar’s music is always a hit or miss, it’s either really good or just “alright”. This time it was just alright, my only two favorite tracks from the film are Manwa Laage & Indiawaale.
A New Girl in a City’s rating for Happy New Year is