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Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi Review: Sonakshi Sinha and Jimmy Sheirgill film is bound to make you happy

Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi Review: Sonakshi Sinha and Jimmy Sheirgill film is bound to make you happy

Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi Review

Film: Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Jimmy Sheirgill, Jassi Gill, Piyush Mishra, Diana Penty and Ali Fazal

Direction: Mudassar Aziz

Language: Hindi (U/A)

Critic’s Rating: 3.5/5

Story:

Two Harpreet Kaurs (both nicknamed Happy) that is Sonakshi Sinha and Diana Penty land in Shanghai simultaneously. Happy no.1 Sona is a Botany professor who has come looking for her runaway fiance, Aman(Aparshakti) and Happy no.2 Diana has accompanied her musician husband Guddu on his concert tour.  A comedy of errors ensues with one Happy going through the unhappy plight meant for the other Happy.  

Review:

This is a sequel of the 2016 comedy. Like its predecessor, this one too feeds you unintentional laughs and madcap situations that you have seen in innumerable comedies but it still keeps you entertained.

The film is inoffensive. Without taking itself too seriously, it gives you fabulous observations on India, Pakistan and China, countries that love to hate each other, but which in reality, feed off each other.  

The tone is breezy for the most part. It lags slightly in a couple of scenes, especially when Khushwant starts hallucinating. Incidentally whose idea was it to put him in a temporary-trance that too twice? Never mind.  Even this indulgence to give one actor something extra doesn't come in the way of enjoying yourself because otherwise, the laughs keep coming at regular intervals. And the pitch-perfect performances from Jimmy and Piyush keep that goofy grin plastered on your face. 

Sonakshi is in good form, displaying the spark she had in Dabangg. Diana has little screen time but she is pleasant and charming. Ali is good, Jassi is a discovery and Aparshakti is cute. The innumerable Chinese 'Changs' who show up in this roller coaster ride are good.

Like the prequel, the sequel too is co-produced by Aanand L Rai, a man who puts his money where his mouth is. Along with director Mudassar Aziz, Aanand gives the audience a simple entertainer with some funny dialogue. The supporting cast truly complements the leads in an entertaining way, making you realise that far too much importance is given to starched 'super' stars. Repeat: watch out for Jimmy and Piyush. They are the backbone of this franchise.

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