Release Date: August 24, 2018
Cast: Jimmy Sheirgill, Sonakshi Sinha, Diana Penty, Ali Fazal, Piyush Mishra, Bijou Thaangjam, Jassi Gill, Denzil Smith, Jason Tham
Director: Mudassar Aziz
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Duration: 2 hours 17 minutes
Comedy of errors often makes for interesting movies and this is exactly what you get to see in Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi. This is the second installment or the sequel of the first movie – Happy Bhag Jayegi, which was released in 2016. Going by the good reviews that both movies have received, it appears that this is on its way to become a successful movie franchise. Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi is already attracting a lot of attention and if it performs well in the next few days, there’s no stopping it from becoming a popular movie franchise.
The movie continues on the story of the first movie, wherein the first Happy (Diana Penty) comes to China with her husband Guddu (Ali Fazal). An attempt is made to kidnap the couple, but Chinese gangsters mess up the job and kidnap a different Happy (Sonakshi Sinha), who is a professor. Thereon, it’s a complete laugh riot, as the first Happy and her husband are also mistaken for the professor Happy and taken to deliver a lecture at a University. The new twist of adding Chinese gangsters to the story and the various goof-ups they commit also makes the movie interesting. Funny Chinese names like Makachu, which sounds like a commonly used expletive in Hindi, also add to the hilarity.
One of the strengths of the film is its superior writing that has plenty of gags and funny dialogues. In terms of performance, Jimmy Sheirgill gets top marks for his comic timing. You just can’t help adoring the quirky character that he plays. Sheirgill had shined in the first part also and has delivered even better in this latest installment. Other actors have also delivered good performances in the movie. Credit also goes to writer and director Mudassar Aziz for creating random humor from everyday events, which are a delight to watch over and over again.
Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi gets better marks that its predecessor in terms of hilarity. If you like goofball comedy, this madcap story will certainly delight you.