HAPPY PHIRR BHAG JAYEGI
Director: Mudassar Aziz
Starring: Sonakshi Sinha, Jimmy Sheirgill, Jassie Gill, Piyush Mishra, Denzil Smith Diana Penty and Ali Fazal
Story: Mudassar Aziz
Dialogue: Mudassar Aziz
Aanand L. Rai and Krishika Lulla’s HAPPY PHIRR BHAG JAYEGI is a sequel to HAAPY BHAG JAYEGI (2016). The bigger canvas and addition of new actors add value to the film, but overall, the fun quotient has been diluted. That doesn’t mean Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi wouldn’t be able to entertain you at all. It has its own moments, thanks to actors like Jimmy Shergill and Piyush Mishra. It’s a tale of two Happys (Sonakshi Sinha and Diana Penty), who land in Shanghai (China) at the same time. The original Happy (Diana Penty) has a history with a prominent Pakistani politician, played by Abhay Deol in the first film. So, a Chinese businessman Chang (Jason Tham) wants to kidnap her to pressurize Abhay Deol who is in Pakistan Government to approve a project. But Chang abducts the other Happy (Sonakshi Sinha) instead. After this, Jimmy Shergill (Daman Singh Bagga), and Piyush Mishra (Usman Afridi) are also kidnapped by Adnan Chow and Sonakhsi Sinha rescues herself from the kidnappers and meets Khushi (Jassie Gill) and what follows is mayhem on Shanghai roads. The film is just above 137 minutes and is a crazy and entertaining ride all the way, apart from a few flaws the film is a whole sum entertainment.
Technically the film is good, cinematography by Sunil Patel is good; he has captured the beauty of Shanghai very well through his lens. Music by Sohail Sen is okay, apart from the title track Happy Bhag Jayegi which one hears in the background several times, others are just there. Editing by Ninad Khanolkar is also crisp.
Performances wise Sonakshi Sinha is good in her role and her comic timing is also very nice and she performs her character with gusto. Jimmy Shergill is hilarious, the way he says the dialogues and his comic timing is amazing, he makes you laugh every time he is on the screen. Piyush Mishra supports him very well, they both together are entertaining. Debutant Jassie Gill is adorable in his role, he does it nicely. The film also has cameos from the Happy of the first part (Diana Penty) and now her husband in this film Ali Fazal, both of them just light up the screen whenever they come. There is a short and fun cameo of Aparshakti Khurana as well.
The director, Mudassar Aziz, tries to take the film forward through personality traits, and that works in his favor and he has done a pretty decent work with this one.