Happy Bhag Jayegi starring Diana Penty, Abhay Deol and Jimmy Shergill is a cross-border romantic comedy directed by Mudassar Aziz and produced by Aanand L Rai. The film will take you through a journey between India and Pakistan all in the name of freedom and love.
The movie has all the elements to entertain the audiences such as romance, comedy, freedom, love, songs and to top it, it has the craziness peppered into it which no B-town film has showcased in a while. If fun is all you need at the end of the day, then Happy Bhag Jayegi is a must watch for you.
Director: Mudassar Aziz
Cast: Diana Penty, Abhay Deol, Jimmy Shergill, Ali Fazal, Momal Sheikh
Happy Bhaag Jayegi is set in Punjab where a vibrant, youthful and independent woman Diana Penty (Happy) is forced into marriage by her parents to Jimmy Shergill (Daman Singh Bagga) who is a local political goon in Amritsar. Just when you think that the couple will have a happy life together, things take a drastic turn or rather we can say a funny turn when Happy runs away from the marriage hall leaving everyone confused. Her main intention to run away is to marry the love of her life Guddu (Ali Fazal).
Abhay Deol (Bilal Ahmed) is a politician from Pakistan who comes to India for a bilateral trade pact and is given a huge box of flowers as a gift from the Indian government as a token of friendship. Happy runs away and hides in a 'cargo gift parcel' box and unknowingly gets shipped to Pakistan to Bilal Ahmed's house.
Confrontations arise between Happy and Bilal and he decides to deport her from the country for entering without valid documents. Happy, who is witty and smart ends up winning Bilal's friendship and he promises to help her at any cost by getting her married to Guddu. Bilal enters India and takes Guddu with him to Pakistan.
Daman Singh Bagga, gets to know about Happy's wherabouts and by using his political influence goes on a hunt in search of Happy to Lahore, as he wants to marry her under any circumstances. Happy, Guddu, Bilal and Bagga are all in Pakistan and only one man can win Happy's heart.
Will Daman Singh Bagga find his escaped beau in Pakistan and marry her? Will Guddu defeat Bagga and tie the knot with Happy? Or will Bilal fall in love with Happy and marry her in the process? For that you will have to hit the theatres! We're sure you'll never be disappointed.
Diana Penty, who had a successful debut through Cocktail, is back through Happy Bhaag Jayegi. Her acting skills are on full display and the dedication she has poured into the comedy scenes are immense, and she has done justice to her role overall.
Abhay Deol mesmerised the audiences' with his comic timings and has managed to make people chuckle with his body language and dialogue delivery. He acts serious when things get serious and gets funny when things are out of his control. He has perfectly portrayed the role of a friend, guide and a good samaritan in the movie which will make you fall in love with him.
Coming to Jimmy Shergill, he has once again proved his credibility as an actor and has immersed himself into the role of a local Punjabi politician. If you think Jimmy's work in Tanu Weds Manu franchise was his best, then you're wrong! He's at his best in Happy Bhaag Jayegi and has delivered a spectacle which can never be forgotten.
The director Mudassar Aziz has done a good job and he has showcased the spirit of a modern woman from every angle and her desire to be free in a funny yet thought provoking way. The film mostly showcases Pakistan throughout and you'll realize that the country across the border is the same just like India, be it people or landscapes, he's showcased that we're all one and has successfully managed to make the connection with the audience on this one.
The comedy scenes in the movie are not that great but can make you chuckle for a while.
Although we laughed through the comedy scenes, the lack of a strong plot did not go unnoticed.
The camera angles and visual effects are very normal, but the scenes shifting between India and Pakistan takes the cake, as Mudassar has neatly interwoven it all together leaving no room for confusion. The pace of the film is steady but slows down during the second half that might get you bored for a while.
If you want to lighten your day and have a good laugh then Happy Bhag Jayegi is the movie for you! It has all the elements of love, romance and comedy peppered into it which will make you forget all your worries and provide full on masala entertainment.