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
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
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
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
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
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
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.