"Happy Bhag Jayegi" starring Abhay Deol, Diana Penty, which was released on Aug.19, has garnered mixed reviews and average rating from critics.
"Happy Bhag Jayegi" is a romantic comedy and revolves around Diana aka Happy, who flees from her marriage and accidentally reaches Lahore, Pakistan, where she meets Abhay's character. The drama then unfolds, leaving the viewers in splits.
Diana had grabbed a lot of attention in her debut film "Cocktail" (2012), which had A-listed Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan. Although the actress had been away from the big screens after "Cocktail," she has managed to impress the viewers with her performance in "Happy Bhag Jayegi." Abhay too has delivered a splendid performance.
Directed by Mudassar Aziz and produced by Anand L. Rai, "Happy Bhag Jayegi" also features Ali Fazal, Jimmy Sheirgill and Piyush Mishra in important roles.
We bring you some critics' verdict for the movie. See them below in the "Happy Bhag Jayegi" review round-up:
Manjusha Radhakrishnan of Gulf News said: "Happy Bhaag Jayegi is a situational comedy that doesn't take itself too seriously. There was no drama and that was a relief. This is no laugh riot, but Happy Bhaag Jayegi has its glorious moments. Reserve this for a one-time watch."
Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV said: "Happy Bhag Jayegi isn't the kind of film that will have audiences rolling in the aisles. But it might occasionally induce faint smiles on some faces. All through film, the dialogue writer unsurprisingly pokes fun at Pakistan but the jibes are never overtly spiteful. Happy Bhag Jayegi whips up a steady rhythm in the first half only to lose its way a bit in the second."
Bollywood Hungama said: "On the whole, HAPPY BHAG JAYEGI comes across as a feel good film that will make you happy. At the Box-Office, its prospects will be rewarding for its makers. While there is hardly any scope for music (Sohail Sen) in the film, it's the film's background score (Sohail Sen) which impresses and acts as one of the important elements in the film's narrative."
Shubhra Gupta of Indian Express said: "Done well, Happy Bhag Jayegi could have been a rollicking comedy. But despite its occasional throwaway lines, and nice touches, it never comes together. The pleasures of the film dwindle, and we are left to fend for ourselves, looking for something that will make us laugh, even if it is weak laughter. There is some of it, but it is far too intermittent."