‘Happy New Year’ Movie Review: Live Update
A still from Hindi movie "Happy New Year".IB Times India

"Happy New Year" (HNY) is one of the most-hyped and highly-anticipated Bollywood movies of 2014. Ever since director Farah Khan announced it in October 2012, the film has been creating buzz in the media for all good reasons. After a long wait, the flick has been finally released in theatres overseas on 22 October. The film seems to have reached the viewers' expectations that it had created before its release.

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Written by Farah Khan, "Happy New Year" is a heist drama film that revolves around the story of a team of six losers, who participate in a dance competition to rob a diamond. Mayur Puri has penned the dialogues for the film, which has been produced with a whopping budget of ₹150 crore by Shah Rukh's wife Gauri Khan.

Apart form SRK, the lead roles are played by Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani and Vivaan Shah. They appear as fake dancers, who attempt the greatest diamond heist ever. The film has Vishal Shekhar's soundtracks, John Stewart Eduri's background score, Manush Nandan's cinematography and Anand Subaya's editing.

The songs of "Happy New Year" have been successful in impressing the film-goers. Its promos have created a lot of curiosity among the viewers. The makers of the film have had massive promotions for the film and their unique marketing strategies have soared up the audiences' expectations sky high.

Released in the international markets on Thursday, "Happy New Year" is getting positive response from the foreign audience. The viewers, who are watching the film in theatres overseas, are overwhelmed by its rich production values and lead actors' performances, Farah's engrossing screenplay in this multi-starrer film.

Many took to their Twitter pages to talk about the film. Read "Happy New Year" Twitter review by viewers below:

Rohit Jaiswal: 

#happynewyear is nt excelnt, neither its bad, its a 1 tym watch, a family entertner all set to break all records wish it wss 30 mins shorter.


#HappyNewYear is a good watch....loved the film!! Storyline is shallow but @TheFarahKhan managed to make it a complete entertainer.

Farhad Khan: 

Just came out of the theater after watching #HappyNewYear. Sprinted straight to the pharmacy to buy aspirins.

Muhammed Ariff: 

Watched #HappyNewYear lots of fun.thrilling sentiment feels. Neat family entertainer.One time watchable for all audience!As usual SRK rocks!


Fantastic action full of fun. Except abhishek bachan claps and whistle for ever character entry. Finest movie till now...full of fun fun fun... excited to see the second half... 2nd half going in same pace..full of comedy...a musical heist new genre by #srk Revenge story with full of comedy waiting for climax. Pure entertainment 100% satisfaction guaranteed. A must watch entertaining family movie with full of fun..


@iamsrk I Watched #HappyNewYear !!!! Its Not Just A Film. Its An Experience & A Feeling. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!


#HappyNewYear was an entertaining funny movie. Loved #Deepika the most.


#HappyNewYear Review :Watch this if you love Khan and Dubai,and are good with suspending belief for over three hours.

Henna Noor: 

Just came back from watching #HappyNewYear was your full blown typical bollywood masala film! Loved the casting.

Sarbjit Dhillon:

#HappyNewYear just finished watching#HNY with my children and husband and loved it. It is really entertaining..

Randana Poonyth: 

#HappyNewYear isn't what I expected. Full of fun. Definitely better than #BangBang! Actors are great! Well done @TheFarahKhan and the team.


Surprise package from farah nd shahrukh...as good as mai hoo na...interesting 1st half nd m not being biased this time #HNY

Ved Prakash Pati: 

Just done with #HappyNewYear !! The last 30 mins engross you, the rest make you smirk in wonder. Overall pretty ordinary. My rating: 2/5 :(

Anil Wanvari: 

Watched #HappyNewYear. Vintage @TheFarahKhan. Enjoyed the pace, the emotion, the dances and the masti. A director's movie!

Naresh Bijarnia

Final word on #HappyNewYear. Predictable, funny in parts and really long. A typical masala entertainer.


#HappyNewYear Main Hoon Na ki tarah Entertaining hai.. Bahut Badhiya, Movie dekhne jaao Don't miss the Chance ..


#happynewyear was bit too stretched with scenes nd dialogues heavily borrowed frm othr movies but overall was fun one time watch!!

Komal Nahta

Entertainment is the catchword in #HNY. Despite some shortcomings, #HappyNewYear is destined to win the box-office race. Profitable for sure

Sethumadhavan Napan

#HappyNewYear-Farah Khan&SRK combine once again to give us a rock solid entertainer- largely fun. Kudos to SRK for not hogging the limelight

Raj Kundra

I cannot lie. #HappyNewYear was the most entertaining film of 2014. It should easily cross 300 crore net domestic, 100% sure of this..