Quick Movie Review: Happy Ending
Happy Ending‘ is a nice slick Hollywoodish come of age film.
With a hint of adult comedy this film shines light on the characters of Yudi (Saif) and Aanchal (Illeana) – friends cum lovers or lovers cum friends – wait, that’s for you to decide! It’s fun, romantic, silly, casual – but believable in certain parts.
While Ranvir Shorey, Kalki Koechlin add their respective charm and comic timings, the gorgeous Preity Zinta brings a sense of maturity to the plot.
I’ve typically liked how ex-lovers (in the film of course) Preity and Saif sit over a mug of coffee late at night discussing relationships and the days gone by – there was a certain sense of warmth in their friendship that was so reassuring in a world where relationships don’t seem to last that long.
Except Govinda, none of the actors were over the top; well that’s his USP after all. Govinda played himself and was a delight to watch him in his elements.
Saif Ali Khan is in his suave and sexy best and how can I forget, I simply loved his alter-ego Yogi who talks sense into Yudi in between the slangs and belches and jigs out the hit number. ‘Paaji tussi such a pussycat’! 😛
I enjoyed watching ‘Happy Ending’, it made me laugh out loud in the movie theatre (while embarrassing my friend and others sitting next to me. One of the reasons why I’m thankful the movie halls are dark, no one can see who’s laughing this loud).
I’ve received mixed feedback about the movie mainly because as an audience we’re mostly accustomed to the couple tying the knot at the end of a typical Bollywood masala movie – the usual humdrum of ‘happy ever afters’; but in this case, the couples decide to take one day at a time and enjoy the moment of being in love and cherish being in each other’s company.
Enjoy this romantic and funny joy ride of a movie. Maybe somewhere the moral of the story is not to stifle one another in a relationship, but be friends more than lovers and watch your relationship grow and mature with time.
Genre: Comdey/ Rom Com/ Adult Comedy
Music: Fantastic, got some nice foot tapping music that goes well with house parties and long drives with friends
Paisa Vasool: Yes 😀