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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Happy Ending (2014) Movie Review and Trailer

Contributed by: Naima Khalid

Yudi becomes caught between finding inspiration and love. 

Happy Ending (2014) on IMDb

Initial release: November 21, 2014 (India)
Directors: Krishna D.K., Raj Nidimoru.
Running time: 136 minutes
Music composed by: Sachin-Jigar, Jigar Saraiya, Sachin Sanghvi
Screenplay: Krishna D.K., Raj Nidimoru

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Ileana D’Cruz, Govinda, Kalki Koechlin, Preity Zinta.

Happy ending is a comedy of a romantic comedy(as Govinda uses the innuendo ‘Romedy’ in the movie). Saif Ali Khan plays Yudi, a young writer who is in search of an inspirational story for his new book. His last book had been released 5 ½ years back and he has had 8 ½ girlfriends within that time. While he is on the lookout for inspiration he falls in love with Aanchal who is a bestseller writer. She is the one who has replaced his contract.

Happy Ending (2014) Hindi Movie Official Trailer - Saif Ali Khan, Ileana D’Cruz, Govinda & Kalki by Farah Rani

The story is funny, typical and a bit worked up. The male protagonist is just living in the moment, partying, flirting with girls and going in and out of relationships. He does not have a care in the world. But the crux in the story happens when his contract expires and he gets broke. Now he needs a comeback in the writing industry. For that he has to have a stirring story. In his search for inspiration, he meets Aanchal, the one replacing his contract. They spend some quality time together. Their love for freedom, adventure and excitement makes them fall in love with each other but then they part because Aanchal is just not ready for a next level relationship. Yudi then realizes that she is his true love and gathers the guts to pursue her. They both finally come to the conclusion that the cliché “Opposites attract” is not always true and a part of us is always in search of another part of our soul that makes us feel wholesome and complete. That’s the only depth in the movie by far. The rest is all play-and-party.

Overall, the acting is just okay. For the most part the story is predictable. Music is at par but nothing spectacular. If you are looking for some fun on the weekend over a bucket of popcorn, then it is a movie to watch. Entertaining and a good time-pass.

Rating: 2.5/5

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