Monday, 27 October 2014

Hindi Movie - Happy New Year

I've had the privilege to watch a special movie screening of a Hindi movie called Happy New Year at the Indulge TGV One Utama recently. This movie was directed by Farah Khan, who has been choreographing hundreds of dance routines in the world of Bollywood. 

As you can see from the movie poster, this movie boasts strong characters, like Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone. It has been a while, since I saw a hindi movie and was hoping this movie will turn out good. But did it turn out the way I wanted it too ?! Is the movie worth watching again ?! Read on to find out more.........

Source : Zee Variasi

The cast and crew

Shah Rukh Khan 

Deepika Padukone

Abhishek Bachchan

Boman Irani

Vivaan Shah

Jackie Shroff

Sonu Sood 

Beware.... Spoilers ahead ! 

Charlie ( Shah Rukh Khan ) is all set to take revenge on Charan Grover ( Jackie Shroff )  who ruined his fathers life under a false robbery act. He started recruiting one by one, to form a team to steal a handful of diamonds. These diamonds are kept in Shalimar, a huge safe with numerous tight security. The only person that can access the safe is none other than Charan Grover and his son. Charlie has been waiting almost 8 years to take revenge on this guy, and the best time to do this is by joining the World  Dance Championship. 

The 6 of them can't dance..... hence they had to ask a bar dancer Mohini ( Deepika Padukone ) for help. Initially she refused, but later they managed to convince her to teach them the basics and she joined the team as well. She was the only person who did not know the motive of joining the World Dance Championship. 

The whole movie evolves around stealing the diamonds from the Shalimar. Each move is scrutinised over and over again before it gets executed. 

The Happy New Year Trailer 
Source : Red Chillies Entertainment

This movie doesn't give you anything new to look forward too. Its a repetition of classical hindi revenge story that we've seen over and over again. The poor script doesnt capture the audience mind. The countless comedy bits doesnt allow you to laugh your heads off. I felt Farah Khan could have done better with the script. The movie does boast wonderful actors and actress but it just doesnt give you enough, something is still lacking despite the famous cast. 

But then again if you're looking for something entertaining without going deep into the script, then you might enjoy the movie to some extent. The songs are wonderful especially the India Waale song. Its very catchy and you just want to go out there and dance to the tune. Its one of my favourite song from the movie.... and I can hear myself humming to the tune at work ! They definitely spent alot on the movie, looking at the beautiful grand sets, stage shows during the world Dance Championship and their wonderful costumes. The dance and songs are beautiful in this movie. 

India Waale song
Source : T series 

Here I would also like to introduce a new show on Zee Variasi ( Bollywood entertainment channel ). Its called ''Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale''. Whats the connection you may ask ?!! 

Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale is a new reality show in line with the movie Happy New Year. It's India's first ever multi city dance tour in the quest to find the happiest dancers. It allows dancers to brush aside considerations such as technique and training, allowing them to let their hair down and dance straight from their hearts. 

The title of this show was actually inspired by my favourite song Indiawaale from the movie itself. This show will test their dancers on the level of energy and happiness they bring on the stage.  

And the best part is coming up !! Guess who are the judges for this reality show??! You definitely dont wanna miss this show once you know who the judges are..... I can guarantee you on that for sure! 

The judging panel is the star cast of the movie !! So you have Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Farah Khan, Boman Irani, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah 

How cool is that !! You get to watch them live in action, judging the fellow dancers. They are basically of set, being themselves and judging the show from their hearts...... something that I would love to watch.

With the core idea of spreading happiness throughout the country through dance, this reality show comprises 10 episodes, which will be aired on Zee Variasi, every Saturday and Sunday from 18th of October for five consecutive weekends in total. 

The grand finale of this reality show will be held on the 16th of November. 

Reality Show : Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale

Date : Every Saturday and Sunday starting from 18th of October 2014

Channel : Zee Variasi ( 108 on Astro ) 

Grand Finale : 16th of November  

Pictures of Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale from Zee TV 

Shah Rukh Khan

Deepika Padukone

The judges of Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale 


  1. I look forward to another fun and entertaining film featuring Shah Rukh Khan and other strong Bollywood casts after watching Farah Khan's 'Om Shanti Om'.