What do we need right now? Personally I want Tom Cruise to do another Mission Impossible-esque film where he has to sing and dance in order to get some diamonds that he can use to profit his own needs. Although that dream won’t come true, this film comes pretty close to that with Shah Rukh Khan as the main lead. Let me introduce: Happy New Year (2014).
The film follows five low achievers Charlie (Shah Rukh Khan), Tammy (Boman Irani), Nandu (Abhishek Bachchan), Jag (Sonu Sood) and Rohan (Vivaan Shah) want revenge of for Charlie’s dad (Anupam Kher) going to jail. They aim to steal diamonds which will help them get rich but they have to join the World Dance Championship in order to gain access to the diamond’s vault.
The film is directed by Farah Khan who is well known for being meta and breaking the fourth wall, having all-star casts, expensive locations and an entertaining credits scene and of course Shah Rukh Khan is the main lead. This film has all of those things. The creation of the characters has been done very well and it goes to show that the writers really love films. The way the characters are introduced is reminiscent of many heist films and the typical cliches have been done very well.
Locations have been shot well, the colourisation is well done and it livens the film. The songs are awesome and played at good times so you can enjoy listening the song whilst watching the film. I would recommend the film. It has silly slapstick humour and an engaging story line. It is pretty long since it is an Indian film and Indian films cannot go below the three hour limit. It is worth the three hours and I definitely recommend watching the film.