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Happy Ending Movie Review

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Rating:4/5 Review By:Subhash K Jha Site: IANS

Happy Ending is a film that strives to wear its aura of urbane cool by making the actors so familiar with their characters that the line dividing the performers and the performances seems redundant.
Shot in San Francisco and Los Angeles, the film is very good-looking.The three cinematographers Chase Bowman ,Yaron Levy and Mahesh Limaye shoot the characters against backdrops that would have served as postcards if the plot didn’t invite the locales to be characters.

Saif hits some brilliant notes in his part. But does he seem effortless because he’s done it so many times before? He is not afraid to seem less than heroic . The women perpetually succeed in doing that to him. Kalki Koechlin as the blissfully devoted girlfriend brings such a remarkable charm to her character’s annoying devotion to her man that you wonder if Yudi wouldn’t be doing the right thing in simply settling down with this utterly and hopelessly devoted lover-girl.

Rating:/5 Review By:Sneha May Francis Site: Emirates247

DK and Nidimoru, who had earlier worked on the wacky ‘Go Goa Gone’ and ‘99’, pick characters and scenes off Hollywood rom-coms, and weave them into a Bollywood love story brimming with romantic songs and plush international locations. It’s almost like they’ve taken the cues from their own megalomaniac superstar Armaan-ji, who is in search of a script that’ll win him the 'masses and classes.' On many levels, ‘Happy Ending’ is a reflection of its own effort.

There are glimpses of promise, no doubt, but those are far too few. As the 150-minutes of a scattered love story comes to an end, we are left with something pretentious and unworthy of applause, or tickles. The frames are glossy, with the pretty faces prancing around stunning American locations. The efforts strangely appear more in line of a fashion shoot, than for a movie.

Rating:3/5 Review By:Bollywood Hungama News Network Site: Bollywood Hungama

HAPPY ENDING is a Saif Ali Khan film all the way... right from the word 'go'. This is a script which Saif can effortlessly carry and he does just that. He hardly falters in either of the two roles (we won't spoil the suspense of his second role) played by him. His chemistry with both Ileana and Kalki is sparkling and believable. There are places where his character reminds you of his earlier film COCKTAIL. One has to admit that, Saif has really come a long way in his double role as compared to his triple role in HUMSHAKALS. Ileana D'Cruz, on the other hand, continues her stint with sweet and bubbly character, much like her last film. A strange thing about this girl is that, despite having somewhat stereotyped roles, her performances just don't look repetitive at all! Maybe it's something that's got to do with the camaraderie that she shares with the camera and her co-stars. Kalki, who is back after her last hit film YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI, is as usual, a delight to watch. When her real life quirkiness combines with her reel life character, the resultant is sheer magic. As far as the veteran actor Govinda is concerned, he shines in his role which seems like was written keeping him in mind. The only drawback is that the length of his role could have been increased in order to get the much-needed impact in the film. But, the cinegoers will surely rejoice to see him back on the silver screen in a comic part, as shown in this film. Ranveer Shorey lightens up the film's moments with his comic timing. Special brownie points to Preity Zinta, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Ileana's real life boyfriend Andrew Kneebone (blink and you miss role) for their cameos in the film.

Rating:4/5 Review By:Prathamesh Jadhav Site:India.com

Saif Ali Khan sparkles at his best with a role that is up his ally. Ilenana D’Cruz looks both hot as well as cute. Her performance as an actor is restrained and as a glam-gal she steals your heart with effortlessness. Govinda, being Govinda, hogs the scene with his incredible comic timing and the ease with which he operates. Ranveer Shorey is impressive with his craft and Kalki Koechlin has done a fine job.
If you are willing to move over the mandatory mush and sugary love stories, this quirky Happy Ending will serve you well!

Rating:/5 Review By:Nishi Tiwari Site:Rediff

While Saif is in familiar territory as Yudi, Ileana fails to lend depth to her character -- there is no plausible reason assigned to Anchal’s worldview nor a closer peek into her state of mind. Her performance, in that sense, strikes as rather unremarkable.
Kalki manages to fare better in that regard, considering her character is just as deprived of context as Ileana’s.
What also strikes as mildly disappointing -- because despite all these shortcomings, Happy Ending does offer a few genuine laughs -- is the fact that Raj and Krishna’s original voice seems to have somewhat diluted to suit a larger canvas.
There are moments when the film strikes one as an earnest attempt at an urbane comedy (Saif has been consistently apologetic for the gross misstep that was Humshakals).
But Happy Ending, at its core, is pretentious and doesn’t quite live up to expectations, save for Govinda, who lights up the screen with his mere presence and those legendary moves.
In a film that every cast member is so desperately trying to fit in, he is the only one who actually manages to convince us that he truly belongs there and he knows it.

Rating:3.5/5 Review By:Mohar Basu Site:Koimoi

Happy Ending makes fun of all the films which have made it our bucket list of classic love films and does so without a hint disparaging malice. Yogi and Yudi played by Saif and their well-placed complimentary, smart-alecky camaraderie, along with the poker faced humor of Govinda makes this film a peachy yet relevant and essentially a droll, chucklesome watch. There aren’t many ‘fur and feathers’ films which go down well with me, this is one of the sparse few which qualify as exception.

Rating:2.5/5 Review By:Rohit Vats Site:Hindustan Times

Happy Ending can hold your attention throughout its length except some not-so-necessary intimate scenes. There is enough in the story to provide you a good dose of entertainment, you just don’t need to expect too much.
The film does exceedingly well on the craft front as it moves away from conventional techniques but fails to add a new dimension on the content front. But, you can always watch it for clever one liners and sharp jokes. It’s positively, certainly and definitely a fun film.

Rating:1.5/5 Review By:Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express

Getting a Bollywood star to fly into LA , where this is based, for an ‘original’ idea could have been fun, and just right for the spoofy tone which this film is presumably aiming for.
But the tonal confusion never lets it hit its sweet spots, giving us neither a full-fledged tender romance between its good looking leads, nor the funny ha-ha bits of a blocked writer being asked to lift shamelessly : the insider joke– as readers of gossipy rags, we all know that this is what happens– is flat.

Rating:/5 Review By:Aparna Mudi Site:Zee News

'Happy Ending' is Saif's comfort zone and he along with the rest of the cast has performed well. The modern take of romance is definitely refreshing and the script has great one-liners for all the characters. The music compliments the feel of the movie. Govinda will make you nostalgic with the dancing in 'Nacho Sare G Phaadke'. The other scene which really stands out is when he consults a doctor to build his pectoral muscles look younger!
It is definitely a good watch, especially if you go with your loved one. It has clean humour, without any glaring sexual innuendos and would be a good film to watch with your family as well!

Rating:2.5/5 Review By:Saibal Chatterjee Site:NDTV

As far as love stories go, Happy Ending goes nowhere. To be fair, the audience is warned as early as in the opening sequence in a movie hall.
Saif's Yudi is munching popcorn noisily as his girlfriend (Kareena Kapoor in a special appearance) tries to let him know that she loves him to distraction.
The hero is certainly mighty distracted. He makes no effort at all to reciprocate the girl's emotion. She stomps off angrily and dumps him, declaring that their relationship is going nowhere.
If you expect Happy Ending to get somewhere, you are watching the wrong film.
Do not expect the world from Happy Ending and you might actually find in it enough enjoyable patches to make a trip to the multiplex worth your while.

Rating:2.5/5 Review By:Rohit Khilnani Site:India Today

Happy Ending works as a feel-good, frothy movie. But as a romantic comedy it rehashes the familiar ingredients with few new additions. In Armaan's words, it's barely 'hatke'.

Rating:3.5/5 Review By:R.M.Vijayakumar Site:The New Indian Express

Kalki Koechlin surpasses expectations to come up with an endearingly freaky turn, while Ileana D’Cruz is her usual charming self. Preity Zinta is amazingly good in her brief role, and Ranvir Shorey impresses in a not-too-fresh role.
This one’s for the up-market, multiplex crowd of all ages. One only hopes that it will catch up with the single screens the way Armaan succeeded in going the reverse way in the film for a “Happy Ending.”

Rating:3/5 Review By:Sushmita Murthy Site:Deccan Chronicle

Overall, the film offers a generous dose of laughter, some stunning locations that are a treat to watch and a refreshing comeback of Bollywood’s ‘Hero Number One’, among others. Directors Raj Nidimoru, Krishna DK have managed to provide a fresh perspective to an otherwise drab storyline. So while the film mocks other films that cater to the ‘masses’ (their words, not ours) and aim at giving you three hours of paisa-wasool entertainment, Happy Ending follows the same trail too. Does that make it a paisa-wasool entertainer then? Oh yes!

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Oh dear I just watched the trailer to 'Playing it Cool' this movie is so similar it may as well have been a copy, question is which way?

Saif said he doesnt watch hindi movies ever, so why shud I watch his film?

Sounds like a watchable movie, I always like Saif's productions. Only thing I hate is the womanising,immature playboy character he plays in every film. It is not very believable, and no woman is going to put up with it for long. But, I like the style and humour in his films, so I'll watch this one. 'Go Goa Gone' had some fun moments, it had potential to be a cool film, they tried to be a hollywood zombie comedy yet kept explaining the terms in basic lingo for the masses to understand. Agent Vinod was pretty slick . Even 'Kurbaan' was interesting in the first half, although if the heroine had dialed 911 or called the FBI the rest of the film/drama wouldn't even have happened,lol.

I don't understand how credible some of these critics are or what scale they use to rate these films and I guess I never will. Some of them gave this movie like 2 stars (but going by the promos it seems pretty decent and genuinely funny) and gave films like Happy New Year, Kick, Bang Bang more stars. But even though Happy Ending is predictable, you don't have to leave your brains at home to enjoy it. So what's their real issue here????

saif was awesome for once...nice movie

very good movie after a long time

I watched the movie and I was pleasantly surprised. Kalki and Govida were fantastic and Preity's cameo was so cute. Kareena was there only for one scene and it was pretty forgettable. Even though Saif has played these type of roles many times, happy ending was a fun movie to watch. The filmography was fantastic with beautiful locations. For those who want to watch a fun movie, but not a silly masala one, I really recommend it!

I watched the movie. The best thing about the movie is its star cast. Govinda was hilarious. He proved again why he is the best comedy actor in Bollywood. Kalki is a Showstealer. I wish her and Govinda's roles were longer. Ileana is confident. I don't know there is something about this girl that I like. Ranvir Shorey can make any role watchable. He is too good and needs better written part. Preity is very cute. she is younger than Saif but plays his ex gf who is married and has 3 children while Saif still plays a single " hot" hero who romances 20+ girls. That's unfair. Saif is good, he feels comfortable in that role but seriously he looks too old and tired to play a Casanova who breaks young and hot girls hearts. He is a good actor but not that good looking and hot any more. It's a sad truth. There were some funny scenes but comparing to these directors previous work Go Goa Gone happy ending is boring. During all movie I was waiting for Govinda's scenes. BTW there is a funny scene in the end where an aging actor Govinda says a dialogue in hindi and then asks his young and foreign heroine if she understood what he said, she says "No", then that aging actor even tells his director that the actress is too "old" for him. Well that's reality. Aging actors want to act only with 20+ actresses and there are some actresses ( foreign girls) who can't speak hindi but they are successfully working in Bollywood.

Saif tries too hard to be cool and different and westernized, he comes out as a really bad actor.

Just watched it and I have to admit Saif is the only guy that can play the lead in what is essentially a chick flick. A good, light hearted conversational movie. Watch it just to feel happy about happy endings again!

must watch..too good. 1000 times better than HNY..

awesome movie...worth watching

Most of the reviews are bad. Nobody will watch this boring film. A guaranteed FLOP.

Ugh Saif's roles are the same commitmentphobic-modern-metrosexual man, every time. Kal Ho Naa Ho, Dil Chahta Hai, Cocktail, Love Aaj Kal, Salaam Namaste, Hum Tum, Happy Ending. I'm bored.

Just back from Happy Ending .A film that feels like a breath of fresh fair . I am not a big fan of romantic comedies yet this film works like a charm .The plot is pretty basic as you would expect in a rom com but its the execution that makes all the difference here .The film is a tongue in cheek hilarious entertainer that managed to make me smile .The film definitely makes you very happy!

The film has an interesting start with commitment phobic Saif breaking up with his girlfriend(Kareena). The film is light hearted throughout with many laugh out moments .Although the plot is done to death,the situations feel fresh .There was a constant grin on face my throughout the whole film .Also the parallel story of film industry has been woven quite smartly and does not feel forced.

The biggest strength of Happy Ending has to be Saif Ali Khan .He is a complete pro in romantic comedies and he proves it yet again here .He is quite a charmer and its a treat watching him on screen .Also he looks totally fresh .

Ileana impresses .After some insipid roles ,she is finally back in form .Her character is quite unlike your typical Bollywood heroines .Loved her indifferent reaction when Saif Proposed to her .Also she looks absolutely gorgeous.

Kalki is a scene stealer .Her constant nagging attitude is hilarious .Take the restaurant scene where Saif is about to announce their break up yet she completely dominates him .

Ranveer Shorry shines.The bromance between Ranveer -Saif is a treat to watch .Govinda excels .He has a limited screen time yet again after Kill Dil.I wish he had a longer role .Yet he brings the house down .
Musically too the film is super strong .Loved all the songs especially 'Khamma Ghani '.The production design is first rate .Good production values on display here.

On the flip side ,the film has been designed like an American rom com .Although I did not mind this treatment ,this aspect may not work with single screen audiences .The film remains an ideal multiplex fare .

Overall ,a fun film that works for the most part.Definitely worth a watch .

3.5 on 5.

I'm not a fan of Saif any more but I hope the movie will do well for Ileana, kalki and of course Govinda! Good luck!

Positive response from critics well as from celebs who were at the screening..Can't wait to see the film.

I hope it does well.

This movie's got some grt reviews. Wishing u a huge success HE team.

I am sold. I am going to watch this movie for Saif.

Lol does Sneha May Francis like any movie??

Sure to be a huge flop. Row of disasters for the very English Saif. Hope he learns that Indian viewers are not interested in English men but want charming Indian actors who are proud to be indian. Not just act fake like they only watch Hollywood films while earning through Hindi movies. Hope the English wife also learns a thing or two from these string of flops

This movie is really really bad.

There's this funny promotional video on Eros Now's youtube channel called On the Sofa with Saif (basically an inspiration of Between 2 Ferns) with Saif interviewing himself as Yogi, his alter ego in the movie. It was funny as hell. I was never really a fan, but I have immense respect as he's one of the very few actors who can selflessly make fun of himself :) Anyway, looking forward to watching it tomorrow. Seems promising and genuinely funny.

yeah it's hilarious..a must watch

Welcome back Saif!

no praises for kareena's amazing cameo? :(

This is what Box Office Capsule has to say - "Kareena Kapoor Khan shines in small brief appearance in first scene of the film".
Now an actor as good as Kareena can never fail to shine (be it a 5 min role or a meaty one), right?
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