Friday, November 21, 2014

Happy Ending (2014) - Review

Happy Ending review Saif Ali Khan Illeana D'cruz
Happy Ending takes a jibe at the cheesy romcoms, breaking away from the rhetoric at times while still giving in to the same rhetoric many a times. Despite the aberrations, it's the kind of film I wouldn't mind watching again. It's witty, often refreshing and effortlessly manages to keep you involved.

I Hate Luv Storys tried a similar spin, spoofing romcoms, but failed miserably. It's too insignificant to even merit a comparison with this one.

Saif Ali Khan here is pitch-perfect as Yudi. He balances minimal dialogues just as well as letting expressions take over, when required. Most times, he can just leave it to his face to do all the talking. And my my, Yudi cutie pie (like his beyond smothering girlfriend calls him) is getting hotter and younger by the day! (I'm hardly embarrassed to admit here that having watched the film along with the star cast may skew my opinion about him :P)

Kalki Koechlin is brilliant as the annoying, nagging girlfriend. Illeana D' Cruz too holds sway as the budding writer and a secure woman, confident in her skin. Ranvir Shorey plays the oppressed, hen-pecked husband to the hilt. Govinda brings more comedy to this romcom and for fans, there's even a dance number with his signature moves and expressions. Preity Zinta's short appearance brings back happy memories of her last outing with Saif and my muchly favorite - Salaam Namaste!

You'll see flashes of a lot of other Bollywood romedies (Bachna Ae Haseeno, Wake Up Sid) but Happy Ending is definitely a one-time watch and for Saif fans, a DVD for keeps!

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