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Happy New Year is a little more than what you'd expect. A tiny surprise that gives you more of the same, but with some structure - even if it tries do a lot in one go and all of it is predictable.Read more
It's SRK O'clock on our calendar. In combination with it being Farah Khan's next outing. This is as masala as it gets. You see the trailer and you think Ocean's Eleven. Of course, only as far as the broad plot is concerned.
Unfortunately, little else stays. Especially, the cast. While Abhishek Bachchan is capable of some of the suave that the Ocean's Eleven crew carried, he seems to be reduced to something quite the opposite and Sonu Sood to comic relief - both as typical as they could get. The little we compare Julia Roberts to Deepika Padukone in this avatar, the better, even if the former played a relatively small role in the English film.
Add on the dance and the extravaganza and soon we lose sight of the basic plot. But then again, that just might be a good thing. At least, there is scope to look at the film with unbiased eyes.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Happy New Year is a "buy one get two free" film. You were promised a heist, you get that and a revenge drama and underdog film for free. And imagine a Hindi film with three story films and none of them pressing too hard on the romantic angle. And here I was worried that Happy New Year wouldn't have a story a la Tees Maar Khan. But hey, I'd take that 3 predictable stories compared to none any day.
It isn't surprising then that the film is 10 seconds short of three hours. Indeed, I was dreading the movie even before it started just by a look at its runtime. One would have thought movies of this length aren't made any more. And yet, the movie didn't feel that long. Though I don't know who takes the credit for that. Was the movie really engaging or has my patience and general mental readiness for movies belonging to brand Khan improved by a mile and more? For better or worse, as the case may be, the movie slackens only rarely.
That didn't make the story any less predictable. Granted, the writers try hard to keep the suspense on, but given the genre of the film and the festive season you know where the film is headed even before you've seen the film.
Sure, for every self-referencing, lame joke there is a tiny twist that you wouldn't expect from a Farah Khan film. For every random reference to one film or another there is a tongue-in-cheek remark about pop culture and current trends winking at you. For every time the sole lady in the film is put down by the other characters there is a little detail that catches your attention.
Unfortunately, in each of the above cases, the annoying outweighs the surprising, leaving you in a state where you are good with the surprise but can't overcome the banality of the rest of the film. Happy New Year takes a shot at the "realness" of reality shows. It laughs at films of its own kind, as Farah Khan films usually do, but this time it wasn't wearing a "we are like that only" on its sleeve but had a more "something needs to be fixed" attitude. Hats off to Anurag Kashyap and Vishal Dadlani for their sporting spirit, as cheap and meh as their cameo came across as.
Who would've thought there'd be a film in which Anurag Kashyap overacts more than Shah Rukh Khan even if it is very intentionally so. In fact, all the actors, as expected again, overact. But, it's not the cringe inducing overact. It's the kind that tries to shove the fact that its all a performance down your throat. The kind which tries to make every moment dramatic and impactful. Yet, each of the characters gets that one scene where you see a glimpse of what the actor is really capable of.
Making it seem that it is powerful acting must be the easiest kind to do. Especially for the likes of Boman Irani and Abhishek Bachchan. Shah Rukh Khan comes across as even more narcissistic than usual (especially with the end credits). Sonu Sood is treated like a newbie who has gotten a chance to show off his six-pack, except that they cannot overdo Shah Rukh Khan's ten.
The manner in which Deepika Padukone's character Mohini is put down and treated is the shabbiest of them all. That she doesn't leave insult after insult, to me came across as one of the things that the movie was trying to be satirical about. I am not sure, if I am giving the film a little more credit than is due though. Even so, Deepika Padukone was the only one who really shone in the film. Trying to maintain dignity in the worst of circumstances. The same cannot be said about Abhishek Bachchan. I have now begun to feel bad for him as an actor - he has really reduced to levels where he is a side-flunkey and does whatever comes his way, though he is capable of a lot more. Yet, his comic timing, even with the worst of jokes get you cracking.
In that sense, you cannot help but giggle at a lot of what's going on in the film. At times, it feels like you are watching Tom and Jerry. At other times there are innuendos, you'd rather not have in the film - because they are in bad taste, repetitive, not new and not funny.
Even so, I am pleasantly surprised and happy that Happy New Year attempted story. Yes, most of it is expectedly lame and laughable. But, isn't it cool that Farah Khan thinks her audience to be worthy of it. As if nodding to the fact that the audiences tastes are changing, even if the nod is a weary one and the change is ever so slow. Thank you, lady, and I mean it sincerely. This trend, makes me hope that there will be one Diwali, not to far away, that will make me look forward to a Shah Rukh Khan starrer, directed by Farah Khan.
Come on Team Khans, you can do it!
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice : ...Go for this flick with your friends and family. You’ll have a blast. And do stay for a peek at the little cuteball AbRam in the end credits. Ciao and enjoy!... full review
Thumbs up, by Shalu Dhyani, Bolly Spice : ...All said and done, Tees Maar Khan can now be forgiven as one-off mistake. Farah Khan is back with a bang! If her earlier films haven’t appealed to you, stay away. If they have, go have a rollicking time this festive season.... full review
Thumbs up, Bollywood Hungama : ...All in all, HAPPY NEW YEAR is definitely a smash hit film, which has blockbuster written all over it. The film will set new records in the days to come. Go for it!... full review
Thumbs up, by Vinod Talreja, Bollywood Life : ... Happy New Year will make ridiculous amount of money at the ticket window. In a time where logic and reason are slayed for saleable entertainment, HNY comes across as a winner in the genre it happily conforms to.... full review
Thumbs up, by Sarita A Tanwar, DNA : ...Despite having everything going for it, you wonder why they didn’t fine-tune the screenplay a bit more. There are logic issues; there are sensibility issues and in a heist film, you can’t have that. Fortunately for Farah, she pulls out a trick every time you begin to look at your phone screen. I wish Boman Irani would stop playing the lonesome Parsi guy – he’s better than that. What to do: Make this Diwali even more special with Happy New Year. One of the best entertainers of 2014.... full review
Thumbs up, by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare : ...A film like Happy New Year makes things easy for its audience. It’s just as easy to dismiss it as it’s easy to like it. The downright absence of logic and the immature humour could offend anyone. But watching grown men act like bumbling idiots has been a great idea of fun for time immemorial. End of the day, it all boils down to how you watch your film. If you like to have fun and you don’t mind entertainment over cerebral arguments, Farah Khan’s Happy New Year is worth your time.... full review
Thumbs up, by koel Purie, india today : ...Farah is back. Tees Maar Khan can be forgotten. She's confident, she's silly and not scared to make fun of herself. But if you didn't get her the first time, you definitely won't now, as Happy New Year is over 3 hours and full of Farah-isms. Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/happy-new-year-review-by-koel-purie-shahrukh-khan-abhishek-bachchan-deepika-padukone/1/397431.html... full review
Thumbs up, Indicine : ...Overall, Happy New Year is a fun watch. It requires you to leave your brains back at home and enjoy what Farah throws at your in those 180 minutes in theatre. It has a bit of everything that you expect from a typical Bollywood entertainer and probably a little more. The music should have better a lot better and the runtime a little shorter, but Nandu Bhide more than makes up for it!... full review
Thumbs up, by Shubha Shetty Saha, MiD DAY : ...The entire cast, including Daisy Irani who plays Boman’s eccentric Parsi mother, was clearly enjoying being part of this movie. While SRK is at his charming best and Sonu, Boman and Vivaan have given sincere performance, Deepika Padukone and Abhishek Bachchan stand out among others. Deepika’s graceful dance act in the climax is enough to show why this girl is where she is. While Abhishek’s role as Charan’s son is rather insipid, he manages to touch a chord with his other role as the uneducated, innocent ... full review
Thumbs up, by Lidia Ostepeev , Planet Bollywood : ...Happy New Year exploits its Dubai setting, looks glossy and has its fun moments but doesn’t have the inbuilt repeat value of Main Hoon Na - a simpler, better constructed film. (Then again, I could have missed quite a few gags because I am subtitle dependent!... full review
Thumbs up, by Anish Mohanty , Planet Bollywood : ...Even with a run time of three hours, Happy New Year keeps you engaged for most of its duration. Farah Khan, successfully, manages to erase the memories of ‘Tees Maar Khan’ by striking back with a film that is hugely entertaining and gives the audience a bang for its buck. Go for it!... full review
So-So, by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...What works for HNY is that it is unrelentingly unapologetic about everything it does, including a product placement that is rubbed in our faces (same brand that Chennai Express endorsed), almost as if it is spoofing the very concept of product placements while also making money from it. This impertinence is what makes HNY entertaining. In spite of all my misgivings, I enjoyed it.... full review
So-So, by Kusumita Das, Deccan Chronicle : ...Because the film manages to tick most formula boxes, one can expect it to rock the festive weekend, a time when the audience automatically seems to get less discerning. We don’t know how much this Diwali release will leave you smiling, but those dazzling lights and eye-popping colours will leave you blinking for sure.... full review
So-So, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...For a film in which dance is so integral to its plot, I didn't think the musical set-pieces here stood out particularly. The focus isn't so much on the moves, as it is on the scale of the dance numbers. And that's a shame.... full review
So-So, by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA : ...Well die hard Shah Rukh Khan lovers will love the movie as despite of being a multi starrer film, it's still a SRK film and caters mainly to his loyal audience only. There are few funny moments along with peppy music and decent support from the other actors, due to which one does manage to sit through this super lengthy film, which looks even more than three hours. So on an overall basis, 'Happy New Year' is not a boring film like 'Singham Returns' or mindless drama like 'Bang Bang' but has everything we have seen before and nothing new to offer in any aspect. Thus, this movie could be re-termed as 'Happy Deja vu Year' which, if watched will remind you of many good entertainers and if skipped will not make you feel about missing out something important.... full review
So-So, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...But I suspect the audience may not care for such details. Most will be there to take in the star-studded cast, the visual splendor and laugh on the silly jokes. And Farah Khan delivers on all three counts. Ignore the fundamentals, and watch it for the fun.... full review
Thumbs down, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ... the nagging sense that Farah Khan is doing for Bollywood what Leni Riefenstahl did for Nazi Germany. Happy New Year is possibly the most lavishly mounted propaganda movie yet about India’s increasing soft power.... full review
Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...However signing off on a positive note, I would like to request Shahrukh to please adapt new concepts, new directors and better films in the coming years, since the actor himself and his fans certainly deserve much better films than HAPPY NEW YEAR... full review
Thumbs down, by Mihir Fadnavis , FirstPost : ...Happy New Year is uncommonly stupid and tacky enough to make Sallu’s heist film Kick look as complex as Memento. Deepika Padukone once again has a weird accent, but is the least unlikable aspect of the movie, even though her character is an affront to depiction of women in cinema.... full review
Thumbs down, by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal : .... There’s no fresh perspective, creative thought or enlivening expressiveness available to make the terrible tedium of a three hour long sputtering engine look like a swank express train. The over-indulgence in facetious story telling, lack of refrain in plotting, non-alleviating structure and the sheer bedlam of formulaic inducements scattered around in pot-pourri assemblage make this experience a severe strain on the senses. Best suited to the hypochondriacs who may not have to feign an illness after watching this headache inducing monstrosity!... full review
Thumbs down, by Kritika Deval , fullhyd.com : ...The music, as we all know, is quite catchy, and the videos are shot with all of the panache that Farah Khan can muster, which is a substantial amount of it. The production values are fantastic, again, because, of course they are.... full review
Thumbs down, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...Finally, you have this gem of a dialogue which sums up the state of the film: ''Olympic ke liye team, Ya Oscar ke liye film, India losers hi bhejte hain.'... full review
Thumbs down, by Anupama Chopra,, Hindustan Times : ...I have a very high tolerance level for anything Shah Rukh is in, and yet Happy New Year was a slog. Which compels me to repeat a line from my review of Chennai Express: Come back, Rahul. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Suhani Singh, india today : ...Of the cast, Irani hams it up. Padukone looking overtly lean here does her bit of looking gorgeous and repeating the Meenamma act poorly. None of her dance numbers stand out thanks to uninspired choreography, which is shocking for a Farah Khan film. It doesn't help that it's hard to concentrate on the moves with gaudy sets and excessive lighting. Bachchan is the only one who stands out as he uninhibitedly portrays his over-the-top character. Dialogue writer Mayur Puri's best lines are also reserved for Bachchan's Nandu.... full review
Thumbs down, koimoi : ...Happy New Year is a muddled mess which has its own warm moments but as a package fails to work. Three hours of Shah Rukh flaunting his abs and swagger gets too much to take minus a strong storyline. Farah Khan has redeemed Tees Maar Khan but Happy New Year is her most mediocre work. I am going with 2/5. It’s a magnum opus which is pretty much hollow from within and remains an all frills, no thrills show.... full review
Thumbs down, by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint : ...So much staleness, packed into a running time of 3 hours, is revolting even to the brain-dead stupor that we, fans of Hindi movies, sometimes habitually get into just for the sake of time-pass entertainment.... full review
Thumbs down, by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies : ...As far as performances are concerned, Shah Rukh Khan relies merely on his six-pack abs, his dimpled smile and his undeniable charm (But then, that is more than enough, isn't it?). Boman plays a stereotypical Bawa and is utterly wasted in the film whereas Sonu and Vivaan try their best to impress, without much success. The surprise package is Abhishek Bachchan, who plays the lovable tapori Nandu Bhide with much gusto and provokes the maximum guffaws. Deepika puts on a Marathi accent this time and manages to hold her own against the five men ... full review
Thumbs down, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...There is no dearth of gloss in Happy New Year, but everything else in the film, including the content and its treatment, are allowed to go for a toss. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Kaushik Ramesh , Planet Bollywood : ...As a whole, the movie succeeds unquestionably as an entertainer. The dialogues are crack witty and Farah Khan does an exceptionally adept work at delivering a glamour filled grand Diwali release. Unless you were here to quench your thirst for meaningful cinema, you would leave the movie hall satisfied, thereby qualifying Happy New Year as the perfe ct "Paisa Vasool" film of 2014. People would ask you to "leave your brains at home", but weren't you going to do that anyway?... full review
Thumbs down, by Aparna Mudi, Zee News : ...The plus sides - SRK's well oiled (non-photoshopped) abs, a little bit of the humour, some great visuals of Dubai and the extravagance of it all.... full review
_angel_uzma_: Happy New Year is Lovely yaar
Your_Cleopatra: The best part of Happy New Year is the last 45 mins... the theft, the dance, the change, the end credits... I had tears..
yashpatil2392: happy new year is very best film and the team of hny is very best
xolamia: Happy new year was goood
xmanishaa: I chose the latter. Happy New Year was a happy movie which took me in another world for 3 hours with my favourite actor in it.
Tsu4494: Happy New Year was worth the money . Good movie
thyag1994: Happy new year - much fun ! thanks to king khan @iamsrk
TheChandramauli: "How can Diwali be happy for anyone if the movies like Happy New Year is releasing the very next day
sunshine_dina: Happy New Year was Awesome!!! All of them are gorgeous: ) Must watch, guys! @iamsrk @deepikapadukone #movieoftheyear #smile
subhakantswain2: WOW.HAPPY NEW YEAR IS THE BEST GIFT FROM SRK AND FARAH KHAN TO THE PUBLIC FOR DIWALI.
sidkakspeaks: Private show of Happy New Year.feel like a teenager again.. the magic of cinema! Congrats @iamsrk @TheFarahKhan @juniorbachchan @bomanirani
ShahrukhInMyDNA: OMG *____* finally watched Happy New Year.. the best movie i have ever watch !!! And @iamsrk as always was the hottest <3
shadymumbai: Liked Happy New Year. Full entertainment. @juniorbachchan is a Rockstar . Wonder why they put Shah Rukh Khan in it.
Sanjaysam92: Happy new year, a perfect movie to watch so don't miss this movie.
SalmanKhanfan8: Congratulations to the film Happy New Year on the first day got 44kror Taboawa film and enjoyed
sajidhakhan82: Go see HAPPY NEW YEAR AMAZING MOVIE LOVED IT AWESOME !!!!!!!! http://twitter.com/sajidhakhan82/status/526045881510809600/photo/1
RuchikaSen2: And yes I watched happy new year , super comedy and SRK nd deeps were amazing as always!
royalprincess81: Just watched the film Happy New Year!!! Loved it!
royaldada402: happy new year exellent movie film ki writing is very good i like it sab ko yeh film dekhni chahiye thanks shahrukh for diwali gift
RaVi_V_HiRaNi: Happy new year is awsome movie ever....
RanaShuja: Today I saw Happy New Year and movie was Great.
rakskingrocks: King khan rockkkssss.....in happy new year awsome movie
rahulmulani3: watched happy new year last night.#srk is just beyond awsme #hny a must watch movie
Raeesa_SBW: Happy New Year is the awesomest movie EVER :')
PrateekDhawan4: #happy_new_year awsmness personified #abhishekbachan u rokd man.. !! superb stuff!!1
Pmohapatra5: Happy new year movie.Wat a movie!!! Juz loved it. After a long time..get a chance 2 watch an awsm movie..
nishachauhan9: Watched @happy new year, hats off to Happy new year team, most entertaining movie
nijadnizam: Watched #Happy New Year This Was The movie I Was Waited For No Words A FullFilled Action Masala Entertainer All The Best @HNY
NAlMuttairi_: just saw happy new year it was fantastic
mrmanan1: Happy New Year to all Muslims! @HNY is a gift for all of Us!
MankameManasi: Happy new year! *-* #awesome #movie !!!!
mandar_mestry: #PaisaWasoolHappyNewYear ya Shahrukh's invested money "wasool" hogaya, degraded himself from Swades to happy new year.
KingPatel7: 'Happy New Year' delivered. Very fun film. @HNY @iamsrk @deepikapadukone @SonuSood @juniorbachchan @bomanirani @TheVivaanShah @TheFarahKhan
KedarMkv: #HNYFirst45crOpener maannn. How ppl watch low IQ pathetic remake of Hollywood movies like Happy New Year. No dearth of idiots in India
kcrazy_4me: A combo of Heist Dance Comedy Romance Emotions Thrill Drama Patriotism Revenge is popularly known as Happy New Year #HNYBestFilmEver
KashmiraDeshmuk: Happy new year is the movie of the year. @iamsrk #HappyNewYear
KanabarNidhi: Happy new year was hilarious!
iYatinGupta: Watched Happy New Year and absolutely loved it.
ItsMeJahanvi: Happy New Year. Total Entertainment. Whoever didn't like it... You people don't know what is entertainment
Irfkh1: Happy new year**** https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=671945402921484
imrishabh555: so Happy New Year is the #Full_Package_Total_Khantastic_Movie... history created by the movie and as usual..by... https://www.facebook.com/rishabh.soni.9638/posts/811536628907310
iamZunaira: Happy new year! :)
IamSunnyLeone12: Happy new year is the movie of the year. @iamsrk #HappyNewYear
IamSonam123: Happy new year is mind blowing @iamsrk #HappyNewYear
IamPriyanka123: Happy New Year, bhai wah! Maza aa gaya, badhiya movie hai @iamsrk #HappyNewYear
IamKatrina123: Happy ending. Happy movie. Happy new year. @iamsrk #HappyNewYea
IamAnushka123: Happy ending. Happy movie. Happy new year. @iamsrk #HappyNewYea
iamaki_: Happy New Year @hny is not just a movie, it is an event. #HNYBestFilmEver..
horcruxnialI: HAPPY NEW YEAR WAS SO GOOD
Fazal_Razaque: Really Good Work Boss : Farah Khan #Director Maza aa Gaya Guyz ;) :D #HNY Happy New Year ^_^ (Duniya Me bas Do... https://www.facebook.com/FazalRazaque/posts/735886736448796
fara__amira: Happy new year 4.5/5
FafaBens: Happy New Year <3....may this year be full of amazing moments :*
DR_aalali: Happy New year movie in the 2nd time
DkKandoriya: Happy New year movi awosem
Disha56016371: Awesome movie happy new year go everyone and watch it!!
diptikapoor: Happy New Year is not a Movie. It's a Experience :) #PaisaWasoolHappyNewYear #HNYFirst45crOpener
dipenambalia: Watched happy new year. It's not as bad as people are cribbing. It's a family entertainer.I might be little biased as I am a srk fan :-)
dilipk120890: I think that happy new year film beats kick and Krish 3 ...........
dhirajmeshram39: Happy new year is awasm pic
Dahi_Vada: Best Entertainer in Happy New Year is @juniorbachchan
Crazymestuff: happy new year was a good movie :)
classyboykg: Happy new [email protected] Awesome....Movie Great Story... Grand Movie...Wow @classyboykg http://twitter.com/classyboykg/status/525957200397615104/photo/1
choudharyadii: the best part of the entire movie "HAPPY NEW YEAR" IS ABHISHEK.........thanks fr entertaining us ...........:) :)
chopade_kunal: happy new year-nice entertainer
barbie_rathijit: HAPPY NEW YEAR IS NT NLY RECRD MAKER,ALSO FADU,ENTRTNG MVIE,DIL KO CHU GAYA @iamsrk @hny
AnkitSatapathy1: HAPPY NEW YEAR super,awesome,fantablous,one of d bst entertainment movie evr......SRK proves y he is the King and d bst actor in d world#HNY
AllIndiaContest: Happy new year is the movie of the year. @iamsrk #HappyNewYear
alipolani: Happy New Year was a GOOD movie. @iamsrk never fails
AliaaFcc: Watched happy new year! Epic movie!! #HNY @iamsrk @deepikapadukone @TheVivaanShah @bomanirani
akmgkp55: Happy New year is a most comedy movies abhisek bhi good dance
AKHILCP777: happy new year is super movie
akashpalkar: Happy New Year #few hours to #GOOOOOOOOO Shah Rukh Khan https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=813581562032764
akanksha_anil: HAPPY NEW YEAR IS AMAZING <3 LAUGHED A LOT! EVERYONE DID A GOOD JOB! ABRAM WAS THE BEST <3 AND THE WORLD DANCE MEDLEY <3 #HNY #AMAZING #LOVE
AishiteruJaysh: Happy New Year ws awesome! Hats off 2 abhishek! Laughed till the end!
agrwal_prateek: #Happy #New #Year breaks all #Records.....really a good muvi to watch it...nice....#Acting bye all d the #actors...!
aditirekha6m1s1: Well U r most welcome . Happy new year is an amazing movie I love it.
abhi2345672: happy new year is the amazing movie i have ever seen
abhaysingh788: Happy New Year deserves this #HNYFirst45crOpener
aarnav_com: Nice movie..... Keep it up....#@ Happy new year
aanchal_luthra: Watch @HNY Happy New Year for glimpses of the awesome @ExLolaKutty !!
74mangos: Happy New Year was so good
23amitgupta: happy new year is a very interesting and nice movie,watch it.
0fe65e0a07a0487: Ossum just movie happy new year love it
thegirik: Watched Happy New Year. An ok watch. Neither too exciting nor too boring. Ala vellipotundi. Konni comedy scenes bavunnayi ;)
shishir2112: I watched today Happy new year movie My expectation was for that movie huge.But this movie discontented to me.I am giving that movie 3 star
sarath_krrish: Happy New Year #Average Only :-) My Rating:2/5:-D Ethoo 1time Paarkalam :-) :-D
DivyaaPandit: Saw happy new year , total time pass , at the same time very silly movie , loved sonu sood and abhishek bacchan. ...
96shanaz: Happy New Year was not bad
ZestandLeisure: Happy new year is such a crappy movie!
vivekmit: Happy New Year - the biggest disappointment :-/ . Why SRK???? Bollywood is doomed!!!! :(
vidzi_m: If you dont want your diwali fever to end soon..do yourself a favor..don't watch happy new year
vaidykn: #sonali cable movie a must watch ...better than happy new year ..
utkarshpatel96: Happy new year. Nice entertaining movie. Lovely Dipika and fabulous Charlie's team.
tworitdash: Even Kites was better than Happy New Year. No offense ... Shahrukh did a great job. :) #HrithikFan
sudeepia_tyagi: Happy new year disappointing .. Big time .. Boy overdose of nonsense flicks happening .. #OMSP
SatishSabhlok: Happy new year movie one of the worst movie I ever seen Only dance of deepika was good
sanjeev_ktiwari: Happy New Year movie 1/2* What a senseless dialogue in this movie and such movies breaking records... So what... https://www.facebook.com/stsanjeev/posts/968636689829426
sachidanandasa1: "Happy new year"movie is so boring ,(movie main action aur romance bilkul nahi hai ;movie main comedy aur drama hai ,)
RidaParveez: Happy New Year is just such a non-sense movie!! SRK can't act for real #pity #non sense luxury
RamshaAS: Happy new year ?! Duh !!
PS_Gautam: Happy new year - another example of 'Stale' rukh khan!
PrincessHaj: Don't understand how Happy New Year has broken records...
midhun_mohan: Just out from film #Happy new year .very disappointed.. I don't know why they took two years to make this bakwaas film.
manju34: Happy new year is one of the worst movies i have ever seen.
lalitrathore07: Happy new year The DABBA movie
KharismaKaur: Happy New Year sucked. It became worst with the hero. They should have played a better hero.
jagsvivek4u: Dont why y ppl r spreading hatred about Happy New Year when we have already tolerated movies like Kick, Rowdy Rathore, Bodyguard, etc #HNY
idisappearagain: I wouldn't mind if Happy New Year was just a bad movie. It's also classist, racist and misogynistic.
Gotham3: Saw Happy New Year today. Those calling it a bad movie perhaps have no idea about movies at all. It's not a movie, it's a piece of shit.
goodgalprihh: If a stupid & flaw-full movie like Bang Bang can cross 200 crs I guess Happy New Year would do just well..!
ghanshyamdasgup: must not watch movie happy new year total waste of time & money
alpeshdudhat05: Happy Happy Happy............ New Year.. .... The Super Flooooooopp Of D Decade... 4rm Khan's... Farah n Sharukh. http://twitter.com/alpeshdudhat05/status/525892169882542080/photo/1
Aapkaaparichit: WTF !!!! Watched Happy new year !!!! Combination Of all Old film
31FaRrUkH015: Watched HAPPY NEW YEAR last night.just wastage of time.full time dabba film.
20_saadhussain: Happy new year is such a various movie I dont like it
So-So, by Anup : Decent
So-So, by guddu : Happy New Year
So-So, by Murtaza Ali : Farah Khan's hackneyed orgy of excess
So-So, by TimELiebe : It's Like Popcorn - Fun While You're Watching It, Done by the Time You Finished
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