• If you must watch this film, then tell yourself that “I am feeling alright, because it’s a nonsense ki night.”

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    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.

  • Despite so-much going on in one film, the narrative is sluggish and often sleep-inducing.

  • Masala entertainment movie making lesson number 1: if you cast Shah Rukh Khan in your movie, it will eventually make money, no matter how stupid, tiresome and humorless it is. Case number 157: Happy New Year, aka the new Farah Khan Vanity Project for the lowest of the lowest common denominator audience.

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta's Blog


    Happy New Year is an entertainer. In spite of the slow initial reels, the star-studded and rich film engages and entertains the audience. It will, therefore, fetch handsome profits for all concerned.

  • The story is simple, perched on a lavish canvas – glitzy, glamorous, gorgeous bodies (read: male torso) and with self-deprecating humour which stands out and entertains in parts (a recap of moments from SRK’s own films!).

  • Happy New Year is like a Bollywood Night in Dubai on loop, with a few stale heist tropes thrown in. Some of Farah Khan’s tricks to propel her story are painfully old-fashioned, one being the villain discreetly mixing a pill in to the drink of the good guy so he becomes unconscious. So much staleness, packed in to 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.

  • Farah once again walks the line between spoof and tribute in this rather long, self-aware entertainer with enough moments to make you smile…

  • JPN


    The film is stupendous’, ‘whopper blockbuster’ and ‘Full on dhamaka’. Shah Rukh Khan who plays Charlie, a street fighter in the film can be seen throwing punches and performing aerial flips in the movie.

  • Despite its three hours long drama, the movie rarely bores you with these two romancing while Abhishek, Boman, Sonu and Vivaan giving an impeccable contribution in fun. The action sequences have been worked upon and once set it is deemed to give you goosebumps.
    Performances of all creates a massive impact . As said before Shah Rukh Khan’s screen presence is a major relief for us.

  • Farah Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’ is the Typical Over the Top Masala and Action…

  • Combination of Farah Khan’s direction along with Shahrukh Khan’s charisma and Deepika Padukone’s glamour leaves little scope for the audience to give Happy New Year a miss. However, performance by other stars also seemed promising.