Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi Reviews (Top Critics)

By Bollywood Hungama (3/5)

Every year, we have had sleeper hits that come out of nowhere and turn out to be surprise successes. HAPPY BHAG JAYEGI was easily the dark horse of 2016. It released with minimal buzz and ended up doing decent business at the box office. Audiences loved the humour quotient a lot which helped the film sustain and even have a recall value two years later. The makers are now back with the sequel, HAPPY PHIRR BHAG JAYEGI and promises to be better or as funny as the first part.

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By Devesh Sharma (3.5/5)

Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi is the sequel to Happy Bhag Jayegi (2016). The original starred Diana Penty as Happy, Ali Fazal as her boyfriend Guddu, Abhay Deol as the Pakistani politician Bilal, Jimmy Sheirgill as the Punjabi politician Bagga, who was Happy's would-be-husband, and Piyush Mishra as Usman.

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By Shalu Singh (2.5/5)

Aanand L Rai's 2016 film Happy Bhag Jayegi was a story of a runaway Indian bride 'Happy' who inadvertently lands in Lahore at a politician's place. Starring Diana Penty in the lead role, it triggered a series of funny incidents making audience ROFL. Now, in its 2018 sequel, Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi, director Mudassar Azizi has once again shown his happiness to make 'Happy' run but this time not away from her wedding. This 'comedy of error' is set in China, unlike its previous film which traveled across Lahore and Punjab.

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By Moumita Bhattacharjee (2.5/5)

Sequels are a rage and rightfully so. Box office loves them. Tiger Shroff's Baaghi 2 is one of the highest grossers of this year. Clearly, it's a formula which has rarely failed at the box office. This Friday, we have another such sequel ready to cash in on the craze. Mostly because the original was the surprise hit of 2016. Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi however, has a few new additions in the form of Sonakshi Sinha and Jassie Gill.

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By Rahul Desai (2/5)

In which case 136 minutes of Indians singing old Hindi songs in Shanghai, screaming over one another, culturally appropriating a different language and proudly peddling their outdated racism ("Their faces are all the same" is repeated in 13 different scenes) can get more than a bit tedious. When all else fails, throw in a gay stereotype. Or an obese Muslim who thinks he is Chinese.

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By Meena Iyer (3.5/5)

Two Harpreet Kaurs (both nicknamed Happy) that is Sonakshi Sinha and Diana Penty land in Shanghai simultaneously. Happy no.1 Sona is a Botany professor who has come looking for her runaway fiance, Aman(Aparshakti) and Happy no.2 Diana has accompanied her musician husband Guddu on his concert tour. A comedy of errors ensues with one Happy going through the unhappy plight meant for the other Happy.

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By Suhani Singh (2/5)

Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi runs on such a flimsy premise that its end destination carries no purpose whatsoever. Writer-director Mudassar Aziz's pretext to bring together key characters - barring Abhay Deol's Bilal - from his entertaining first film is some shady business deal that China wants Pakistan to sign.

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By Anna M.M. Vetticad (2.5/5)

Happy Bhag Jayegi was the sleeper hit of 2016, a comedy revolving around an Amritsari bride who runs away from her wedding to marry the man she loves, but lands up in the home of a stranger - a Pakistani politician - by mistake. Diana Penty was luminous as the eponymous leading lady of that film, which, despite its insubstantial plot and flagging second half, managed to be funny all the same. She reprises her role in a cameo in Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi even as it diverts its gaze to another Punjabi girl called Harpreet aka Happy, this one played by Sonakshi Sinha.

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The Hindu
By Namrata Joshi

In relocating from Pakistan to India's other favourite neighbour, China, Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi wins a bit and loses some from the prequel. The sophisticated, westernised and insipid Diana Penty, who desperately pretended to be the desi Amritsari kudi Happy, gets sidelined, thankfully, to make way for Happy No. 2 - a much more believable and forceful Punjaban Sonakshi Sinha.

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By Nandini Ramnath

Mudassar Aziz's superfluous follow-up to his smart and hilarious 2016 comedy Happy Bhag Jayegi introduces a second Happy and relocates the action from India and Pakistan to China. The subcontinent is a big enough place, and perhaps various Happys can keep turning up in any one of India's neighbours, trying to justify a franchise that didn't exist in the first place.

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By Vishal Verma (3.5/5)

A quirky tribute to the magnificent William Shakespeare's famous quote "What's in a name" and humorous play 'Comedy of Errors', HAPPY PHIRR BHAG JAYEGI sees Sonakshi Sinha and singer Jassie Gill occupying the frame considerably more than Diana Penty and Ali Fazal in this follow up which takes digs at both Pakistan and China with volley of jabs and turns better.

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By Jaidev Hemmady (3.5/5)

Two years after Mudassar Aziz won our hearts with the sleeper hit Happy Bhag Jayegi starring Diana Penty, Ali Fazal, Jimmy Sheirgill, Piyush Mishra and Abhay Deol, the director is back with a sequel comprising most of the previous cast plus two new characters played by Sonakshi Sinha and Jassi Gill.

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By Umesh Punwani (3.5/5)

Harpreet Kaur aka Happy (Sonakshi Sinha) is an aspiring Horticulture professor and leaves for China to do the job. Facing some issues at home, her father is unaware about her location. In China, a set of bad guys are waiting for another Happy (Diana Penty) which is also about to land with her 'singer' husband Guddu (Ali Fazal). Both the Happy(s) pick up the wrong driver & their fate gets turned.

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The Indian Express
By Shubhra Gupta (1.5/5)

A winsome Punjabi 'kudi' on the run, with a rag-tag bunch chasing her: this was the premise of Happy Bhag Jayegi, which was some amount of fun. Part two bungs in a new Happy (Sinha) but doesn't forget the older one (Penty). This time, the girls and assorted characters are dashing around China, a much bigger brother than Pakistan, where the first film was set.

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By Sukanya Verma (2.5/5)

Save for a few laughs, I didn't care much for Happy Bhag Jayegi's clamorous comedy of confusion. To jog your memory, an Indian runaway bride accidentally lands at a Pakistani politician's home causing much pandemonium amongst her many pursuers. Its sequel, once again directed by Muddasar Aziz for producer Aanand L Rai evokes identical sentiments.

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The Times Of India
By Rachit Gupta (3.5/5)

Horticulture professor Happy (Sonakshi Sinha) arrives in Shanghai and the other Happy (Diana Penty) along with husband Guddu (Ali Fazal) also lands up in the Chinese city at the same time. Gangsters who've come to kidnap Happy and her husband, pick up the wrong Happy, while Guddu and his wife Happy are escorted to a university to deliver a lecture.

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By Rohit Vats (3/5)

The charming innocence of the key characters in Happy Bhag Jayegi (2016) was the prime reason behind its success. The film created a parallel world where even the most cynical characters appeared funny. They didn't know what was happening, yet they whole-heartedly participated in it.

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Hindustan Times
By Raja Sen (2/5)

Many a head will turn if you yell "Happy" at an Amritsar wedding. It is the kind of name Punjabis affectionately bestow on man, woman and Alsatian alike. For some reason, Daman Singh Bagga, played by Jimmy Shergill, finds himself drawn to girls with that name. He was smitten by one in Mudassar Aziz's Happy Bhag Jayegi, and once again in this sequel, Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi, he finds himself in a haphazard pursuit of Happy-ness.

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By Saibal Chatterjee (1.5/5)

This caper flick can't make do with one Happy. So it has two of them. Does that yield double the fun? No. Riding on a screenplay that yo-yos wildly between the utterly inane and the overly contrived, two's a crowd in Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi. One Happy (Sonakshi Sinha) does all the running. The other (Diana Penty, this time in a special appearance) flits in and out of the picture in a completely random manner. The result is anything but happy.

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