Farah Khan and Made by Gauri Khan

Happy New Year (sometimes Called HNY) is a 2014 Indian Hindi-language action comedy film[6] Led by Farah Khan and Made by Gauri Khan under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment.  The film features an ensemble cast of Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah and Jackie Shroff.  It had been distributed worldwide by Yash Raj Films. [7] The film marked the third alliance of Khan with the director; they previously worked on Main Hoon Na (2004) and Om Shanti Om (2007), the latter of which featured Padukone as the female lead.
Produced on a entire budget of $1.25 billion (US$18 million) to $1.5 billion (US$21 million), Happy New Year ranks among the most expensive Hindi movies.  The film was released on Diwali, 24 October 2014 in 3 different languages: Hindi, Tamil and Telugu with approximately 4200 screens in Hindi and 800 screens in Tamil and Telugu, the biggest release for a Hindi film in India at the moment. [8] Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, it grossed $445.1 million (US$6.2 million) from India on its launching, setting the record to the highest-first day collection made by an Indian Bollywood movie to that stage, and more than $3.77 billion (US$53 million) worldwide in full theatrical run, getting one of the highest-grossing Bollywood movies of all time.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences includes the film's script within their library. [9]
    1 Plot
    2 Cast
    3 Production
        3.1 Development
        3.2 Filming
        3.3 Costume designs
    4 Marketing
        4.1 Distribution rights
    5 Soundtrack
        5.1 Reception
    6 Release
        6.1 Box office
            6.1.1 India
            6.1.2 Overseas
        6.2 Critical reception
            6.2.1 Domestic
            6.2.2 International
    7 Awards and Nominations
    8 Controversy
    9 References
    10 External links
Chandramohan"Charlie" Manohar Sharma (Shah Rukh Khan) is a street fighter who was yearning for revenge from renowned businessman Charan Grover (Jackie Shroff) for eight decades.  Grover labeled Charlie's dad, Manohar Sharma (Anupam Kher) as a thief because Charan had tricked him into stealing his own diamonds worth $15 million.  Charlie finds out that diamonds worth 300 crore($39.48 million) will hit the Atlantis Hotel, Dubai on Christmas Eve.  He wants to steal the same diamonds and framework Grover.  To accomplish this, he builds up a lively team consisting of Jagmohan"Jag" Prakash (Sonu Sood), a hard-of-hearing strongman, Tehamton"Tammy" Irani (Boman Irani), a classic and seizure-prone safecracker and Manohar's best friend, Rohan Singh (Vivaan Shah), a young smart hacker, and a lookalike of Charan's son Vicky Grover named Nandu Bhide (both played by Abhishek Bachchan).
Tammy is the only person that can open the vault.  The group finds out that room 9C, connected to the vault through a duct system, is reserved for groups participating in the World Dance Championship (WDC).  The group refuses, however, Charlie re-motivates the group, convincing them to develop into a dance group.  The movie moves to a flashback-- Manohar met Charan Grover and has been given a contract to construct an impenetrable vault.  Following the vault was completed, Charan drugged Manohar and conned him into stealing the diamonds with his fingerprints.  The movie returns to the present, where desperate to win the national-level competition, they employ many dance instructors, but to no avail.  In desperation, Nandu introduces Charlie to Mohini Joshi (Deepika Padukone), who's a Marathi bar dancer.  Mohini is impressed by fluent English used by Charlie from the very beginning and eventually agrees to help them understand dance, unaware of their aims.  Charlie and Mohini grow really near.
They figure out how to qualify from the first round by blackmailing the judges and eventually win the contest to represent Team India from the WDC by gaining votes via hacking.  Many viewers despise them because of their lack of skill, but Charlie and his group (sans Mohini) are all only concerned with the heist.  In Dubai, Team Korea is particularly hostile towards Team India, such as Grover, their sponsor.  In the semifinal, Charlie saves a Korean manhood from severe injury or death, immediately gaining respect and respect from the audience.  India advances to finals after judges are transferred by Charlie's action.  Team India becomes loved by all.  After going over the plan, everything is ready.  Unfortunately, the team learns that the diamonds will probably arrive on New Year's Eve rather than Christmas, which impedes the heist.
Mohini ends up hearing the heist, angrily confronting Charlie and his fictitious motivations of the contest.  Charlie shows that Manohar is actually dead; following the arrest, he appealed for a trial, but Grover bribed Manohar's lawyers and tampered with the evidence.  The following day, Manohar committed suicide by slitting his wrists.  Charlie kept this a secret to prevent demoralisation.  On the other hand, the team makes their determination to avenge Manohar even more powerful, such as Tammy.  Mohini joins the team and aids them for the heist.
The night of the final round, the heist is set in motion.  Mohini lures Vicky into an elevator, where his thumbprint is copied on Nandu who opens the room.  They open the crack but Charlie and Tammy find another glass secure which homes the diamonds which can open just with a 7-digit password.  Tammy realizes that Manohar constructed this safe.  Charlie opens the safe later after deep thinking, realising the password to open the safe was his own name.  After stealing the diamonds, the group boards a ship, but Mohini will not come as she feels dedicated to protecting India's honor with all the contest.  Rohan joins her too, leading to a fight amongst the remaining members.
When Team India is found missing, Grover claims they are the thieves.  As he watches Mohini perform, other members join .  Shortly afterwards, Charlie makes a look and eventually helps the team win the competition.  With any and all suspicions eliminated from Team India, Charan and Vicky Grover are arrested.  Charlie shows himself to Charan and slides in his pocket exactly the same razor blade Manohar slit his wrists with, completing his revenge.  Team India hit the airport and be able to skip security.  Charlie camouflages the diamonds into his soft-drink, but the security guard disposes of it.  Afterwards, during the trip, Charlie shows he switched the imitation diamonds on the trophy with the real ones.  The group reaches India.
In the post-credits scene, Mohini opens her own"Dance School" and Charlie proposes to her having a ring created from among the diamonds.  Everybody then laughs at Nandu, who is thrown out of the lender for demonstrating a winners' cheque.  Rohan finally gains immense popularity among the girls, whilst Jag takes over directing the movie being made sooner, together with the original director today the bomb control.  Tammy now has lots of the elderly women pursuing him as their hero.  Having been given a long-term sentence, Charan and Vicky Grover are now viewed in a Dubai city jail, still pleading for their innocence.
    Shah Rukh Khan as Chandramohan Manohar Sharma a.k.a."Charlie": Mohini's enthusiast; Charan's Grover enemy
    Deepika Padukone as Mohini Joshi:Charlie's buff; Vicky Grover's love interest
    Abhishek Bachchan as Nandu Bhide/Vicky Grover (Double Role)
    Jackie Shroff as Charan Grover, Vicky's father, the primary antagonist.
    Sonu Sood as Captain Jagmohan Prakash Singh a.k.a. "Jag" :Rohan's Uncle
    Boman Irani as Temhton Irani a.k.a. "Tammy"
    Vivaan Shah as Rohan Singh, Jag's nephew
    Mohan Kapur as Charan's helper
    Varun Pruthi as Charan's helper Sartaj Gill
    Kavi Shastri as Mr. Gupta
    Anupam Kher as Manohar Sharma (Cameo Appearance)
    Daisy Irani as Namita Irani (Cameo Appearance)
    Sarah-Jane Dias as Laila :Charlie's love interest(Cameo Appearance)[10]
    Dino Morea as Host of World Dance Championship (Cameo Appearance)[11]
    Kiku Sharda as Saroj Khan (Cameo Appearance)
    Prabhu Deva as Dance Instructor (Cameo Appearance)[12]
    Malaika Arora Khan since the Heroine of a Film (Cameo Appearance)[13]
    Anurag Kashyap as Himself/Judge of World Dance Championship Auditions (Cameo Appearance)[14]
    Vishal Dadlani as himself/Judge of World Dance Championship Auditions (Cameo Appearance)[14]
    Sajid Khan as Director of a Film (Special Appearance)[15]
    Jason Tham as Team Korea Leader
    AbRam Khan as himself (cameo in end credits)
Plans for the movie began as far back as 2005 with an ensemble cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Uday Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Manisha Koirala, Ameesha Patel, Priyanka Chopra, Raveena Tandon and Zayed Khan. [16] The film has been shelved for unknown reasons and rather, Farah Khan made Om Shanti Om (2007), that comprised Khan and Padukone.  After her movie Tees Maar Khan (2010), Farah began to look at the possibilities of the movie and screenwriting was completed by October 2012.
Once the movie was revived, the filmmakers needed an established actress in the lead role opposite Khan.  In December 2012, media reported that the manufacturers had approached Priyanka Chopra for the function, who was their first choice for the film after the script had been revamped. [17] But, Chopra turned down the film as a result of dates dilemma; the schedule was clashing with another picture she had signed. [18] Several actresses were considered for the role, for example Sonakshi Sinha, Asin, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Parineeti Chopra and Katrina Kaif, respectively [19] however, Padukone was finalized, which makes it her third movie opposite Khan after Om Shanti Om and Chennai Express (2013). [20] Khan was reported to be playing the role of a con artist in the film which had Deepika in the part of a Marathi dancer.  In a point, John Abraham was going to play among those supporting roles but Sonu Sood replaced him. [21] Boman Irani was confirmed by the manager during an interview.  In August 2013, Jackie Shroff was finalised to play with the movie's antagonist. [22] The director's brother, Sajid Khan, could be making a guest appearance while actress Malaika Arora Khan was also signed to appear in a cameo. [23] Vivaan Shah was reported to play the function of a computer programmer.  Actor-director Prabhu Deva played a dance in a cameo. [24]
Farah made the official statement on Twitter. [25] The first schedule of filming started in Dubai in early September 2013. [26] Arabian Business reported that a major section of the film will be shot in the prestigious Atlantis, The Palm. [27]
About 23 January 2014, Shah Rukh Khan was injured while shooting at JW Marriott Hotel, Mumbai.  Though reported as slight at first, he also suffered a fractured shoulder[28] and also a torn left knee patella, being advised rest for some time. [29]
Mehboob Studios was used among the significant locations while certain parts were also filmed near the Wilson College.  The last schedule was finished in August 2014.
Costume designs
Farah Khan wanted Shah Rukh Khan to grow his hair so he could game shoulder length tresses. [30]
For marketing, digitally personalized posters written in cast members' handwriting were made available to societal media users. [31]
The film's cast and crew, together with rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh and celebrity Madhuri Dixit travelled on a promotional trip titled"SLAM!" .  Beginning from 19 September in Houston, it took place in New Jersey, Washington, Toronto, Chicago, Vancouver and San Jose.  "SLAM!"  also continued to United Kingdom on 5 October. [32]
On 13 October 2014, an official game based on the movie, titled Happy New Year-The Game was released for Android and iOS.  It was created in cooperation with the production company and Gameshastra India, an Indian game artwork outsourcing studio. [33][34]
Distribution rights
The worldwide distribution rights were offered to Yash Raj Films for about $ 1.25 billion (US$18 million), the satellite rights were sold to Zee Network for $650 million (US$9.1 million) and the audio rights to T-Series for $120 million (US$1.7 million), making a complete pre-release earnings of $2.02 billion (US$28 million). [35][36]
Happy New Year
Soundtrack record by Vishal-Shekhar
Released 1 October 2014
Genre Film soundtrack
Length 46:02
Tag T-Series
Vishal-Shekhar chronology
Bang Bang!
(2014) Happy New Year
(2014) Fan
The music of Happy New Year is composed from the duo of all Vishal-Shekhar while the lyrics have been written by Irshad Kamil.  The full soundtrack was started on 1 October 2014.  Prior to this, promotional music movies were released for"Indiawaale" on 21 September and"Manwa Laage" on 25 September respectively.  Following the record was launched, promotional videos of the songs"Beautiful","Nonsense Ki Nighttime" and"Satakli" were released.  A track, India Waale, is in Only Dance Today, DLC in Just Dance 2015 and is a part of the Only Dance Unlimited support for 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Track listingNo. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "India Waale" Vishal Dadlani, K.K., Shankar Mahadevan, Neeti Mohan 3:58
2. "Manwa Laage" Arijit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal 4:31
3. "Satakli" Sukhwinder Singh 3:43
4. "Beautiful" Kanika Kapoor, Fateh Doe, Ravindra Upadhyay, Miraya Varma 3:41
5. "World Dance Medley" Neeti Mohan, Vishal Dadlani, Sukhwinder Singh, K.K., Shankar Mahadevan, Shah Rukh Khan 5:23
6. "Nonsense Ki Nighttime" Mika Singh 3:03
7. "Dance Like A Chammiya" Sunidhi Chauhan, Vishal Dadlani 3:32
8. "Sharabi" Manj Musik, Nindy Kaur, Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani 4:21
9. "Indiawaale (Electronic)" Neeti Mohan, Vishal Dadlani, K.K., Shankar Mahadevan 4:26
10. "The Heist (Instrumental)" Instrumental 1:57
11. "Kamlee" Kanika Kapoor, Ravindra Upadhyay, Miraya Varma, Fateh Doe, Dr Zeus 3:43
Total duration: 46:02
Tamil tracklistNo. Title Length
Telugu tracklistNo. Title Length
The soundtrack gained mostly positive reviews from music critics.
Kasmin Fernandes at The Times of India felt,"As a heist film centred around a dance contest, Happy New Year provides plenty of fodder for composers Vishal and Shekhar and lyricist Irshad Kamil to showcase their way with noises.  And they've delivered, together with seven first tracks, one electronic version, a version, a medley and also an instrumental number" [37] Rohit Vats for Hindustan Times gave the album 3 out of 5 stars said,"Farah Khan looks more concerned about the sense of her film than the quality of the songs, and it compels her to go with cool tunes.  Overall, the album is average and is only youth oriented.  Obtaining longevity isn't going to be easy for this record." [38] For India.com, Prathamesh Jadhav wrote,"It's a mixed bag!" [39] On the contrary critic Surabhi Redkar to get Koimoi felt,"Happy New Year record isn't as extravagant as the film looks.  With an expectation of a Bollywood musical soundtrack, it comes down to some regular album of Vishal-Shekhar.  Though the album will be a hit with tracks like Manwa Laage and Kamlee, it will not like much longevity." [40]
Box office
See also: List of highest-grossing Bollywood movies
Worldwide, the movie grossed $377.21 crore[4][5] ($61.81 million) worldwide, making it one of those highest-grossing Indian films of all time.
Happy New Year set a record by collecting $44.97 crore, making it the first Bollywood movie to accomplish the figure within a moment.  The album is recently divided by 2018 Diwali release Thugs of Hindostan starring Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh which gathered 52.25 crore on Day 1 which is presently 2nd greatest for any Bollywood film and this album has been broken by War which gathered 53.35 crore on Day 1[41] The film witnessed a drop on Saturday when it earned $285 million nett[42] and sets on Sunday were in the exact same selection, taking the opening weekend to a record $970 million nett. [43] The movie grossed around $1.75 billion in its first weekend globally,[44] the next highest opening for a Hindi movie after Dhoom 3. [45]
The movie grossed around $122.5 million nett on its very first Monday to take its total to $1.09 billion in four times. [46] It brought $110 million nett on its first Tuesday as the film had a decent grip from Monday in a few circuits, taking its total to a huge $1.20 billion nett in five times. [47] Happy New Year grossed a massive $1.34 billion nett in its first week. [48][49] The film had a solid weekend and its all India collections were good on Monday and Tuesday but it dropped on Wednesday. [50] The enormous initial week gave the movie a huge distributor share of $770 million approx. [51] The movie grossed $2.45 billion worldwide in its first week that was the fourth highest total behind Dhoom 3, Kick and Chennai Express. [52] The Tamil and Telugu versions of this movie grossed $11 million nett and $26 million nett respectively in first week. [53]
Happy New Year had great collections on second Friday of around $45 million nett. [54] The film showed huge growth on its next Saturday and Sunday to gross approximately $67.5 million nett and $92.5 million nett respectively. [55][56] Happy New Year grossed around $202.5 million in 2nd weekend to take its ten-day total to $1.54 billion nett. [57] The film grossed around $30 million nett on second Monday,[58] $40 million nett on second Tuesday[59] and $27.5 million nett on second Wednesday. [60] Happy New Year grossed around $353.8 million nett in its second week to take its total to $1.685 billion nett. [61] It grossed approximately $45 million nett within its third weekend to take its total to $1.73 billion nett. [62][63] Happy New Year grossed around $77.5 million nett in week three taking its total to a little over $1.76 billion nett. [64]
Happy New Year grossed $15.6 million nett per week four and $3.4 million nett per week five taking its final total to $1.83 billion nett. [65][66][67] Box Office India announced Happy New Year a"Super Hit". [68] Its final domestic gross income was $295 crore[69] (US$48 million).
Happy New Year recorded the second highest overseas opening weekend of all time together with figures of US$8.1 million ($498 million). [70] The film had an all-time record opening at the Gulf, Nepal, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Germany. [citation needed][71] At the opening weekend, the movie grossed US$2.9 million ($178 million) from the Gulf, $2 million ($123 million) in US/Canada, #570,000 ($56 million) in United Kingdom, A$380,000 ($20.5 million) in Australia, and PKR 62 million (US$600,000, INR 37 million) in Pakistan. [72] Happy New Year took the all time greatest ever opening for a Hindi film in Germany as it frees $94,000 on its first day of release.  Dhoom 3 had grossed $86,000 over the weekend and My Name Is Khan was $98,000 over the weekend. [73]
At the end of its theatrical run abroad, the movie earned US$16.71 million ($102 crore) in overseas markets. [74] It is one of the highest-grossing Indian movies ever in overseas markets.
The film released in China on 12 February 2015.  It went on to gross $500,000 ($3.21 crore) at the Chinese box office. [5]
Critical reception
The movie received mixed reviews from critics in India and overseas. [75] It retains a 57% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 14 reviews. [76] While the performances of the lead cast, particularly Shahrukh and the comedy content received praise, the lack of character growth and the'unoriginal' plot obtained criticism.
Saurabh Gupta of Indian Express rated the movie 2 out of 5 stars calling it a"Mera Bharat Mahan Tales" type film, and a cross between an Ocean's 11/12 and"Flashdance". [77] Rediff rated the film 2 out of 5 stars, and stated"the movie plays out as a teaser from the get go, a colossal lark where nothing is taken seriously". [78] NDTV also rated the film 2 out of 5 stars and said that no matter earnings at the box office, it"has nothing new to offer". [79] Mihir Fadnavis of First Post said that,"the film looks and feels like a home video project that was intended for admiration by precisely two people in the whole world -- Farah and Shah Rukh Khan" and appears to function as"Ocean's 11 rewritten by baboons". [80] Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times gave the film 2.5 out of 5 stars taking on creativity, stated that"Originality?  What's that, ask Farah Khan in Happy New Year". [81]
Shilpa Jamkhandikar of Reuters explained that the movie has liberally borrowed from Hollywood heist films, in particular from Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven.  "The first half is lighter and really funny at times, but as the next half wears , the event become monotonous". [82] Lisa Tsering of The Hollywood Reporter reviewed film as,"a ambitious musical, a love story and an Ocean's 11-style crime caper". [83] Sami Qahar of this Dawn gave the film 2.5 out 5 stars and said the film is"Ocean's Eleven and Italian Job plus Step Up in one...on cheap shape-deteriorating steroids." [84]


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