A Punjabi ‘kudi’ escaping from her house and a bunch of people chasing her forms the crux of “Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi”. But only some parts of the film have good comic timing and dialogue.
The sequel has a new Happy (played by Sonakshi Sinha), but we do not forget the old Happy (Diana Penty). This time, we find Happy in China and not Pakistan where the first film was established. Sinha brings a whole new level of freshness to the film. The sequel tries to reflect the large-hearted eccentricities of Punjabis with a series of scenes and songs, but most of it falls flat and dull. The film is unable to leave any impression on the audience. The comic timing is also amiss except in a few scenes.
New entrants like Denzil Smith and Jason Thom, who play token ‘Chinese’ characters, get plenty of screen time. Jimmy Shergill and Piyush Mishra, recreate their memorable Bagga-Afridi ‘Jodi’, but even these stalwarts cannot do much to salvage the film.
The new Happy lands in Shanghai to find that some goons are after her. The previous Happy reappears with the love of her life (Ali Fazal). The new Happy is on a mission; her backstory involves an estranged father and a fiancé on the run.
The script of this film feels childish and immature at best. The juvenile writing is best displayed with lines like, “You Gill, ta main Shergill hun”, which would be fine if used with flair. But most of the jokes are tired, repetitive and crass.
With such an implausible plot, the best thing would be to keep things moving forward. But this film is over two hours long, and there are only a handful of moments which make the audience laugh out loud. Jimmy Shergill is the only redeeming thing about this movie. Music is also quite boring, and the dance synchronization is deplorable.