Movie Preview: Happy New Year (2014)

Happy_New_Year_Poster_(2014_film)Red Chillies Entertainment presents, HAPPY NEW YEAR an upcoming Bollywood film set to release this Diwali (24th October 2014).Produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s wife Gauri Khan and directed by Farah Khan, the movie stars Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah and Jackie Shroff in the lead roles. The music of the movie is given by Vishal-Shekhar while the lyrics are penned by Irshad Kamil.

This will be the third collaboration of Khan with the director; they previously worked on Main Hoon Na (2004) and Om Shanti Om (2007), the latter of which also featured Padukone as the female lead. The promos of the film revealed that it belongs to a new genre of musical heist. The film is scheduled to be released on Diwali, 24 October 2014, in three different languages Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

‘Happy New Year’ is the ultimate underdog story where a team of ‘losers’, win the love of millions in their quest to pull off the biggest diamond heist ever!!

Character Sketches:

Shah Rukh Khan as Chandramohan Sharma aka Charlie: He’s had his education from the best university of Boston, & the worst streets of Mumbai. He’s on a journey to set things right, by doing all things wrong! He is the captain of the ship, the suave, sharp mastermind. Vengeance will be his.

Deepika Padukone as Mohini: Mohini Joshi, the most stunning, sultry bar dancer in the city, she dreams of opening a dance school someday. Respect means the world to her, as she’s never managed to earn any. She is the dance teacher of team India, and eventually, becomes its conscience.

Abhishek Bachchan as Nandu: Nandu Bhide is a drunken wastrel from Mumbai’s Sangam Chawl who is burdened with financial and personal issues, and has reached a point where taking swigs from his bottle of ‘Johnny Bhai’ seems to be the cure for all things wrong. Providentially, Charlie finds him. Nandu is ‘The Key’ to his plans. Without him, there can be no vengeance.

Sonu Sood as Jag: Captain Jagmohan Prakash, Ex Indian Army. He is the explosives expert. A gentle giant otherwise, he will blow you to hell if you utter a single word against his chaste mother.

Boman Irani as Tammy: Temhton Irani, the most eligible Parsi bachelor, Mama’s boy and champion safe cracker! He used to work with Charlie’s father developing Ultra secure safes, and is now pivotal to charlie’s scheme of things.

Vivaan Shah as Rohan: Rohan Singh; A juvenile criminal, Lord of the virtual world, A hacking genius. He is the youngest member and the tech brain of team India, who speaks in perfectly accented gibberish whenever he has to converse with a beautiful woman.

Jackie Shroff as Charan Grover: The magnanimous, charming billionaire, Charan Grover is a Dubai based business tycoon. Charan Grover’s growth has been blisteringly meteoric, aided by his Illict and twisted ways. Using deceit, deception and subterfuge as his stepping-stones to success, he has trampled, over many innocents, one such being Charlie’s father Manohar Sharma. Charan Grover is wealthy, he is powerful, he is influential, and he is the target!

HAPPY NEW YEAR is built around 5 disparate characters who are fighting a most unlikely battle.. a battle of international proportions… but it’s a battle being fought on a dance floor. Where the rest of the world’s competitors are battling for national pride and glory on the world stage, our 5 are dancing for a different cause…Revenge, retribution and closure. This is Team India, a group that has no confidence in its own dancing abilities, but is competing for a cause very important to them.

With the city of Dubai as the backdrop, and its global village ambience as its setting, Team India set about their task of staying in the competition. What follows is a manic run to the finish, where our characters face several challenges in their quest for victory as the film reaches its climax, a climax that is full of national pride, diabolical revenge and triumph.

How this bunch of losers transform themselves into a team that performs really well and how they win over the hearts of the people in the city and across the world, forms the rest of the story.

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