Movie Review – Happy Ending is an unintended manifestation of Saif Ali Khan
Happy Ending is an unintended manifestation of Saif Ali Khan’s mid life crisis. Being one of the proud producers of the film it’s not really a surprise that he couldn’t think of any other subject other than one where he plays a Casanova with serious commitment issues. Preity Zinta’s cameo is a further reminder of the fact that Saif is well past his ‘Haseena tu kameena mein’ days and should consider roles that suits his age.
Ileana D’cruz, one of Saif’s many lady loves in the film, looks pretty and delivers what you expect from a rom-com heroine. Right from the first meeting when they lay eye on each other, it is a given that they will end up being together at the end; hence the title ‘Happy Ending’. But before that you need to survive a hopelessly romantic and long stretched storyline.
Govinda provides the right amount of chutzpah to the film. He plays an arrogant Bollywood superstar who hires a ‘mentally blocked’ and down on luck author to write the script for his next film; which is also the base of the narrative.
Kalki Koechlin somehow sails through her insubstantial role, thanks to her everlasting freshness. Ranvir Shorey as Saif’s best buddy is good but nothing more than a side kick. Kareena Kapoor Khan lends moral support to her husband in the form of a cameo.
Happy Ending half heartedly tries to satirize the ways of Bollywood through Govinda’s character but it stands out more as rom-com at the end. Apart from the vacation worthy locales of San Francisco what stays with you is the vision of Govinda showing off his surgically enhanced six pack abs.
To sum it up Happy Ending is ‘kick-ass’. The film kicks in the audience’s ass. It is also the weakest film from the director duo of Krishna D.K. and Raj Nidimoru.