The maker of Nil Battey Sannata, Tanu Weds Manu, Ranjhanaa and Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Anand L Rai, was back with his latest rib-tickling Abhay Deol, Diana Penty, Jimmy Shergill, Piyush Mishra and Ali Fazal starrer Happy Bhaag Jayegi which was directed by Muaddasar Aziz. Let us see how it fared at the box office.
Happy Bhaag Jayegi is a story of a running bride, Happy (played by Diana Penty), who accidentally lands up in the neighboring country, Pakistan. What follows next is the series of confusion and mistaken identities.
First time director Mudassar Aziz does well in the Happy Bhag Jayegi where he gives utmost importance to the key characters and result is fruitful. Sometimes, you go to see a movie without any expectations but you come out cheerful and happy after watching it. Happy Bhag Jayegi is just like that with not-so-popular stars but will definitely make your time worth every penny.
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Happy Bhag Jayegi was released on 19th August, 2016 at 1000 screens to a poor Rs 2.30 crore. The film gathered steam to Rs 10.61 crore in its first weekend and went onto collect a very good Rs 17.50 crore in its first week. Happy Bhaag Jayegi ended its theatrical run with Rs 30 (approx) against a budget of Rs 20 and was declared sleeper “Hit” of the year at the box office.
The film is written and directed by Mudassar Aziz, produced by Anand L. Rai, Krishika Lulla under the banner of Colour Yellow Productions, Eros International and distributed by Eros International. Happy Bhaag Jayegi also stars Abhay Deol, Ali Fazal, Jimmy Sheirgill and Piyush Mishra in key roles.