Director: Shimit Amin
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Gauhar Khan, Naveen Kaushik, Prem Chopra
Jaideep Sahni has captured the world of simpleton’s right from the time he started his ‘company’. Once again he’s on his home turf along with Shimit to give us a rocketing movie!
The movie starts off with a lesson in still photography which introduces us to the world of our happy and simple surd with no MBA money. The movie takes off like a rocket with happy just out of college and entering the mean world of sales.
Our Happy-boy meets and observes a plethora of odd sometimes endearing bunch of characters on his interview date. With dreamy eyes and passion to excel he manages to sell and impress his new bosses with his never say die attitude. With his huge sideburns buddy he quickly learns the tips of the trade and crosses his heart to work honestly.
Now this rosy world soon crashes when Happy-boy muffs up and the bosses take out their claws towards him. Angry bosses double the sales target and Happy-boy bears the brunt of it. With colleagues venting out their anger by throwing paper ‘rockets’ towards Happy-boy.
When the promotion seeking receptionist helps out happy-boy he finds a way to work his way out of the mess and also prove a point to his Grey bosses. Happy-boy meets Pretty-girl on his first deal & cracks it. This he uses to his advantage and very smartly uses to set up his own venture. Happy-boy starts forming a team along with a wacky techie, emotional chai-wallah and others who partner him on profit sharing basis.
Drama happens in the movie when Happys team rivals the grey bosses’ sales team making them loose their good-night sleep. Happy operates under their noses and very conveniently keeps a track of all the resources utilized.
Now, the real star of the movie is Jaideep Sahni’s script, which evidently picks up instances from real life, makes his characters behave naturally and makes them deliver those crisp lines without over dramatizing. It avoids all the conventional pitfalls makes you sympathize with all its set of odd characters. Along with him, who makes this movie believable is the current heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor who plays and delivers a very controlled and nuanced performance of the central character. And hats-off to Shimit to keep the proceedings simple and relatable throughout the movie and extract commendable performances from the supporting cast who shoulder the movie equally.
Verdict: All I can say is a reply to the question asked in the promo “Aap ne becha, hum ne kharida…Mazaa Aaa Gaya!”