Happy (2006)

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Happy (2006)

Bunny, a pizza delivery boy is blamed by Madhumati, a calm and serious girl, of ruining her education and being responsible for an upcoming unwanted marriage. Left with no other option, Bunny chooses to help her by ploying a story to the would-be groom and in the process is forced to share a flat with her. But did Madhumati really forgive Bunny?
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IMDb   7.1 /10
TheMovieDb    6.0 /10
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Creators
Director A. Karunakaran
Writer A. Karunakaran
Writer Radha Mohan
Writer Darling Swamy
Information
Release Date2006-01-27
Runtime2h 32min
GenreAction, Comedy, Drama
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
Awards
CompanyGeetha Arts, Nederlands Film Instituut
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Happy (2006 film)

Happy is a 2006 Indian Telugu-language romantic comedy film directed by A. Karunakaran. The film stars Allu Arjun, Genelia D'Souza and Manoj Bajpayee. Music was scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The film was produced by Allu Aravind and released on 27 January 2006.

Upon release, the film was dubbed into Malayalam and released with the title Happy be Happy. The film was remade in Bengali under the title Bolo Na Tumi Aamar starring Dev and Koel Mallick and in Odia Loafer starring Babushaan and Archita Sahu.


Plot

Madhumati (Genelia D'Souza) is the daughter of a politician (Deepak Shirke) who turns out to be a martinet at home with his attachment on power. He believes that his daughter's behavior would influence his caste politics, so he tries to keep her from continuing her MBBS as she goes to college and moves with friends of different mentalities. However, Madhumathi, comes to third year of medicine by maintaining her dignity and without involving in any affairs of love. Her focus is completely on studies. When she goes for a medical camp along with her classmates to Araku Valley, she meets Bunny (Allu Arjun) randomly in the woods nearby the medical camp. The story starts with his funny and playful encounters with Madhumathi.

Bunny comes to Hyderabad and joins in a pizza shop as a delivery boy and continues his MBA by attending evening classes.

In an incident, Madhumathi’s father thinks that his daughter is dating someone and comes to believe that it's none other than Bunny. Due to this, he decides to get her married to a person of his own caste Arvind (Manoj Bajpayee), who is settled as the DCP.

Madhumati is more attached to her studies than marriage. She goes to Bunny and places the blame on him saying that he was the reason for her marriage. Knowing that, Bunny plans to stop the marriage and meets Arvind. Bunny lies to Arvind and convinces him that he is in love with Madhumathi. Arvind believes the latter and cancels the wedding. Later on, Madhumathi's father plans to get her married with his friend's son, who is an illiterate and doesn't want his wife to be educated. Her father visits DCP Arvind and gives him the marriage invitation. Shocked Arvind meets Bunny and gets him married to Madhumathi in a registrar office. He also gives his new flat for the couple to live in.

Madhumathi becomes estranged from her family and, in another series of events, ends up living with Bunny (or rather Bunny ends up living with her, as he loses his job). Throughout their times together, mishaps and comedic events happen; Bunny ends up falling for Madhumati. Being separated from her family, Madhumati has no way of paying for fees, and one day, she expresses this to Bunny. Bunny gets into the film industry as a stuntman taking high risk to his life to pay the semester fees of Madhumathi’s MBBS.

Madhumathi scores low in a subject and gets a negative feedback from her professor. To focus on her studies, she scorns Bunny and wants him to be out of the house. Madhumathi then focuses on her studies and achieves her MBBS degree with honors. On the day of her graduation, she admits to her friend that she is indeed in love with Bunny. Her friend reveals that Bunny risked his life to pay her college tuition fee by doing dangerous stunts. He told her not to tell Madhumathi, and he is going back to Vizag that day. With regret, Madhumati tries to reconcile with Bunny and goes to meet him at the train station. On the way there she gets caught by a road block set up by a policeman who is her father's nemesis. As she was giving a lift to a sex worker (she didn't know at the time), she is jailed under prostitution charge. Soon, her father is arrested as he storms the station and slaps the police who arrested her in a rage of fury. She manages to contact Bunny with a cell phone provided by one of the inmates, and Bunny comes to the station. Bunny also had an incident with the policeman who arrested Madhumati as he once berated him in public for smoking by a gas station. Bunny becomes enraged and begins to fight with the police. As he is about to deliver a finishing blow, Arvind comes back just in time and stops Bunny. He says he'll take care of everything and Bunny and Madhumati leave. Finally the couple unite.


Cast

  • Allu Arjun as Bunny aka Bhasker
  • Genelia D'Souza as Madhumati (Bunny's love interest and girlfriend)
  • Manoj Bajpayee as DCP Arvind
  • Kishore as ACP Ratnam
  • Deepak Shirke as Madhumati's father
  • Tanikella Bharani as Subba Rao
  • Brahmanandam as Appala Naidu
  • Rama Prabha as Madhumati's grandmother
  • Suman Setty as Bunny's friend
  • G. V. Sudhakar Naidu as Fight Master G.K.
  • Seetha as Madhumati's mother
  • Master Bharath as Bunny's neighbour
  • M. S. Narayana as Ticket collector
  • Jahnavi as Madhumati's friend
  • Kondavalasa Lakshmana Rao
  • Venu Madhav
  • L.B. Sriram
  • Rahul Aggarwal
  • Vijay Raj
  • Apoorva

Music

Happy
Soundtrack album by
Yuvan Shankar Raja
Released30 December 2005 (India)
Recorded2005
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAditya Music
ProducerYuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Pudhupettai
(2005)
Happy
(2005)
Pattiyal
(2006)

The soundtrack was composed by noted Tamil composer Yuvan Shankar Raja, which was released formally on 30 December 2005. It features six tracks with 'Sirivennela' Seetharama Sastry, Chandrabose, Kulasekhar, Viswa, Pothula Ravi Kiran, Ananta Sriram having each penned lyrics for one song. Yuvan Shankar Raja received much critical acclaim for the music of Happy, which was described as foot-tapping, brilliant and excellent and also as the major highlight and main strength of the film.

Original version

No.SongSinger(s)
1"Chal Chal Re"Clinton Cerejo
2"Happy"Karthik
3"Ossa Re"Jassie Gift, Suchitra
4"I Hate You"Ranjith, Vasundhara Das
5"Egire Mabbula" (Version l)S.P.B. Charan
6"Egire Mabbula" (Version ll)KK
7"Nee Kosam"Shankar Mahadevan

Malayalam version

Lyrics for all the songs were penned by Siju Thuravoor.

TrackSongSinger(s)
1"Azhake Nee Enne"Jose Sagar
2"Happy"Franco
3"Chal Chal Chal Mere"Anwar Sadath
4"Chirichu Konjunna"Jassie Gift, Sangeetha
5"I Hate You"Vidhu Prathap, Akhila Anand
6"Maname Manmizhiyale"V. Devanand

Box office

Happy was made with a high budget of ₹16 crore (US$2.2 million).Happy collected ₹12 crore (US$1.7 million)(Share) in 100 Days worldwide with a final gross figure of ₹22 crore (US$3.1 million).