Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Happy - Allu Arjun + Genelia does make me happy

Please note - all my Allu Arjun videos have been removed from YouTube. Read more about it when I blogged about it here and here.

Bunny (Allu Arjun) is a happy-go-lucky guy who looks at the positives in life. Madhu (Genelia D'Souza) is the only child of the strict policitian father (Tanikella Bharani). She attends college to fulfill her mother's dream of her becoming a doctor. Although Bunny and Madhu dislike each other, he helps her avoid an arrange marriage so she could continue school. However, things turn chaotic when Bunny lies to the fiance (Manoj Bajpai) that Bunny and Madhu are lovers. But they hate each other! What happens?

Having seen Bunny and Aarya already, I had to get all of Allu Arjun's films. Happy was released in 2006 but the original dvd wasn't officially out until early 2008. So I waited and got Desamuduru and Gangotri, Bunny's debut film, as well since it was released officially on dvd around the same time.

Allu Arjun's character is Bunny, yet again. Ironically, Bunny is his real-life nickname. Although he may never be great in a serious role, let him just play the fun, energetic, youthful guy. Comparing Allu Arjun in Happy to his other films in Aarya and Bunny, I love his character Bunny in Happy the most. In all his films, he's usually the romantic, action hero. I fell in love with Bunny because he's funny yet charming. I like the way he teases Madhu.

Saying it numerous times before, Allu Arjun is my favorite Telugu actor. Not because he's a great actor. It's because I find him good looking and an energetic dancer. So what I'm shallow here, hehehe. I know it takes more than a good-looking actor for some people to fall head over heels for. But as long as I find him entertaining, that's all that matters. Every time he dances, he mezmorizes and seduces me with his facial expressions. I'm in love with his youthful outfits. I'm in my early 30s but still love me some teeny-bopper moments. Maybe growing up Hmong, caught between American customs, I wanted to have that young love I see in Indian cinema. Wishing my prince charming could sweep me off of my feet, I never got that chance. Sure, I found my soul mate - I think so since I married him, LOL. Just didn't have that young, sweet, innocent love that I have seen in movies.

Madhu is caught between her dying mother's last wish for her to be a doctor and her stern father who doesn't care for her education. I was kind of confuse by Madhu who wants to be this independent woman but is unable to stand up on her own.

Having only seeing Genelia in Sachien (watched it cause of Bips!!) at that time, I thought she was adorable. Little did I know, she has already been in a few Hindi films such as Masti, opposite Ritiesh Deshmukh. She is young and beautiful. Her smile reminds me of Hrishtaa Bhatt who I think looks like Hollywood star Alyssa Milano too.

Manoj Bajpai was a pleasure to see. This guy is very underrated in Hindi cinema already. His character DCP S. Arvind is a tough cop but had a soft side. Just seeing the serious-looking guy who made you laugh without any stupid remarks or facial expressions makes you love Manoj more. He had me laughing so hard!

Madhu's stern politician father, Suryam, cares more about castes and surnames than his daughter and her education.

Madhu's grandmother who believes in Madhu and wants her to be the best she can be. She reassures Madhu that her mother, if living, would be so proud.

ACP Ratnam, a crooked crook, who challenges Suryam.

Happy is definitely my favorite Allu Arjun film! It had a good balance of comedy and romance. The scenes between Bunny/Madhu's dislike for each other is very cute and done very well. The action scenes showed Bunny's flexible fight moves. I only cringe at the ending because it was way OTT! Plus what I didn't like about the movie is the subplots of Madhu's father and the politics. Everything else was great - Allu Arjun, Genelia, Manoj Bajpai, songs, chemistry, dances, etc.

Music is entertaining. I'm loving the Telugu language more and more everyday now. Uploaded songs on YouTube with English subs. Again, watch Allu Arjun's dance moves. Amazing! I need to update my neglected Allu Arjun website.

A lot of Telugu videos on YouTube do not have English subs so I uploaded them on YouTube with English subs. YouTube quality isn't the best but at least you will definitely see Allu Arjun's charm and dancing skills.

Sadly, this isn't the case anymore since my YouTube videos were taken down but I have replaced them...why were my videos targeted? Whatever!

Song #1 - "Chal Chal Ke"
Bunny finally gets a job and celebrates

Watch Below

Song #2 - "Happy"
Bunny was asked what being happy was all about

Watch Below

Song #3 - "Ossa"
Bunny and Madhu fakes their love to DCP S. Arvind

Watch Below

Song #4 - "I Hate You"
Bunny and Madhu making each other lives miserable since they are living under the same roof.

Song #5 - "Egire Mabulona"
Bunny and Madhu falling in love

Song #6 - "Nee Kosam"
Separted but Bunny and Madhu missing each other

Watch Below

Just because I'm in love with Bunny....


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the "Happy" review, Nicki.

I've been thinking about getting the DVD, not just because of Genelia (yeah! I'm shallow and proud!) but, I've also been wanting to see an Allu Arjun film for a while now.

This sounds like the 'one.'

ajnabi said...

I think I need to see this just so I can watch Manoj Bajpai in a role that makes me laugh. Thanks Nicki!

Nicki said...

OMG, where are my comments going when I'm at work typing?? I guess this means don't do it anymore? LOL

piyaara - Happy is my absolute favorite movie of Allu Arjun. I looooove him in the movie. Plus I prefer Arjun and Genelia together too. They look so cute together. When you do get it, please let me know what you think about the movie.

ajnabi - Manoj Bajpai is so adorable in this movie. He's great as always! Definitely underrated. But I warn may fall in love with Allu Arjun instead! I know that you have a crush on Shahid and some of my friends think Arjun reminds them of Shahid - not to mention the dancing. However, I think Arjun is hotter and dances better. :)

Unknown said...

am damn crazy abot tis movie HAPPY...tis was t first film i watched n telugu wit subtitles.......t best entertainer ever sceen ....Allu arjun and Genelia togeter 2 me s t best pair n telugu next 2 bommarillu rockers.........I HOPE tat allu and gene does many movies n future togeter....looking forward 4 u both ya..........UR FANS FROM CHENNAI........

dunkdaft said...

Yes, I too thought the climax was OTT. And I dont ever like politics in movies.

Otherwise the movie was **awesome**. Loved the laugh riot. And absolutely adorable songs and romance.

the song Ossa is abosolutely mad fun. Enjoyed it lot. Also 'Happy' song remind me of my own bachelorhood days LOL. I hate you is so fun and Egire Mabulona is so cute. Love the scene where Allu puts chicks on Genelia.

thx for dvd Nicki. I wish if they release movies with subtitles in India, I too can enjoy them.

Nicki said...

Suganya - I love Happy too :)

Darshit - Just very "happy" that you like it too

Kaitlyn said...

I loved this movie so much, my darling little roses!

I'd just seen Desamuduru and while I enjoyed it, I hated the "love story."

He stalked her, love at first sight, blah blah.

And of course, I saw Arya before...

I am so happy that I've finally found a Bunny movie where I don't hate his character!

I can't believe they went the tape route.

And the ending, OUCH! No walking all bloody into the sunset, go to the doctor! Or since she was a doctor, maybe her hug healed him. :P

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