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Happy New Year

October 24, 2014
Status: released

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Happy New Year Movie Details:

Country India
Language Hindi
Release date23 October 2014 (Dubai)
24 October 2014 (India)
Running time3hr
StarringDeepika Padukone
Shah Rukh Khan
Abhishek Bachchan
Sonu Sood
Boman Irani
Vivaan Shah
Jackie Shroff
Directed by Farah Khan
Written byScreenplay:
Farah Khan
Althea Kaushal
Mayur Puri
Story byFarah Khan
Produced byGauri Khan
Cinematography by Anand Surabaya
Tushar Parekh
Edited by Anand Subaya
Tushar Parekh
Music bySongs:
Guest Composition:
Dr. Zeus
Background Score:
John Stewart Eduri
Production CompanyRed Chillies Entertainment
Distributor Yash Raj Films

Happy New Year Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Deepika Padukone as Mohini Joshi, Charlie’s love interest and Nandu’s distant relative and the founder of Mohini Dance School
  • Shah Rukh Khan as Chandramohan “Charlie” Manohar Sharma, Manohar’s son, Tammy, Jag, Rohan and Nandu’s friend, Mohini’s love interest.
  • Abhishek Bachchan in a dual role as
  • Nandu Bhide, Charlie’s close friend
  • Vicky Grover, Charan’s son
  • Sonu Sood as Captain Jagmohan “Jag” Prakash, Manohar and Charlie’s close friend
  • Boman Irani as Temthon “Tammy” Irani, Manohar and Charlie’s close friend and Namita’s son
  • Vivaan Shah as Rohan Singh, Jag’s nephew and Charlie’s close friend
  • Jackie Shroff as Charan Grover, Vicky’s father and owner of Shalimar Securities who cheated Manohar and owns his company
  • Jason Tham as Huyi Chuk, a Team Korea leader
  • Mohan Kapur as Mr. Kapoor, Charan’s assistant
  • Varun Pruthi as Sartaj Gill, Charan’s assistant
  • Kavi Shastri as Mr. Suryakant Gupta
  • Rio Kapadia as an unnamed owner of diamonds


A team of losers attempt to pull off mass revenge against a past traitor. They are required to win a dance competition as part of the plan, they get entangled with the presence of a somewhat unintelligent local dance performer who cannot learn the backstory of the betrayal.

Happy New Year Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget₹150 crore
Worldwide Collection₹394 crore

About Happy New Year Movie:

Plans for the film began as far back as 2005 with an ensemble cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Juhi Chawla, Manisha Koirala, Ameesha Patel, Priyanka Chopra, Raveena Tandon and Zayed Khan. The film was shelved for unknown reasons and instead, Farah Khan made Om Shanti Om (2007), which featured Khan and Padukone.

After her film Tees Maar Khan (2010), Farah began to consider the possibilities of the film and screenwriting was completed by October 2012.

When the film was revived, the filmmakers wanted an established actress in the lead role opposite Khan. In December 2012, media reported that the makers had approached Priyanka Chopra for the role, who was their first choice for the film after the script was revamped. However, Chopra turned down the film due to dates issue; the schedule was clashing with another film she had signed.

Several actresses were considered for the role, such as Sonakshi Sinha, Asin, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Parineeti Chopra and Katrina Kaif, however, Padukone was finalized, making it her third film opposite Khan following Om Shanti Om and Chennai Express (2013).

Farah made the official announcement on Twitter. The first schedule of filming started in Dubai in early November 2013. Arabian Business reported that a major portion of the film will be shot in the prestigious Atlantis, The Palm.

On 23 January 2014, Shah Rukh Khan was injured while shooting at JW Marriott Hotel, Mumbai. Though reported as minor at first, he suffered a fractured shoulder and a torn left knee patella, being advised rest for a while.

Mehboob Studios was used as one of the major locations while certain portions were also filmed near the Wilson College. The final schedule was completed in August 2014.

Farah Khan wanted Shah Rukh Khan to grow his hair long so that he could sport shoulder-length tresses.

The film was made on a total budget of ₹150 crore (US$24.58 million).

Happy New Year was released on Diwali 2014 with dubbed versions in Tamil and Telugu, and gained around 4,200 screens in Hindi and 800 screens in Tamil and Telugu, that was the biggest film release in India up until then. It received mixed reviews from critics, who appreciated the cast performances especially Khan and Bachchan’s, soundtrack, humor, cinematography, action sequences, production design and visual effects, but criticized the writing, length and pace.

It grossed ₹25 crore (US$4.1 million) in India on its opening day, eventually grossing a total of ₹394 crore (US$64.56 million) worldwide.

At the 60th Filmfare Awards, Happy New Year received 2 nominations – Best Supporting Actor (Bachchan) and Best Female Playback Singer (Shreya Ghoshal for “Manwa Laage”). The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences features the film’s script in their library.