Happy Hardy and Heer

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Happy Hardy and Heer
Happy Hardy and Heer poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRaka
Produced by
  • Deepshikha Deshmukh
  • Sabita Manakchand
Written byScreenplay:
Sonia Kapoor
Dialogues:
Bunty Rathore
Story byHimesh Reshammiya
StarringHimesh Reshammiya
Sonia Mann
Music byHimesh Reshammiya
CinematographyChandan Kowli
Edited byDeepak Chandra
Production
companies
EYKA Films
HR Musik Limited
Distributed byTips Industries
Release date
  • 31 January 2020 (2020-01-31)[1]
Running time
116 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget70 million
Box officeest.0.12 crore[2]

Happy Hardy and Heer is a 2020 Bollywood musical romantic drama film directed by Raka, produced by Deepshikha Deshmukh and Sabita Manakchand, and starring Himesh Reshammiya in a double role for the first time and Punjabi actress Sonia Mann.[3][4]

Plot[edit]

Happy, a lovable loser, is smitten by his childhood friend Heer. Though she is fond of him, she is yet to express her feelings for him. When she moves to London, Happy follows her there. Though he goes there on the pretext of getting a job, his real goal is to woo Heer. In London, she meets Hardy, who is born and brought up there. While Happy comes across as a happy-go-lucky guy, who fails at everything he attempts, Hardy is a successful entrepreneur. Heer falls for the latter, a twist in the tale leads to a situation where she has to choose between her childhood friend and her ideal man.

Cast[edit]

  • Himesh Reshammiya as Harpreet Singh Lamba aka Happy / Harshvardhan Bhatt aka Hardy
  • Sonia Mann[4] as Heer Randhawa
  • Naresh Suri as Heer's father
  • Manmeet Singh as Happy's maternal uncle
  • Deep Mandeep
  • Ashwin Dhar as Mr. Kapoor (married to Hardy's mother)
  • Sejal Shah
  • Trupti Khamkar as Latika
  • David Shaw as Charles
  • Nazzar Abdulla
  • Raka as Shampy (cameo appearance)

Production[edit]

Filming[edit]

The film was shot in places such as Glasgow, Edinburgh and Greenock of Scotland and were filmed from 15 April 2019 to 15 May 2019.[3]

Promotion[edit]

The makers of the film took a different approach to promote the film, deciding to organize Happy Hardy Heer concerts in 12 different cities. On 16 November 2019, the first concert was organized in Pune.[5] On 20 November, a concert was organized in Surat followed by Mathura, Vadodara, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Mehsana, etc.,[6] reaching audiences of thousands.[7]

Release[edit]

The film is produced by HR Musik and EYKA Films. On 11 July 2019, Tips Music uploaded the trailer on YouTube[8] while Reshammiya posted the first official poster of the film on Instagram.[9] On 16 July 2019, a musical teaser of the film was released.[10] Earlier, the film was released on 31 January 2020.[1]

Soundtrack[edit]

Happy Hardy and Heer
Soundtrack album by
Released2020
Recorded2019
StudioHR Musik Limited
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length52:28
LabelTips Music
ProducerHimesh Reshammiya
Himesh Reshammiya chronology
Genius
(2018)
Happy Hardy and Heer
(2020)
Bad Boy
(2020)
Singles from Happy Hardy and Heer
  1. "Heeriye"
    Released: 23 July 2019[11]
  2. "Cutiepie"
    Released: 31 July 2019[12]
  3. "Heer Tu Meri"
    Released: 7 August 2019
  4. "Ishqbaaziyaan"
    Released: 16 August 2019
  5. "Looteri"
    Released: 23 August 2019
  6. "Teri Meri Kahani"
    Released: 11 September 2019
  7. "Aashiqui Mein Teri 2.0"
    Released: 14 November 2019
  8. "Duggi"
    Released: 11 January 2020
  9. "Le Jaana"
    Released: 17 January 2020
  10. "Aadat"
    Released: 20 January 2020
  11. "Keh Rahi Hai Nazdeekiyan"
    Released: 5 February 2020

The soundtrack was composed by Reshammiya, with lyrics by Vishal Mishra, Kumaar, Shabbir Ahmed, Reshammiya and Aaryan Tiwari. The soundtrack will consist of songs sung by Reshammiya, Arijit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, Jubin Nautiyal, Harshdeep Kaur, Asees Kaur, Navraj Hans, Anusha Mani, Ranu Mondal and Rituraj Mohanty.[13] The first song of the album "Heeriye" was released on Reshammiya's birthday on 23 July 2019.[14] The song "Teri Meri Kahani" was released on 11 September 2019.[15] Ashiqui Mein Teri 2.0 is the remake of Ashiqui Mein Teri from 36 China Town originally composed and recreated by Reshammiya. For the song "Duggi", Reshammiya collaborated with Shannon K, an American singer-songwriter, daughter of singer Kumar Sanu, who also marked her debut as playback singer in Bollywood.[16]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Heeriye"Vishal MishraArijit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal
(Backing Vocals: Rituraj Mohanty, Aishwarya Majmudar, Salman Shaikh, Anudutt Shamain)
5:31
2."Cutie Pie"Shabbir AhmedHimesh Reshammiya3:28
3."Heer Tu Meri"Himesh ReshammiyaHimesh Reshammiya, Anusha Mani4:35
4."Ishqbaaziyaan"Shabbir AhmedJubin Nautiyal, Harshdeep Kaur, Asees Kaur, Alamgir Khan4:23
5."Looteri"Himesh Reshammiya, Aaryan TiwariAaryan Tiwari2:32
6."Teri Meri Kahani"Shabbir AhamedHimesh Reshammiya, Ranu Mondal4:55
7."Aashiqui Mein Teri 2.0"Sameer, Himesh ReshammiyaHimesh Reshammiya, Ranu Mondal5:16
8."Duggi"Himesh ReshammiyaHimesh Reshammiya, Navraj Hans, Shannon K, Raja Sagoo3:05
9."Le Jaana"KumaarHimesh Reshammiya, Navraj Hans, Harshdeep Kaur, Asees Kaur5:16
10."Aadat"Sonia KapoorHimesh Reshammiya, Asees Kaur, Rabbi Shergill, Ranu Mondal6:01
11."Keh Rahi Hai Naazdeekiyaan"Shabbir AhamedHimesh Reshammiya, Ranu Mondal, Payal Dev, Sameer Khan7:46
Total length:52:28

Soundtrack Response[edit]

The soundtrack was successful. "Teri Meri Kahani" went viral and "Ashiqui Mein Teri 2.0" got millions of hits. This inspired Himesh to get into his cap avatar once again and do concerts across India as a promotional tool. "Cutie Pie" and "Heeriye" was warmly received at the promotional concerts. "Teri Meri Kahani" became the second most searched song and most searched Hindi song on Google in 2019.[17][18]

Critical reception[edit]

The film received mostly positive response from critics. Harshada Rege from Times of India gave it 3/5 and called it "Music makes this love triangle an entertaining watch."[19]

Popular film critic Subhash K Jha said, "Himesh Reshammiya not only plays a double role, but he also makes sure his presence is felt in every frame even when he is not there."[20]

Sonil Dedhia from Mid Day gave 3/5 and stated "Happy Hardy and Heer is a harmless, watchable film – sad, because it could have been better. It has its moments in the first half, while the second looks a bit dragged. With well- crafted romantic and intense moments, the film is a breezy love story."[21] Umesh Punwani from Koimoi gave it just 1/5, stating "All said and done, Happy Hardy And Heer is just yet another Himesh Reshammiya film which hardly makes any sense about why it even exists."[22]

Nandini Ramnath from Scroll.in gave it 2/5 and stated "There is barely anything new in the situations between Heer and the two men in love with her. Besides, both the leads look a bit too seasoned to be playing the love-at-first-sight game. Despite the high volume at which the dialogue is delivered – Reshammiya is subtlety itself compared to Sonia Mann – almost nothing resonates.".[23] The Economic Times gave it 3/5 and stated "An amusing watch despite wafer-thin plot & weak screenplay"[24]

Box office[edit]

The film collected 5 million (US$70,000) on its opening day.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Himesh Reshammiya's musical drama postponed, to now release on 31 January, 2020". First Post. 6 December 2019.
  2. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "Happy Hardy And Heer Box Office Collection till Now | Box Collection – Bollywood Hungama".
  3. ^ a b "Himesh Reshammiya starts shooting for Jatt Butt Juliet in Scotland". Mumbai Mirror. 19 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Finally, Sonia Mann's Bollywood Project Goes On Floor, Shoot Starts in Scotland!". Ghaint Punjab. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  5. ^ "'Happy Hardy and Heer' : Himesh Reshammiya to have a grand trailer launch of the film". Economic Times. 15 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Happy Hardy And Heer: Himesh Reshammiya's Rocking Performance Creates A Fan-Frenzy In Surat". Koimoi.com. 21 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Himesh Reshammiya's Happy Hardy And Heer Gets A New Release Date; Details Inside". Republic World.
  8. ^ Happy Hardy And Heer Motion Poster. Tips Official (motion picture). 11 July 2019.
  9. ^ "'Happy Hardy and Heer': The motion poster of Himesh Reshammiya and Sonia Mann is out!". India Times. 11 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Himesh Reshammiya starrer 'Happy Hardy and Heer' musical teaser out!". Times of India. 16 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Arijit Singh croons for Himesh Reshammiya's 'Happy Hardy and Heer'". Zee News. 23 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Kishore Kumar inspiration behind Cutie Pie: Himesh Reshammiya". Radiomusic.com. 16 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Happy Hardy And Heer Teaser: Himesh Reshammiya Brings Back His Many Talents; This Time It's A Musical!". Koimoi.com. 16 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Himesh Reshammiya releases first track Heeriye from upcoming film on his 46th birthday". Firstpost. 16 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Ranu Mondal's song Teri Meri Kahaani Out". India TV. 11 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Kumar Sanu's Daughter Croons For Himesh Reshammiya's New Film". Box Office India. 5 November 2019.
  17. ^ "Google Trends 2019: Ranu Mondal's Teri Meri Kahani to Coca Cola Tu, Top 10 Songs of the Year". News18. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  18. ^ Das, Kristina. "India Googled Le Photo Le more than Ranu Mondal's Teri Meri Kahani in 2019. Details here". India Today. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  19. ^ "Happy Hardy And Heer Movie Review: Music makes this love triangle an entertaining watch". Times of India. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  20. ^ Jha, Subhash K. (31 January 2020). "Review of Happy Hardy and Heer: Himesh returns in a double role". IWMBuzz. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  21. ^ Dedhia, Sonil (31 January 2020). "Happy Hardy And Heer Movie Review: Happy, Hardy and geet save this one". mid-day. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  22. ^ Punwani, Umesh (31 January 2020). "Happy Hardy And Heer Movie Review: Ranu Mondal Helped The Film More Than Himesh Reshammiya". Koimoi. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  23. ^ Ramnath, Nandini. "'Happy Hardy and Heer' movie review: Now where have we heard that one before?". Scroll.in. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  24. ^ "'Happy Hardy And Heer' review: An amusing watch despite wafer-thin plot & weak screenplay – The Economic Times". m.economictimes.com. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  25. ^ "Happy Hardy and Heer". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 31 January 2020.

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