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Distributed by: Yash Raj Films - Overseas
Having had two huge box-office hits with ‘Main Hoon Na’ and ‘Om Shanti Om’ – the successful pairing of Farah Khan and Red Chillies Entertainment comes back with HAPPY NEW YEAR. The premise is simple. It’s the Christmas–New Year holiday season. The biggest dance event in the world, the World Dance Championships, is being hosted in Dubai. While all eyes are on the different world-class teams that have gathered, there are a few unlikely entrants who have somehow managed to stumble into the competition.
HAPPY NEW YEAR is built around 5 disparate characters who are fighting a most unlikely battle.. a battle of international proportions.. But it’s a battle being fought on a dance floor. Where the rest of the world’s competitors are battling for national pride and glory on the world stage, our 5 are dancing for a different cause.. revenge, retribution and closure. This is Team India, a group that has no confidence in its own dancing abilities, but is competing for a cause very important to them. With the city of Dubai as the backdrop, and its global village ambience as its setting, Team India set about their task of staying in the competition.
What follows is a manic run to the finish, where our characters face several challenges in their quest for victory as the film reaches its climax, a climax that is full of national pride, diabolical revenge and triumph. How this bunch of losers transform themselves into a team that performs really well and how they win over the hearts of the people in the city and across the world, forms the rest of the story.
Director: Farah Khan
Producer: Gauri Khan and Co-produced Karuna Badwal
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah
Story: Farah Khan
Narrated by: Shah Rukh Khan
Cinematography: Manush Nandan
Director of Photography: Aziz Mirza, Robin Bhatt
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
Screenplay: Farah Khan, Althea Kaushal
Dialogue: Mayur Puri
Casting By: Aadore Mukherjee Mehra
Production Design By: Shashank Tere
Editor: Anand Subaya, Tushar Parekh
Assistant Director: Aakar Kaushik, Gundeep Kohli, Varun Lalwani, Kush Patel, Kshitij Prasad, Ashish Varghese, Salman Zaidi