Trailer time! All of this are old and late, but I don’t care, I still want to hear what you have to say about them.
First and only real trailer, Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi. I was one of those people who got excited about Happy Bhaag Jayegi because it was a nice unexpected rom-com. And I am thrilled that we get a similarly nice unexpected rom-com sequel. A clever one that manages to use some of the same characters from the first film without continuing that story.
If I am following this correctly, Sonakshi is detained by accident in China, mistaken for the other “Happy”, Diana Penty from the first film. Sonakshi starts a romance with Jassi Gill, a Punjabi living in China, but Jimmy Shergill has shown up too. Continuing his karmic destiny to always be reborn, always fall in love, and never get the girl. Looks fun!
Jassi Gill is interesting, Punjabi singing star who has recently started a film career, and now is moving into Hindi film. Part of what made the first movie so good was the mixture of actors, Abhay Deol who is definitely A List, Diana Penty who was A List but not working for a long time, Jimmy Shergill who is Jimmy Shergill, and a variety of interesting non-famous actors from TV, other industries, etc. etc. And the sequel seems to be continuing that vibe, Sonakshi as the lead (definitely A List, although slipping), Jimmy Shergill, major star from the Pakistani area, and so on. Anyway, I’m definitely seeing it and I am excited!
That’s it for trailers, otherwise it is just songs. Nice songs though! “High Rated Gabru” from Nawabzaade, the whole concept of which puzzles me. First, it’s already a popular song (just like “Suit Suit” was before Hindi Medium). So, I’m not sure what is being added by this video? I guess just a new high quality video for it. Here’s the first video:
And here’s the second. With Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor. And the stars of the movie. Oh, that’s the other thing! Varun and Shraddha aren’t actually in the movie. Just this song. So…..what? Why is this a thing that exists? A song that already had a video and two actors who aren’t in the movie make a video of the song (that already existed) in order to promote a movie that has no direct connection to any of these things. WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD?!?!?!?!
And then the last video that is popping up on my feed is the new Genius song. Which just confirms, again, that Utkarsh Sharma has a face that is made for innocent young love stories and if this turns into a total action film, I will be super disappointed.