Mumbai,August 18: “Happy Bhag Jayegi” is a loosely inspired, Indian version of the Julia Roberts starrer, Hollywood film, “Runaway Bride”.
But unlike in the English film, the Punjabi bride Harpreet Kaur aka Happy (Diana Penty), in this romantic comedy, elopes to marry the person she loves.
After being spotted romancing with her college sweetheart Gurpreet Singh aka Guddu (Ali Fazal), Happy is forced by her father, essayed by Kanwaljit Singh, to marry the local politician Daman Singh Bagga (Jimmy Shergill).
But on her wedding day, the feisty Happy leaves Bagga stranded at the mandap, by jumping on to a truck, which is supposed to take her to Guddu.
But instead of landing her, at her destination, Happy gets transported to the residence of a reluctant politician Bilal Ahmed (Abhay Deol) in Lahore, Pakistan.
What follows is a series of manipulative and contrived negotiations along with situational scuffles that propel this tale forward.
Happy Bhag Jayegi ; Director: Mudassar Aziz; Cast: Diana Penty, Momal Shaikh, Abhay Deol, Ali Fazal, Jimmy Shergill Rating: ***1/2(IANS)