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.
CharlieShah Rukh Khan as Chandramohan Manohar Sharma a.k.a Charlie.
MohiniDeepika Padukone as Mohini Joshi.
Nandu Bhide Abhishek Bachchan as Nandu Bhide / Vicky Grover (Double Role).
JagSonu Sood as Captain Jagmohan Prakash (Jag).
TammyBoman Irani as Temhton Irani (Tammy).
RohanVivaan Shah as Rohan Singh, Jag's Nephew.
Manohar SharmaAnupam Kher as Manohar Sharma (Charlie's Dad).
Tammy's motherDaisy Irani as Tammy's mother (cameo).
LailaSarah-Jane Dias as Laila (cameo)
Dance instructorPrabhu Deva as dance instructor (cameo).
as the heroine of a filmMalaika Arora Khan as the heroine of a film (cameo).
ProducerGauri Khan and Co-produced Karuna Badwal
Music BySongs: Vishal Shekhar, Dr. Zeus, Manj Musik Background Score: John Stewart Eduri
Director of PhotographyAziz Mirza, Robin Bhatt
ScreenplayFarah Khan, Althea Kaushal
Casting ByAadore Mukherjee Mehra
Production Design ByShashank Tere
Story byFarah Khan
Starring Deepika Padukone, Shahrukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah, Jackie Shroff
Narrated byShah Rukh Khan
Edited byAnand Subaya, Tushar Parekh
Assistant DirectorAakar Kaushik, Gundeep Kohli, Varun Lalwani, Kush Patel, Kshitij Prasad, Ashish Varghese, Salman Zaidi
Sound DepartmentBoloy Kumar Doloi, Udit Duseja, Baylon Fonseca, Justin Jose, Rahul Karpe
Production company Red Chillies Entertainment, Distributed by Yash Raj Films
Stunts Anees Adenwala, Dave Judge, Chris Mark, Paul Rapovski, Sunil Rodrigues, Alan Tang, Ian van Temperley, Amar Shetty
Animation Department Vinayak Mahadik
Costume and Wardrobe DepartmentVibhuti Chamria.
Creative supervisorSaurabh H. Shah ...behind the scenes.