The whole world was eagerly waiting to see how well Kingkhan Shah Rukh Khan’s movie Happy New Year performs at box office. With Salman Khan movie Kick and Aamir Khan ‘s movie Dhoom 3 joining 100 crore club in the span of 2-3 days SRK was under pressure to come up with a movie to do the same if not better. However, SRK fans can rejoice since the movie has reportedly surpassed Salman’s Kick and Aamir’s Dhoom 3 as far as the box office collection is concerned.
There is no verification available but the movie is said to have collected approximately 108 crores in 3 days which left Dhoom 3 behind whose collection was 107 crores. The movie has secured the opening collection of 44.97 crores in the first day of its release. It also toppled Kick and Dhoom 3 for the overseas collection as it received 29.50 crores from various parts of the world.
Choreographer turned director Farah Khan leads the movie as the director. It turns out that SRK-Deepika Padukone is the luckiest pair currently in Bollywood. Their previous movies Om Shanti Om which also was the debut of Deepika and Chennai Express which crosses the boundaries of 100 crores. In fact, it was Om Shanti Om initiated the 100 crore club. It should also be noted that Om Shanti Om was also directed by Farah Khan and was produced by Red Chillies entertainment, a production house owned by Shah Rukh Khan. Farah Khan made a comment on the success of Happy New Year and said that she is overjoyed and humbled by the historical success of the movie. She also discussed how people looked down upon her when she began her career because she is a woman. She also added that there were some people who was under the notion that a woman is not capable enough to direct a movie. Apparently Farah has proved them wrong as her movies continue to script history. She also revealed that she is intending to go on a holiday with his family to London. She also has plans to conduct a week long party in order to share the jubilation with the crew of the film.
The plot focuses on seven characters Charlie played by SRK,Tammy played by Boman Irani, Jag portrayed by Sonu Sood,Nandu Bhide, played by Abhishek Bachan,Rohan played by Vivan Shah and finally Mohini played by Deepika Padukone. Charlie who is introduced as a street fighter devise a plan to rob diamonds. He is not only doing it for acquiring diamonds but to avenge his father who was forced to suicide by Charan Grover. He seeks the help of others and they end up participating in world dance competition. While critics were half impressed with the movie the fans have whole heatedly accepted the movie. The movie was released on Diwali. Happy New Year has added a new feather to the cap of Shahrukh’s proclaiming without words he is indeed the true King Khan