- 2 hr 32 min
Happy is a 2006 Indian Telugu-language action romantic comedy film directed by A. Karunakaran and produced by Allu Aravind. It stars Allu Arjun and Genelia D'Souza in the lead roles, while Manoj Bajpayee plays the antagonist. The film was released on 27 January 2006 worldwide to positive reviews from critics and became a commercial success. The movie follows the story of Bunny (Allu Arjun), a carefree guy who loves to have fun and doesn't take life too seriously. He is the son of a wealthy businessman, who disapproves of his son’s attitude towards life. Bunny falls for Nandini (Genelia D'Souza), who is also carefree and spirited like him. She is an independent woman who is determined to make it on her own, and not rely on her wealthy family. Nandini initially rejects Bunny's advances, but he persists in winning her over. Meanwhile, the villain, Dhanraj (Manoj Bajpayee), is a dangerous criminal and a corrupt politician. He is involved in various illegal activities and terrorizes the people of the city. Bunny inadvertently gets involved in one of his schemes, which results in him being targeted by Dhanraj and his henchmen. The movie takes a turn when Bunny decides to take a stand against Dhanraj and fights back. He becomes the people's champion and an unlikely hero. Nandini supports him in his efforts and they team up to take on Dhanraj and his gang. Happy is a fast-paced, high-energy film with action, romance, comedy and drama. The chemistry between Allu Arjun and Genelia D'Souza is electric and their on-screen presence is captivating. The movie's soundtrack, composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, is a hit and features popular tracks like "Arey Arey" and "Chal Chal Re". The choreography for the songs is impressive, and Allu Arjun's dance moves are a highlight of the film. Manoj Bajpayee delivers a standout performance as the villain, and his portrayal of a menacing criminal is both convincing and terrifying. The supporting cast, including Brahmanandam and Tanikella Bharani, also provide comic relief and add to the film's entertainment value. One of the strengths of the movie is its ability to balance different genres seamlessly. The action scenes are well choreographed and add to the excitement of the film, while the romantic scenes between Bunny and Nandini are sweet and heartfelt. The comedy is also well executed and keeps the audience laughing throughout the movie. Overall, Happy is a highly entertaining movie that is sure to leave the audience satisfied. It is a perfect showcase for Allu Arjun's charisma, and his ability to blend action, romance, and comedy seamlessly in a single movie. The movie's message of standing up against corruption and the importance of community service resonates strongly with the audience. Happy is a must-watch for fans of Telugu cinema, and also for anyone who enjoys a good entertaining movie.