Video : Happy Ending Teaser (Yash Puri, Apoorva Rao)
Happy Ending – A Never-ending Saga
Release Date : February 02, 2024
123telugu.com Rating : 1.5/5
Starring: Yash Puri, Apoorva Rao, Ajay Ghosh, Vishnu Oi, Jhansi, Anita Chowdhary
Director: Kowshik Bheemidi
Producers: Yogesh Kumar, Sanjay Reddy, Anil Pallala
Music Director: Ravi Madarthy
Cinematographer: Ashok Seepally
Editor: Pradeep R Moram
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Young actor Yash Puri’s latest film, Happy Ending, is now out in theatres. The movie, directed by Kowshik Bheemidi, has Apoorva Rao as the female lead. Let’s see how the film is.
Harsh (Yash Puri) gets cursed by a godman in his childhood as the former mistakenly exposes the true colors of the latter. As per the curse, whoever Harsh physically gets close with, or even if he has sexual fantasies about someone, will ultimately face death. Things take a turn when Harsh meets Avani (Apoorva Rao), the yoga instructor. Both fall for each other soon, but Harsh is worried about Avani’s safety. What did Harsh do then? Did he win over his love or succumb to the curse? This is what Happy Ending is about.
The film starts on a very interesting note, with the childhood portions of the protagonist. The curse and the events that happen afterwards draw our attention in the initial few minutes. Yash Puri tries his best to elevate the film with his subtle performance, and he is impressive in a few scenes.
Apoorva Rao is a good find for the industry. The leading lady trying to gain her own identity is a nice thought indeed. The actress performed with aplomb throughout the film. Though Happy Ending is her first film, Apoorva mouthed her lines effectively, and even her expressions were spot-on.
The biggest drawback of Happy Ending is the clueless narration. The selected plotline could have been told either in a funny or emotional manner, but it was presented in the most boring manner possible. The screenplay doesn’t have a head or a tail. We get a feeling that the story isn’t moving forward and is rather stuck in a loop.
Though Yash Puri does well, we neither connect to his character nor feel the pain he goes through, and it is purely due to the lackluster writing. The female lead accepts the protagonist after knowing about his curse and apprehensions, but even then, Harsh’s character keeps worrying without trying to find the truth. After a point in time, one would wonder what the fuss is all about.
There is no connection or meaning to individual scenes. On top of that, some irrelevant dialogues irritate us to the core. A couple of scenes involving Vishnu Oi provide laughter in the first half, but even that is not present in the latter hour. The entire second half tests our patience levels, making it hard to sit through. The supporting cast doesn’t have much to do.
The music provided by Ravi Madarthy is just okay. The cinematography by Ashok Seepally is decent. The production values are fine. The movie feels very lengthy, and the editing team cannot be blamed solely here as this was due to issues in writing.
Director Kowshik Bheemidi could have done a much better job. The film’s concept indeed had scope to become a good entertainer, but the miserable execution dampens the film. Had the writing been good, the output could have been much better.
On the whole, Happy Ending is a boring flick that tests our patience levels big time. The film should have been a full-on fun entertainer or an emotional ride, given its subject, but sadly, it ends up being nothing. Though the lead pair did an impressive job, the unengaging narration, chaotic second half, lack of emotional depth, and irritating dialogues act against the film.
123telugu.com Rating: 1.5/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team