Happy Hardy and Heer
Happy Hardy and Heer is a 2020 Bollywood musical romantic drama film directed by Raka, produced by Deepshikha Deshmukh and Sabita Manakchand, and starring Himesh Reshammiya in a double role for the first time and Punjabi actress Sonia Mann.
|Happy Hardy and Heer|
Theatrical release poster
|Story by||Himesh Reshammiya|
|Starring||Himesh Reshammiya |
|Music by||Himesh Reshammiya|
|Edited by||Deepak Chandra|
HR Musik Limited
|Distributed by||Tips Industries|
|Box office||est.₹0.12 crore|
Happy, a lovable loser, is smitten by his childhood friend Heer. Though she is fond of him, she is yet to express her feelings for him. When she moves to London, Happy follows her there. Though he goes there on the pretext of getting a job, his real goal is to woo Heer. In London, she meets Hardy, who is born and brought up there. While Happy comes across as a happy-go-lucky guy, who fails at everything he attempts, Hardy is a successful entrepreneur. Heer falls for the latter, a twist in the tale leads to a situation where she has to choose between her childhood friend and her ideal man.
- Himesh Reshammiya as Harpreet Singh Lamba aka Happy / Harshvardhan Bhatt aka Hardy
- Sonia Mann as Heer Randhawa
- Naresh Suri as Heer's father
- Manmeet Singh as Happy's maternal uncle
- Deep Mandeep
- Ashwin Dhar as Mr. Kapoor (married to Hardy's mother)
- Sejal Shah
- Trupti Khamkar as Latika
- David Shaw as Charles
- Nazzar Abdulla
- Raka as Shampy (cameo appearance)
The makers of the film took a different approach to promote the film, deciding to organize Happy Hardy Heer concerts in 12 different cities. On 16 November 2019, the first concert was organized in Pune. On 20 November, a concert was organized in Surat followed by Mathura, Vadodara, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Mehsana, etc., reaching audiences of thousands.
The film is produced by HR Musik and EYKA Films. On 11 July 2019, Tips Music uploaded the trailer on YouTube while Reshammiya posted the first official poster of the film on Instagram. On 16 July 2019, a musical teaser of the film was released. Earlier, the film was released on 31 January 2020.
|Happy Hardy and Heer|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Studio||HR Musik Limited|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Himesh Reshammiya chronology|
|Singles from Happy Hardy and Heer|
The soundtrack was composed by Reshammiya, with lyrics by Vishal Mishra, Kumaar, Shabbir Ahmed, Reshammiya and Aaryan Tiwari. The soundtrack will consist of songs sung by Reshammiya, Arijit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, Jubin Nautiyal, Harshdeep Kaur, Asees Kaur, Navraj Hans, Anusha Mani, Ranu Mondal and Rituraj Mohanty. The first song of the album "Heeriye" was released on Reshammiya's birthday on 23 July 2019. The song "Teri Meri Kahani" was released on 11 September 2019. Ashiqui Mein Teri 2.0 is the remake of Ashiqui Mein Teri from 36 China Town originally composed and recreated by Reshammiya. For the song "Duggi", Reshammiya collaborated with Shannon K, an American singer-songwriter, daughter of singer Kumar Sanu, who also marked her debut as playback singer in Bollywood.
|1.||"Heeriye"||Vishal Mishra||Arijit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal|
(Backing Vocals: Rituraj Mohanty, Aishwarya Majmudar, Salman Shaikh, Anudutt Shamain)
|2.||"Cutie Pie"||Shabbir Ahmed||Himesh Reshammiya||3:28|
|3.||"Heer Tu Meri"||Himesh Reshammiya||Himesh Reshammiya, Anusha Mani||4:35|
|4.||"Ishqbaaziyaan"||Shabbir Ahmed||Jubin Nautiyal, Harshdeep Kaur, Asees Kaur, Alamgir Khan||4:23|
|5.||"Looteri"||Himesh Reshammiya, Aaryan Tiwari||Aaryan Tiwari||2:32|
|6.||"Teri Meri Kahani"||Shabbir Ahamed||Himesh Reshammiya, Ranu Mondal||4:55|
|7.||"Aashiqui Mein Teri 2.0"||Sameer, Himesh Reshammiya||Himesh Reshammiya, Ranu Mondal||5:16|
|8.||"Duggi"||Himesh Reshammiya||Himesh Reshammiya, Navraj Hans, Shannon K, Raja Sagoo||3:05|
|9.||"Le Jaana"||Kumaar||Himesh Reshammiya, Navraj Hans, Harshdeep Kaur, Asees Kaur||5:16|
|10.||"Aadat"||Sonia Kapoor||Himesh Reshammiya, Asees Kaur, Rabbi Shergill, Ranu Mondal||6:01|
|11.||"Keh Rahi Hai Naazdeekiyaan"||Shabbir Ahamed||Himesh Reshammiya, Ranu Mondal, Payal Dev, Sameer Khan||7:46|
The soundtrack was successful. "Teri Meri Kahani" went viral and "Ashiqui Mein Teri 2.0" got millions of hits. This inspired Himesh to get into his cap avatar once again and do concerts across India as a promotional tool. "Cutie Pie" and "Heeriye" was warmly received at the promotional concerts. "Teri Meri Kahani" became the second most searched song and most searched Hindi song on Google in 2019.
Sonil Dedhia from Mid Day gave 3/5 and stated "Happy Hardy and Heer is a harmless, watchable film – sad, because it could have been better. It has its moments in the first half, while the second looks a bit dragged. With well- crafted romantic and intense moments, the film is a breezy love story." Umesh Punwani from Koimoi gave it just 1/5, stating "All said and done, Happy Hardy And Heer is just yet another Himesh Reshammiya film which hardly makes any sense about why it even exists."
Nandini Ramnath from Scroll.in gave it 2/5 and stated "There is barely anything new in the situations between Heer and the two men in love with her. Besides, both the leads look a bit too seasoned to be playing the love-at-first-sight game. Despite the high volume at which the dialogue is delivered – Reshammiya is subtlety itself compared to Sonia Mann – almost nothing resonates.".The Economic Times gave it 3/5 and stated "An amusing watch despite wafer-thin plot & weak screenplay"
The film collected ₹5 million (US$70,000) on its opening day.
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