Oct 2, 2007

HAPPY DAYS Movie Review (Telugu Movie Reviews)


PUNCHLINE: A journey through college days
GENRE: Youth
BANNER: Amigoes Creations
CAST: Sandesh, Nikhil, Vamsi Krishna, Raahul, Tamanna, Gayatri Rao, Sonia, Monali Chowdary and Kamalinee Mukherjee (in a guest role)
CAMERA: Vijay C Kumar
MUSIC: Mickey J Meyer
ART: Kishore Chowksi
EDITING: Marthand K Vankatesh
PRODUCER: Sekhar Kammula
RELEASE DATE: 29 September 2007



First half of the film is neat though some of us might feel that Sekhar Kammula kind of emotional scenes are not there. But in the second half of the film, he added good emotional episodes and made sure that you get connected with the film. The plus points of the film are direction, fresh cast, music, cinematography and editing. On the flip side, the pace of the film slackens at times. Sekhar Kammula who did female oriented films like Anand and Godavari came up with a film of different genre this time. The genre might be changed, but his honesty and filmmaking abilities are in tact. If he sticks to his sensibilities, Sekhar Kammula can never make a bad film. Go and watch 'Happy Days'. Read More...



Most people who have ever studied in a co-ed set up will identify with it. Freshers, farewell, parties, fighting and making up are all that happen in Happy Days. Nothing really dramatic happens and no bizarre twist hampers the screenplay. Life just goes on, as it goes on for all students. Regular college life-that's why it's called Happy Days. This could pass off as a documented reality show, and no one would tell the difference. That's a slight exaggeration, but Happy Days is surely a trip down memory lane. Read More...



Sekhar Kammula is one of the few directors in Tollywood who handle movies very sensibly. He makes films that centre around urban middle class. He treads similar path with Happy Days too. This time he focuses on a gang of college youth and their love stories. Hence the subject is very clichéd. Yet, Happy Days scores largely on three points - the fresh casting (you relate to this young talent), music (Mickey J Meyer has given superb songs) and catchy visuals. Sekhar Kammula brings life to the film post the interval by creating a mood. Dialogues - colloquial and casual - are another advantage.

In fact, the script completely hinges on the dialogues and characterizations of the young leads. You can say it is his version of Dil Chahta Hai. The format is same except the situations and characters. You can also see influence of many films on several scenes.

On the flip side, it is very slow paced and nothing newness in the story. First half is weak.

There are too many mistakes and some of the scenes are very artificial. A Proddutur boy speaking Telangana dialect, Lagaan type cricket match, Srikakulam born boy finally giving speech in English, giving conclusion as a message oriented film - are some of the jarring points in other wise neatly made movie. Read More...



Don’t miss the film for the amount of nostalgia it has. One can go back to his lovely college days. And for students it’s a lively celluloid story where they can see themselves on screen. All the feelings from college humor to romance to sentiment…everything can be seen in the flow of 2 and half pleasant hours. The film proved to be an entertainer by the stuff in it. But if you expect some non stop humor and rib tickling scenes, that’s not there. It’s a neat film made in Kammula’s style. The artistes are new but they have excelled in their roles. The film is worth watch by all sets of audience.

Fist half of the film goes with introduction of characters. Second half appears to be little dragged but that’s what happens when four love stories are to be concluded. The scenes sometimes are routine in second half and seldom has the tempo graph suffered ups and downs. Read More...



College students are Sekhar Kammula's target. Definitely, he has reached it. His urbane outlook might become a drawback in luring the audiences in rural areas. Read More...