Happy Birthday Movie Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Happy Birthday Movie Review: Mathu Vadalara and Ritesh Rana are back with a new film, Happy Birthday, which is set in a fictional world called Zincity. The film has received a positive response from both the audience and critics, and it’s currently in theatres.

Happy Birthday Movie Review


In a fictional country called Zindia, the film Happy Birthday tells the story of a defense minister who passes a gun amendment bill that allows anyone to own a gun. After the bill is passed, a gun bazaar is set up in the city and everyone buys a gun just like vegetables. On the other hand, Happy (Lavanya Tripathi) goes to a pub located in ritz grand where all the criminals decide to loot the money, but things aren’t as smooth as they appear.

Cast & Crew

Filmed by Ritesh Raana with Lavanya Tripati and others (including Naresh Agastya and Satya), Happy Birthday was also directed by Suresh Sarangam with cinematography by Ritesh Raana and music by Kaala Bhairava. It was produced under the banner of Clap Entertainment by Chiranjeevi and Hemalatha Pedamall in collaboration with Mythri Movie Makers.

Movie NameHappy Birthday
DirectorRitesh Raana
Music DirectorKaala Bhairava
ProducerChiranjeevi (Cherry) & Hemalatha Pedamall
CastLavanya Tripati, Naresh Agastya, Satya, Vennela Kishore, Gundu Sudarshan, Sathya, Roshni
EditorKarthika Srinivas R

Movie Verdict

You won’t enjoy Happy Birthday on OTT, but the world-building is one of the film’s major assets, making it one of the best Telugu films ever made. There are some drawbacks, but it’s best to put them to one side, as they could ruin the fun of the film.

Despite the fact that the director didn’t waste time establishing the world and characters, the film’s comedy works well and keeps you interested throughout. However, while the audience is having a good time, it’s easy to overlook the film’s lack of core emotion. If that emotion could be placed correctly, the film would have worked much better.

The performances by Lavanya Tripathi as Happy, Sathya as Max Pain, Vennela Kishore as Ritwik Sodhi, and the rest of the cast were all excellent, but the standouts were Lavanya Tripathi and Sathya.

Ritesh Raana has a strong command of writing situational comedy, which is a rare quality to have, and he has done every aspect of this film so well, especially the serial sequence which we saw in Mathu Vadalara that worked so well.

Happy Birthday is a well-executed film, thanks to Suresh Sarangam’s innovative visuals and color palettes, Kaala Bhairava’s brilliant background score, and the rest of the technical staff.

If you enjoy films that are out of the ordinary, I highly recommend checking out Happy Birthday in a theatre.

Rating: 3.5/5

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