Happy New Year, sometimes abbreviated as HNY is a 2014 Indian musical heist action comedy film directed by Farah Khan and produced by Gauri Khan under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment. The film has an ensemble cast, which includes Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani,Himesh Reshammiya, Vivaan Shah and Jackie Shroff. The film was distributed worldwide by Yash Raj Films. The film marked a third collaboration of Khan with the director; they previously worked on Main Hoon Na (2004) and Om Shanti Om (2007), the latter of which also featured Deepika Padukone as the female lead.
Chandramohan "Charlie" Manohar Sharma(Shah Rukh Khan) is a street fighter who has been yearning for revenge from renowned businessman Charan Grover(Jackie Shroff) for eight years. Grover labeled Charlie's father, Manohar Sharma(Anupam Kher) as a thief because Charan had conned him into stealing his own diamonds worth $15 million. Charlie finds out that diamonds worth $300 crore will reach the Atlantis Hotel, Dubai on Christmas Eve. He wants to steal the same diamonds and frame Grover. To accomplish this, he assembles a dynamic team consisting of Jagmohan "Jag" Prakash(Sonu Sood), Tehamton "Tammy" Irani(Boman Irani), Rohan Singh(Vivaan Shah) and a lookalike of Vicky Grover (Charan's son), named Nandu Bhide(both played by Abhishek Bachchan).
Tammy is the only one who can open the vault. The team finds out that room 9C, connected to the vault through a duct system, is booked for teams participating in the World Dance Championship (WDC). The group refuses, but Charlie re-motivates the group, convincing them to become a dance team. The film moves to a flashback— Manohar met Charan Grover and was given a contract to build an impenetrable vault. After the vault was completed, Charan drugged Manohar and conned him into stealing the diamonds by using his fingerprints. The film returns to the presence, where desperate to win the national-level competition, they employ many dance teachers, but to no avail. In desperation, Nandu introduces Charlie to Mohini Joshi(Deepika Padukone), who is a Marathi bar dancer. Mohini is impressed by the fluent English used by Charlie from the very beginning and eventually agrees to help them learn dancing, unaware of their intentions. Charlie and Mohini grow very close.
They manage to qualify in the first round by bribing the judges and eventually win the competition to represent Team India in the WDC by gaining votes through hacking. Many viewers despise them for their lack of skill, but Charlie and his team (sans Mohini) are all only concerned with the heist. In Dubai, Team Korea are especially hostile towards Team India, including Grover, their sponsor. At the semifinal, Charlie saves a Korean member from severe injury or death, instantly gaining respect and admiration from the audience. India advances to finals after judges are moved by Charlie's action. Team India becomes loved by all. After going over the plan, everything is ready. The team learn that the diamonds will arrive on New Year's Eve instead of Christmas, which impedes the heist.
Mohini ends up hearing about heist, angrily confronting Charlie and his false motivations of the competition. Charlie reveals that Manohar is actually dead; following arrest, he appealed for a trial, but Grover bribed Manohar's lawyers. The next day, Manohar committed suicide by slitting his wrists. Charlie kept this a secret to avoid demoralisation. However, the team makes their determination to avenge Manohar even stronger. Mohini joins the team and helps them for the heist.
The night of the final round, the heist is set in motion. Mohini lures Vicky into an elevator, where his thumbprint is copied on Nandu who opens the chamber. They open the crack but Charlie and Tammy find another glass safe which houses the diamonds. Tammy realizes that Manohar built this safe. Charlie opens the safe later after deep thinking, realising that the password to open the safe was his own name. After stealing the diamonds, the team boards a boat, but Mohini refuses to come as she feels dedicated to protecting India's honor with the competition. Rohan joins her as well, leading to a fight amongst the remaining members.
When Team India is found missing, Grover claims that they are the thieves. As he watches Mohini perform, other members also join her. Soon after, Charlie makes appearance and eventually helps the team win the competition. With all suspicions removed from Team India, Charan and Vicky Grover are arrested. Charlie reveals himself to Charan and completes the revenge. Team India reach the airport and manage to bypass security. Charlie camouflages the diamonds in his soft-drink, but the security guard disposes it. Later, during the flight, Charlie reveals that he switched the fake diamonds on the trophy with the real ones. The team reaches India.
In the post-credits scene, Mohini opens her own "Dance School" and Charlie proposes to her with a ring made from one of the diamonds. Everyone then laughs at Nandu, who is thrown out of bank for showing a winners' cheque.
Kasmin Fernandes at The Times of India felt, "As a heist film centred round a dance competition, Happy New Year provides plenty of fodder for composers Vishal and Shekhar and lyricist Irshad Kamil to showcase their way with sounds. And they've delivered, with seven original tracks, one electronic version, a variation, a medley and an instrumental number." Rohit Vats for Hindustan Times gave the album 3 out of 5 stars stated, "Farah Khan looks more concerned about the feel of her film than the quality of the songs, and it prompts her to go with trendy tunes. Overall, the album is average and is only youth oriented. Acquiring longevity will be difficult for this album." For India.com, Prathamesh Jadhav wrote, "It's a mixed bag!" On the contrary critic Surabhi Redkar for Koimoi felt, "Happy New Year album is not as extravagant as the film looks. With an expectation of a Bollywood musical soundtrack, it comes down to a regular album of Vishal-Shekhar. Even though the album will be a hit with tracks such as Manwa Laage and Kamlee, it will not enjoy much longevity."