There are bad films and there will be bad films but this one takes the cake. In fact in front of 'Happy Husbands', you end up wondering whether another small time film called 'Impatient Vivek' (again featuring a bunch of non-actors) which had released a few months back was far more engrossing.
To say that 'Happy Husbands' is regressive would be stating the obvious. This is a world where men are allowed 'freedom' to go and explore the outside world (stated number of times as 'having fun') while women are relegated to home, cooking meals (in case of debutant actor Anay, lots and lots of 'tamaatar') and then readily forgive them even after catching them red handed.
So we have Anay who doesn't seem to be having any real job per se but is shown to be running a men's only club called 'Happy Husbands' where his prime job is to give motivational lectures to all those husbands out there who want to explore fun in the lives. Three such men are Mohit Ghai, Ahwaan and Kurush Deboo who are enjoying a happy married life but do get carried away by temptations. While Anay does teach them the tricks of the trade to get away from their monotonous lifestyles, he has his own story of infidelity to tell as well.
As for the girls in the film, none of them really boast of a well defined characterisation or length of role. In fact in the film women totally take a backseat with the four male protagonists occupying centre stage. However they are such a put off on screen, the worst culprit here being the debutant leading man himself, that there is no interest left whatsoever in going through this torture from which you get a break only when you are lucky enough to fall asleep.
Whether it is the structuring of scenes, dialogues, sets, shot taking and most importantly acting, 'Happy Husbands' takes an honour of some collective failure here. The film just doesn't have a storyline per se and all you see is one scene coming after another without any major attempt being made to have it all in a cohesive manner. Also, the scenes are such that they only make you cringe and feel disgusted.
One has to hand it over to debutant Anay here. The youngster appears to be totally convinced with the idea of making his entry into Bollywood. So much so that he not just acts and directs 'Happy Husbands', he also goes on to be the dialogue and screenplay writer as well as editor of the film. Hold on, there is more to come. He also does an all around job in the music department by handling music, lyrics, background score as well as playback singing. And to give it all an all around view, he also turns costume designer here.
Phew, now that leaves even Manoj Kumar far behind who actually used to multi task for most of his films. However for Anay though, it is an all around disaster as he goes on to make a mess of it all and in turns becomes responsible for all the mayhem that follows.