Runtime of Happy New Year compared to other big releases

The runtime of Farah Khan’s Happy New Year is 3 hours and 4 minutes, making it one of the longest films in recent times. Amongst big releases, only Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was longer at 3 hours 9 minutes.

Amongst Shahrukh Khan starrers, Jab Tak Hai Jaan had a run time of 2 hours 56 minutes, while Chennai Express was 2 hours 21 minutes long.

The problem with films longer than 2:45 hours is the ‘turnaround’ time between shows goes over 3 hours, reducing the number of shows per screen at multiplexes and even at single-screens. For example, most single-screens have one show scheduled every 3 hours, but when the runtime exceeds 3 hours, they either cut a song (and closing credits), schedule fewer shows or delay showtimings by 15-20 minutes.

At multiplexes, the ‘turnaround’ time is even more important as films that are shorter get plenty of shows on opening day, resulting in higher opening day collections. For big films like Happy New Year that are expected to run on high occupancy throughout the day in its first weekend, the runtime could make a big difference.

The turnaround time for Happy New Year at multiplexes will be around 3 hours 30 minutes (3.04 movie, 10 min interval and 15 min theatre clean-up between shows).

In short, if 5 to 6 shows of Chennai Express could be scheduled per screen at multiplexes, only 4 to 5 shows of Happy New Year will be running.

  • Dabangg 2 – 120 minutes
  • Ek Tha Tiger – 132 minutes
  • Jai Ho – 135 minutes
  • Chennai Express – 141 minutes
  • KICK – 147 minutes
  • Krrish 3 – 153 minutes
  • Ra One – 156 minutes
  • Bang Bang – 156 minutes
  • Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 159 minutes
  • Om Shanti Om – 169 minutes
  • Dhoom 3 – 172 minutes
  • Main Hoon Na – 173 minutes
  • Agneepath – 174 minutes
  • Holiday: A Solider Is Never Off Duty – 170 minutes
  • Jab Tak Hai Jaan – 176 minutes
  • Happy New Year – 184 minutes
  • Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – 189 minutes


  • When the news of the attack-from-behind on Shirish by srk came out, it was immediately known that it was Farah Khan who announced it by sending an SMS to all media. The message read: “Shah Rukh has always told me that physical abuse is the worst way to sort out a problem. It means the attacker has either a personal or professional crisis going on. It saddens me to see him doing the same.” Media reacted, posted and was really hungry for more. They tried to contact SRK on the matter. He kept silent on the affair.

    They were also on the outlook for people present to know what had happened. Farah, who had not attended the party, maintained that her husband did nothing to provoke SRK. She said, “Those who were present told me that the attack was completely unprovoked. Shirish didn’t even know that Shah Rukh was at the party.”

    Shirish comes with his side of the story

    Not only did Farah Khan come with a statement – her husband did the same. He actually gave three statements. In the first one he said he was slapped by SRK, the second one read he was punched in the face and finally it ended with a statement claiming he was assaulted by SRK. Confused? You are not the only one. Even the media by now was wondering which of these to take seriously, but then again, any statement will do, right? So the following statement was repeated on several websites and channels. “Shah Rukh punched and jumped on me. And he had three bodyguards with him. I don’t know what got him. I was numb with shock so I couldn’t react. He kept screaming at me, ‘What do you think of yourself? I’ll see to it that you’re out of this industry.”

    The filmmaker added that he was attacked from behind and he was not prepared for it. “I was totally unprepared for this kind of an attack. If I was standing in some area where I would expect some goondaism, I would have been better prepared. But this is a classy party. Who would expect someone to jump on your from behind?” The director adds that Dutt intervened to stop SRK’s attack. “I walked out of the party after that. He is taking out his personal frustrations on anyone he comes across.”

    After that, he went a step ahead and challenged SRK for a fight. “Next time, I challenge him (SRK) to come in front of me to fight. I will give it right back to him. Someone please ask him to stop behaving like an old, spineless faggot. He kept telling me go back to your friend (Salman) and tell him main uski ***** marunga. If he has some problem with that friend of mine, why doesn’t he have the guts to confront him?”

  • Doesn’t matter runtime of HNY, it will run 24 hours for first three days which will be 50% more shows than nearest release. Haters just relax. Usually all single screen runs 4 shows per day for big movie but HNY will run 5-6 shows. It will be historical on single screen.

  • first then Jthj now Hny srk y your ruining diwali period don’t know how people will bear such long film

  • Hahaha the legendary farah khan ji who gifted timeless epic classical CRAPS like mhn , oso , tmk to the bollywood industry is now all set to unveil her greatest & grandest classical CRAPFEST hny this diwali, a trend to be noticed , crappiness of Farah ji’s movies keep increasing with her every movie, the later movies of Farah ji are more crappier than the earlier ones, so as far as crappiness is concerned tmk > oso > mhn , so as per this logic & trend hny would be the most crappiest among all her movies & would easily be crappier than all her earlier movies combined and more funnier are srk fans who say that ‘HNY WILL HAVE A GOOD STORY’ !!!!! hahahahaha joke of this decade

  • @anand stop publishing old article and start worrying about eye witness who has identified salman in Kill and Run case. kyunki bade bade desho mein aisi choti choti thappad padti rehti hai.

  • It will be a treat to watch srk movie for 3 hours. Yes content maters the most. but i think film time should be reduced to 10 minutes to hv more shows a day. All the best to srk nd hny team.

  • Runtime could have been longer if Farah had took Shirish’ advice and got the cast of Yeh Hai Bakrapur to partake in the World Dance Championship with their own Lungiwaale anthem…. Thank God for that small mercy

  • Not surprising that the runtime is 184 minutes as truth be told its not a remake of any particular film but a remix of many poor films like Players and Cash plus Joker so really its amazing our Teesra Khan Farah has kept the runtime so low….!

  • srk hny first day 45 crore and weekend 130 crore InshaAllah mark my word and wait for 24th of October 2014 best of luck team hny

  • every one knows that negativity spread by the haters the craze of srk and hny is fabulous in india and the whole world so don’t worry srkians InshaAllah hny first 300 cr movie of bollywood

  • the most disgusting fans ever are of SRK. obsessed buggers. when they new the runtime dey way our king dont make films to break records !!!! oh common, u cant lie to yourself. Still this morons feel that HNY will break record of D3… crazy… m not saying D3 was a good film, but for HNY with this or lesser runtime wnt be able to reach near also… #RIP

  • Those who said contents matters, my question is what about DHOOM-3, KICK etc etc? they have lots of loop holes, weak screen play & story. Now a days for big stars Entertainment value is concerned. Good songs and good entertainment from their favourite stars is enough for their fans.

    If any one wanna argue i can give them their own posts link during the release of D-3 & Kick in which they accept about weak contents & loop holes but agree about that film works coz of Star power and entertainment value only.

    So now dont show double standard about HNY as same u guys shown at the time of CE.

    Anyways good luck haters.

  • Best actor in bollywood-
    Salman Khan
    Fardin Khan
    Aamir Khan
    Akshay Khanna
    Arjun Kapoor
    Worst Actor in bollywood
    Shahrukh Khan
    Irfan Khan
    Nawazuddin Shidiqi
    Rajkumar Rao/Yadav

  • @Sahir : Your previous comment claims that HNY wonr be affected if some haters doesnt watch then why are you concerned about their views ? whether they call it illogical or great you shudnt be bothering.

  • HNY’s New Record(Estimated)::

    5000 screen in India,
    1500screen in Overseas,
    2 weeks free running,
    Entertainment film,

    300 cr (Atbb)
    200cr overseas (Atbb)
    600cr gross globally,

    Single Day
    40 cr(record)
    1st day
    40 cr(record)
    1st weekend
    110-120 cr(record)
    1st week
    190-210 cr(record)
    2nd week 80-110cr (record)
    Total India
    300 cr(record)

    200 car(record)

    Global gross
    600-650 cr (record)

    Dhoom2 (2006) record was broken by SRK-Farah’s OSO(2007) a year later.

    Dhoom3(2013) record will be broken by Srk-Farah’s HNY(2014) a year later!

  • @Rishi: Even I’m disappointing with the runtime of this movie… But I think tu kuch jyada bol raha hai… let us wait and watch… don’t abuse every SRK fan.. they have every right to believe in the movie of their loved superstar.. ..
    What if it breaks the record of D3?

  • Chutiyapanti karnai waalai

    Happy new year 3 din mai jitna buisnesa karna hai karlegi kyunki uskai baad to singhum return sai bhi kam buismess hoga

    Salman ki kick ki eid ne sambhal liya
    F 27
    S 24
    S 30
    M 14
    T eid 30
    W 21

    Bang bang ko bhi festival ne bacha liya

    Happy new year ko kon bachaega
    Diwali hai wo bhi bas 1 din

  • Content most important for film long time running
    Like ra. One
    Allah bachai eski jaan ki happy new year buri tarah fas gai

    Promotion is more lower then
    Chennai expresa

    This is

    Story old thiefing

  • @FAKE: atleast use a proper name dude. n i m not abusing SRK fans generally, this is coz i mentioned a particular thing i.e. to do excuses all d time. n D3 is safe, Amir khan can only challenge dat record. Dude common, wat was good about HNY trailer! not a single thing. all are going to do over the top scenes and still u all gonna love dat… so it makes such guyz ridiculous. its not like i hate SRK but den u so called fans love watever he does. n if u r so interested in box office nos. den y d hell u praise swades saying he acted superbly n all, but at d same time u bash special26/hoilday/dhobhighat/ saying dey cant even touch the 1st weekend business of our king and all such shit.

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