- Film : Hasee Toh Phasee
- Producer : Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap
- Director : Vinil Mathew
- Star Cast : Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra, Adah Sharma
- Music Director : Vishal-Shekhar
Hasee Toh Phasee happens to be a romantic comedy Hindi film directed by Vinil Mathew and produced by Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap. The film features Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra in the lead casting.
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Devoid of chemistry or amusing moments...
“Hasee Toh Phasee” commences with two vagabond kids who are similar to each other as perverted and yet excitingly different. Easily understood that the film takes us through the journey of how they fall in love. Meeta (Parineeti Chopra) belongs to a typical conservative Gujrati family which cannot digest her free spirited nature. Nikhil (Sidharth Malhotra) is the son of an IPS officer who is about to marry Karishma (Adah Sharma) when luck has him cross paths with Meeta who is exactly like him. Meeta and Nikhil share a close bonding over 7 days when simultaneously the primary things in their lives undergo transformation which eventually lead them to fall in love with each other.
On the contrary can Nikhil walk out on his ideology of love and walk off accompanying Meeta subsequent to 7 years of commitment with her sister Karishma. Watch Hasee Toh Phasee and know how the fairy tale happens for two extremely weird people.
Thankfully the movie wasn’t much of a knock off contrary to what you’ll expect from usual romantic comedies. Though you can find slight understanding of the established form of ideas typical to the genre, the story is unusual. It is unanticipated that in times when the industry is undergoing troublesome characterized by clone-ish designs, there is a film that sticks strictly to the most commonplace genre and put forward an earnest attempt to do something new with creativity. Now, the prevalent point here is whether Hasee Toh Phasee succeed? Well lets wait and see!
Hasee Toh Phasee undoubtedly succeed on many levels. The film has been kept simple minus too many nuances. The protagonists meet by chance, fall in love involuntary and make the inevitable, eventual and the predictable choice of running back into each others arms. Both Nikhil and Meeta are shown to be vagabonds of sorts which is fun to watch when the story sheds its envelopes with time.
Meeta is whacky, awkward, naive, amateur, drug addict but adorably child like in her ways. Nikhil is a loyal man, sorted out yet confused, running after his lady love persistently and is heavily insecure in the relationship. I like the depth Siddharth gives to Nikhil, that even after 7 years of being in a relationship he doesn’t have the confidence that if he breaks up with his fiance, she will come after him. The simplicity of the film is in its writing. Meeta is pristine and inspiring. I love the scene where she looks Nikhil in the eye and says “Main lifetime ki guarantee deti hoon, mujhse shaadi kar lo.” He is her sister’s fiance and very visibly the love of her life. Quite a commendable portrait painted here!
On the flip side, there are many blatant problems in the story. It narrates how Meeta has fled from home after her father refused to fund her IIT project, on the day of her sister’s wedding. All said and done, I disagree on buying this on moral grounds. The film’s China connect is very half baked and unbelievable. Meeta’s addiction issues that form a major part of the story has very little sense to it.
It would be hard to buy this story but the scriptwriters have to their credit a great cast and a good director who more or less manage to keep you glued in it even in its dull moments. It is creditable that even after so many pitfalls, the story is structured such that it is more on the better side of the scale instead of slipping on the downside.
Parineeti Chopra has often been accused to being repetitive in her roles. I say we are too quick to judge the actress. She is nothing like her previous roles in this film and rather picks up a part quite eerie and contrary to what any mainstream actress would have chosen. She manages to gain empathy for her character and yet love heaves over pity in her case. From her smitten look filled with genuine longing for Siddharth to the funny faces she makes when intoxicated, the actress is indeed the show stealer. In the last scene where she breaks down as all her pain finally donned on her, she silences the blabbering and criticisms unanimously.
Sidharth Malhotra is way more than just a gorgeous face at the same time has immense caliber and he justifies it here. In every bit Malhotra matches up to Parineeti’s terrific work with equal gusto. He is companionable yet suppressed and there is a serene calmness in his performance which makes him a smashing hit. To compliment Parineeti’s tempestuousness is quite a challenge and there can be no doubt in the fact that he's the best suited co-star with her as of date. Every romantic comedy gets fortunate on its chemistry and theirs is to sum up in the words of the film like water – composed of double hydrogen and single oxygen, hinging well fitted-ly like pieces that are destined to work magic together.
Manoj Joshi and Sharat Saxena are brilliant irrespective of minimal screen space. The supporting cast especially the cool daddies of Nikhil and Meeta do a fantastic job. A special mention for Sidharth’s cousin who was bowled over by Parineeti. The actor does it with poised ease and is outstanding.
Final Word:I am going with a 3.5 star for “Hasee Toh Phasee”. It's a good experience to watch this hilarious romantic film. It would not let you down for sure! Hasee Toh Phasee released on February 7, 2014.
Hasee Toh Phasee Releases on 7th FEB 2014