Sanket’s Review: “Hasee Toh Phasee” is smartly penned rom-com.
Cast: Siddarth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra, Adah Sharma, Manoj Joshi.
Director: Vinil Mathew
Length: 2.20hours approximately
Its said when you make love-stories, you don’t cast actor and actress, rather you cast chemistry. HASEE TOH PHASEE legitimatized this quote and how! This film is colossal example of how emotionally strong a film can shape if the characters are well developed. HASEE TOH PHASEE serves you two leads who are struggling at every path of life.
What keeps the film tight is the humor. Comedy is sharp business here and most of jokes cracks up from hilarious situation that the screenplay throws at our love birds. And what strikes the chord is that the narration is not episodic. It doesn’t pay heed to comedy and romance in two different halves. The film blossoms with rib-roaring gags and alternately transforms into a light, buoyant bonding of love. The writer here has done an excellent work by trespassing through various routine love-issues of young generation. Mark that sequence just prior to intermission where the guy gives a note-speech on break-up to which our heroine dismisses immediately. It’s a humorous scene but we know it’s a truth.
Although HASEE TOH PHASEE took its comedy business too seriously. Some scenes are dragged a lot and humor falls flat, like the one in first hour where Parineeti takes half dozen people to shop in a known shopping area of Mumbai. Also the whole bunch of relatives in the film has given some comic shade which did pull the film’s run-time and couldn’t help the film. But yes, one can forgive some minor negatives for that monumentally laughathon CID spoof which will leave you in splits.
The music nicely grooms with the moments. “Ishq Bulawa” although a forgettable song but displays how beautiful life is. Watch that song in the film to know what I mean! The songs are alright, with “Zehnaseeb” being beautifully placed in the film. Vinil Mathew as a director surprises. There are lot of feelings in the film which aren’t manifested in the viewer’s head. Instead, they are just left and unsaid and for us to feel. It’s a masterstroke from the writers as well as the executor.
It becomes difficult to fathom with the fact that an actress who was partially uncomfortable in his first film, has gathered so much confidence for his next film. SIddarth Malhotra infuses subtlety and charm in his role. He makes his character believable and likeable. But it’s Parineeti Chopra who never shies away from playing the unusual enigmatic part who makes you moist-eyed at-least twice and tickles your bones for numerous times. She is so charming in her character that you are heart-felt. It’s a performance that surely can win many hearts. This actress has a long, long, long way to go!
HASEE TOH PHASEE grabs your attention from the beginning. Yes the dragged scenes do shake the entire healthy momentum created, but yet, in totality, I thoroughly enjoyed the film for what it is. It is not the usual rom-com that is churned and that you will realize as the film unfolds. Don’t miss it.
Rating- 3.5/5Tags: Hasee Toh Phasee Member Reviews Parineeti Chopra Reviews Sidharth Malhotra Vinil Mathew