Hasee Toh Phasee, directed by debutant director Vinil Mathew is a fresh take on romance and breaks the stereotype take on romance and people. Expectations were high from this movie since it's a joint production between Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap and the duo certainly did not disappoint!
The film, that is only 2 and half hours long has everything in it to make you smile, laugh and cry at the same time. While we certainly cannot say that it is the best rom-com film, it has a narrative that 'connects' you to the characters and the plot, and that is the success of Hasee Toh Phasee.
The script, written by Harshvardhan Kulkarni is interesting and narrated in a very easy flowing manner. One flaw that is easily noticeable is the way in which the background of Meeta's (Parineeti Chopra) addiction and mental state is narrated. The China angle is not convincing at all. However, the director and the writer make up for it by putting in many nostalgic and heart rendering scenes.
Meeta (Parineeti Chopra), the estranged daughter returns to her home after seven years to find her family busy with her sister Karishma's (Adah Sharma) marriage to Nikhil (Sidharth Malhotra). Meeta is an eccentric character, who is an extremely successful scientist in China and a lonely, depressed girl at the same time. Nikhil is trying hard to please his actress fiancee Karishma.
Meeta realises the emotional vaccum in her life when she meets Nikhil and thinks that he is the only person who can bring her life back to track. What follows is an emotional and fun-filled ride!
Parineeti Chopra as the eccentric and depressed scientist is outstanding. In fact, she walks away with the cake! In scenes that she cries, you can't help but cry with her! Sidharth Malhotra proves that he can act very well and has come a long way from his debut Student Of The Year. Sharat Saxena as Nikhil's father too does a great job and so does Manoj Sharma. In fact, the entire star-cast have done a commendable job.
Hassee Tho Phasee is definitely worth a watch. You sure don't want to miss this one!
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