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Hastey Hastey Review

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The reason why a majority of films go unnoticed is courtesy the weak storyline first. The other factors come later. Hastey-Hastey - Follow Your Heart also suffers for this reason. The story idea, credited to one Rohit Batra, is so tacky, so banal, so obsolete, so lifeless that you break into a big yawn 10 minutes into the film. Seriously, you actually pinch yourself. Are you watching a film produced in 2008? Clearly, the writer is the villain here.

Let's look at the plusses first. The first-time producers have left no stone unturned to give the film an upscale look. Sure, a number of films have been filmed in the U.S., but very few have done justice to the panoramic locales that U.S. has to offer. Also, Anu Malik's music is quite catchy. You hum a few lines when the songs unfold on screen. Plus, there's Rajpal Yadav in a triple role. Fine, the jokes are corny, but you cannot help but break into a laugh at times.

But the problem is that the writer messes things up completely. And the writers [screenplay: Gavender Agrawal and Ritesh Pandey; scenario, dialogues: Bholu Khan] don't do much to salvage the situation. The screenplay is as listless as the concept. Sad, a good opportunity is lost!

Neel [Jimmy Sheirgill], a student at Columbia University, is in love with Maya [Nisha Rawal]. Sunny [Rajpal Yadav] is Neel's room-mate and also his buddy. Neel accepts a career opportunity that requires him to go to India to set up a call centre business. Much against Maya's wishes, Neel travels to India with Sunny.

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