Sunday, February 16, 2014

Movie Review - Hasee toh Phasee

MovieHasee toh Phasee
Cast: Sidharth Malhotra , Parineeti Chopra, Adah Sharma, Manoj Joshi, Sharat Saxena, Neena Kulkarni
Directed by: Vinil Mathew
Produced by: Karan Johar, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap
Written by: Harshavardhan Kulkarni
Music: Vishal- Shekhar
Rating : 4/5

Let me begin by stating that this is one Rom-com that I enjoyed watching, not that I am not a fan of romantic comedies, but just that most of the films made in this genre of late have managed to disappoint me. I believe it’s a pretty difficult genre to make movies in, add a little more emotions and the comedy goes for a toss, and add a little more comedy and the romance goes for a toss. Its always difficult to strike a perfect balance between the two and yet manage to make an entertaining film.  Well, Hasee to Phasee has managed to do that up to a certain extent. 

Let’s talk about the story, Nikhil ( Sidharth Malhotra ) is a struggling business man coming from a family filled with IAS, IPS, etc officers. Basically, he is the odd man out in the family. His, girlfriend Karishma (Adah Sharma) is an actress who comes from a successful business family. Nikhil is someone who believes in commitment and is a type of person who will never stray away from his girl. Now, Nikhil and Karishma are supposed to be married in 7 days and Karishma wants Nikhil to prove that he is not a loser and asks him to arrange for 5 crores before the marriage. In the meantime, Meeta ( Parineeti Chopra) who is Karishma’s younger sister has returned. Meeta is a eccentric lady, a chemical engineer from IIT and she is someone who had run away from home after stealing her fathers’ money 7 years ago during their elder sister Diksha’s wedding after her father refused to give her the money she required to do a project she wanted to do. She had run off to China and had had set up a lab over there. But, that incident 7 years ago had shocked her dad ( Manoj Joshi) and had resulted in him having a heart attack.  Karishma, is very troubled by Meeta’s return and entrusts Nikhil with the job of keeping her away from her Father.  

That’s where the story begins, woh saat din. Nikhil and Meeta develop feelings towards each other. So watch the movie to know what happens next, does Nikhil marry Karishma, or Meeta, and why has Meeta returned in the first place after so many years. Does, Nikhil manage to get his 5 crores. Now I won’t be writing the whole story here. Parineeti Chopra as Meeta is very good as the eccentric mad scientist , who keeps popping pills to ward off depression. Sidharth Malhotra does a good job of essaying the role of a struggling businessman, struggling to settle his life and struggling to understand his love. Manoj Joshi  as the father  of the bride is superb and the way he delivers his one liners tickles your funny bone.  

 Adah Sharma looks refreshingly pleasant , well the last time I saw her was 1920 as a possessed girl and she looked scary in it. She does a good job essaying the role of Karishma, the bride to be.  I enjoyed every bit of the movie, the cinematography was delightful and the editing was crisp, the movie keeps up a steady tempo from beginning to end and doesn’t seem to drag even one bit. The music is good, but not exceptional. Overall, it’s a very enjoyable movie and as I said earlier it manages to blend romance and comedy perfectly.

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