Hasee Toh Phasee

The film ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ is a refreshing romantic comedy on the Indian silver screen after a long time. It has broken loose from all typical stereotypes and created its own way of storytelling and defining love. ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ is directed by Vinil Mathew and produced by Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar, Vikramaditya Motwane and Vikas Bahl. The film released on 7th February 2014 and the box office response is good. Parineeti Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra play the lead roles in the movie and have done a good job of it.

The protagonist Nikhil played by Sidharth Malhotra believes that one must be faithful in love and therefore he almost hilariously plays the role of a personal assistant to his girlfriend Karishma (Adah Sharma) only to avoid a possible break up. He even agrees to the unjustified demand of Karishma, to arrange for Rs. 5 crore before their marriage. At this juncture Nikhil meets Karishma’s sister Meeta played by Parineeti Chopra. Meeta is introduced as the black sheep of the family, who is a trouble maker and a nerdy scientist. Nikhil and Meeta fall for each other through a string of coincidences.  It ia an unusual love story, told with great elan. The story and screenplay writer Harshavardhan Kulkarni deserves a pat in the back.

The film critic, Taran Adarsh sums up the movie saying that, “HASEE TOH PHASEE dares to be distinctive. This one's *not* merely about opposites falling in love. This one's a quirky love tale involving two individuals, shades different from the mundane stuff on matters of heart. On the whole, HASEE TOH PHASEE is a bright-and-breezy, charming and refreshing rom-com that makes you smile, laugh and gets you moist-eyed at regular intervals. A qualitative film that warms the cockles of your heart. Go for it!”

Saibal Chaterjee from NDTV writes about the film that, “It is an unpretentious little odd-couple romantic comedy. But the plot of Hasee Toh Phasee is a conundrum that takes some doing to crack. Hasee Toh Phasee, notwithstanding its rather unimaginative title and its muddled core, is a mildly diverting, if somewhat woolly-headed, entertainer held together by its unapologetically absurdist spirit. If you do not let the occasional lapses in logic get in the way, you might actually find yourself enjoying the film. Do check it out. Hasee Toh Phasee is a watchable, if not scintillating, film.”
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