Hasee Toh Phasee | Movie Review


Directed by Vinil Mathew, Hasee Toh Phasee is a story of a three confused adults. Siddharth Malhotra plays Nikhil, who is about to get married to Karishma played by Adah Sharma. But trouble starts when comes drug addict/mad scientist Meeta played by Parineeti. The triangular love story looks good on paper, but the new director was unable to pull in the right emotions from his cast. Everything looked artificial, right from the love story between the to be married pair, the protagonists, and the father-daughter bonding. To add to this artificiality was the uninspiring and mediocre screenplay by scriptwriter Harshavardhan Kulkarni. The loopholes and lack of proper emotions didn’t help.

On acting front, Parineeti steals the show with her charming performance. She is cute and bubbly, but I thought her characterization was a bit inconsistent (so was her hairstyle). Siddharth Malhotra looked apt for the role, and does a commendable job. However, the rest of the cast is mediocre but for the guy who played wannabe Anu Malik. Adah Sharma looked odd, and Sharat Saxana was terrible as Siddharth’s father.

Music by Vishal-Shekhar is alright, but the background score by Amar Mangrulkar could have been way better. The cinematography and editing work is decent, but what this film needed was a better screenplay and an experienced director.

Is it worth your time and money??: It’s a fun film, but again it’s nothing so great either. Lack of emotions and the uninspiring screenplay play spoil sport. On the positive side, Parineeti charms you while Siddharth is pretty good. You may watch it at your leisure.

Worth mention: The ACP Pradyuman and Daya episode. Absolutely hilarious!

Acting: 7/10
Story-Screenplay-Direction: 5/10
Technical Aspects: 7.5/10

Verdict: 6.5/10