You have a seedhi saadhi girl and a bade baap ka bigda hua beta, no that is not what this story is about. Vinil Mathew’s Hasee Toh Phasee, produced by Dharma and Phantom Production is a quirky take on typical romantic comedies. Unlike most romantic comedies, where drama and emotion are the core of the story, Hasee Toh Phasee focuses on a crisp yet crazy concept of love. It is a typical tale told in an atypical manner.
Nikhil (Sidarth Malhotra) is a wanna be entrepreneur, who does not seem to have all the tricks of the trade in place. After having attempted to be a steady businessman for 7 years, he is finally ready to settle down with the woman of his dreams, Karishma (Adah Sharma), or so he thinks.
Just seven days short of the wedding, Karishma asks Nikhil to arrange for a grueling 5 crores to prove his financial stability and worth. A do out fiancé, Nikhil agrees to her terms, not knowing that the coming seven days will change his life forever.
Meeta (Parineeti Chopra), is the polar opposite of Nikhil. Meera, a chemical engineer, hopes to one day make a mark on the world by changing it for good. Unlike Nikhil, she lives life on her own terms, in her own crazy world. The only thing the duo have in common is the ability to be the ingenious, under readmitted black sheep of their respective families – an idea which seems to bring them closer together.
While the chronology of the film is evident, the choppy transitions make it difficult to follow the plot. However, the witty one liners and “water smooth” chemistry between Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra fill in the cracks. On the whole, Haasee Toh Phasee is a much watch, especially if you’re a Parineeti Chopra fan. We would go for a 3.5/5 for Hasee Toh Phasee.
Author: Diana Lydia