Hasee Toh Phasee is a love story. But this film is nothing close to a cliché. The film is packed with chaos, drama and ample laughs. And its USP lies in the vibe and chemistry that the lead actors share, making it likable and a very attractive young romance.
The unpredictable and bizarre, Meeta (Parineeti Chopra), is a free spirited girl and a total misfit in her rich, conservative Gujarati family, which is why most dislike her. She’s compulsively rational and suppresses her emotions to the point where it drives her close to crazy. But things change when she meets Nikhil (Sidharth Malhotra). He brings about a balance that helps release her pent-up feelings revealing her humane side. Nikhil too, who’s in an unsatisfying relationship with fiancé Karishma (Adah Sharma), finally finds himself in a happy, peaceful space around Meeta.
Vinil Mathew deserves applaud for making such an enjoyable first film. Though the script is weak in parts, the movie has enough moments to make you laugh and cry. Three scenes from the film deserve a special mention. The Anu Malik scene with Anil Mange and Parineeti will surely crack you up. So will the scene where Sidharth is performing a computer heist. But it’s the emotional moment between Parineeti and her screen dad, Manoj Joshi that will warm the cockles of your heart.
Coming to the music, romantic melodies, Zehnaseeb and Ishq bulava are beautifully woven into the screenplay. It’s time Vishal-Shekhar.