Monday, February 10, 2014

Hasee Toh Phasee: Troublesome characters in search of happiness

This is no romantic comedy either in the conventional or the unconventional sense. It is in many ways a movie about Meeta, played quite well by Parineeti Chopra. A girl who means well and who always finds herself in a soup. And so does Nikhil, played by Siddharth Malhotra, a good boy at the wrong end of the rope. Nikhil is engaged to Meeta's sister played by Adah Sharma, but Meeta convinces him that she is the girl for him. There is that bit of the bizarre in the whole thing but what makes up for it all is the extremely warm family and friends' equations. But it all remains incoherent for most of the film's duration. It is an attempt to make a loose movie which is episodal and doe not have much of a real plot. There are some good one-liners but it does not make up for the lack of unity in the film. Many a time you are left wondering what the movie is all about. Even the magical Parineeti Chopra fails to save the movie. This is one of those stupid films by some very inteeligent people.

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