Hasee Toh Phasee is a romantic comedy Hindi film directed by Vinil Mathew. Two complete misfits struggle to fit in with their families and later discover that they have a much closer bond with each other than they realized.Wikipedia
Hasee Toh Phasee Reviews
Despite its problems, it's pretty good fun. Brimming with witty dialogue and some genuinely heartfelt moments, the film doesn't snap even under the weight of its clichéd climax. At 2 hours and 21 minutes, it's a tad long and repetitive, yet saved by some solid acting. Parineeti Chopra, in particular, deserves every accolade that'll come her way; this is her fourth film release and once again she's the best thing in it.
Batty girl meets sweet fellow. Is it cute? Yes, that first ‘mulaqaat’ is. And then? Then ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ wanders about figuring out whether it wants to be a contemporary rom-com, or a Gujarati-flavoured soap, or a 60s melodrama, or all of the above. This confusion confounds the film, fronted by the most talented female lead working in Bollywood right now, and makes her much less fun than she can be. That holds true for the film, too.
All said and watched, with all its highs and lows, 'Hasee Toh Phasee' is a mirth-see for its strongest factor: Ms Chopra.
No matter how you look at it, the film and every rich resplendent moment in it, belongs to Parineeti Chopra. She irons out all the rough spots in the storytelling, hides all the wrinkles in the jaded plot and makes her character seem far more empathetic than it would have been in a lesser actress' hands.
There is no extra-melodrama, yet the movie is emotional. There are no crass jokes, yet it is humourous and to top it all, there are no love making scenes, yet the movie defines romance it its own style!It is an experimental rom-com that should not be missed.
Hasee Toh Phasee takes a familiar premise -- two people on the brink of tying the knot and introduces a third party to cause expected stir. Only it doesn’t happen like it used to...
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. The film works primarily because the lead pair is in fine fettle, flowing along with the unstoppable tide of fluffiness while adding their own angularities to the proceedings.
Hasee Toh Phasee is for the romantics who like their martinis stirred not shaken. Debutant director Vinil Mathew's straight-forward approach is smart and fresh; his characters are lovable...If you're looking to rediscover the magic of goofy love around Valentines, give HTP a shot.
...an unusual romantic comedy, but for some powerhouse performances and genuinely good humour, this film is worth it.
Watch it if you want to see a different take on modern day romance. Hasee Toh Phasee is worth a watch for a solid act put together by its lead pair.
A lot of films that are made with the claim of being romantic comedies turn out to be disappointing but this one delivers. It's a good rom-com which is rare in Bollywood. What better timing than releasing it around Valentine's Day.
Boy meets girl is often the most overused, mainstream , rom-com idea but Vinil Mathew’s treatment makes Hasee Toh Phasee flourish as a winner. I was disappointed with many parts but overall the film stayed with me longer than I expected it to. Sidharth’s subtle charm and Parineeti’s crackling yet astonishingly stunning performance are the biggest attributes why the film had me engaged till the lights went off. I am going with a 3/5 and a big thumbs up. Fresh thought is always fabulous!
Smile and get phasaao-ed by this one. It is a different flavour of candyfloss.
I would suggest that you do not miss the film. It's entertaining, youthful, refreshing.
A huge chunk of debutant director Vinil Mathew's Hasee Toh Phasee takes you through this woh saat din romcom in a refreshing way even though it all happens in the backdrop of a predictable, big fat Indian wedding with uncles, aunts and cousins, adding dollops of colour, fun and madness to it. It threatens to get slightly melodramatic in the second half but quickly saves itself from a deja vu pit.
Hasee Toh Phasee is a refreshing, much-needed entry in the contemporary romcom genre, which has lately seen a series of uninspiring films. It's largely to do with the presence of an unseen pairing with great chemistry - Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra - and Mathew and writer Harshvardhan Kulkarni's perky take on love.
Audience Reviews for Hasee Toh Phasee
MY REVIEW: Parineeti Chopra's show all the way!!
Hasee Toh Phasee. An overused plot but driven by crazy, lovable characters and situations. In fact with just above average first half and much better second half, it does not offer you anything extraordinary fresh but there is some solid acting and solid chemistry at the display. Out of all, Parineeti Chopra is a big draw. It's her fourth movie and she keeps on surprising you with her range. You laugh with her, smile with her and cry with her throughout the movie. Sidharth also does not disappoint in his second outing. If you are not distracted by his good looks, he does good if not best in making his character more endearing. Adah Sharma (remember 1920) looks gorgeous. But surprise package here is Manoj Joshi whose chemistry with both lead actors is electric. Few soulful numbers enhance the warmth. Movie wins because you care for both hero and heroine and want them to be together at the end. Go for it!!
No Hasee phasee!
It seems that director, Vinil Mathew was not very clear about the storyline while making ' hasee toh phasee'.
Towards the beginning of the film, you seem to ignore the weak points thinking that the next part of the movie would be good ....but unfortunately, I carried this feeling right upto the very end.
Nikhil (Siddharth Malhotra) and Karishma (Adah Sharma) get engaged after 7 years of relationship and are going to be married within a week's time. During this time, Nikhil meets Meeta, (Parinitee Chopra) who happens to be Karishma's sister and spends good amount of time together and develops a close bond with her.
Parinitee should now come out of her so called 'bubbly' roles else she would soon get typecast in such roles.
Her facial expressions and gestures in the initial part made her look completely possessed and horrifying. For sometime I was under the impression that she is playing a role of an autistic but to my surprise she was later portrayed as a super intelligent chemical engineer who is miss know-all and can even repair a car and hack her father's bank account.Overall her role was quite over the top and not convincing enough.
Siddharth in comparison was much better and he did show improvement from his last performance(Student of the Year).
There are few fun moments but are not enough to keep you entertained.
The film title should have been 'Hasaa to phasaa' as Nikhil did not seem to be having any intention of wooing Meeta at any stage. On the other hand Meeta seemed to be trying her best to impress Nikhil.Basic storyline is just an old wine in a new bottle and sadly the chemistry between the two characters is missing. You would be wondering how on earth they are falling in love with each other and it feels as if love too has become quick and robotic in this current age of technology.
Therefore when you watch this movie, please do not carry high expectations as I do not want you to be the next audience to feel badly 'phasee'.
Pareenithi was good but annoying at times.....but Sidharth was tooo good.....n since it is dharma productions wud not b disappointed....can watch once........loved the song "shake it like Shammi"......