• 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.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    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.

  • Khalid Mohamed
    Khalid Mohamed
    Deccan Chronicle


    All said and watched, with all its highs and lows, ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ is a mirth-see for its strongest factor: Ms Chopra.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha
    Indian Express


    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.

  • Sweta Kaushal
    Sweta Kaushal
    Hindustan Times


    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.

  • Meena Iyer
    Meena Iyer
    Times Of India


    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.

  • Rohit Khilnani
    Rohit Khilnani
    India Today


    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.

  • Saurabh Dwivedi
    Saurabh Dwivedi
    India Today


    I would suggest that you do not miss the film. It’s entertaining, youthful, refreshing.

  • Faheem Ruhani
    Faheem Ruhani
    India Today


    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.

  • Suhani Singh
    Suhani Singh
    India Today


    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.

  • Taran Adarsh
    Taran Adarsh
    Bollywood Hungama


    …is a bright-and-breezy, charming and refreshing rom-com that makes you smile, laugh and gets you moist-eyed at regular intervals. A qualitative film that warms the cockles of your heart. Go for it!

  • Sachin Chatte
    Sachin Chatte
    The Navhind Times


    Hasee toh Phasee is an enjoyable lightweight film that has more than a few things to admire.

  • Rummana Ahmed
    Rummana Ahmed
    Yahoo! India


    The screenplay could have been tighter and the film could have easily been 30 minutes shorter. It’s not an unusual love story, it is the quirky Meeta and some beautiful moments that make ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ work.

  • This quirky rom-com 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…HTP is one of the most refreshing boy-meets-girl films to have been made in recent times. So go watch this zany, new-age date movie. This is one date you won’t regret.

  • Although the film grows on you towards the end, the love angle does defy logic.
    HASEE TOH PHASEE will work for some!

  • I’m happy to report that Hasee toh Phasee is very unlike its promos. For what it is, which is a bittersweet romcom triangle with a dash of dysfunctional family drama, it is actually pretty entertaining. And for all its periodic lapses in logic it is a well-made commercial film that actually does have a little something for everyone.

  • OneIndia


    The film, that is only 2 and half hours long has everything in it to make you smile, laugh and cry at the same time. While we certainly cannot say that it is the best rom-com film, it has a narrative that ‘connects’ you to the characters and the plot, and that is the success of Hasee Toh Phasee.

  • Bindu Suresh Rai
    Bindu Suresh Rai


    With a runtime of 141 minutes, Mathew drags the movie into an endless Karan Johar (also the producer of the film) tribute, which could have easily been chopped down to a more bearable 100 minutes or less.

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta


    …is for the classes more than the masses. However, its very poor start on the one hand and the looming opposition of Gunday next week on the other will tell adversely on its overall performance at the box-office in the final tally.

  • …is a directorial winner. While it entertains, it also springs forth another director worth looking out to. It is a film which gets you to root for the protagonist. And you know you have winner when a film makes you feel such.

  • Daily Bhaskar
    Daily Bhaskar
    Daily Bhaskar


    The only interesting part in the story is Parineeti’s acting. In fact, it’s her film all the way, and she is the hero of the film. All other characters, including Sidharth, are just seen complementing her in the movie.

  • Aparna Mudi
    Aparna Mudi
    Zee News


    Don`t go for the movie if you are expecting a candy-floss romance. This movie is quirky and breaks some stereotypes. Parineeti`s performance is adorable and definitely a great plus point for the movie. Even though it is just a one time watch, this definitely makes a great valentines date. Take your girlfriend or spouse out for this movie and cosy up with a tub of pop corn for a not-so-typical romance.

  • Siddhi Palande
    Siddhi Palande


    The film may be a Rom-com or a coming-of-the-age-film, yet Meeta’s strong presence also makes it a character film. She isn’t the typical graceful heroine of a Hindi film who is waiting for her Raj. She is unconventional, eccentric and ambitious…Overall, this film is a must on your weekend planner if you are a Hindi movie buff.

  • Prathamesh Jadhav
    Prathamesh Jadhav
    Bollywood Life


    The first-time director portrays this easy-on-the-eye, sweet and otherwise predictable romantic plot with finesse. The Parineeti Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra starrer banks heavily on the innocence and the freshness of the new age romance that Mathew has crafted carefully, without indulging in scenarios of lingering longing, hysteria or melodrama. In broad strokes, HTP is Abbas Tyrewal’s Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, with all its charm and frothy freshness.

  • Director Vinil Mathew’s debut feature film, Hasee Toh Phasee, is a smart and winning feint of that formula. It is an extremely likable balance between light and shade, the sadness in his beautiful lead woman sitting happily alongside her smiles. The sugar is pleasingly granular.

  • Heartfelt and technically sound, the film is a mean debut by advertising man Vinil Mathew. Go watch!

  • It is refreshing to watch something different being attempted in as rundown a genre as rom-com. It is refreshing to see the lead female protagonist get something real to do – maybe the technicalities are all over the place but at least she isn’t one of the two extremes tomboy/chirpy-bubbly or demure/shyness incarnate. It is a little disappointing to see her too, make her life about her man. But, then again, maybe that is what love does to you.

  • It’s heart-warming, funny and enjoyable. And it touches a chord. What really makes the film work is that its tone is entirely original – a part of which comes from the writing, and the other from the way it’s executed – and which remains consistent through the film.

  • Rahul Desai
    Rahul Desai
    Mumbai Mirror


    At some level, the writers have been subconsciously inspired by the Anne Hathaway-starrer ‘Rachel Getting Married’: a bleak drama about a wayward rehab-returned woman attending her sister’s wedding over a weekend… Parineeti as Meeta is one for the ages; she is the powering force behind a well-mounted film which, for most of its 141 minutes, is a timely shot in the arm for a traditionally mishandled genre.

  • JPN


    Hasee Toh Phasee is indeed a fun movie but sometimes the unwanted twists in the middle of the movie restrict the flow of the storyline.
    Parineeti steals the show yet again.

  • After a feast of Bollywood films that paint their leading ladies as paragons of virtue and perfection, there comes along Hasee Toh Phasee. It’s a story about Meeta (Parineeti Chopra), a pill-popping scientist with a mind-boggling IQ. Unlike the perfect Juhu Janes in Bollywood, she’s gawky, has quirks that include eating toothpaste and is a borderline kleptomaniac.