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A girl-meets-boy story with a difference. A girl-meets-boy story which works despite typical moments that qualify a film as a romantic comedy.Read more
We have another round of romcoms on our cards in the coming few weeks. Starting with One by Two, to be followed by next week's release Hasee Toh Phasee. As most other romcoms appear in their trailers, this one too looks fresh and out there with its craziness.
Parineeti Chopra seems perfect for the completely zany character she is playing. But, my worry is the same that I have for all films which have hilarious dialogue in the promos - that is all there is. The movie will just be sewing those moments together. Hopefully, it won't happen here.
There is hope at the hands of vinil Matthew, because I've loved some of the ads that he has directed. Hasee Toh Phasee does have a very similar texture. Hope it has the same slight hand in the writing too.
On the other hand, given Parineeti Chopra's character, I don't quite get what the title of the film is all about. She doesn't remotely look like a person who can't look through a guy's intentions. I hope the title will be the only quibble I have against the film.
- meeta, a part of the audience
And some times, love doesn't happen at first sight, unlike most films would have us believe. Or love doesn't necessarily follow intense animosity. Some times, you get to know a person and then you acknowledge the attraction you felt towards them. And some times, the film tries this stunt and it works even though it falls into the typical trappings of romantic comedies every once in a while.
Given that this genre is done to death, it is the characters and the moments chosen to drive the story forward that have to do all the hard work. The characters have to make themselves interesting with their gray shades and humanness and at the same time make us root for them. The situations have to present themselves in a novel way without seeming totally out of the box.
Hasee Toh Phasee succeeds on both counts, to a large extent. Meeta (Parineeti Chopra) is a zany character that is immediately likable. She is overtly quirky and yet given Parineeti's skills she makes you overlook her craziness as "possible". It's not that Parineeti Chopra outdoes herself or has given a marvelous performance. Neither has she under-played the part. She just does her thing and convinces us to be with Meeta, for Meeta.
Nikhil (Siddharth Malhotra) too is interesting because he is so plain. You don't see such characters in films who are your regular John Doe and yet can keep you interested in how his life goes about. In fact, it is his simple-mindedness that charms you. That and the glimpse of craziness that is stifled by the "system".
Parineeti and Siddharth play it well together too. From the indifference to the neutral to the confused to the smitten - they convince you through the steps of falling in love. It is the side characters that leave you unconvinced. All but Manoj Joshi overact and make the act borderline slapsticky.
And therein lie the traps that Hasee Toh Phasee falls prey to. There are a few cliché situations that it finds itself in. But, the point to note here is that the film is set in the middle of a wedding and it is a Karan Johar production and yet things stay more-or-less non-masala. That is the director and writer's victory.
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.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...On the whole, HASEE TOH PHASEE 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! ... full review
Thumbs up, by Raedita Tandan, Filmfare : ...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.... full review
Thumbs up, by Mihir Fadnavis, FirstPost : ...Hasee Toh Phasee is a superb one for Matthew, who can now join the tribe of directors who have made seamless shifts from advertising to Bollywood.... full review
Thumbs up, by Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times : ...It is an experimental rom-com that should not be missed. - See more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/reviews/movie-review-hasee-toh-phasee-is-an-experimental-rom-com/article1-1181343.aspx#sthash.acqBtXrL.dpuf... full review
Thumbs up, by Mohar Basu, koimoi : ...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!... full review
Thumbs up, by Shubha Shetty-saha, MiD DAY : ...A sparkling fresh love story, well-written script and dialogues, and competent performances make this film a fun watch - See more at: http://www.mid-day.com/articles/movie-review-hasee-toh-phasee/15079061#sthash.rhevzfC3.dpuf... full review
Thumbs up, by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running.com : ...Having said that Hasee To Phasee comes with its own flaws. Of course it is a predictable fare. More than that, the film seems longish at times. But then some impressive dialogue gets you back. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Ankita Chaurasia, Star Blockbuster : ...Hasee Toh Phasee is cuteness packaged in a quirky, decidedly understated cover. It doesn't try too hard to be a rom-com and manages to elicit quite a few genuine laughs. It has its mushy moments but thankfully they make you go awww not ewww. This is not a love-at-first-sight film but maybe that's why you'll like it. Go make a date out of it... full review
Thumbs up, by Shivam Sharma, Upper Stall : ...In the end, Hasee Toh Phasee is a great debut by the writer-director duo of Harshavardhan Kulkarni and Vinil Mathew (both FTII graduates) and sparkles with lovely performances by the lead duo. Keep your expectations on the lower side and you will have a great time... full review
Thumbs up, by Aparna Mudi, ZEENEWS.COM : ...Parineeti and Sidharth`s performance and the quirky plotline is grabbing the attention of the youth. Plus the timing of the movie seems to be perfect for the mood of the Valentine`s week. We wish the team of Hasee Toh Phasee` the best! ... full review
So-So, by Prathamesh Jadhav, Bollywood Life : ...On the whole, Hasee Toh Phasee is not a perfect love story with a perfect lead pair. Vinil Mathew instead shows the quirks, flaws and goof-ups of an endearing couple in this beautifully mounted movie. Watch it if you like love stories with an awwwww inspiring climax... full review
So-So, by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah : ...Parineeti Chopra is perhaps the only actress among the current crop, who could go grungy with such confidence, but why does the director make her pull faces to establish her disturbed state of mind? Still, she works towards making Meeta a credible character, even when the clichés come rolling in towards the end. Sidharth Malhotra consistent charm saves Nikhil from turning into a wimp. Manoj Joshi puts in a pleasing cameo as the girls’ patient father... full review
So-So, Daily Bhaskar : ...If you have been waiting for a Parineeti and Sidharth’s film, then book your tickets. Also, if you are not expecting much, and looking forward to just pass your time, go for Hasee Toh Phasee.... full review
So-So, by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle : ...Sidharth Malhotra is pleasantly restrained, often communicating with silences instead of reams of dialogue. All said and watched, with all its highs and lows, 'Hasee Toh Phasee' is a mirth-see for its strongest factor: Ms Chopra.... full review
So-So, by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal : ...despite the obvious fault lines, you are drawn in and even begin to feel some empathy towards the two. And that is mainly because Parineeti and Siddharth, manage to keep it jovial, funny and interesting.... full review
So-So, by Joginder Tuteja, Movie Talkies : ...Hasee Toh Phasee isn't exceptional, what works for it is its uniqueness quotient as well as the leading actors who defy stereotype as performers so early in their career. - See more at: http://www.movietalkies.com/movies/reviews/20975/hasee-toh-phasee#sthash.BTsZcv6P.dpuf... full review
So-So, by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA : ...Well there might be little less dum for all those expecting an out and out rom-com with fun filled ride due to slow narration and weak first half. But, it's a must watch for people who love different type of romantic films with foot tapping music and will definitely have a hasee (smile) after watching Parineeti's performance... full review
So-So, by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India : ...Vinil Mathew has picked-up the most overused canvas in contemporary Hindi films- the traditional big fat Indian wedding. 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.... full review
Thumbs down, by Bobby Singh, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...On a lighter note, though it is just another romantic comedy to be forgotten after its first week but may be an objection from any “Women NGO” against its funny title degrading the women’s character and dignity, can do the trick by providing the much needed instant publicity & public attention.... full review
Thumbs down, by Shalu Dhyani , Bolly Spice : ...A rom-com is not so much about the story as the storytelling. There is only so much good actors can do when the character motivations are unconvincing and the humour half-baked... full review
Thumbs down, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...Sidharth comes up with a confident show. Completely in sync with the role he has to portray, he matches the brilliance of Parineeti, who once again proves that she is a force to reckon with... full review
Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...'Hasee Toh Phasee'. It seems to have everything going for it. The smart, varying sensibilities of co-producers Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap, a likeable leading man, and a crackerjack heroine. What it doesn’t have is a coherent story. ... full review
_iShffoy: #HASEE_TOH_PHASEE is Amazing Indian Film & Had Fun W' @i_shmoo @mzyoonh78 @amooonh95 @Awshtiy
_Chaitree_: Hasee to Phasee !!! Is Super cool , refreshing out of the box story ! @mohar - dad and choto kaku is there :D ! U must watch !
YuggKolhe: pls parineeti's film " hasee to phasee" its awsome if u miss it u will really miss a awsome drama...... love u pari..........
yashgoutam: Hasee toh phasee. Movie with comedy and romance. Watchable and wont bore you. Parineeti was fab :).
xoxArham: oo hasee to phasee was good
WriterUnchained: Hasee toh Phasee is a great movie with great performances. A worthwhile endeavor for the audience as well as the makers
vjshanks: Hasee toh Phasee is a genuine rom-com. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Parineeti Chopra is a crackling actor. Sid Malhotra is also terrific.
ViratsWifey: I watched Hasee Toh Phasee last night. One of the most fun-filled movies ever. Go watch it y'all. Kudos @S1dharthM and @ParineetiChopra! ♥
Travelgasmz: So Hasee toh phasee is ur usual bollywood love triangle but has quite a few funny incidents. A bit slow but you do end up with feeling good
theshreyaarora: Hasee toh phasee .... @S1dharthM superb performance . Love the movie... Actually cuckin frazy... Proud of u sidhi
TheShedsNT: This guy was superb in Hasee toh Phasee -> @Anilmange
ThePrinceKapoor: Hasee toh phasee is a must watch. Refreshing, full of soul. Brilliant acting and direction.
TheJigarThakkar: Hasi to Phasi...m lovin it..worth as ur weekend stress buster...
TheBigBuddha_: Hasee Toh Phasee turns out to be a good movie. Thoroughly entertaining
taniii___: Hasee Toh Phasee is amazing
SwadesKaPardesi: Go and watch Hasee Toh Phasee this weekend. Too good flick. :)
superanuj31: Hasee Toh Phasee is the best movie ... tum oxygen aur mai double hydrogen hamari chemistry ekdum paani ki trah hai <3 <3
sukeshsanghi: Hasee toh phasee :Simplicity redefined @ParineetiChopra - fantabulous, super performance,
SrkDiya: Siddharth and Parineeti look super cute together. They compliment each other really well.In short, Hasee Toh Phasee has been seen and loved.
soRizzy: Hasee toh phasee was a good movie. Jiddan ke, main enjoy keeta.
sonika_sonik: Loved @S1dharthM and @ParineetiChopra in Hasee toh Phasee.. Try not to miss this one folks!
SNEHAluvSHREYA: HASEE TOH PHASEE WHAT AN AMAZING MOVIEEEEEEEE
sibtain_r2009: Loved, loved, loved Hasee Toh Phasee
shivz1maharaj: hasee toh phasee what an awesome fun movie
ShashankKalluri: Hasee Toh Phasee - A wonderful Rom-Com. @ParineetiChopra - Amazing. Perfectly natural when you act. Loved your "Drama Queen" character. :-)
shakshi_choksi: And yeah, i loved Hasee toh phasee! Amazing work Parineeti Chopra, Siddharth Malhotra! What a way to start the sunday! :D
sengarashu: Hasee Toh Phasee : Parineeti makes the film a fun watch...if you are looking for simple..romantic comedy film...you can go for it.
SakshiTibrewala: Hasee toh Phasee! Amazing movie! Go watch and laugh and cry at the same time!
RxArpit: #hasee to phasee great mixing of romance and comedy... must watch
RJV4U: Hasee toh phasee is good movie...Ha lengthy 2nd half hain par acha hain...Parineeti steals the show...Go and watch this weekend
Riyaj38309502: The best movie hasee to phasee
Retweet_Addict: Hasee to phasee. Worth a watch, if nothing then for supporting characters natural rendition of daily life. .
Realist_Indian: Second half super good. Watch Hasee toh Phasee for the second half. Both actors acted pretty well. Direction editing cud have been Better
rahulalbussrk: hasee to phasee mast hai :D ,leads make it work
raa1808: Hasee toh phasee .. 2nd tym tomorrow! Im full of sensations .. bharbharat sarsarahat farfarahat .. lol! @ParineetiChopra @S1dharthM
PreitySrkFan: the kiss scene in hasee toh phasee was so perfect *_*
prashen: Hasee to phasee will be getting repeat audience. The distributors and exhibitors shall be patient
PrabhakarKriti: Hasee toh Phasee is amazing! Tears shed largely by me
ParulKanse: Hasee Toh Phasee rocks. Vinil Mathew and team, take a bow.
OBlahMaa: Hasee toh Phasee was such fun. The cast is brilliant. Though slightly far fetched in parts, it's hilarious and sensitive at the same time :)
nirajsingh: Hasee toh Phasee. Loved every bit of it. After a long time, a movie is still playing in my mind for so long...
Netraaa: Hasee Toh Phasee isn't ur regular love story.It's a good attempt at being unconventional.Parineeti @ParineetiChopra as usual was convincing.
nar_xoxo: Just came back from Hasee Toh Phasee OMG I LOVED IT I was laughing like an idiot and kept drooling @kavyaa_a did you see it yet?!
M_Shrishti: Hasee toh phasee <3
mvdinv: Hasee Toh Phasee was soooooo cute and funny wery good picture
mounikaspeakz: Hasee toh phasee....pure awesomenesss..
Mohtte: Never thought I'd say this - Siddharth Malhotra is a revelation! Parineeti as expected is a star. Hasee To Phasee is outstanding!
mitamittra: Hasee toh phasee aa very funny movie can't stop laughing. Hahahahahahaahahahaahhahaahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahaaahahahaah
MishelZaidi110: Hasee toh phasee is a really different movie, i enjoyed it! Definately would recommend it ;)
Mimmzyy: Hasee Toh Phasee a perfect AM Movie ............. thank u universe for delivering it so timely before the valentine's — feeling blessed
mehak_asghar: hasi toh phasi was a really cute movie really liked it
maseera_: Hasee toh Phasee was so cute man
manual_RT: 'Hasee to Phasee' is a good entertaining comedy movie, perfect TIME PASS for weekend.
Manishb16: Hasee Toh Phasee Movie ! Must Watch ! Awesome stroryline, Great acting by Sidharth, Logical Scenes, Great Directorial. Pathetic, Pathetic
maneeshpamnani: After a really long time .. a good comedy bollywood flick... hasee toh phasee... loved it
mandervicky: parineeti chopra per excellent performance in hasee toh fasee ....what d maste piece ....muaaaaahhhhhh
Mamooli_larki: Btw, did I mention that, it was suuupeerr entertaining movie super hilarious, highly recommended!! *Hasi to phasi* lol
Mahnoorashraf86: Hasee Toh Phasee was awesome movie , I just love it @S1dharthM was to good super hot handsome n cute :)
mahipal60: I saw HASEE TOH PHASEE last night......i really liked the movie....SID & PARI superb.....awsm..mid blowing..:)
MahimaBelani: Hasee Toh Phasee was AWESOME ! Worth watchin guys, luved it...
MaazHyatt1: Movie Review: 'Hasee Toh Phasee' is a cute Valentine's Day delight 3stars/5...
love_pri_25: Omfg...if you haven't seen Hasee Toh Phasee..DROP WHAT YOURE DOING AND GO NOW! @ParineetiChopra You were sooooooo amazing omg...I can't even
loverankat: LOVED HASEE TOH PHASEE. I LOVE PARI TOO. SID WAS OKAY TOO. K BYE. I'm all senti now..got teary, laughed & so many more emotions.
Kusumms: Hasee to Phasee #awesomemovie #iloveit
KishorCariappa: Hasee Toh Phasee is a paisa vasool entertainer.
Khiladi567: Hasee to phasee a comedy film......really like it...:-) u must also watch this film...:-)
jyadamathans: Its Review Time! 'Hasee toh Phasee' is a vry good movie. 'Heartless' is a nice movie bt.. . . . . . . . . . .... https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=597081757046537&id=145678145520236
jeeenuuu: hasee toh phasee again please.
Indiaheartful: Hasee toh phasee last scene superb
imnmo: Hasee to Phasee: 3.5/5 Loving Pariniti, Mature Student Siddharth n unforgettable 1920 powered Adha Sharma...Fun mFamily Movie. #GoForIt
imchoi_s: Hasee toh phasee. Whattay movie. Worth the money ! Laughed so much :D
imalisha_syed: wat a movie hasee toh phasee full on entertaining must go and watch it guys.........
iamsrkfan220: Saw Hasee Toh Phasee . Finally Meera was laughing with me after our breakup . Thank you to the team for making this wonderful movie
iamshounakPunk: Went to watch Hasee Toh Phasee thinking it will be an awful one....turned out to be an aww one !!:)
iabhisheksharma: Just watched Hasee to Phasee.. Good movie.. @ParineetiChopra looking cute :)
HimmatGarva: Hasee toh phasee !!! It's a must watch... Love love love the ending !! ;)
HaseebTohPhasee: Hasee Toh Phasee was actually amazing!
feminm18: Hasee Toh Phasee was so cute
Fatinaz13: I watched Hasee Toh Phasee last night!! It was great! Loved the madness :D♥! @S1dharthM @ParineetiChopra
EthanHilfer: Hasee toh phasee is a sweet movie... loved Pari's acting a lot..
ElktroKute: Hasee toh phasee. Not bad.
Dhakan_Namrata: Cam bak aftr wochin HASEE TOH PHASEE..! nyc funny movie FULL ON entertainment!
deepanjalisarna: Hasee toh phasee is a rocking movie u must watch it guys
deba1993: Hasee To Phasee is a must watch. Value for money entertainer! Didn't drop for even a minute. Excellent
Darshita_MUFC: Just watched hasee toh phasee..I think was a cute movie LOL
cpansari: Hasee to Phasee- Refreshing, honest & quite enjoyable take on Bollywood's much obsessed depiction of love relationships. Overall: 3/5. #HTP
coletteeox: Hasee toh phasee was AMAZING #mustwatch
Chic007: Hehe Loved Hasee Toh Phasee.. Strongle reccomending to watch it Bst Rom Com in ages!
CertifiedKamina: Hasi toh phasi is a cute movie.
captain_speakin: One of the awesome most movies of recent times.. Hasee to Phasee!
bingg: Hasee to Phasee.. What a delight! Breath of fresh air!
BharajRohan: Hasee toh Phasee....awesome rom-com!!! Loved it!!! You rocked @ParineetiChopra !!! :-*
avnishjain: Hasee toh Fasee reviewed by AJ.. A Romantic Comedy Directed by Vinil Mathew is cup of a taste for youngsters... https://www.facebook.com/Avnishja/posts/586241781456687
AtothePaiii: I LOVED Hasee Toh Phasee. It wasn't at all like those cliched love stories. I think I have a new Bollywood crush :D
arvindsrk: I watched hasee to phasee yesterday and was blown away by parineetis acting..what talent..!! Watch d movie.. Its a feel good entertainer
ArifaNizam: HASEE TO PHASEE!! great movie! must watch! :)
anupie: Take a bow @ParineetiChopra for a superb performance in hasee to phasee!LOVED it! With u the future of Indian cinema is in very good hands!!
ANKSHI: REVIEW-HASEE TOH PHASEE.GOOD SCRIPT.AWESUM ACTING BY LEADS (PARINEETI N SIDHARTH)N SIDE ACTORS.GOOD COMIC TIMING.ONCE WATCH.RATIN 3.5 ON 5.
anishaagandhi: Hasee toh phasee, such a cute and refreshing one. How hot is siddharth!
amlan_pradhan: saw 'hasee toh phasee'! A really quirky and interesting rom com with superlative lead performances made it a really good weekend watch!
ali_shroff: Just watched Hasee toh Phasee and indeed its Cuckin Frazy, hilarious and heartwarming in equal measure. Go watch it ....
akramsheriff: Hasee toh phasee was just magical..frm d beginning till d end!! Kudos @karanjohar It's something that's REALLY INTERESTING AND DIFFERENT
ajeyjustin: Hasee toh phasee. Loved it.
aapkaunhaibhai: Hasee toh Phasee does not have one dull moment. Absolutely loved it! @karanjohar great work boss.
aapkaapnaanuj: Hasee Toh Phasee - nice time pass. give it a watch if you can survive yet another formula Bollywood flick. Some... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202831219918941
AadyaSharma1: Hey, @S1dharthM ..!! Sw Hasee toh Phasee..awesome movie..!! You did a gr8 job nd evn my grandmother enjoyed it...Gud luck with d movie..
riddhi09: Hasee Toh Phasee is a typical urban rom-com
NaimahR: Saw Hasee toh Phasee. Fell head over heels for Siddharth! ! Movie is okayish though..but who cares!
ganesh_nage: Parineeti is good. Siddhant is decent and definately hasee to phasee is not a crap. Do watch it if you are free
everyhamartia: I'm glad I didn't watch Hasee toh Phasee in the theatre. Found it okay :/
aksrpai: Hasee toh Phasee. Funny in parts. Boring and slow in parts. And rest, predictable. But Sidharth <3 such eye candy!
SteveUnknown: Maybe it's just my interpretation, but I found 'Hasee Toh Phasee' to be quite a sad film. Wasn't it meant to be 'cuckin frazy'?! :/
skrishnan83: Hasee toh phasee has no hasee :(
singh_nikita: As a victim myself I would like to post a disclaimer: DO NOT WATCH Hasee Toh Phasee. You'll lose a part of your brain you'll never get back.
shreyassrao: in the other news i watched hasee toh phasee and didnt like it any bit! parineeti is toooo crushworthy though
SarvasvaP: Hasee toh phasee is a fucked up movie ! Irritated !!!!!
priyankaloomba: So disappointed by Hasee Toh Phasee man
LavanyaMaran: HASEE TOH PHASEE. OH LORD KILL ME NOW
kshitij128: Hasee toh fasee is a big disappointment. Loves parineeti Chopra. Once again she showed her charm through acting.
KamathGurudutt: HASEE TO PHASEE -- Empty story, empty jokes, half-baked ideas, pathetic acting, uninspired direction. Avoid!
Juuism: Hasee Toh Phasee, bakwaas movie.
IshqWala_Luv: Hasi toh phasi is a Bakwaash movie.
Govikavaturi: Hasee Toh Phasee has nothing new. as old as hum tum. Got to see some good performances though #parineetichopra #HaseeTohPhasee #Bollywood
gouravurslove: Hasee Toh Phasee Very slow movie. kinda boring, but good performance by Parineeti Chopra <3 & Sidharth Malhotra... https://www.facebook.com/IAmNumberOne.GC/posts/10202673603416635
Fuljhadii: Hasee toh phasee is a senseless movie. What do people actually think before making such idiotic movies.
BishtManali: 'Janhit me Jaari Notice'-DO NOT WATCH Hasee Toh Phasee.You'll lose a part of your brain you'll never get back.
Ayush_RedDevil: Hasee toh Phasee was pretty disappointing, expected much much better
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