Movie Review: Hasee Toh Phasee
Synopsis:This movie is about a boy Nikhil (Siddharth Malhotra) and Meeta(Parineeti Chopra ) who live in two completely different cities, in two completely different environments. Meeta is a slightly eccentric girl whose actions are totally unpredictable, she plays pranks, steals from her own father,runs away from her house, speaks Chinese, eats toothpaste and speaks in the terms of Physics and Chemistry. She is crazy but still completely adorable. Whereas Nikhil is a boy having second thoughts about his career. He is engaged to Meeta’s sister Karishma (Adah Sharma) who treats him like a personal assistant and breaks up with him on little things. But he doesn’t do breakups. Just like a common man he is afraid of change; Changing his career or relationship.
Summary:This movie takes place over a decade where the childhood of both the main characters is shown followed by the time when Nikhil comes to Mumbai to attend a wedding and bumps into tomboy Meeta, who is running away from her house. He is intrigued by her personality but forgets everything when he lays his eyes on the gorgeous Karishma. Seven years later he is getting engaged to Karishma. He also has some money problems and gets warned by her fiancee to arrange for it or otherwise there won’t be anywedding. Enters Meeta with long hair and a weird expression on her face; she is Karishma’s sister who everyone hates because she ran away and never came back. Karishma asks Nikhil to hide Meeta in a guest house or something but he brings her home after knowing the truth of her family background. Then there are a lot of humorous and senti scenes. Meeta actually steals all thetoothpaste in the house, charges a car battery using a laptop charger. There are also some CID jokes to add to the plate.
After realizing how much supportive Nikhil is of her, she falls for him and bluntly asks him to marry her in a public bus. Meeta is a mixture of crazy and cute. Her unpredictable nature,blunt honesty and Sheldon Cooper gibberish makes Nikhil fall for her too. But there is a slight problem. The Chinese are after her, she wants to steal and run away again; also Nikhil is getting married to her sister in a day. Ooops!
Review:This romantic comedy mirrors the quirks in human nature subtly and provides humour in everyday situations; in the family and amongst friends. Parineeti's relationship with her father(Manoj Joshi) strikes the right emotional chord.
The songs are pretty good and add zing to an otherwise simple narrative. Parineeti who has come to represent the power-house performer passes with flying colours. And, Sidharth, whose good-looks distract, shows a definitive growth in his second outing as an actor after Student of the Year.
If you're looking to rediscover the magic of goofy love around Valentines, give Hasee Toh Phasee a shot.
My rating for this delightful rom-com is:
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