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Imbecile Romance: Hasse Toh Phasse
|by G Swaminathan|
Films makers are dream merchants, agreed. But, most of them on most of the occasions want to take the viewers for a ride. In recent years, it has taken up another form though eschewing maudlin melo drama, they are positively flippant and silly in the name of showing the outspoken new gen breed. Our critics too have become lenient nowadays if the hero and the heroine are some good looking guys and girls with a lot of pre publicity and some commendable track record. Even with the names of some sensible and sensitive film personalities like Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar, ‘Hasse Toh Phasse’, to say the least, falls flat.
‘The movie seems to rely on incredible characters, silly comedy and awkward romance with a good looking pair.
Nikil (Sidharth Malhotra) is shameless in borrowing money in lakhs and crores from his would be father in law for his ever failing business endeavors. He happens to bump on the younger sister Meeta (Parineeti Chopra) of his fiancée Karishma (Adah Sharma) (it looks he had not met her in his fiancée‘s place!) who runs away robbing a few lakhs on the marriage eve of one of her sisters. He meets her again after seven years (on the request of his fiancée) who behaves like a crazy and mad woman. What follow are positively stupid, incredible, forgetful encounters of these two and their respective families and friends. Meeta calls herself as a scientist, who had invented a ‘high density polymer ball capable of providing nonstop electricity’. The way she reels out some scientific gibberish makes any educated engineer snigger. She is in need of ten crores to recover her lab in China. In their continuous meetings, the mad scientist falls in love with Nikil and wants to marry her deserting her sister.
The film has nothing to offer except impossible situations and listless developments. The saving grace is possibly the young lead players. The initial introductory scenes of Parineeti Chopra and the ways she behaves are imbecile and repugnant. She and Sidharth behave like mentally retarded grownups.
‘Hasse Toh Phasse’ is a sheer waste of time and a bundle of boredom.
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